2018 Highlights

On September 18, 2018, The Succeeds Prize recognized and rewarded Colorado's top schools and educators with $150,000 in cash prizes.

If you couldn’t join us or want to relive it, view our 2018 Highlight Reel or the archived 9NEWS livestream.

2018 Finalists & Winners

Transformational Impact in an Elementary School Award

  • Paonia Elementary School – Delta County 50(J)—WINNER
  • Patrick Henry Elementary School – Colorado Springs District 11
  • Rocky Mountain Prep: Creekside – Denver Public Schools

Transformational Impact in a Middle School Award

  • Carbondale Middle School – Roaring Fork RE1—WINNER
  • Denver Green School – Denver Public Schools
  • Murphy Creek P-8 School – Adams Arapahoe 28J

Transformational Impact in a High School Award

  • Denver Center for International Studies – Denver Public Schools—WINNER
  • Denver School of Science & Technology: Stapleton High School – Denver Public Schools
  • Union Colony Preparatory School – Greeley

Excellence in Education Innovation Award

  • Brewin’ a Latte Job Skills – Allison Fabrizio, Ponderosa High School in Douglas County Schools
  • Story Capture: A Meaning-Rich Data System – Joseph Dillon, Rangeview High School in Aurora Public Schools
  • Innovative Thinking: Geometry in Construction – Colleen Owens, Scott Burke, Tracy Csavina & Lora Bong, Green Mountain High School in Jefferson County Public Schools—WINNER
  • Community Garden – Stephanie Pollender, Glenwood Springs Elementary in Roaring Fork Re-1 School District
  • Elevate – Aaron Promis, Mitchell Scott & Rachel Voris, Atlas Preparatory School in Harrison School District 2

Excellence in STEM Education Award

  • Littleton High School –Littleton Public Schools
  • Northridge Elementary – St. Vrain Valley School District— WINNER
  • STEM Launch K-8 – Adams 12 Five Star Schools
  • Honorable Mentions:
          • Green Mountain High School – Jefferson County Public Schools (tie)
          • Gypsum Creek Middle School – Eagle County Schools (tie)
          • Shepardson STEM Elementary – Poudre School District

Excellence in Technology Enabled Learning Award

  • Designing for an Equitable Future – Jeff Reinkensmeyer, Rudy Martinez, Anne Butterworth, South Middle School in Aurora Public Schools
  • Falcon AeroLab: Preparing Students for Technical Jobs in Aviation & Aerospace – Mark Hyatt & Dr. Lee Ann Wade, School District 49 
  • STEM the GAP – Gregg Cannady & Simi Basu, STEM School Highlands Ranch, Eads High School, Lone Star School, East Central BOCES
  • Bringing Life Back Into STEM! – Stephanie Hultine, Foster Elementary School in Jefferson County Public Schools
  • Mentorship & Modern Memorials– Sean Wybrant & Scott Fuller, Palmer High School in Colorado Springs District 11— WINNER