Youth Achievement Awards
*Applications for 2020 Youth Achievement Awards will be available in early March 2020. Please check this page for updates.
2019 Youth Achievement Award Recipients
The City of Centennial recognized four outstanding Centennial high school students with Youth Achievement Awards during a City Council meeting in May 2019. The Centennial Youth Achievement Awards honor and recognize exemplary young leaders who have made significant contributions to Centennial through service and outstanding leadership in school, community and the workplace.
The 2019 recipients were:
Madison King, Arapahoe High School, Senior
As a member and elected officer of Arapahoe High School’s Key Club, Ms. King has volunteered over 500 hours at the Denver Zoo, the Denver Rescue Mission, Sweet Dreams and Colorado Feeding Kids. She is a member of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) and is currently District Officer. Through her involvement in FBLA, she has qualified for the National FBLA Conference which she attended this year in Baltimore, Maryland. She was recognized in the top three in the state of Colorado.
Ryan Renshaw, Arapahoe High School, Senior
Ms. Renshaw has been member of Student Council since 2016 and is currently an elected officer of Arapahoe High School’s DECA Club, where she has competed in district, state, and national competitions. Recently, she co-chaired an Out of Darkness Campus Walk, which raised awareness about the importance of mental health and suicide prevention and raised money for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
Georgia Boyer, Smoky Hill High School, Senior
Through Ms. Boyer’s involvement in Student Council, she has helped lead various fundraisers for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, collectively raising over $140,000 over the past four years. Ms. Boyer was elected Student Body Vice President her senior year and was elected Vice President of the Make-A-Wish Youth Leadership Council, where she has had the opportunity to collaborate and develop future fundraisers for the Foundation. She was awarded three varsity letters on the Dive Team and served as the team manager for three years.
Emma Burge, Arapahoe High School, Senior
Since 2016, Ms. Burge has been involved with productions at Audience of One, a local youth theater organization. At Audience of One, she supported community service outreach projects, including a blanket-a-thon and a clothing drive that provided over 70 outfits to children in need throughout Centennial and Littleton. She is a member of Arapahoe High School’s Student Council and Link Crew leadership program, as well as a member of Arapahoe’s Swim Team.
The Centennial Youth Commission and the City of Centennial’s Building Services provider, SAFEbuilt, provided $1,500 each to recognize these outstanding youth in the community.