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Acts of Kindness/Sportsmanship

This page will feature acts of kindness/good sportsmanship that our high school students

do for our students here at Denver and for other schools.  Enjoy!

 

December:

12/17/21 – This year our student athletes are working together to recognize and celebrate members of the community who, through their influence and acts of service, have helped make Denver such a special place.

Ladies and gentlemen, it is with great pleasure we recognize Jo Danielson as tonight's special guest of honor.

In addition to being a long time teacher and coach in the Denver school district, Jo is a very active community minded lady. She serves through membership in many groups including the nursing home board, nursing home auxiliary, Denver betterment committee, the Bremer county nature alliance, and the Denver garden club. She also teaches Sunday School.

For years Jo has humbly picked up garbage around town and in rural ditches. All redemption money from cans is given to missions or charity. When asked why she does this she simply said, "If we are going to advertise as the cleanest little city in Iowa we better be it!"

Jo's love for Denver, the community, the kids, and the  elderly is a great example for all of us. Thank you, Jo, for your good hearted service. We are proud to have you as tonight's guest of honor. Sent from my iPhone

The basketball teams honored Kem Scott at the basketball game recently.  She is a valued member of our commnity and well deserving of the honor.  Here is what was read to the fans/players at the basketball game.

12 – 7 – 21

This year our student athletes are working together to recognize and
celebrate members of our community who, through their influence and
acts of service, have helped make Denver such a special place.

Ladies and gentlemen is it is with great pleasure we wish to recognize
Kemalyn Scott as tonight's special guest of honor.

Kem and her husband John moved to Denver in 1968.  She started
teaching English at Denver High School in 1973 and remained in that
position for 25 years until she retired in 2002.  Her kind heart and
generous devotion of time made her a favorite among students.  In
addition to being an outstanding teacher in the classroom, she
provided opportunities to teach the importance of volunteering and
being active in student services.  Examples include starting Peer
Helpers, a group that created the memory garden, and leading the
Denver Sesquicentennial Student Group, an organization that provided
art work, a book, a museum exhibit, and a quilt that remains in the
community center.  She also helped organize and direct many students
events. Her contributions to making prom a wonderful night included
starting the grand march and organizing student fundraisers such as
the garden walk and making over 500 concrete bird baths to sell.  Kem
also enjoyed working with wrestling cheerleaders and helped sew
countless mat pillows for them. After a student tinvolved  accident,
she helped start a campaign and was a motivating force in getting the
Jaws of Life for Denver.

Outside school, Kem has been a long-standing member of the Denver
betterment committee.  Several services of note include involvement in
the Old-fashioned Christmas, the 24 beautiful urn flowerpots around
town, the Cyclone Country cups in the school fences, and  the flower
filled Denver sign that welcomes everyone to town.  Kem is active in
the Friends of the Library group and the Denver Scholarship committee.

Kem and John, who have been married for 55 years, enjoy spending time
with their son John and their daughter Stephanie, who is a first grade
teacher here in Denver.  They are proud that their grandchildren
attend school here.

It is a great honor to recognize Kemalyn Scott as tonight's guest of honor.

November:

Our High School Student Countil took 2nd place in the Northeast Iowa Food Bank school competition!  Our students raised 1034 meals, a total of 90 pounds and $240.  A donation in the amount of $500 will be made to our Student Council.  Congratulations!

October:

The Denver High School Band took a trip on a nice fall day to serenade the residents at the Denver Sunset Home.  

Band 1  Band 2

The Denver Cross Country team ran at Districts on October 21, 2021 and were supported by the Denver High School Football Team!  The cross country runners greatly appreciated the support.

Football Team at XC Districts

Boys XC at Districts

September:

Denver vs. Union in football on September 3, 2021.  This girl is the only cheerleader for union high school. The cheerleaders got her over for a photo and talked to her for quite a while. Congratulated her on her brave spirit to do it alone.

Denver Cheerleaders/Union Cheerleader

 

Denver vs. Charles City in Volleyball on September 30, 2021.  Denver students and volleyball players wore their purple to show support for a sister of two of the Charles City volleyball players.  Carly has been in the hospital since July this year and we wish her a full recovery.

Team Carly Purple Tshirt                    Student Section in Purple for VB

 

In September a Denver family lost their house due to a fire.  Our student council stepped up and raised awareness of their loss and how people could help the family at their baked good display during our home volleyball tournament.

Baked Goods.    Student Council