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Mustang Proud

Zoe Manning, 9th Grade Student Reporter
DA is excited to announce its “Mustang Proud” campaign. The campaign, according to Denver Academy’s Director of Marketing and Public Relations Valerie Hamlin, is to celebrate the school’s community of diverse learners and how Denver Academy has supported their personal goals and ambitions. Through Denver Academy’s curriculum, students gain a strong sense of individuality as well as build a community. The student-centered Mustang Proud campaign aims to share with others, both within the DA community and beyond, Denver Academy's unique approach towards learning through personal student and faculty stories.

The Denver Academy Marketing Department will be publishing a series of student and teacher testimonials describing their personal experiences at DA. These stories will be shared on the DA website, social media outlets, and promotional materials.

My personal Denver Academy journey is intrinsically tied to my family’s journey which began eight years ago when my brother, who is now a 12th-grader, began in third grade at Denver Academy. The school is a very important place for our family. DA helped my brother significantly, which subsequently benefited my family. Denver Academy has truly changed the trajectory of our lives. It was natural to consider Denver Academy for myself when my previous school was no longer a good fit.

Despite my brother and I being very different, Denver Academy accommodated both of our strengths and weaknesses. I began at Denver Academy in the fall of 2017 and it immediately felt like the right school. I really appreciated how Denver Academy’s teachers adjusted the curriculum to keep me engaged yet challenged. Though I have had many remarkable teachers such as Mr. Green, Mr. Loose, Ms. Watkins, and Ms. Warneke, one teacher who has stood out is my eighth-grade teacher, Mr. Beckwith. He encouraged me to think and write at a level that I previously thought was unattainable. Without Mr. Beckwith’s counsel, I wouldn’t be a student writer/reporter for Denver Academy. Even though I am no longer in his class, he still continues to advocate as well as mentor me. I am Mustang Proud because Denver Academy has taught me to be proud of who I am as a learner.
Share how you are Mustang Proud by participating in this special campaign! DA is looking for current students, alumni, faculty, and staff to share their stories. Click here to find out more and get involved.