LVHS student Denver Staup received a $500 scholarship during the October 13th school board meeting. Pictured, from left, Superintendent Peter Livingston, school board member Tom Courtney, board president Jessica Risler, vice-president Chelsea LaGrange, Denver Staup, board clerk Jason Hansen, and school board member Jim Harvey. Photo by Doug Beaton
Published Friday, October 28, 2022
Lucerne Valley High School student-athlete Denver Staup was recently awarded a scholarship from the Small School Districts’ Association. The $500 scholarship was made possible by the SSDA on behalf of the College Football Playoff Federation.
Denver was suggested as a potential scholarship recipient by LVMHS Principal Kelly Boeing and Counselor Mr. Kevin Barda.
“He conducted himself with honor during the pandemic” but greeted the camaraderie of his fellow students and athletes when normal school resumed, she said. “He always conducts himself with integrity.”
Denver, who eventually wants to become a school counselor, has played baseball, soccer, cross country and golf. He spoke about the importance of remaining optimistic despite life’s challenges upon receiving the award during the October meeting of the LVUSD's Board of Trustees on October 13th.
The Small School Districts’ Association provides “relevant information and proactive assistance to small school district governing boards and superintendents through legislative advocacy, collaboration, professional development, and support services.”