Montezuma-Cortez High School students who achieved Advance Placement scores were in for a surprise at Friday’s pep assembly.
Colorado Legacy Schools donated $4,600 to M-CHS, and Principal Jason Wayman decided to give the money to high-achieving students.
Students who achieved Advance Placement scores of 3 to 5 were awarded $100 to $300, depending on their scores. Scores were based on a scale of 1-5.
Twenty-seven students received $100, eight students received $200, and one student received $300.
Each senior student identified by Colorado Legacy Schools was given a Visa prepaid gift card at the assembly. The cards were purchased at City Market, which contributed $37 toward purchasing the cards.
The testing took place in May. Many of the students awarded were seniors who have graduated.
Alumni were instructed to pick up their gift cards in the M-CHS office.
Alumni students are Sam Allsup, Marcus Armine, Samantha Bagge, Andria Battle, Chiara Biagioni, William Broughton, Courtney Cashner, Ronee Dennison, Tanner Desrosiers, Micah Hightower, Michelle Hoy, Madison Mahaffey, Emily Martin, Journey Noyes, Ally Orton, Josh Ramos, Blair Rice, Jolie Soukup, Katelynn Treinen and Dylan Valdes.
Current seniors awarded are Garrett Damron, Trystan Henderson, Cassidy Livengood, Sidnie Majors, Andrew Medina, Tyler New, Kevin Partington, Jazmin Rodriguez, Sierra Rotsaert, Zane Schichtel, Shaylin Smith, Olivia Story, Katelynn Sweat, William Talley, Emma Thissen and Hailey White.