Congratulations!

 

This years essay contest in numbers:

  • 50 schools were engaged

  • 278 Students Applied

  • 100 Selected


Participants of YCA class of 2019 - 2020

  • Aaron Rubin - Rampart High School

  • Abigail Harberson - Coronado High School

  • Aidan Bloom - Cheyenne Mountain High School

  • Aiden Miller - Falcon High School

  • Alex Weiss - Colorado Springs Early Colleges

  • Ally Gregory - Thomas MacLaren

  • Amaneet Brar - Rampart High School

  • Anna Neilson - Thomas MacLaren

  • Anthony Ballard - Odyssey ECCO

  • Arez Khidr - Rampart High School

  • Ariana Bower - Coronado High School

  • Arianna McGuire - Mountain Vista Home-School Academy

  • Audra Frickey - Cheyenne Mountain High School

  • Bethany Slivka - Cheyenne Mountain High School

  • Braedon Nuñez - Fountain Valley

  • Brooklynn Cassens - Coronado High School

  • Camden Sharkey - Liberty High School

  • Cole Sustman - Colorado Springs Early Colleges

  • Cole Vannaman - Pine Creek High School

  • Cooper Barnett - Fountain Valley High School

  • Cruz Garcia - Mitchell High School

  • Danae Christensen - Fountain-Ft. Carson High School

  • Daniel Zill - St. Mary’s High School

  • Daniella Fairley - James Irwin Charter High School

  • Denise Rodriguez - Coronado High School

  • Dishita Sharma - Discovery Canyon Campus

  • Dominic Gibbs - Home School

  • Electa Clark - Fountain Valley School - FVS

  • Elizabeth Burt - Odyssey ECCO

  • Elizabeth Montgomery - Thomas MacLaren

  • Elizah Moya - Harrison High School

  • Ellie Schueler - Palmer High School

  • Emily Ferguson - TCA College Pathways

  • Emily Sharp - Coronado High School

  • Emma Lee - Cheyenne Mountain High School

  • Emma Moerman - Doherty High School

  • Emma Popkin - Palmer High School

  • Emma Reeves - Palmer High School

  • Emma Tafoya - Thomas MacLaren

  • Endre Kereshi - Cheyenne Mountain High School

  • Eun Koak - Fountain-Ft. Carson High School

  • Grace Harless - Vanguard High School

  • Hannah Koury - Cheyenne Mountain High School

  • Heidi Martin - Manitou High School

  • Isabella Polombo - Rampart High School

  • Jaime Jones - Rampart High School

  • Jakob Walker - Rampart High School

  • John Lacey - Pikes Peak Early College

  • Julia Prata - Cheyenne Mountain High School

  • Kaden Ford - Discovery Canyon Campus

  • Kadence Christensen - Thomas MacLaren

  • Kalila Mostert - Palmer High School

  • Karinne Bratkowsky - Discovery Canyon Campus

  • Kate Lipscomb - Liberty High School

  • Katherine Fromuth - Doherty High School

  • Katherine Troutman - Doherty High School

  • Kellyn Pattee - Fountain Valley School - FVS

  • Kelsey Greenwood - Discovery Canyon Campus

  • Laurel Park - Air Academy High School

  • Lee Clarson - Odyssey ECCO

  • Lincoln Deen - Cheyenne Mountain High School

  • Lucero Romero - Coronado High School

  • Marcella Williamson - Air Academy High School

  • Megan Allen -Palmer High School

  • Mitchell Rubin - Rampart High School

  • Monroe Mozee - Palmer High School

  • Natalie Briggs - Liberty High School

  • Natalie Haase - Fountain Valley

  • Norah Quirk - The Classical Academy

  • Oliver Martinez  - Palmer High School

  • Oliver Nguyen-Lopez - Rampart High School

  • Patrick G. Gibbs - Cheyenne Mountain High School

  • Patrick Orlowsky - Discovery Canyon Campus

  • Paul René Aronson - Fountain Valley

  • Peyton Smith - Rampart High School

  • Prabhnoor Paul - Rampart High School

  • Ratna Unnikrishnan - Air Academy High School

  • Riley Simpson - Rampart High School

  • Ritchel Widjaja - James Irwin Charter High School

  • Rohan Gohil - Rampart High School

  • Ruth Neven - Pikes Peak Early College

  • Sahil Bhandari - Discovery Canyon Campus

  • Sanika Shinde - Discovery Canyon Campus

  • Sarah McDowell - Air Academy High School

  • Scott Prieve - Palmer High School

  • Shakthi Ganesh Pandian - Rampart High School

  • Shalini Kudinoor - Discovery Canyon Campus

  • Shivam Hurkute - Rampart High School

  • Shriya Vijay - Discovery Canyon Campus

  • Soumya Devulapallli - Discovery Canyon Campus

  • Sreeniketan Kosuri - Rampart High School

  • Suhani Sharma - Discovery Canyon Campus

  • Sydney Jones - Rampart High School

  • Tirzah Elizabeth Blazis - Palmer High School

  • Tylor Chism - Palmer High School

  • Valentina Ishchenko - Rampart High School

  • Victoria Rubio - James Irwin Charter High School

  • Zachary Klug - Woodland Park High School

  • Zia Oellig - Fountain Valley School - FVS

  • Zoe Farrell - Air Academy High School


What is next?

Make sure to save the date & RSVP for the YCA red carpet/kick-off events!

Event Theme: YCA class of 2020 red carpet, kick-off event

When: 9am - 4pm Saturday, Nov 16th

Where: The Pioneers Museum, Downtown Colorado Springs

Agenda:

  • 8:45 - Doors open

  • 9:00 - Arrival and Photos

  • 9:30 - Parents' Welcoming Ceremony

  • 10:00 - Students' Welcoming Ceremony

    • Mayor’s Greeting

    • YCA intro

    • CEO - Olympic Museum Greeting

  • 11:00 - Intermission (Parents may leave if they wish)

  • 11:15 - Day Activities

  • 12:00 - YCA Team Introduction

  • 12:30 - Lunch

  • 13:00 - Group Photo outside of Olympic Museum

  • 13:45 - 4:00 YCA Photoshoot - Team-building Activities

 
 
 
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Why YCA?

YCA participants gain an exceptional experience for their future as they master real life ambassadorial skills.  Growth in critical life skills including creative confidence, global perspective, strategic thinking, team building, and public speaking, prepares YCA Ambassadors to be leaders in the future and prime candidates for colleges and universities.

 

YCA sets the trajectory for a life of Leadership

  • Experience a one-of-a-kind leadership series

  • Participate in US Olympic & Paralympic Museum events

  • Access exclusive locations and Olympic properties

  • Meet city officials, Olympic Athletes and other extraordinary leaders

  • Expand your network of wonderful people

  • Travel internationally

 

YCA candidate profile

Do you want to see the world and discover your story?  Do you love to travel? Are you excited about learning, about sharing your story, and about leading the future?  You don’t need prior Olympic knowledge, nor do you have to be an elite academic or athlete. If you are curious, engaged, and passionate, you are just right.  Do you think you can be the next great ambassador? Request an invitation and start your future now.

 
 

Partnership Announcement

YCA will be joining forces with the US Olympic & Paralympic Museum for an incredible future.