Aurora City Council to honor Aurora students as part of Aurora Scholars program


AURORA | Aurora City Council will honor more than 570 students from 98 Aurora schools through its ninth annual Aurora Scholars program.

Students in Cherry Creek School District, Aurora Public Schools and private Aurora-area schools will be recognized at ceremonies April 25 and 26 at area high schools:

• 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. April 25 at Overland High School, 12400 E. Jewell Ave.

• 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. April 26 at Hinkley High School, 1250 Chambers Road

The Aurora Scholars program – designed to identify those students who strongly contributed to the life and community of their respective schools – was created as a way for the city of Aurora, schools and families to come together to celebrate the achievements of Aurora’s future leaders, according to a news release from Senior Public Information Officer Abraham Morales.

Including first grade through high school, the program recognizes one student from each grade level in every Aurora school. The Aurora Scholars program has honored more than 3,500 students since its inception.

The selection of students is conducted by the school principals, who also receive input from teachers and guidance counselors. The Aurora Scholars program aims to honor not just those who excel academically, but those who may be excellent athletes, great citizens, dedicated volunteers or otherwise make significant contributions within the school community.

At the citywide ceremonies, students will receive a key lanyard, certificate and bumper sticker. Students receiving recognition this year will be listed on the city website,, following the ceremonies. For more information on the Aurora Scholars program, call Frances Brown at 303.739.6580 or visit