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2018 Gold Star Award Winners

Chapter II, P.E.O.


Lauren Billow

Lauren is a senior at Longmont High School where she has excelled in her academic studies.  She has been highly involved in the Medical and Bio-Science Academy for four years.  During her junior year, she was an assistant for a senior student working on a research project investigating the taste receptor gene and provided help with molecular biology techniques by collecting and analyzing DNA samples.  The first semester of her senior year, Lauren completed a 40-hour internship at Denver Health hospital to examine the field of neonatal nursing.


Lauren has been a member of the varsity swim team at Longmont High School, and she has been a participant and leader in her church’s youth ministry.  She has also found time in her busy schedule to volunteer at the Longmont OUR Center.


Lauren has been accepted at the University of Denver where she plans to major in Human Physiology, with the future goal of attending medical school to pursue the field of neonatology.


Madalyn Massey

Madalyn is a senior at Frederick High School where she has consistently taken the academic classes necessary to prepare for her future goals.  Madalyn is described by one of her math teachers as being a strong leader in his class, who not only tackled the course material with flying colors, but she also explained topics and procedures to her classmates.

Madalyn lettered in varsity softball for four years, and she also played club level softball for the Colorado Venom where she was the lead-off hitter.  Her love of sports has taken her to another area where she has worked as a gymnastics coach at the Carbon Valley Gymnastics Center coaching girls ages 3 to 12.

Madalyn has been accepted at Lamar Community College where she will continue playing softball and after graduation she plans to attend Colorado Mesa University to prepare for a career as a dental hygienist.


Linlee Morrison

Linlee is a senior in the Universal High School Program at Silver Creek High School, where she has consistently excelled in a well-rounded academic program.  She has been a four year participant in Silver Creek’s Up-a-Creek Robotics program, and she was the Colorado Regional First Robotics Competition winner three years in a row.  She also played on the Silver Creek volleyball team for two years.

Linlee volunteered at the Emergency Family Assistance Association, and she has been a representative for the Up-a-Creek Robotics program at community events to educate the public about STEM education and the First Robotics Competition program.  She has worked for the Boulder County Youth Corps protecting wildlife areas, replanting wetland areas damaged by flooding and doing other resource management tasks in Boulder County open space.

Linlee has been accepted at the Colorado School of Mines where she plans to major in electrical engineering.


Anna Ramsey

Anna lives in Erie where she is a senior in the Ramsey Family Home School.  She has excelled in all of her academic studies.  She has volunteered as a teaching assistant for her Apologia Honors Chemistry teacher, and she also mentored the younger students in her speech club.  She has been a participant in musical theater for our years and technical theater for the past two years.

Anna has volunteered for five years in the special needs ministry at her church, and she learned American Sign Language to help improve the program.  She has volunteered at nursing homes and at the Institute for Cultural Communicators.  She has also coached a special need child learning to use a service dog.  This past year she was on the leadership team for the Tim Tebow Foundation ”Night to Shine” prom for individuals with special needs.

Anna has been accepted at the University of Northern Colorado where she will pursue a teaching degree in Special Education.