Saw this post from the daughter of a high-school buddy of mine (different high school), and thought some of you might enjoy it. Of course, this is OUR 40th reonion, so we are all much more relaxed these days…. Correct?
- Wheat Ridge High School is a “HIGH” achieving school as rated by the Colorado Department of Education. Wheat Ridge has a rich tradition of academic and athletic excellence in Jefferson County. The school has graduated 141 National Merit Finalists, 28 Boettcher Scholars and four Fred Steinmark Award recipients. In addition to strong academic achievements, athletics, marching band, visual and performing arts, and competitive speech programs continue to excel, receiving state and national recognition.
In contrast to 1970, as all of us who have daughters can attest, girls are now a big part of high school athletics.
The WRHS girls varsity soccer team was the 2009 state champ. And two of the Farmers made the top 10 in a recent Denver Post poll: Annie Kunz and Bella Hartley.
Jeff Fosnes graduated from WRHS in 1972.
At Wheat Ridge High School from 1969-1972, Fosnes was “regarded by many as the best basketball player in state annals. Garnering three years all state, he led the Farmers to two seconds and a third in the state tournament. Averaging over twenty points per game for his prep career, he scored thirty-five points in the first three quarters of the 1971 state title game vs. Mitchell.” Fosnes was named a Sunkist High School All-American in 1972 alongside Robert Parrish and Quinn Buckner.
A couple of pieces about Freddie Steinmark, who graduated from WRHS in 1967.Continue reading