- 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.
Of those 28 Boettcher Scholars, two are from the Class of 1970: Donna Posner Kennedy and Kim Kokkonen, both of whom are working on the reunion.
For more information about Boettcher Scholars, see the Boettcher Foundation Scholarship Program.