2002 – LONGMONT – Columbine Class – Sponsored by Catherine Ray

In 2002, the Columbine Dreamer Class, consisting of 50 low-income youth from the St. Vrain Valley School District in second grade at Columbine Elementary School, was sponsored by Catherine and Jim Ray. In 2012, 86 percent of these Dreamers graduated from Skyline High School, Longmont High School, and Boulder Preparatory High School, among others, and 86 percent of them are pursuing their post-secondary education at institutions such as Colorado State University, University of Colorado at Boulder, Front Range Community College, University of Denver, Regis University, and many others.