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  • Ed Perlmutter congratulates John Hiatt, Congressional App Challenge winner for Colorado’s 7th CD
    Posted in In the News on December 12, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: K-12 Education

    Northglenn High School student John Hiatt won the 2017 Congressional App Challenge for Colorado’s 7th Congressional District with a program he wrote to help visually impaired users access a popular, low-cost computer platform, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter announced. Students in 190 congressional district in 42 states demonstrated their coding skills with more than 1,250 apps submitted to the competition this year, organizers said. Participation in the third annual challenge, sponsored by the Congress... Read more

  • Horizon High School graduate Jarred Gurss
    Posted in In the News on May 19, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: K-12 Education

    Gurss has been a member of Future Business Leaders of America, SOAR Honors Program, Congressman Ed Perlmutter's Youth Advisory Council and was president of DECA his junior and senior years. He plans to study finance with a focus on information systems at the University of Colorado-Denver. What profession or career do you want to pursue? Why? I will be using this (finance) degree to help pursue my goal of becoming a CEO of a company one day. What do you hope to accomplish in life? I know that I w... Read more

  • Perlmutter Hosts Congressional Art Competition, Spring Awards Reception
    Posted in Press Releases on May 10, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: K-12 Education

    Lakewood, Colo. – In early May, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) hosted the annual Congressional Art Competition and the Spring Awards Reception to recognize the achievements of students in the 7th Congressional District. “These are two of my favorite events every year,” said Perlmutter. “We have so many talented and accomplished students in our community, and I’m proud that I get to help honor their achievements.” This year’s Congressional Art Competition was the largest event since 2007, with a... Read more

  • Ms. Garcia goes to Washington
    Posted in In the News on April 19, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: K-12 Education

    Living with epilepsy hasn’t been easy for Grace Garcia, but it hasn’t slowed her down. Now 17, Garcia was diagnosed with epilepsy at 18 months, setting the stage for years of strict diets, changing medications and obstacles to keeping up with her schooling. But she doesn’t complain. “Without the ups and downs it wouldn’t be life,” Garcia says. “You have to have some struggles in there to make it to the end of the road.” With diet, medication and a lot of trial and error, her seizures are mostly ... Read more

  • Colorado Representatives Answer Your Questions
    Posted in In the News on January 23, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Campaign Finance Reform, Equal Rights, Energy/Environment, Jobs & the Economy, Foreign Affairs, Healthcare, Immigration, K-12 Education, Transportation, Veterans and the New VA Medical Center

    What would you like to ask your Congressperson? That’s the question we presented to 5280 readers on social media in December. We fielded dozens of questions on topics that matter to Coloradans before selecting a few to take to our local legislators. Voters re-elected every incumbent Representative in 2016, keeping our mix of three Democrats, who primarily represent the Denver-Boulder metro area, and four Republicans who represent Colorado Springs, the Aurora suburbs, and rural communities on the... Read more

  • Astronaut on International Space Station chats with Wheat Ridge HS students
    Posted in In the News on November 18, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Aerospace, K-12 Education

    WHEAT RIDGE, Colo. -- Their dreams reach way beyond the skies. Students at Wheat Ridge High School have their sights set on the stars. NASA Commander Shane Kimbrough took a break from his duties on the International Space Station (ISS) to chat with 400 students Friday. Kimbrough explained how astronauts stay in shape. “We work out at least an hour every day.” Another question addressed concerns about how astronauts are affected by germs in space. “If somebody is sick then the whole crew is going... Read more

  • Wheat Ridge students talk to astronaut in space
    Posted in In the News on November 18, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Aerospace, K-12 Education

    WHEAT RIDGE - Like any teenager, Kevin McCoy has lots of questions. So, when he found about the chance for a super long distance call, he was excited. "Being able to talk to an astronaut at the International Space Station, that's something that not many people get to do," McCoy said. He is a junior at Wheat Ridge High School which was selected by NASA for a video conference with Commander Shane Kimbrough aboard the ISS. "I think part of it, we're fascinated by space," Griff Wirth, Wheat Ridge Hi... Read more

  • Perlmutter Holds Second Congressional App Challenge
    Posted in Press Releases on November 18, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: K-12 Education

    Northglenn, Colo. – Today, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) held the second Congressional App Challenge, a nationwide event that allows students to compete by creating and exhibiting their software application, or “app,” for mobile, tablet, or computer devices on a platform of their choice. The 7th Congressional District had a total of seven teams participate – two from Northglenn High School and five from Arvada High School. One team from Northglenn created a virtual reality app designed to give... Read more

  • Perlmutter, Polis, DeGette Among 100+ Members of Congress to Urge Obama Administration to Expand Access to Federal Student Services for DACA Students
    Posted in Press Releases on June 21, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: K-12 Education

    Lakewood, Colo. – U.S. Representatives Ed Perlmutter (CO-07), Jared Polis (CO-02), and Diana DeGette (CO-01), along with 110 other Members of the U.S. House of Representatives, sent a letter to the Obama Administration urging it to expand access to Federal TRIO Programs (TRIO) for students who are eligible for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. In Colorado, there are over 16,000 DACA residents. Students who participate in TRIO are from low-income families and the first in... Read more

  • Perlmutter Invites Students to Participate in Annual Congressional Art Competition
    Posted in Press Releases on February 29, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: K-12 Education

    Perlmutter Invites Students to Participate in Annual Congressional Art Competition U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) invites all high school students from the 7th Congressional District to participate in the annual Congressional Art Competition. Each spring, the Congressional Institute sponsors a nationwide high school art competition to recognize and encourage artistic talent in each congressional district across the country. Since the Artistic Discovery competition began in 1982, more than 650,... Read more

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