In the first 24 years of the history of D’Evelyn Junior/Senior High School, we have seen nearly 2,700 young adults walk across the stage of D’Evelyn graduations, dating back to the first class in 1998. In each ceremony I have attended, dating back to the Class of 2006 commencement ceremony, I always felt a sincere sense that these D’Evelyn graduates were well prepared for a happy, successful, and full life, regardless of the ultimate destination that each graduate seeks.
I had the good fortune last week of visiting with a member of the D’Evelyn Class of 2012, Lieutenant Junior Grade (LTJG) Alec Comito of the United States Navy. Alec graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 2016, but before that, he was an outstanding student-athlete at D’Evelyn. I was privileged to teach Alec in my American Government and Economics courses during his senior year. It was a real pleasure for Alec to visit D’Evelyn, catch up with his junior/senior high school teachers and coaches, and tour the school.
Alec was visiting Colorado during a relocation from Florida to southern California, where he will be stationed to continue his service to the US Navy. In a few weeks, he will be deployed to Singapore, where he will embark on the USS John C. Stennis, and serve as a pilot of the E2-C Hawkeye aircraft.
I am very proud of Alec, and the accomplishments he has met in his young life. At D’Evelyn, he was an
outstanding student, and an accomplished athlete in football, basketball, and track and field throughout his four years as a Jaguar. It gives me great confidence and satisfaction that young men and women of Alec’s character, intellect, and dedication serve this country and protect this great nation.
There are thousands of D’Evelyn graduates living throughout not only Jeffco, but Colorado, the nation, and world, doing great things in their communities, within their families, and in their professional careers. As principal of this great school, it gives me great confidence knowing that I have the privilege of leading a program that so thoroughly prepares students for a successful life.
During this 25th year, the D’Evelyn administration has taken new measures to build connections within and among our alumni community. Our first step in this process is to build a communication
infrastructure to reach our alumni community with important and exciting updates in our school community, as well as sharing opportunities that alums can support the future success of D’Evelyn.
I have one request for those reading this article - please share the following link with alumni with whom you are connected, whether it is your child/children, or the children of friends and family. We are working to build a contact list of D’Evelyn graduates, and the best way our graduates of all classes can stay engaged in this great school, is by completing this very short survey.
Thank you in advance for your support of engaging our alumni base. I am grateful for your continued and ongoing support for our great school. I look forward to seeing many families at the D’Evelyn Dinner Auction on Friday night.