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Nancy Nye Priest '39 Alumni Award

Do you have a friend among Graland alumni who you think would be an excellent recipient of the Nancy Nye Priest '39 Alumni Award? Please take a few minutes to nominate this outstanding individual.
 
The Nancy Nye Priest '39 Alumni Award is presented each year to an outstanding Graland alumnus or alumna who embodies the loyalty and dedication of Nancy Nye Priest, a graduate of the Class of 1939 and a former Graland teacher who retired in 1995 after 43 years as a faculty member. As both a Graland alumna and teacher, Nancy epitomizes the very soul and spirit of the school. Her tireless work with literally thousands of students, as well as her unselfish devotion to her community, clearly makes her a role model many wish to emulate. An award in her name enables Graland to recognize alumni who, through their work, commitment to community, and loyalty to the ideals nurtured at Graland, represent a fitting tribute to both Nancy and those alumni honored in the past.
 
The purpose of Nancy Nye Priest '39 Alumni Award is to honor alumni whose extraordinary contributions in his or her chosen field of endeavor are reflective of the exemplary qualities of the person, Graland Country Day School, and the global community in which we live.
 
If you would like to nominate someone for this award, please send a one-page nomination letter addressing the person’s qualifications in the following areas:
  • Involvement with Graland Country Day School
  • Community Service
  • Philanthropy
  • Leadership
  • Dedication and Commitment
  • Selflessness and Courage
  • Creativity and Vision
Please send your nomination to Kristin Eklund Weber '88 by email by regular mail to her attention at:
 
Graland Country Day School
55 Clermont St
Denver, CO 80220
 
Recipients of the Nancy Nye Priest '39 Alumni Award have included: 
  • 2018 - Margaret Hoover '93
  • 2017 - David McMurtry '94
  • 2016 – Luke Beatty '86
  • 2015 – Duke Beardsley '85 & Browning Cannon '85
  • 2013 – Valerie Gates '69
  • 2012 – Katherine Dines '67
  • 2011 – Scott Horsley '81
  • 2009 – Rebecca Love Kourlis '67
  • 2008 – Timothy Wirth '54
  • 2007 – Madeline McWhinney Dale '34
  • 2006 – Jennifer Atler '86
  • 2005 – Kent Rickenbaugh '81 & Caroline Rickenbaugh '54
  • 2004 – Robert Romero '69
  • 2003 – David C. Decker '81
  • 2002 – Kevin Preblud '78 & George P. Caulkins '80
  • 2001 – William M. Berger '37
  • 2000 – Kevin Plummer '82
  • 1999 – Charles Gates '34
  • 1998 – Ruth Nunn Steel '43
  • 1997 – Dr. Kerry Brega '76
  • 1996 – Fathers Roland Freeman '54 & Larry Freeman '54
  • 1995 – Nancy Priest '39


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Graland Country Day School

Graland Country Day School is a private school in Denver, Colorado, serving students in preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school. Founded in Denver in 1924, Graland incorporates a rich, experiential learning approach in a traditional classroom setting, emphasizing the development of globally and socially conscious leaders who excel academically.