A dynamic and inspirational message


“Dynamic and inspirational” are words to describe Lance S. Carl and his motivational message, the Umbrella of Success.

A director of student outreach for College in Colorado and former NFL player, Carl gave Cripple Creek-Victor Jr./Sr. High School faculty and students  the chance to hear him speak Sept. 22 in the CC-V Cafetorium.

Carl highlighted the seven traits of success: developing a plan/strategy, discipline, relationships/choices, having patience, mentoring and having courage. Carl  has spoken to more than 140,000 youth in Colorado over the past four years. Aside from pointing out the seven traits of success, he also spends time during his presentation discussing the obstacles he overcame in his own life and why higher education was crucial to his success.

One CC-V senior remembers Carl’s message as him saying that, “It doesn’t matter where you come from or what your situation is, you are in charge of your education.” A sophomore recalls Carl’s message with these words: “Knowledge is the key to the future.”

We are thankful for Mr. Carl, who came to speak to our school free of charge, to motivate and inspire our seventh- to 12th-grade students. His message was one of hope and determination that will remain with these young  Pioneers for a long time.

Homecoming Week

This is our homecoming and spirit week. As usual we will have our dress-up days through the week followed by a pep assembly at the end of the week Thursday.

There will be a bonfire and a try at smashing a car on Friday night from 8-10 p.m. at the Teller County Fairgrounds. Oct. 8 is the parade down Bennett Avenue to the school at 9:30 a.m. The high school volleyball game will be at 10 a.m. with the football game starting at 1 p.m., both against Peyton.

The fall homecoming dance will be that night, in the cafetorium, from 8:30-11:30 p.m. with a theme of “Sweet Dreams.” (Sweet, as in candy or bright colored decorations, and dreams, as in “dream big” like Rachel Joy Scott pictured. To incorporate more of “the dream,” students may wear pajamas to the parade and dance). Come one, come all , support our school and help cheer them on to victory.


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