Raven Derr Lee, who is a senior at East High, was selected as Laramie County School District 1’s Student of the Week for the week of Dec. 2.
Members of the nominating committee said Lee is a strong leader in East’s school community. Academically, he is a hard-working, respectful student who is well-liked by his teachers.
According to Col. Rod Peoples, Lee’s Air Force JROTC instructor, Lee has thrived in the program and has earned the Most Improved Cadet Award, Purple Heart Award, Military Order of Merit Award and he has also earned two JROTC coins.
“From being the public affairs officer; to shooting on our marksmanship team; or giving it his all on the Raider Challenge Fitness Team, Raven is a standout cadet,” Peoples said. “He has motivational presence and leads from the front.”
“In addition to strong academics and ROTC leadership, Raven has become a skilled athlete in our cross country and indoor/outdoor track program,” East High guidance counselor Angela Schelhaas said. “He continually pushes himself to grow his skills and demonstrates grit and perseverance daily.”
According to the nominating committee, Lee has overcome many challenges and always looks toward to the future with a positive outlook of how he can make a difference in the world. Following graduation this spring, he intends to pursue a degree in journalism.