DMHR Scholarships
DMHR Scholarships
DMHR Scholarships 2022-23
Aa' Janai Gaines
Aa’ Janai Gaines is the oldest of four children in her family and is committed to serving as a positive role model by setting the bar high for herself. Outside of school, Aa’ Janai enjoys jigsaw puzzles and other mind games that challenge her thinking.  She is enthusiastic about creating music, takes her learning seriously and lives life to the fullest.
Aa’ Janai is a first-generation college student and will be attending Metropolitan State University (MSU) of Denver for Fall 2022.  Her goals and aspirations for college include studying crime and law enforcement, as well as  medicine. 
Aa’ Janai values community and volunteer activities and is a member of the United Black Alliance, an organization that provides education about African American history and culture, while working to improve issues in the surrounding community.  She is also an active volunteer at her church and participates in food banks for the homeless population.  Aa’ Janai also coaches girls lacrosse with City Lax, a Denver-based organization that creates educational and enrichment opportunities for Denver’s youth.  We are excited to help Aa’ Janai achieve her goals.
Alejandro Torres
Alejandro is the first person in his family to attend college and this scholarship will help him reach his  goal of completing college with a degree in Graphic Design.  He enjoys creating art in different media like traditional, crochet, and ceramics. He uses art to express his feelings and as a way to show his stance on a situation.
He has been a leader at ACHS and in his community.  He is a member of the National Honor Society, Drama Club and the Interact Club.  His is also the Vice President of Anime Club and Documentarian of Creative Career
Alejandro enjoys caring for others in any way that he can. He participates in neighborhood clean ups, volunteers at the local food bank and fundraises/advocates for disability rights.
It is evident through these accomplishments, his essay about gun safety and gun violence in his community, and through his interview that he is a compassionate, community oriented and motivated person.  DMHR is pleased to support him on his educational path.