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News & Updates

  • August

    Mullen fil photo

    'Stangs to open '21-22 as normal

    By Neil H. Devlin, Mullen Sports Information Director
    In the year after the pandemic, Mullen begins fall sports drills in earnest; Mustangs are eager to get back to a regular sports season.
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  • July

    Kendall Chase, right, in action. Photo courtesy of USA Rowing.

    Kendall Chase in the front row ...

    By Neil H. Devlin, Mullen Sports Information Director
    2012 Mullen graduate has withstood a long journey to make the U.S. Olympic Rowing team; 'Stangs' 1st Oly competitor since 2004 training in Hawaii before heading to Tokyo.
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  • June

    Kelly Denzler Joins Mullen at Dean of Students

    by Patrick Motter
    This week we had the pleasure of welcoming our new Dean of Students to campus. Mrs. Kelly Denzler joins us with strong ties to Denver, its Catholic community and the independent schools system here.
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  • Teachers are Angels Mural added to Sister Brendan Memorial Garden

    by Kate Gojkovich, Chief of Staff
    On April 23, 2021 Mullen High School celebrated the official unveiling of “Visible Angels”, a mural by renowned Denver street artist and Mullen swim coach, Austin Zucchini-Fowler. In partnership with Mullen’s Development Department, the event was attended by donors and members of the Mullen Board of Trustees. The mural was designed to honor the incredible faculty and staff at Mullen High School.
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  • April

    On to the Olympic Trials ...

    By Neil H. Devlin, Mullen Sports Information Director
    Junior Chase Davison qualifies for the Trials in Omaha in June in the 100-meter breaststroke.
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  • Jelena Vigil a USA Boxer

    By Neil H. Devlin, Mullen Sports Information Director
    Senior and aspiring Olympian recently competed in Shreveport; will attend UNLV and train with older brother Jaydon. 
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  • March

    Rodriguez earns Daniels Scholarship

    By Neil H. Devlin, Mullen Sports Information Director
    Senior Hector Rodriguez awarded a Daniels Scholarship, will head to Benedictine in Kansas.
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  • February

    Photo by John Leyba, Mullen Sports Photographer

    A message from the Centennial League

    By Neil H. Devlin, Mullen Sports Information Director
    In attempting to move forward, limited fans in Season B will be permitted for 7 of the 8 league schools, although Mullen still dealing with Denver restrictions.
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  • January

    Senior Mustang, Hector Rodriguez, earns his place as a Daniel's Fund Semi-Finalist

    by Neil Devlin, Sports Information Director
    Hector Rodriguez admits “It’s kind of funny."

    The Mullen senior had heard of the Daniels Scholarship as a sophomore and said he had forgotten about it until Mustangs counselor Stephanie Santillo reminded him and encouraged him to apply.

    “So I started doing the application,” Rodriguez said. “It’s a very long process, three different essays, you have to detail your activities and work programs … it was very rigorous, but I managed to finish it.”

    It has been worth his while with the promise of much more – Rodriguez is a semifinalist for the prestigious honor and said he expects “to hear any day now to see if I’m a finalist.”

    If he makes the next round and is chosen as a winner (slated for February), he will have his entire college bill taken care of by the Daniels Fund and can attend any in-state or out-of-state school. And Rodriguez is, of course, in a tight competition – in 2020, some 2,265 hopefuls completed the application process and 212 were winners, 128 were from Colorado, 32 from Wyoming, 28 from Utah and 24 from New Mexico.

    It wouldn’t surprise Mullen principal Jeff Howard if Rodriguez earns the scholarship.

    “Hector is simply one of the best Mullen High School has to offer,” Howard said. “He is dedicated to academics, caring of his classmates and compassionate toward his community. I cannot really think of a better representative of our community. Hector deserves every accolade he receives and this is a wonderful honor.”

    Academically, Rodriguez said he allowed his grades to lapse a bit the past school year, but currently owns a 3.98 grade-point average. He’s also involved in Drum Line, Cyber Security, Game Development and Liturgy Club.

    “He has a huge role in our liturgical life at school and he’s a person of faith,” Mullen Pastoral Director Rita Niblack said. “He participates all of the time at Mass … all I have to do is ask him and he’ll be right there. I’ve found him to be valuable with his faithfulness.”

    Not surprisingly, Rodriguez is considering a religious life as one of his career paths. His college choices have been narrowed to the University of Denver and Benedictine in Kansas. Becoming a Lasallian Brother won’t be a reach.

    “I’d like to help low-income Hispanic students,” he said.

    The resident of Aurora, who also works at CommonGround Golf Course, has the ability to express himself fully as evidenced by winning a national championship in speech and debate the past summer.
    Mullen speech and debate coach Mike Trevithick called Rodriguez “exceptional ... Hector is such an amazing young man and we are really proud of him.”

    Participating in the speech and debate program, Rodriguez said, is enticing because “it gives me the ability to talk with a bunch of people on certain issues in the world and makes me feel I can do something about it. Every issue can’t be solved if no one talks about it.”

    Winning the scholarship, he said, “would mean the whole world to me. It would be easier on my parents. They’ve struggled to work hard for the education I have now. It would ease the load on them and I want to give back to them.”

    All told, he’s grateful to be a Mustang. 

    “The Mullen community is great academically,” he said. “It’s fantastic. I couldn’t wish for anything better.”
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