Student Feature: Piper Miller

Arguably one of the best Mandarin speakers in the school is not a Division 3 student, or even a Division 2 student.  It’s Division 1 student, Piper Miller. Piper’s extensive background and skill in Mandarin come from her seven elementary years at an immersion school, the International School of Denver (formerly Denver Montclair International School), in that language.    She remembers the challenge of the early years there where curriculum was delivered in nearly 100% Mandarin.   While there, she explored a few instruments too:  piano, violin and guitar.

Since coming to The Peak School, Piper said one of the biggest differences she’s noticed is the very close bond and strong relationships students have with teachers. She enjoys being treated as a mature student member of the community and appreciates the opportunities to present to different audiences, as she did with her STEM project and her civil rights movement/MLK project.

Outside of school, Piper has a broad array of interests.  While she enjoys snowboarding, soccer, camping, hiking, fishing and even hunting, her real passion is hockey.  Piper plays center and left wing with Summit Hockey.  She enjoys competing in the regional tournaments; and their team made it to state this year.  Piper also will attend the prestigious Shattuck-St. Mary’s hockey school for a week long summer hockey camp.  Whether on the ice or in the classroom, we look forward to seeing more great things from Piper over the years!

Caroline Santinelli