Aurora Public Schools

Samantha Westerdale helps Elias Rodriguez during Honors US History on Monday Feb. 13, 2017 at Rangeview High School.
Photo by Gabriel Christus/Aurora Sentinel

For science teacher Jennifer Nass-Fukai, she said there’s a lot the numbers don’t show. At Cherry Creek’s Overland High School, where 76 percent of the students aren’t white and more than half qualify for free and reduced lunch prices, there’s problems that predominantly white and wealthy school districts don’t face, she said.

From left: Blake Stephenson, Samuel Tadesse, Dallas Johnson, Adwoa Tweneboa-Koduah, Anaya Richie and Onyi Ozoma. The group of RHS students is trying to raise $20,000 for a trip to Washigton, D.C.

“I am an immigrant, I came here in 2012 from Ghana, I am an African-American woman. For me, it was like constantly being attacked by someone who was suppose to represent our country and, to a certain extent, you feel kind of weak. But on trips like these, you realize there are people who have fought for you to be here and you’re not just going to let one person take that from you.”