Flagstaff Academy Alumni Update

Three Flagstaff Academy alumni, Adam, Paris, and Sophie Kiehl, are making great strides in life. Their father, Bill Kiehl, attributes their successes to the excellent educational foundation and exceptionally supportive environment at Flagstaff Academy.


Adam was in the inaugural kindergarten class at Flagstaff Academy and graduated Flagstaff in 2014. He was a Peak to Peak National Merit Finalist and Scholar in 2018, and will earn his bachelor of science degree in data science with a statistics concentration along with a minor in mathematics in May 2022 from Colorado State University (CSU). He is a candidate for magna cum laude honors and will be the first University Honors Scholar student to graduate with a data science major. Adam has served as president of the 4th Paradigm Data Science Club and also participated in an education abroad program studying in South Korea. He also works as the lead data research intern with the CSU College of Veterinary Medicine on a long-term project aimed at encoding, organizing, and sharing CSU’s veterinary hospital data as part of multi-institutional research alliance. Adam will continue his education and pursue a masters of applied statistics degree with a data science specialization. 

Paris and Sophie Kiehl are identical twins who attended Flagstaff Academy K-5. They graduated high school from Peak to Peak in 2021 and were National Merit Finalists and Scholars as well. Both were invited to the 2019 summer program at the CDC in Atlanta and are now pursuing bachelor of science degrees in biomedical sciences with a concentration in microbiology and infectious diseases along with minors in mathematical biology, bioinformatics, and mathematics at CSU. Paris and Sophie were accepted into the Honors Undergraduate Research Scholars program and were awarded undergraduate research fellowships to work in the Dean Lab within the Center for Vector-Borne Infectious Diseases.