Meet Joshua Bogen
Denver, Colorado • February 2017
Honors: Two-time Colorado History Day State Champion, Colorado All State Band, 2016 Daniels Scholar
Joshua Bogen is currently a freshman at Occidental College in Denver, Colorado. He is active in his community and participates in extra-curricular activities such as teaching Hebrew and Judaica, and playing Varsity baseball. He is a Board Member of The Rose Youth Foundation, an organization that seeks to enhance the quality of life of the Greater Denver community through its leadership, resources, traditions and values.
Joshua is an alumnus of Constitutional Academy 2015. A defining moment in Josh’s education came during Constitutional Academy when he discovered that, “discourse is the most powerful tool in our democracy.” Reflecting on Constitutional Academy Josh said that, “during the Academy I spent most of my time talking to those I disagreed with, because I realized that I could learn more from those with whom I disagreed than I would in an entire year of high school government class.” Since participating in Constitutional Academy, Josh has remained in contact with many of his colleagues and continues to engage in ongoing discourse and friendly debate with them.
Joshua’s biggest achievement as a student was receiving the Daniels Fund Scholarship. The Daniels Fund Scholarships is awarded to students in Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming, and Utah who are recognized as having great leadership potential, the desire to do good, and the aptitude to do well. Joshua said that, “it has been a tremendous honor to be a part of this wonderful organization.”
Joshua is still in the process of figuring out what he would like to do in life, although he does have a passion for politics. He said that “Whatever I decide to do, my only goal is to help the world as much as I possibly can. To me, a person’s purpose on this planet is to leave it better than they found it.”