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2020-2021 Academic Awards Announced

by jpolicastro
Fri, Jun 4th 2021 11:00 am

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2021 Academic Awards

1) Principled students are ones who act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness, justice, and respect for the dignity of the individual, groups and communities.  They take responsibility for their own actions and the consequences that accompany them.

Kinder:    Everly Anderson

Grade 1:  Julius Hundley

Grade 2:  Carter Keesler

Grade 3:  Gracelynn Lutes

Grade 4:  Zoe Rickert

Grade 5:  Allison Anastasia

Grade 6:  Amelia Miller

Grade 7:  Madison Vinelli

Grade 8:  Luca Quinn

Grade 9:  Maria Rickert

Grade 10:Parveen Saba 

Grade 11:Dominic Esposito

Grade 12: Genevieve Smith

 

2) Risk Takers are those students who approach uncertainty with forethought and determination. They work independently and cooperatively to explore new ideas and innovative strategies. Risk Takers are resourceful and resilient in the face of challenges and change.

Kindergarten: Beatrice Howes

Grade 1:  Ruby Murphey

Grade 2:  Chase Collins

Grade 3:  Bianca Davies

Grade 4:  Jack West

Grade 5:  Ashton Ortego

Grade 6:  Chad Hill Jr.

Grade 7:  Shaine Croker

Grade 8:  Stevie Kramer

Grade 9:  Riley Schneidweiler

Grade 10: Matthew Kramer and Colton Schuman 

Grade 11: Everett Swenson

Grade 12: Jade Jimerson

 

3) The next IB Learner Profile is Caring.  Caring students are those who show empathy, compassion and respect. They have a commitment to service and act to make a positive difference in the lives of others and in the world around them.

Kindergarten: Roux Brown-Ragno

Grade 1: Delilah Phearsdorf

Grade 2: Isaiah Croker

Grade 3: Benjamin Power

Grade 4: Liyah Derwick

Grade 5: Hayden John

Grade 6: Liam Searles

Grade 7: Talise Knoxsah

Grade 8: Mychal Forney

Grade 9: Anna Sophia Widger

Grade 10: Payton Howard

Grade 11: Abby Bailey

Grade 12: Genevieve Smith

 

4) The following students held the highest grade point average in their grade this year..

Grade 3:   Charlie Vinelli 95.71

Grade 4:   Aidan McCarty 97.58 

Grade 5:   Allison Anastasia 95.54

Grade 6:   Amelia Miller 99.21

Grade 7:   John Neeson 99.05                        

Grade 8:   Mychal Forney 94.00

Grade 9:   Maria Rickert 98.90

Grade 10: Samantha Soyke 96.50

Grade 11: Catherine Przybyla 99.09

Grade 12: Genevieve Smith 97.98

 

5) The following students held the SECOND highest grade point average in their grade this year

Grade 3:  Nicholas Dove 95.66

Grade 4:  Caleb McAndrew 97.45

Grade 5:  Kurryn Glowacki 91.67

Grade 6:  Elisabeth Snyder 94.31

Grade 7:  Madison Vinelli 97.20

Grade 8:  Luca Quinn 87.66

Grade 9:  Jon Przybyla 94.93

Grade 10: Parveen Saba 93.83

Grade 11: Noella Policastro 97.36

Grade 12: Max Garvin 91.10

 

6) We would also like to recognize students with Outstanding Academic Achievement in grades kindergarten, 1st & 2nd.  Students in this category have reached standards that are the top two in their classes.

Kindergarten: Alexander Forney, Roux Brown-Ragno

Grade 1: Eliana McCarty, Claire Carrier

Grade 2: Carter Keesler, Caleb Miller

 

7) We would like to recognize those students in grades 3-12 who have earned Honor Roll and/or High Honor Roll for each of the first three marking periods.

Grade 3: Finely Budd, Bianca Davies, Adalynne Searles, Nicholas Dove, Ginger Mohr,

               Benjamin Power, Jayla Redeye, Charlie Vinelli           

Grade 4: Caleb McAndrew, Aidan McCarty, Joseph Miller, Zoe Rickert, Emily Warters

Grade 5: Jourdin Clarke, Kurryn Glowacki, Allison Anastasia

Grade 6: Amelia Miller, Elisabeth Snyder                          

Grade 7: Grace Kwagalakwe, Emerson Ortego, Madison Vinelli, John Neeson, 

Grade 8: Mychal Forney

Grade 9: Jon Przybyla, Maria Rickert, Anna Sophia Widger

Grade 10: Bobbi Kirkwood, Parveen Saba, Payton Howard, Samantha Soyke

Grade 11: Keely Policastro, Abby Bailey, Dominic Esposito, Noella Policastro, 

                 Catherine Przybyla, Everett Swenson

Grade 12: Xavier Laverty, Genevieve Smith

 

8) Art is a personal, lifelong “journey” and the creation of true Art is a talent/skill that requires the student to investigate, self-reflect, explore and experiment. All of the students of the Visual Art program have been introduced to; vocabulary, concepts, art appreciation, studio rules, media use techniques and time management.

For the students that; applied a bit more effort, required more from their project, tried something different, raised creative expectations or investigated a solution longer - they are awarded this Art Achievement Award.

Kindergarten - Everly Anderson

Grade 1 - Claire Carrier

Grade 2 - Karlee Runser

Grade 3 - Charlie Vinelli

Grade 4 - Zoe Rickert

Grade 5 - Hayden John and Charli Rae Hill

Grade 6 - Lovella Kalyan and Amelia Miller

Grade 7 - Madison Vinelli and John Neeson

Grade 8- Abby Chaparro and Mychal Forney

Grade 9 - Maria Rickert and Anna Sophia Widger

Grade 10 - Samantha Soyke and Saba Parveen

Grade 11 - Everett Swenson

Grade 12 - Genevieve Smith, Teddan Shaw, and Xavier Laverty

 

9) Now let’s focus on another form of art….Music. The STCS/Walsh music department would like to recognize the following students for their commitment to our growing band during a year where participation in school music programs was highly uncertain.

  • Percussionists - Christopher Forney (snare drum), Noah Kiel (snare drum), Ben Murphey (snare drum), Michael Saxon (snare drum)
  • Woodwinds - Anna Widger (alto saxophone), John Neeson (alto saxophone), Zoe Rickert (clarinet)
  • Brass - Maria Rickert (trumpet & trombone), Zachary Warters (trumpet)

Additionally we recognize Maria Rickert for her virtual participation in the Fillmore and West Seneca solo festivals, as well as for her growth as a young composer and arranger.

 

10) Here at Walsh/STCS, our Physical Education/Health program focuses not only on the physical skills involved with athletics, but also educating our students on how to be a team player and how they can participate in lifelong physical activities. Concepts like effort, sportsmanship, and creating a positive atmosphere for classmates are central to what we want our PE program to be about. The following students have showcased excellence in physical education and health:

Kindergarten - Alex Forney

Grade 1 - Eliana McCarty

Grade 2 - Carter Keesler

Grade 3 - Finley Budd

Grade 4 - Joseph Miller

Grade 5 - Allison Anastasia

Grade 6 - Amelia Miller

Grade 7/8 - Shaine Croker

Grade 9/10 -  Jon Przybyla and Payton Howard

 

11) Teachers were asked to honor one student in each grade who was a team player. Someone responsible, helpful, good problem solvers, and good listeners...The Most Valuable Player of each grade include:

Kindergarten: Alexander Forney 

Grade 1: James Gies

Grade 2: Anastasia Hundley and Caleb Miller

Grade 3: Nicholas Dove

Grade 4: Joseph Miller and Emily Warters

Grade 5: Hailey George

Grade 6: Elisabeth Snyder

Grade 7: Grace Kwagalakwe

Grade 8: Mychal Forney

Grade 9: Maria Rickert

Grade 10: Samantha Soyke

Grade 11: Everett Swenson

Grade 12: Genevieve Smith

 

12) Independent Minded awards…Teachers were asked to honor one student in each grade level who demonstrates “out of the box” thinking.  This student is someone who shares a unique vision of the world around them and displays leadership qualities that positively impact the school.

Kindergarten: Kevin Glowacki and Stella Bartz

Grade 1: Michael Carlson

Grade 2: Delanie Sturm

Grade 3: Finley Budd

Grade 4: Meghan Forney

Grade 5: Jourdin Clarke

Grade 6: Nolan Zink

Grade 7: Zachary Warters

Grade 8: Chloe Stanczykowski

Grade 9: Oliver Robbins-Martinelli and Dominik Thompson

Grade 10: Bobbi Kirkwood

Grade 11: Alexandria Hays

Grade 12: Teddan Shaw

 

Junior Scholarship Recipients

Everett Swenson is receiving the RIT Innovation and Creativity Award for his academic achievement and creativity. This scholarship has a value of $32,000 ($8,000/year)  toward tuition at RIT should he choose to attend.

Everett Swenson is also receiving the Xerox Information Technology Award for being a strong student who leads the way in new approaches to solving problems.  This scholarship has a value of $40,000 ($10,000/year). 

Additionally, Everett is receiving the St. Bonaventure University Bonnie Scholar Award for demonstrating leadership qualities and a desire to attend a college with a strong mission. This scholarship has a value of $80,000 ($20,000/year)

 

Abby Bailey is receiving the Clarkson University Leadership Award for demonstrating strong grades, test scores, and leadership qualities.  This scholarship has a value of $60,000 ($15,000/year).

Abby Bailey is also receiving the Alfred University Scholar Award for being outside of ordinary, helpful, and maintaining strong grades.  This scholarship has a value of $120,000 ($30,000/year). 

Additionally, Abby is receiving the St. Bonaventure University Bonnie Scholar Award for demonstrating leadership qualities and a desire to attend a college with a strong mission. This scholarship has a value of $80,000 ($20,000/year)

 

Catherine Przybyla is receiving the Clarkson University Achievement Award for outstanding academic achievement.  This scholarship has a value of $48,000 ($12,000/year).

Catherine is also receiving the Bausch and Lomb Science Award for high achievement and rigor in science classes and positive contributions to the school and within the larger community.  This award includes a scholarship for $40,000 ($10,000/year) to the University of Rochester.

Additionally, Catherine is receiving the St. Bonaventure University Bonnie Scholar Award for demonstrating leadership qualities and a desire to attend a college with a strong mission. This scholarship has a value of $80,000 ($20,000/year).

 

Noella Policastro is receiving the University of Rochester Frederick Douglass & Susan B. Anthony Award for demonstrated commitment to understanding and addressing social issues through leadership while demonstrating strong academics.  This scholarship has a value of $40,000 ($10,000/year).

Additionally, Noella is receiving the St. Bonaventure University Bonnie Scholar Award for demonstrating leadership qualities and a desire to attend a college with a strong mission. This scholarship has a value of $80,000 ($20,000/year).

 

Dominic Esposito is receiving the University of Rochester George Eastman Leadership Award for demonstrating strong leadership in school and in the community while maintaining high grades in challenging courses.  This scholarship has a value of $40,000 ($10,000/year).

Additionally, Dominic is receiving the St. Bonaventure University Bonnie Scholar Award for demonstrating leadership qualities and a desire to attend a college with a strong mission. This scholarship has a value of $80,000 ($20,000/year).

 

Senior Recognitions

  • Scholarships for Academic Excellence (Genevieve Smith, Max Garvin)

2 awards $1500 and $500 for academic achievement DOE

 

  • NHS Academic Excellence (Genevieve Smith)
  • NHS Distinguished Service (Max Garvin)
  • NHS Outstanding Member Award (Genevieve Smith

 

*Special Award*

In recognition of your dedication to the students, faculty, and staff of STCS/Walsh past and present and your passion for the success of our schools, we would like to thank you for your years of tireless work and commitment to the success of this great institution. It is with gratitude we present you with the “Once an Eagle, Always an Eagle” Award!!!

 

Mr. Manko

 

 

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