Walsh Jesuit honors Class of 2013 with awards
|Walsh Jesuit High School recognized stduents from the Class of 2013 with book and science awards. Shown above, from left, are: (front row) Sandra Yu, Katelyn Hissong, Mary Matusz, Renee Mirka, Melina Fabry and Christina Steiner; (middle row) Joseph Sinopoli, Cara Smith, Danielle Margheret, Kailey Gabriel and Allison Matia; and (back row) Nicholas Musgrave, Brendan Riley, Michel Petras, David Harvan, Gabriel Heydiner, Mark Vanzo and Andrew Svetina. Not pictured is Claire Bauer.|
|Photo courtesy of Walsh Jesuit High School|
Recipients and their awards included:
• Ivy League Book Awards, selected on the basis of excellence in scholarship, high character, leadership and superior achievement in other fields. The Harvard Book Award went to David Harvan; the Princeton Book Award went to Cara Smith; and the Yale Book Award was given to Claire Bauer.
• St. Michael’s College Book Award, given to one boy and one girl recognized for their achievements in academics and community service. The recipients are Allison Matia and Gabriel Heydiner.
Jesuit college and university awards
• The LeMoyne College award provides a certificate for renewable scholarship to LeMoyne College. The recipient, Melina Fabry, made significant contributions in leadership and service to the Walsh Jesuit community and community at large.
• The Fairfield University award candidate must have an excellent academic record, possess leadership qualities and participate in school and community activities. The recipient is Andrew Svetina.
• The Holy Cross Book Prize candidate must demonstrate exceptional academic achievement, concern for others and possesses a responsible attitude in all of his or her endeavors. The recipient is Mark Vanzo.
• The Marquette University award winning student must exemplify the Jesuit philosophy of “Men and Women for Others” through outstanding service to the school and community, have a strong GPA and participate in school activities. The recipient is Christina Steiner.
Ohio private college awards
• The Denison University award candidate must have a proven record of academic achievement, a commitment of service to the school and community and an interest in pursuing the study of English literature, creative writing or poetry at the college level. The recipient is Kailey Gabriel.
• The Kenyon College award is given to a member of the junior class who embodies the highest level of intellectual engagement, creativity and commitment to community that are central to the liberal arts and sciences. The recipient is Danielle Margheret.
Science and math awards
• The University of Rochester High School Awards Program recognizes four students chosen for their leadership and love of science. The awards and recipients include:
√ the Bausch & Lomb Honorary Science Award, with the recipient, Renee Mirka, eligible to apply to become a University of Rochester Bausch & Lomb Scholar;
√ the Xerox Award for Innovation and Information Technology, for a student who demonstrates a strong interest and has a high achievement in the classroom in innovation and/or information technology. The recipient is Brendan Riley;
√ the Frederick Douglass & Susan B. Anthony Award, for a student that demonstrates a commitment to understanding and addressing difficult social issues. The recipient is Mary Matusz; and
√ the George Eastman Young Leaders Award is presented to a student who shows strong leadership experience at school and in the community, excels in academics and is involved in extracurricular activities. The recipient is Joseph Sinopoli.
Other awards presented to students included:
• the Rensselaer Medal for Math and Science, to a student who displays outstanding achievement in mathematics and science and who demonstrates potential for success in a science or technologically-oriented profession. A merit scholarship is guaranteed for four years if the medalist chooses to attend Rensselaer. The recipient is Claire Bauer;
• the Cleveland Technical Society, with a student invited to attend a program at Cleveland Technical Society and who is recognized as an outstanding student in science and engineering. The recipient is Sandra Yu;
• U.S. Army Reserve, for recipients demonstrating outstanding athletic achievement while maintaining academic excellence. The recipients are Danielle Margheret and Nicholas Musgrave; and
• West Point, recognizing recipients’ achievements and personal character that exemplify the motto of the U.S. Military Academy: duty, honor and country. Recipients have strong academics and leadership because they possess high standards of integrity and personal discipline. The recipients are Katelyn Hissong and Michel Petras.
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