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Horace Greeley High School Juniors Recognized For Achievements

HGHS Junior Mary Chen receives achievement award. Photo Credit: David Hayes
Photo Credit: David Hayes

CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. -- This year’s Horace Greeley High School Junior Recognition Ceremony took place on May 28th at 3:30pm in the HGHS auditorium. The ceremony was an opportunity to formally acknowledge members of the Class of 2014 for their outstanding commitment and accomplishments in the areas of academics, athletics, and service to school, and service to the larger community.


R.I.T. COMPUTING MEDAL & SCHOLARSHIP AWARD Awarded to a junior who ranks in the top 10% of the junior class. The recipient is involved as a leader in their school and/or community, demonstrates an interest and ability in computing, and is pursuing a rigorous college preparatory curriculum. William Jagels


ENGLISH CITIZENSHIP AWARD Awarded to a junior who demonstrates excellence in English, as well as takes part in English-related activities. This student represents qualities of character, citizenship and academic achievement. Elizabeth Pott   OBERLIN COLLEGE BOOK AWARD Awarded to the junior with the highest academic standing in English. Julia Desmarais PERFORMING ARTS NEW YORK STATE SCHOOL MUSIC ASSOCIATION AWARD All State – Orchestra Each year, thousands of junior and senior musicians from New York State audition at the New York State School Music Association Evaluation Festival. The top scoring high school musicians are chosen to perform in the All-State Band, Orchestra, Chorus and Jazz Band. The Performing Arts Department is honored to recognize students from Horace Greeley who have been selected for these ensembles. Mary Chen FOREIGN LANGUAGE AMERICAN CLASSICAL LEAGUE MAUREEN O’DONNELL AWARD Awarded to students that earn four consecutive gold medals on the National Latin Exam Emma Benack Katherine Rosenberg SCIENCE BAUSCH AND LOMB HONORARY SCIENCE AWARD Awarded to the junior who exhibits outstanding achievement in science and has a genuine interest in pursuing the sciences in college. This person has earned the respect and admiration of those who have had the opportunity to teach him/her. Angela Sun RENSSELAER MEDAL AWARD Awarded to the junior who distinguishes himself/herself as an outstanding academic achiever who teachers love to teach. He/she always displays a positive attitude toward learning, has been a great resource for classmates and shows great promise in science.   Alan Zhang SOCIAL STUDIES

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY BOOK AWARD Awarded to a junior who achieves a record of academic excellence and a high degree of both interest and promise in the field of Social Studies. Katherine Rosenberg

COMMUNITY AWARDS CLASS ADVISORS’ AWARD This award acknowledges students whom the class advisors recognize as having contributed in a significant way to their class. Melissa Ardizzone Jordan Rosenthal

CLASS PRINCIPAL’S AWARD This award recognizes two students with outstanding character, and whose tireless leadership makes a positive difference to the class and the greater school community. Aaron Kohn Christina Valkenberg

FRIENDS OF CHAPPAQUA LIBRARY - YOUNG WRITERS AWARD Given by The Chappaqua Library in recognition of student excellence in writing poetry and essays. HS Fiction 1st Place – Rachel Neuburger HS Non-Fiction 3rd Place – Carly Stern HS Non-Fiction Honorable Mention – Alexander Kaufman HS Poetry 3rd Place – Amber Goodman HS Poetry Honorable Mention – Elizabeth Dee RENAISSANCE E.M.S. AWARD This award recognizes the dedication, selflessness, efforts and achievements of student volunteers who tutor elementary, middle school and high school students in the Bronx throughout the school year. Corey Brennan Emily Corbin Danielle Kliger Rachel Levine Elizabeth Pott Amy Rasmus Adam Shimer David Shimer AAA DRIVER’S AWARD Given by AAA New York to a student enrolled in Driver’s Education who has demonstrated outstanding driving skills, knowledge of the rules of the road, and a mature attitude and approach to driving. Rachel Levine

SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY PROJECT ADVANCE This award recognizes students who have completed Syracuse University courses taught at Horace Greeley High School through Project Advance. These students have earned college credits from Syracuse University for courses taken while attending Greeley. Amelia Abemayor Hannah Beilenson Dustin Braham Serafino Bueti Fayzan Chaudhry Elizabeth Dee Liora Fishman Olivia Friedman Amber Goodman Isabel Greenberg Samantha Klein Andrew Lafortezza Rachel Lieberman Alexander Martinez MaryClare McDonough Rachel Mulholland Natalie Odrich Sophia Poster Lee Ritchie Paige Schoenberg Samantha Urban

ACADEMIC/SPORTS/SERVICE RECOGNITION  Awarded to students for their outstanding commitment and dedication in the areas of academics, athletics and service to school and the larger community. Jacob Altman Melissa Ardizzone Cayla Berkowitz Jordan Chow Beatrice Colaizzi Franz-Hadrian Dervis Pamela Divack Jason Elbaum Noah Elkhateeb Chloe Fein Leah Gerber Gabrielle Greenberg Ashley Grund William Jagels Zachary Jayson Alexander Kaufman Tetsuya Kawakita Jenna Kirschenbaum Jack Meyer Chloe Morris Ryan Mosca Dhara Nayyar Cavin Park Elaine Park Mrinalini Samanta Paige Schoenberg David Shimer Olivia Statman Carly Stern Jack Strougo Angela Sun Joshua Turner Olivia Wangeman Rachel Woolf

The following College Book Awards are given to juniors in honor of outstanding achievement in some aspect of school life, and in recognition of each student's potential for future contributions to his/her school and community. BRYN MAWR COLLEGE  Recognizes a female student who demonstrates an intense intellectual commitment, a self-directed and purposeful vision of her life, and a desire to make a meaningful contribution to the world. Sarah Jane Weill CORNELL UNIVERSITY Recognizes the student who has achieved general academic excellence. The recipient will also have demonstrated an above-average involvement in extracurricular activities as well as a meaningful participation in community service. Calvin Park

DARTMOUTH COLLEGE Recognizes a student with outstanding academic achievement and high moral character, and makes a positive impact on the school community while excelling in at least one non-academic area. Rachel Mulholland HARVARD UNIVERSITY Recognizes a student who displays excellence in scholarship and high character combined with achievement in other fields. David Shimer

KENYON COLLEGE Recognizes a student who embodies the highest level of intellectual engagement, creativity and commitment to community central to the liberal arts and sciences. Jenna Kirschenbaum MT. HOLYOKE COLLEGE Recognizes a female student who excels in science. Chloe Salzman   PRINCETON UNIVERSITY Recognizes a student who is at the top of the class academically and demonstrates both intellectual leadership and strong character. This student also best exemplifies the spirit behind Princeton’s motto, “In the Nation’s service, in the service of all nations.” The top student who, in addition to academic excellence and integrity, displays a spirit of service in the school community, the larger community, or the world at large. Jack Strougo

SAINT ANSELM COLLEGE Recognizes a student who demonstrates academic success and exceptional leadership qualities in the area of civic engagement. The student should embody the values inherent in St. Anselm’s Benedictine tradition, which consists of Community, Hospitality, Service, Moderation, Respect for Others, and Humility. MaryClare McDonough   SAINT LAWRENCE UNIVERSITY Recognizes a student who displays a significant commitment to community service. Jacob Altman SAINT MICHAEL’S COLLEGE Recognizes one female and one male student-- must be a member of the National Honor Society (or equivalent honors organization) and also demonstrate a sustained and sincere commitment to community service activities through their high school or organizations within local community.   Emma Benack   Kevin Haggerty SMITH COLLEGE  Recognizes a female student who combines academic excellence with participation in extracurricular activities or a commitment to community service--an educated individual who enthusiastically contributes to society. Hannah Dunn UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA Recognizes a student enrolled in a vigorous academic program who demonstrates high personal and academic integrity, and is highly respected by peers and faculty. This student must be a leader in one or more of the following: student government, music, drama, athletics, journalism, community service. Sasha Byck WELLESLEY COLLEGE Recognizes a female student whose academic record and character are exceptional, and also makes significant personal contributions to her school and/or community. Alyssa Ashley   WILLIAMS COLLEGE Recognizes a student who demonstrates intellectual leadership and makes a significant contribution to the extracurricular life of the school. Beatrice Colaizzi YALE UNIVERSITY Recognizes a student with outstanding character and intellectual promise. Sydney Marks

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