On Wednesday, Oct. 14, Mr. Rickert presented the Junior Awards by virtual streaming to members of the Class of 2021 who were denied the live presentation last June due to COVID-19. The stream can be viewed at this link: https://youtu.be/oUus3Mqbi-U
The award winners are listed below. Congratulations to the students and their families!
JUNIOR AWARDS CEREMONY
Wednesday, October 14, 2020
BAUSCH AND LOMB HONORARY SCIENCE AWARD is presented to a junior who throughout high school has achieved the most outstanding record in science subjects and has planned to make a career in science. Winners are eligible to compete for science scholarships at the University of Rochester.
Presented to Jacob Yanoff
BRANDEIS JUNIOR BOOK AWARD – is presented to a student in the top 10% of the junior class who demonstrates a commitment to civic engagement, community service, political activism, social justice, or volunteer work.
Presented to Grace Rohde
BRYN MAWR COLLEGE PRESIDENT’S BOOK AWARD, sponsored by Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania, is awarded to a young woman in the junior class who exhibits an intense intellectual commitment, a self-directed and purposeful vision of her life, and desire to make a meaningful contribution to the world.
Presented to Lucille E. Grossman
THE BUSINESS EDUCATION DEPARTMENT JUNIOR BOOK AWARD is presented to the junior business student who has met high standards of performance in his/her business education classes.
Presented to Alexandra Burgio
CLARKSON UNIVERSITY HIGH SCHOOL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD is presented to a member of the junior class in recognition of his or her academic achievement and outstanding leadership involvement in his or her school and community. Should this student apply, be accepted, and enroll at Clarkson University in Potsdam, New York, he or she will qualify for a tuition scholarship valuing up to $48,000 for four years.
Presented to Chase Steenburgh
CLARKSON UNIVERSITY HIGH SCHOOL LEADERSHIP AWARD is presented to a member of the junior class in recognition of his or her academic achievement and outstanding leadership involvement in his or her school and community. Should this student apply, be accepted, and enroll at Clarkson University in Potsdam, New York, he or she will qualify for a tuition scholarship valuing up to $60,000 for four years.
Presented to Joshua R. Cutting
FREDERICK DOUGLASS AND SUSAN B. ANTHONY AWARD IN HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES is designed to recognize and reward the academic achievements of an outstanding junior and to emphasize the importance of a broad educational background in preparing students for future careers.
Presented to Natalie G. Oliver
THE ELMIRA COLLEGE KEY AWARD is presented to junior students in recognition of high scholastic achievement, leadership, citizenship, and participation in extracurricular activities. This award carries a scholarship value of $20,000 per year for Key Award winners who choose to enroll at Elmira College.
Presented to Cadence C. Brennan and Tajea M. Eugene
THE GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY BOOK AWARD is presented to a junior who embodies the George Washington University drive and spirit, specifically with their academic excellence, leadership outside of the classroom, diversity of thought, and ability to put knowledge into action.
Presented to McKenna K. Kelleher
HARVARD BOOK AWARD is sponsored by Harvard University, a prestigious Ivy League school in Cambridge, Massachusetts. It is presented to a junior who “displays excellence in scholarship and high character, combined with achievement in other fields.” The winner of this award, through his or her intelligence and variety of achievement, exemplifies Harvard’s concern for excellence.
Presented to Ava Fallone
THE LE MOYNE COLLEGE HEIGHTS AWARD: is presented to a junior who will have achieved at least a 90 average in a regents, college preparatory, or honors curriculum; be ranked in the top ten percent of the class; and have scored a minimum of 50 on each of the three subsections on the PSAT. This award provides a Certificate of Recognition and an $13,750 annual scholarship to Le Moyne College in Syracuse, New York.
Presented to Erin M. O’Brien
MOUNT HOLYOKE COLLEGE BOOK AWARD is presented to a junior who has achieved an outstanding academic record and who has exhibited qualities of leadership and service in the school and/or community. The recipient of this award is honored with a specially chosen book related to Mount Holyoke, a certificate, and a book plate.
Presented to Dayeon Son
NEW YORK STATE CAPITAL DISTRICT SECTION OF THE SOCIETY OF WOMEN ENGINEERS presents a Certificate of Merit to two junior girls nominated by the math, science, and technology faculty and the administration of the high school on the basis of their achievements in math, science, and technology as well as their character and desire for a future career in engineering or math and science.
Presented to Harini Prabaharan and Dayeon Son
The Society of Women Engineers Outstanding Achievement Award is presented as an opt-in opportunity to recipients of the Society of Women Engineers Certificate of Merit. The winners of this competition receive a cash award of $500.00.
Presented to Dayeon Son
RENSSELAER MEDAL (RPI AWARD) is presented to a junior who has displayed outstanding achievement in mathematics and science. This $30,000 per year merit scholarship is guaranteed for four years for each medalist who applies, is accepted, and chooses to enroll at RPI.
Presented to Harini Prabaharan
THE ROCHESTER INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY COMPUTING MEDAL AND SCHOLARSHIP is presented to a junior who has achieved academic distinction, demonstrated leadership in school or community activities, and demonstrated excellence in the field of computing. The recipient is eligible for a $8,000 scholarship per year for four years to RIT if he or she is accepted to and enrolls full time at RIT in the fall following his or her high school graduation they also will have their application fee waved.
Presented to Kalin Kochnev and Christine J. Lee
THE ROCHESTER INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION & CREATIVITY AWARD PROGRAM is presented to a junior girl and boy who have achieved academic distinction, demonstrated leadership in school or community activities, and demonstrated innovative use of technology. Students selected to receive this award are eligible for a $8,000 scholarship per year for four years if they are accepted to and enroll full time at RIT in the fall immediately following their high school graduation they also will have their application fee waved.
Presented to Ethan R. Bechtel and Grace L. Lemelin
SMITH COLLEGE BOOK AWARD is presented to a junior in the top ten percent of the class who combines academic achievement with leadership and concern for others. In addition to receiving a book as a gift, the recipient of this award will have her application fee waived if she chooses to apply to Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts.
Presented to Emmy A. Shi
LAWRENCE UNIVERSITY BOOK AWARD is presented to a junior who has displayed a significant commitment to community service. In addition to receiving a book as a gift from St. Lawrence University, the recipient is eligible to receive a $1,000 merit scholarship per year for four years if he or she applies and is admitted to St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York.
Presented to William D. Karafanda
THE STUDENT SAGE RECOGNITION AWARD is presented to outstanding juniors who embody the Russell Sage College motto, “To Be, To Know, and To Do.” “To Be” because she “makes the classroom exciting for everyone else.” “To Know” because she is academically talented. “To Do” because she “puts her knowledge into action.” Qualifying nominees are guaranteed for a scholarship of up to $15,000 per year for a minimum of $60,000 toward tuition at Russell Sage College in Troy or Sage College of Albany. Final amount of scholarships to be determined by student’s application review and strength of application.
Presented to Eliana N. Klein
SWARTHMORE COLLEGE BOOK AWARD is presented to a junior in the top five percent of his or her class with strong intellectual curiosity, a passion for learning, and who has demonstrated significant service to school and community. This unique combination of characteristics represents the core values of the Swarthmore community.
Presented to Joshua J. Wang
THE WELLS COLLEGE 21st CENTURY LEADERSHIP AWARD represents the highest honor Wells College can bestow upon a high school junior who has demonstrated outstanding leadership qualities in his or her school and community. The recipients are eligible for a $40,000 Scholarship for Leaders for four years of study at Wells College in Aurora, New York.
Presented to Haley R. Neufeld