RHS Students in Grades 9-12 Receive Awards at June 4, 2018 Honors Assembly Program
RHS Students in Grades 9-12 Receive Awards at June 4, 2018 Honors Assembly Program:
THE AMERICAN LEGION, POST #429 AWARD, GIVEN IN MEMORY OF GORDON H. COTTING
To a Senior in recognition of scholarship, leadership, courage, service and honor.
THE EMPIRE BOYS STATE AWARD
The America Legion, Post #429 sponsors this award to a Junior boy who possesses outstanding qualities of leadership, patriotism, scholarship, and maturity for a one-week seminar in governmental processes at work.
Kristopher O’Brien, James Hicks, Axel Lucas Garcia
THE EMPIRE GIRLS STATE AWARD
The America Legion, Post #429 sponsors this award to a Junior girl who possesses outstanding qualities of leadership, patriotism, scholarship, and maturity for a one-week seminar in governmental processes at work.
THE AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY MONTGOMERY POST #429 MOTIVATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP
To a graduating Senior in recognition of admirable grade improvement and outstanding work ethic.
THE SONS OF THE AMERICAN LEGION POST #429 SCHOLARSHIP
The recipient of this award was selected based on a review of a written biography with the emphasis on community involvement, volunteerism and future goals.
CLAUDIO CARES SCHOLARSHIP
Presented by the Claudio Cares Foundation. It seeks those students that embody the spirit of Claudio Coppola, searching for young people who have leadership, selflessness, athletic, artistic and academic qualities.
2018 RENEE HARGRAVE/KIWANIS COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD
To a graduating Senior who has demonstrated an appreciation for the value of community service.
THE BARD COLLEGE HUMANITIES AWARD
To a college-bound Senior for outstanding academic achievement in the humanities.
THE PTSO CAREER TECHNICAL AWARD
To the student who has completed their program with exceptional motivation and achievement.
THE PTSO SPANISH AWARD
To the student with the highest average through the third quarter in Comprehensive Spanish Regents.
THE PTSO FRENCH AWARD
To the student with the highest average through the third quarter in Comprehensive French Regents.
THE PTSO OUTSTANDING EFFORT AWARD
Given to the student who demonstrates perseverance and determination in completing high school.
THE PTSO BARBARA ANGELL MEMORIAL AWARD
To a graduating student who displays consistent continuing effort in his/her work and who worked with a positive attitude to the best of his/her ability.
THE PTSO OUTSTANDING ARTISTIC ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Given to a Senior student who has demonstrated consistent effort and ability
THE SHEILA KOSSEFF MEMORIAL AWARD
Given to a promising student participating in the Rhinebeck High School Music Department to further his/her musical education.
Jacob Bancroft, Oliver Salchert
RHINEBECK ROTARY SCHOLARSHIP
Scott Oatkin, Jamie Rifenburgh
ROTARY YOUTH LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP
To sophomores who have shown leadership in their home, school and community. Students will attend a five-day leadership conference.
Helen Fleming, Jed Hammoud, Oliver Salchert
THE RHINEBECK ALUMNI AWARD
To a Senior boy and girl showing the most improvement in scholarship and citizenship in their school years.
Alexander Pietras, Madeline Holmes Hunter
RHINEBECK ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIP
Adelina Romero, Sierra Dahl, Stephanie Cassens, Casey Schulkind
RHINEBECK B.O.E. AWARD IN MEMORY OF BARBARA ANGELL
To a Senior who demonstrates excellence in school citizenship.
THE METTA CALLAHAN SCHOLARSHIP
CULTURECONNECT AWARD IN MEMORY OF METTA CALLAHAN
Iridian Lucas Garcia, Adelina Romero, Casey Schulkind
RHINEBECK COMMUNITY SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Lyle Schwartz, Lia Vaccarino, Joshua Smith,
Adelina Romero, John Fleming, Jamie Rifenburg,
Rachel Pietrow, Talia Goldman, Casey Schulkind,
Samantha McClenahan, James Beeler, Leila Ransome,
Stephanie Cassens, Grace Johnson
HUDSON RIVER HERITAGE ANNUAL FOUNDERS SCHOLARSHIP
To a student who shows an interest in the study of history and related fields of architectural examination and preservation and has demonstrated this interest through participation in related activities.
MARIST COLLEGE MEDAL OF SCIENCE & HEALTH
RYAN D. BURGER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP ‘Ryan’s Rainbow’
Ryan D. Burger was a 2003 graduate of Rhinebeck High School. He was always known for his big smile and welcoming, positive nature. Ryan loved school and music. He was the first student to attend Rhinebeck Central School and graduate with a disability that limited his mobility. Ryan was an awesome big brother that took pride in helping his brothers become successful. He volunteered for years at Vassar Hospital and loved the public interaction. The Ryan D. Burger Scholarship is awarded to a Senior who has overcome challenges with kindness, compassion, generosity of spirit and admirable determination.
Joseph Comolli, Arianna Brown
ANDY & IRENE MELZER MOTIVATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP
RHINEBECK REFORMED CHURCH BEEKMAN-LIVINGSTON-PEREZ SCHOLARSHIP
Awarded to two Seniors pursuing a post-secondary education or training program who have a commitment to community, democratic principles and social justice in conjunction with demonstrating tolerance, inclusiveness and diversity.
Alexandria Lamprou, Stephanie Cassens
RHINEBECK SOCCER LEAGUE BRUCE WASHBURN SCHOLARSHIP
This award is presented to a student who has achieved a high level of academic success and is pursuing a career in health care and wellness.
Kevin Lyons, Stephanie Cassens
STEVEN M. MELLEY LAW STUDIES AWARD
Awarded to a student who aspires to a career in Law or law-related studies.
RHINEBECK AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Each year the Rhinebeck Area Chamber of Commerce award is given to deserving students who are going to pursue a business-related field of study. The recipients have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement, gone above-and-beyond their community service requirement, supplied glowing recommendations, as well as a written essay.
Scott Oatkin, Adelina Romero
RHINEBECK TEACHERS ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP
RHINEBECK TEACHERS ASSOCIATION AWARD
BRIAN BUTLER & JACK HAUPIN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Given in memory of Brian Butler & Jack Haupin who are remembered for their excellent work ethic and teamwork, their sense of humor and congeniality, and their concern for others. Julia will be taking a Gap Year and interning for General Electric in their corporate event planning department.
NATIONAL BAND DIRECTOR’S AWARD
Awarded to a student who has consistently shown his or her dedication to the ensemble.
LOUIS ARMSTRONG JAZZ AWARD
This award was inaugurated in 1974 with the consent of his widow shortly after this great jazz artist died in 1971. It honors the outstanding jazz musician at each high school.
JOHN PHILIP SOUSA AWARD
To a Senior for superior musicianship and outstanding dedication. It was created with the approval of Helen Sousa Albert & Priscilla Sousa, daughters of the famous composer and bandmaster. The recipient’s name will be added the national registry of John Philip Sousa Award winners.
THE ANDREW E. BENNETT MEMORIAL AWARD
To a Senior percussionist who is outgoing, loves music and cares for people.
NYSBDA SYMPOSIUM HONOR BAND
This student was selected by the New York State Band Directors Assoc. to perform as a member of the 2018 NYSBDA Symposium Honor Band.
NYSBDA: MOST IMPROVED MUSICIAN
In recognition of superior advancement in instrumental music during the past school year, and for modeling the high qualities of perseverance, dedication, cooperation, loyalty, and leadership that an excellent band program requires.
David Feeney, Owen Dentico
NYSBDA: OUTSTANDING MUSICIAN
In recognition of superior advancement & musicianship in instrumental music, and for modeling the high qualities of perseverance, dedication, cooperation, loyalty, and leadership that an excellent band program requires.
Cole Dixon, Marian Decker, Renee Jones
SEMPER FIDELIS AWARD
In recognition of diligence, dedication and musical excellence as a performing high school band person and soloist.
THE DONALD JUNCEAU MEMORIAL
To an outstanding Senior musician with college potential as measured by high school records, test scores and evidence of leadership.
THE NATIONAL CHORAL DIRECTOR’S AWARD
Given to the outstanding Senior who has shown the most service and dedication to the success of the Music Department.
THE NATIONAL SCHOOL CHORAL AWARD
Given to a student in recognition of outstanding service, musicianship and responsibility in the Choral program.
Joshua Smith, Carson Robinson
THE ORPHEUS AWARD
Awarded to senior choir member who represents the highest caliber of musicianship, artistry, enthusiasm and dedication. Named after the epic figure in Greek mythology, Orpheus was considered to be the greatest musician and poet and his music was so beautiful that it could charm any creature or beast and even inanimate objects.
THE NATHANIEL OXLEY MEMORIAL AWARD
Rewarded to a graduating student of singular character preferably with interest in music and running or other sport.
THE RHINEBECK GRANGE #896 HOME ECONOMICS AWARD
Given to a Rhinebeck High School student who demonstrated the most interest and involvement in Home Economics.
THE RHINEBECK GRANGE #896 TECHNOLOGY AWARD
To a student of grade 9, 10, 11 or 12 who demonstrated the
most interest and involvement in Technology.
THE RHINEBECK GRANGE # 896 CHEMISTRY AWARD
Given to the student with the highest average through
the third quarter in Regents Chemistry.
THE DRAMA CLUB AWARD
The Drama Club Award is presented to those students who participated in the Spring Musical program for all four years of high school.
For 4 or more years of participation– Zachary Bocchino, Alejandro Garces,
Grace Johnson, Isabel Baretto, Caleb Stone, Cecelia Chiappini, Sahara Williams
For 4 or more years of participation Pit—John Fleming, Gillian Kroll
For 3 years of participation—Madelyn Crews, Adelina Romero, Leila Ransome, Isaac Jeffreys, Jamie Rifenburgh
For 2 years of participation—Danika Jackson
For 2 years Pit—Emma Kroll
Exchange Student—Moureen Haider
FOUR YEAR ART SEQUENCE
Martin Clarke, Austin Audette, Isabel Barreto,
Caleb Stone, Lia Vaccarino, Morgan Zolko
THE LADIES AUXILLIARY OF RHINECLIFF FIRE DEPARTMENT
Erin Behrens—In memory of Charter Member Mary Denu
Lia Vaccarino –In memory of Gladys Mary Lutz Kullman
MRS. DONALD J. CLOSS MEMORIAL AWARD
Awarded for excellence in the Sophmore year.
RCSD ADMINISTRATOR’S SCHOLARSHIP
This award is presented to a graduating Senior who is pursuing higher education and who has demonstrated excellence in citizenship, school service and academics.
THE RHINEBECK HIGH SCHOOL CITIZENSHIP AWARD
To a Senior boy and girl showing outstanding leadership, Americanism, citizenship, appreciation, perseverance, stability, resourcefulness, and a sense of honor.
Matthew Dampf, Stephanie Cassens
WELLS COLLEGE 21st CENTURY LEADERSHIP AWARD
Each year, a distinguished group of students are recognized by Wells College for their leadership ability, community involvement, and academic excellence. The 21st Century Leadership Award Program is designed to honor students who embody the spirit, integrity, and intellectual qualities of strong leaders.
Amy Hanson, Emily Miller
ROCHESTER INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY COMPUTING MEDAL SCHOLARSHIP
To students pursuing a rigorous college preparatory program who have demonstrated interest and ability in computing.
James Ayton, Olivia Fajardo
ROCHESTER INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION & CREATIVITY SCHOLARSHIP
To students pursuing a rigorous college preparatory program who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in innovation and creativity.
Liam Szwed, Daisy Gadsby
THE CLARKSON LEADERSHIP AWARD
Given to a Junior in the top 15% of the class who has demonstrated leadership and is recognized by the faculty and students as being a positive contributor to their school.
THE CLARKSON ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
To a Junior in the top 15% of the class who has demonstrated achievement and is recognized by the faculty and students as being a positive contributor to their school.
THE SAINT MICHAEL’S COLLEGE BOOK ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT WITH A SOCIAL CONSCIENCE AWARD
This award recognizes outstanding students who demonstrate a commitment to volunteerism and leadership in his/her community endeavors.
Liam Szwed, Natalia De Zubiaurre
NEW YORK STATE COMPTROLLER ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Presented each year to a student who has excelled academically and has also shown leadership potential by volunteering his/her time to service the school or community. Comptroller DiNapoli sends his sincere congratulations.
2018 NYS TRIPLE C AWARD
The New York State Comptroller’s Achievement Award is presented each year to a student (s) who has excelled academically and has also shown leadership potential by volunteering his/her time to serve the school or community. Comptroller DiNapoli sends his sincere congratulations and best wishes to the graduating class of 2018.
Matthew Dampf, Sierra Dahl
NATIONAL SCHOOL DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL AWARD FOR ACADEMIC GROWTH AND STUDENT LEADERSHIP IN LEARNING
Awarded to Juniors and/or Seniors who have consistently pursued a high level of academic effort and served as positive role models for the student body. Recipients of this award exemplify admirable character and accomplishment.
James Hicks, Gillian Kroll
THE UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER BAUSCH & LOMB HONORARY SCIENCE AWARD
To a Junior for outstanding achievement and exceptional promise in the sciences.
THE UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER XEROX AWARD FOR INNOVATION AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
To a student who has demonstrated a strong interest in innovation and information technology.
THE UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER GEORGE EASTMAN YOUNG LEADERS AWARD
To a student with a strong leadership and academic achievement and extra- curricular involvement.
THE UNIV. OF ROCHESTER FREDERICK DOUGLAS & SUSAN B. ANTHONY AWARD IN HUMANITIES & SOCIAL SCIENCES
To a student who has demonstrated commitment to understanding and addressing difficult social issues along with leadership and dedication to community action.
To a Junior for outstanding achievement in Mathematics and Science.
M&T BANK AWARD
To a Senior who has demonstrated a strong work ethic and achieved a high level of academic success.
Sabrina Van Voorhis
JOHN A. SMITHERS MEMORIAL ENGINEERING AWARD
To the Senior with the best four-year record in Mathematics and entering an accredited school of engineering.
STUDENT SAGE AWARD
Presented to two outstanding Juniors to recognize the characteristics of academic excellence and community involvement that have defined Sage studentsfor nearly a century.
Emily Erlanger, Madison Jenkins
2019 NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM COMMENDED STUDENTS
James Ayton, Daisy Gadsby, Logan McDonagh, Sofia Quon-Youle, Caroline Voorhis
NATIONAL HISPANIC RECOGNITION PROGRAM
Awarded to the top 2.5% Hispanic and Latino test-takers of the PSAT/NMSQT.
Olivia Fajardo, Sofia Quon-Youle
RHINEBECK AARP AWARD
To a graduating senior pursuing an education in the medical or nursing field.
RHINEBECK LIONS CLUB
To a graduating senior pursuing a program with emphasis on sight, hearing, or other health-related fields.
WAPPINGERS CONGRESS OF TEACHERS RALPH & JANET CAPASSO SCHOLARSHIP
The Wappingers Congress of Teachers is proud to present the Ralph & Janet Capasso Scholarship.
JEWISH FEDERATION OF ULSTER COUNTY
To a senior whose acts or deeds have made a significant contribution to his/her school and community.
THE ELMIRA COLLEGE KEY
Awarded to outstanding students in the top 10% of the Junior Class who have demonstrated school and community leadership in major activities.
Emma Clegg, Gabriella Rich
DUTCHESS COUNTY HONOR STUDENT
These students were honored at the first Honor Student Recognition Breakfast for all fourteen Dutchess County School districts on May 23, 2018.
Sierra Dahl, Daniel Wilde
2018 SERIES SCHOLARSHIP FOR ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE
Awarded from the State Education Department based on excellence in performance on Regents examinations.
Talia Goldman, John Fleming, Rachel Pietrow, Scott Oatkin
RHINEBECK SCHOOL RETIREES SCHOLARSHIP
Awarded to deserving students who will be continuing their education.
Danika Jackson, Chloe Dixon
MARIE KENNEY SCHOLARSHIP
Awarded to a student with an admirable work ethic pursuing higher education in a vocational field.
RHINEBECK HIGH SCHOOL CHARACTER, COMMITMENT & COMMUNITY SERVICE SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship is awarded by Lili and Jim Warnot to a hard-working student who has exemplified generosity of spirit to his fellow students and community and who also demonstrated perseverance through a strong work ethic leading to their academic success.
ROSE & KIERNAN, INC. SCHOLARSHIP
Presented to a student who has achieved a high level of academic success and is pursuing a career in health care and wellness.
2018 EXCHANGE STUDENT
Moureen Haider is from Dhaka, Bangladesh and is completing her studies at Rhinebeck with the AFS hosted Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange Program. Moureen has been actively involved with both academic and extra-curricular activities throughout the school year. She has been a vibrant part of our school community and will be missed. We look forward to welcoming her back soon!
STUDENT DIPLOMACY CORPS SUMMER 2018
To Milo, Addie and Nora: Congratulations to three outstanding students. Competing with over a thousand applicants nationwide, Milo, Nora and Addie were amongst a select group of 165 students chosen as Summer 2018 Student Diplomats. Milo’s creativity, curiosity and interest in connecting his love of art and architecture with an international experience exploring the Venetian Empire in Italy stood out in the application process. Nora’s fearless drive to embrace new languages and cultures will prepare her well for her exploration of Spanish culture through national identity, music and dance as she explores Picasso y Flamenco across the Iberian Peninsula. Addie’s love of French language, kindness and thoughtful inclusive communication skills will serve her well as she explores French language and culture in the Student Diplomacy Corps’ A Moveable Feast program as she works with top chefs at Lyon’s Paul Bocuse Institute, works on an organic farm, and explores the arrondissements of Paris.
Nora Shanahan, Adelina Tumolo, Milo Kosofsky
DCCA ACHIEVER AWARD
Awarded to students who have demonstrated determination, resilience, and motivation in achieving their educational goals.
Danielle Miller, Sabrina Van Voorhis
FIREFIGHTER MICHAEL L. BOCCHINO MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Established by the Lavender family of Rhinebeck, NY. Its purpose is to honor Firefighter Michael Bocchino, who was killed in the line of duty on September 11, 2001. Michael was a beloved brother and uncle to members of the Lavender family. Two generations of Lavender’s have been involved in the arts in Rhinebeck for the past decade. Michael’s memory lives on in everything that they create. For this reason, a Senior who is pursuing a career in the arts, who is the son or daughter of someone serving our community whether in the armed forces, government or educational sectors is selected.
These students were recognized at the CTI Honor Society and Awards ceremony held on May 24th:
RHINEBECK GRANGE P of H 896
Daniel Wilde, Sabrina Van Voorhis
WEST CLINTON VOLUNTEER FIRE CO., INC.
IAEI ADIRONDACK HUDSON CHAPTER
The following student will inducted into the NATIONAL TECHNICAL HONOR SOCIETY on May 30th:
PRESIDENTIAL AWARD FOR EDUCATIONAL EXCELLENCE
Recognizes an exemplary high school academic record.
Rachel Pietrow, Talia Goldman, Casey Schulkind, Stephanie Cassens, Alexandria Lamprou, Scott Oatkin,
Brooke Platt, Lyle Schwartz, Leila Ransome, Firas Cheema, Isaac Neustadt, Anna Booz,
Mia Grace Naglieri, Lauren Platt
PRESIDENTIAL AWARD FOR EDUCATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT
Recognizes students that show outstanding educational growth and commitment.
Kellie Lasher, Danielle Miller, Julia Schindler, Alexandra Dorrer, Jackson Strong, Reagan Scattergood, Daniel Wilde, Morgan Weingaertner, Austin Audette, Iridian Lucas Garcia, Matt Denatale
RHINEBECK ROTARY TO SALUTATORIAN
RHINBECK ROTARY TO VALEDICTORIAN