RHS Students in Grades 9-12 Receive Awards at End-Of-Year Academic Awards 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.

Jamie Rifenburgh

 

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.

Sofia Quon-Youle

 

THE AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY MONTGOMERY        POST #429 MOTIVATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP

To a graduating Senior in recognition of admirable grade improvement and outstanding work ethic.

Zachary Bocchino

  

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.

Meaghan Hassett

 

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.

Erin Behrens

 

2018 RENEE HARGRAVE/KIWANIS COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD

To a graduating Senior who has demonstrated an appreciation for the value of community service.

Grace Johnson

 

THE BARD COLLEGE HUMANITIES AWARD

To a college-bound Senior for outstanding academic achievement in the humanities.

Alexandria Lamprou

 

THE PTSO CAREER TECHNICAL AWARD

To the student who has completed their program with exceptional motivation and achievement.

Matthew Dupont

 

THE PTSO SPANISH AWARD

To the student with the highest average through the third quarter in Comprehensive Spanish Regents.

Sofia Quon-Youle

 

THE PTSO FRENCH AWARD

To the student with the highest average through the third quarter in Comprehensive French Regents.

Grace Ellis

 

THE PTSO OUTSTANDING EFFORT AWARD

Given to the student who demonstrates perseverance and determination in completing high school.

Joseph Comolli

 

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.

Danielle Miller 

 

THE PTSO OUTSTANDING ARTISTIC ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Given to a Senior student who has demonstrated consistent effort and ability

Lia Vaccarino

 

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.

Rachel Pietrow

 

THE METTA CALLAHAN SCHOLARSHIP

Sahara Williams

 

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.

Lia Vaccarino

 

MARIST COLLEGE MEDAL OF SCIENCE & HEALTH

Caroline Voorhis

 

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

Phoebe McWilliams-Moura

 

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.

Reid Hues

 

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

Grace Johnson

 

RHINEBECK TEACHERS ASSOCIATION AWARD

Carson Robinson

 

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.

Julia Schindler

 

NATIONAL BAND DIRECTOR’S AWARD

Awarded to a student who has consistently shown his or her dedication to the ensemble.

Grace Johnson

 

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.

Emma Kroll

 

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.

Gillian Kroll

 

THE ANDREW E. BENNETT MEMORIAL AWARD

To a Senior percussionist who is outgoing, loves music and cares for people.

Sahara Williams

 

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.

John Fleming

 

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.

Helen Fleming 

 

THE DONALD JUNCEAU MEMORIAL

To an outstanding Senior musician with college potential as measured by high school records, test scores and evidence of leadership.

Reagan Scattergood

 

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.

Grace Johnson

 

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.

Jamie Rifenburgh

 

THE NATHANIEL OXLEY MEMORIAL AWARD

Rewarded to a graduating student of singular character preferably with interest in music and running or other sport.

Kevin Lyons

 

THE RHINEBECK GRANGE #896 HOME ECONOMICS AWARD

Given to a Rhinebeck High School student who demonstrated the most interest and involvement in Home Economics.

Brittany Hasenflue

 

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.

Liad Elmelech

 

THE RHINEBECK GRANGE # 896 CHEMISTRY AWARD

Given to the student with the highest average through

the third quarter in Regents Chemistry.

Colin Murray

 

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 participationZachary Bocchino, Alejandro Garces,

Grace Johnson, Isabel Baretto, Caleb Stone, Cecelia Chiappini, Sahara Williams

For 4 or more years of participation PitJohn Fleming, Gillian Kroll

For 3 years of participationMadelyn Crews, Adelina Romero, Leila Ransome, Isaac Jeffreys, Jamie Rifenburgh

For 2 years of participationDanika Jackson

For 2 years PitEmma Kroll

Exchange StudentMoureen 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.

Grace Ellis

 

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.

Phoebe McWilliams-Moura

 

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.

Kyle Veith

 

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.

Sofia Quon–Youle

 

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.

Sahara Williams

 

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.

Logan McDonagh

 

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.

Oliver Dorfner

 

THE UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER GEORGE EASTMAN YOUNG LEADERS AWARD

To a student with a strong leadership and academic achievement and extra- curricular involvement.

Cameron Cantine

 

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.

Reagan Schweppe

 

RENSSELAER MEDAL

To a Junior for outstanding achievement in Mathematics and Science.

Jack Dykeman

 

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.

Elizabeth Rosenzweig

 

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.

Stephanie Lozada

 

RHINEBECK LIONS CLUB

To a graduating senior pursuing a program with emphasis on sight, hearing, or other health-related fields.

Casey Schulkind

 

WAPPINGERS CONGRESS OF TEACHERS RALPH & JANET CAPASSO SCHOLARSHIP

The Wappingers Congress of Teachers is proud to present the Ralph & Janet Capasso Scholarship.

Sierra Dahl

 

JEWISH FEDERATION OF ULSTER COUNTY

To a senior whose acts or deeds have made a significant contribution to his/her school and community.

Lyle Schwartz

 

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.

Alejandro Garces

 

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.

Zachary Bocchino

 

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.

Casey Schulkind

 

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!

Moureen Haider

 

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.

Sarah Cotter

 

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.

Daniel Wilde

IAEI ADIRONDACK HUDSON CHAPTER

Brandon Schnapp

 

The following student will inducted into the NATIONAL TECHNICAL HONOR SOCIETY on May 30th:

Andrew Holsopple

 

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

Talia Goldman

 

RHINBECK ROTARY TO VALEDICTORIAN

Rachel Pietrow







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