Juniors Book Awards Presented @ Honors Convocation

Each year it is a tradition in many high schools that the Alumni Associations of area colleges present outstanding juniors who excel in scholarship, leadership, and personal accomplishments with college and university awards. This year at Honors Convocation, Sacred Heart Academy recognized the following outstanding juniors with college and university awards based on the criteria of each college/university.


The Assumption College Book Award was presented to Julianna Milidandri. This award is presented to an outstanding junior who exemplifies the academic success, leadership qualities, and concern for others that Assumption College students are known for.
 
The College of the Holy Cross Book Award was presented to Ashley Plochocki. This award is presented to a junior who as demonstrated consistently demonstrated high academic achievement in a competitive class level and is an active participant in her school community. 
 
The Gettysburg College Book Award was presented to Alyssa Harduby. This award is presented to a junior who has distinguished herself in a very competitive program in American History and is an overall high achieving student.
 
The George Washington University Book Award was presented to Paige Gambardella. This award recognizes a junior who embodies the “GW” drive and spirit, academic excellence, leadership outside the classroom, diversity of thought, and ability to put knowledge into action.
 
The Harvard University Book Award was presented to Adalyn Schommer. This award is presented to a junior who excels in academics at the most competitive level and enjoys academic challenge, while developing a commitment of service to other, and has exemplary character.
 
The Mount Holyoke College Book Award was presented to Emma Romaniello. This award is presented to an outstanding junior in very rigorous courses who has shown service to her school and community volunteerism.
 
The Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Medal was presented to Maria Papademetris. Awarded by the science department, this medal is presented to a junior who has exemplary academic achievement and is motivated toward a career in science, engineering, and/or technology
 
The University of Rochester Xerox Innovator Award was presented to Allison Rozear. Awarded jointly by the Science, Computer and Math faculty, this award is presented to a junior who shows high motivation in innovation and information technology.
 
The University of Rochester Eastman Young Leader Award was presented to Christina Pienkos. This award is presented to a junior who exhibits strong leadership at school and in her community with the potential to continue these leadership qualities throughout her life.
 
The University of Rochester Frederick Douglass & Susan B. Anthony Humanities Award was presented to Oviereya Ekeh. This award is given to that junior who, in the opinion of the faculty in the English department, has shown outstanding and consistent high achievement in the humanities. 
 
The University of Rochester Bausch and Lomb Medal was presented to Adalyn Schommer. This award is presented to that junior, who in the opinion of the science department, has an outstanding overall academic record in science.
 
The Saint Anselm College Book Award was presented to Susan Hemingway. This award is presented to a junior who has earned high academic grades in a very competitive curriculum, has an awareness of social responsibility and possesses strong character.
                            
The Saint Michael’s College Book Award was presented ton Abbey Parente. This award recognizes an outstanding junior in academics, a member of National Honor Society, and a leader who demonstrates a sustained commitment to school and community activities.
 
The St. Lawrence University Book Award was awarded to Anne Mackey. This award recognizes a member of the junior class who has consistently demonstrated academic success while establishing themselves as an integral and committed member of our community.
 
The Smith College Book Award was presented to Jenna Kennedy. This award is presented to a high achieving junior who shows a serious commitment to academics and service to others.
 
The Trinity College Book Award was presented to Meaghan Cameron. This award recognizes a junior who has displayed outstanding academic achievement and strong potential for competitive college work.  
 
The Villanova University Book Award was presented to Sydney Walsh. This award is presented to a junior who has demonstrated academic excellence in a challenging curriculum, a commitment to serving and embodies a sense of school and community spirit.
 
The Wellesley College Book Award was presented to Rebekah Mosquito. This award is presented to a junior in high academic standing in a very rigorous course curriculum who shows outstanding potential for college and has made significant contributions to school and community.
 
The Worcester Polytechnic Institute Stem Leadership Book Award was presented to Brisa Mendoza. This award honors and recognizes high achieving women in their junior year who have an interest in a STEM field and a strong commitment to academics, along with a strong ability to collaborate, innovate, and problem solve.

The Yale University Book Award was presented to Maria Papademetris.This award is presented to a junior who exhibits a very high academic standing in a very challenging curriculum and has outstanding personal character and integrity and will be a serious candidate for a most competitive college. (The book will be presented in a ceremony at Yale in October.)
 
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