MIDDLE SCHOOL SPECIAL RECOGNITION AND ACHIEVEMENT
The American Mathematics Competition Award
This award is given to the student who scored the highest on the AMC 8 Test, part of the series of exams leading to the International Math Olympiad. The following eighth grade student was honored:
• Neal Hammond
MIDDLE SCHOOL SUBJECT AWARDS
Recommended by the teachers of each discipline, these awards are presented to an eighth grade girl and boy who not only excelled academically, but have also exhibited a love and dedication for the subject throughout their middle school years. The following Subject Awards were presented:
Art: Alex May and Elizabeth Tamura
Band: Nick Rodriguez and Erika Casanova
Chorus: Marcos Salgado and Meghan Malone
Strings: William Zeimetz and Isabel Poinsette
Theatre: Max Weaver and Margaret Coburn
History: Russell Warren and Juliana Moore
Literature: Joshua Barrow and Isabel Poinsette
Mathematics: Joshua Barrow and Rachel Girvin
Science: Spencer Marchant and Julia VanPutte
Theology: Joshua Barrow and Sophia Gomez
HIGH SCHOOL SPECIAL RECOGNITION AND ACHIEVEMENT
The American Mathematics Competition Award
These awards are given to the students who take the AMC 10 and AMC 12, part of the series of exams leading to the International Math Olympiad. These tests are given nationally every year on the second Tuesday of February. Pins are given to the winners of each contest in their high school, and certificates are given to students who achieve a score of 90 or better. The following students were recognized:
• AMC 10: Joseph Boen
• AMC 12: David Lewis
The National French Exam
Le Grand Concours, or the National French Contest, is a sixty-minute national examination, sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of French. Its purpose is to stimulate further interest in the learning of French and to identify and reward achievement on the part of both students and teachers. Several SJCS students were recognized for outstanding achievement in the state of South Carolina and in the nation:
- Congratulations to Luke Cunniffe, Emily Garceau, Elizabeth Harris, Katie Hudak, Caroline Lovett, Isabelle McDaniel, and Sophia Shinas.
The National Latin Exam
St. Joseph’s Latin students joined with students from all fifty states and eight foreign countries in participating in the National Latin Exam. The philosophy of the National Latin Exam is predicated on providing every Latin student the opportunity to experience a sense of personal accomplishment and success in his or her study of the Latin language and culture. All students who score above the national average are recognized by the National Latin Exam Committee with certificates. For those receiving Maxima Cum Laude and Summa Cum Laude certificates, the committee awards silver and gold medals, respectively. The following SJCS students were recognized:
- Congratulations to Andrew Armstrong, Sami Miller, Dominic Mosley, and Francesca Strathern.
The National Spanish Exam
Sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, this test is administered to over 90,000 students each year in middle schools and high schools across the country. It is a proficiency-based test of reading comprehension and listening comprehension, designed as a motivational contest and extracurricular activity. The contest is for student members of the Association and its chapters. Several students were recognized for outstanding achievement in the state of South Carolina.
- Congratulations to Anthony Alber, Anthony Cinquemani, Antonia Gacha, and Drew Lyons.
The National Merit Scholarship Program
The National Merit Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships that began in 1955. High school students enter the National Merit Program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT)—a test which serves as an initial screen of approximately 1.5 million entrants each year—and by meeting published program entry/participation requirements.
National Merit Finalists
National Merit Finalists rank in the top one percent of the nation’s high school students. Individuals recognized with this honor have demonstrated, through their distinguished performance, high potential for future academic accomplishment.
• Congratulations to Jack Mobley
National Commended Students
About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation were recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Commended Students placed among the top five percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the competition by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.
• Congratulations to Anthony Alber, Victoria Baumgarten, Grace Cooney, Mary Kramer, and Carter Powell.
The Palmetto Fellows Scholarship Program
The Palmetto Fellows Scholarship Program was designed to recognize the most academically talented high school seniors in South Carolina and to encourage these individuals to attend college in state. Each Palmetto Fellow may receive a scholarship of up to $6,700 during their first year of college and sophomores, juniors, and seniors may receive up to $7,500 per year while studying at any participating college or university in South Carolina.
• The following students were recognized as Palmetto Fellow Scholars during the Early Award application period: Anthony Alber, Alice Bailey, Kara Cervetti, Grace Cooney, Margaret Eberly, Alie Fink, Lauren Jones, Mary Kramer, Luke Lyons, Jack Mobley, Carter Powell, Walker Seman, Alexandra Tamura, Josiah Tennent, Ethan Veideman, Miles Weiss, and Hannah White.
SCISA Honors Award
South Carolina Independent School Association (SCISA) Honor Certificates are awarded to graduating seniors who have maintained a 3.5 grade point average in high school academic subjects, such as Mathematics, English, Science, Social Studies, and Foreign Language. These students also must have scored an 1100 or higher on the SAT or scored a 25 or higher on the ACT. The following seniors were recognized:
Alexandria Alabau, Anthony Alber, Deeb Armaly, David Asbury, Alice Bailey, Victoria Baumgarten, Michaela Biske, Madison Bolick, Jena Brooks, Caroline Calder, Kara Cervetti, Jared Chamberlin, Christopher Connelly, Grace Cooney, David Corasaniti, Hunter Corrin, Jessica Cummings, Elizabeth DeMars, Mattie Dew, Margaret Eberly, Mark Estes, Jeffrey Fann, Alie Fink, Alex Foley, Emma Gross, Morgan Guest, Shea Hendricks, Victoria Jalali, Lauren Jones, Kristen Kauffman. John Kelly, Mary Kramer, Sean Langan, Ken Lava, Caroline Lovett, Luke Lyons, Michelle Malsch, Sara Catherine Masaschi, Dominic Masotti, Evan Mauritz, Caroline McCoy, Eric Miller, Maddy Miller, Will Minasi, Jack Mobley, Brandon Morris, Mary Sloan Morris, Bailey Mullins, Wyatt Nally, Clark O’Brien, Julia Ossi, Nathan Petrofes, Jackson Poole, Carter Powell, Olivia Quick, Olivia Satterfield, Lexi Schirle, Zach Seidel, Walker Seman, Nick Shinas, Teddy Snow, Alexandra Tamura, Josiah Tennent, Nicolas Trocha, Matthew Uprichard, Margaret Utecht, Ethan Veideman, Mary Veideman, Dan Veideman, Kate Weaver, Miles Weiss, Hannah White, Mark Williams.
The Headmaster’s Scholar Award
The Headmaster’s Scholar Award is presented to a senior who holds the highest cumulative GPA in the current graduating class.
• Congratulations to senior Alexandra Tamura
HIGH SCHOOL SUBJECT AWARDS
Recommended by the teachers of each discipline, these awards are presented to a high school student who not only excelled academically, but has also exhibited a love and dedication for the subject. The following Subject Awards were presented: English: Miles Weiss
Fine Arts Art: Caroline Fowler
Choral Music: Caroline McCoy
Drama: Kate Weaver
French: Grace Cooney
Latin: Francesca Strathern
Spanish: Kara Cervetti
History: Alexandra Tamura
Mathematics: John Kelly
Science: Brandon Morris
Theology: Alexandra Tamura