Students Honored at KHS Award Night

On Wednesday, June 3 the following seniors were recognized for thier academic and athletic accomplishments, as well as their commitment to community service:

NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS

One of the most academically competitive endeavors in the Nation is the National Merit Scholarship Program. These winners represent some of the best and brightest minds in the country. These students have met the rigorous academic requirements that confer a distinctive place in representing Kennett High School across the United States.

NATIONAL MERIT COMMENDED STUDENTS

About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation have been recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Commended students placed among the top 5% of more than 1.5 million students. Our Commended students are – Matthew Bunke, Stephen Doroba, Laura Elliott, Jacob Ettinger, Arshia Faghri, Phoebe Hertler, Hali Jiang, Jessica Rosenau, Annabelle Schmitt, Zixuan Shen, Kavya Shetty

NATIONAL MERIT SEMIFINALISTS

Approximately 16,000 students throughout the fifty states attain this distinction and include the highest scoring entrants in the state. Our Semifinalists students are – Liam Bonnage and David Lavin

NATIONAL MERIT FINALISTS

The National Merit Finalists represent less than 1% of U.S. high school seniors and are the highest scoring entrants in the country. Of the 16,000 Semifinalists announced in September, our National Merit Finalists are –
Jonathan Baumel, Nichol Brown, Richard Doty, Katherine Gallivan, Peter O’Sullivan

NATIONAL MERIT $2500 SCHOLARSHIP

The $2500 National Merit Scholarships are the awards for which every Finalist is considered. According to a release from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, these finalists are recognized for academic promise and distinguished performance in the 2015 competition. Our recipients are – Jonathan Baumel and Peter O’Sullivan

SOUTHERN CHESTER COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE SCHOLARSHIP

Presented to a senior who has exhibited academic excellence and service to the school and community and who will continue his/her education majoring in business or a business-related field. The recipient is Jonathan Sweet

KENNETT MASONIC LODGE SCHOLARSHIP

Given to a graduating student who has been active as a volunteer in their community and shown a strong commitment to continuing his/her education. The recipient is Katherine Gallivan

UNITED STATES COAST GUARD ACADEMY

Recognizes our student’s Academy appointment. This year’s appointee is Kirsten Sharp

UNITED STATES MERCHANT MARINE ACADEMY

Recognizes our student’s Academy appointment. This year’s appointee is Graceanna Werner

UNITED STATES MILITARY ACADEMY AT WEST POINT

Recognizes our students’ Academy appointments. This year’s appointees are Hannah Shiflet and Thomas Spell

SOCIETY OF WOMEN ENGINEERS AWARDS

A national-level Certificate of Merit Program to recognize and honor high school girls who have demonstrated excellence in the study of both mathematics and science, and are active citizens of the school and/or community. Highest Honor – Julie Bates; High Honor – Erin Dooley; Honor – Megan Tandarich

STEVEN R. LAWTON DEMON ROBOTICS SCHOLARSHIP

Presented to the “junior or senior class” member of the Demon Robotics Team who has made outstanding contributions to the team and has completed an essay describing what he/she has gained from being part of the team. The recipient is Joseph Nardozzi

FULTON BANK DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP

Awarded to Kennett High School students of diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds. The winner will be offered summer and holiday employment at Fulton Bank while attending college. The winner may also be offered full-time employment at Fulton Bank through the Fulton Financial Corporation Management Trainee Program. The recipient is Paige Reynolds

ESL DEPARTMENT AWARDS

Given to outstanding English as Second Language students. Senior ESL Award recipients are Ana Corona Mata, Crystal Molina Carlos, Daniel Garduno Valle, and Luis Sanchez-Mendoza

WIN (Walk In kNowledge) SCHOLARSHIPS

Awarded to students who have been active members of the program throughout their high school career and who are pursuing a college degree. Recipients are Pamela Castillo-Herrera, Yanira Cintora Lopez, Cristian Cordova Bernal, Rodrigo Cordova-Pedroza, Viviana Diaz Perez, Yovani Lemus Ramirez, Adrian Lopez Orozco, Luis Lopez Torres, Guadalupe Martinez, Monica Mata-Lopez, Alejandra Orozco, Cecilia Renteria Mojica, Tania Rodriguez Cintora, and Erik Sandoval

WIN AWARDS

Presented to the students who have participated in WIN activities during their senior year and who are pursuing a college degree. Recipients are Blanca Aguilar Acuna, Ruth Aguilera, Cristina Avellaneda-Valente, Emanuel Bernal Mondragon, Erick Calixto Corona, Jonathan Camarena Zavala, Esbeiry Cordova Ortiz, Juan Garcia Lopez, Lizheth Hernandez Nieto, Cristal Mondragon, Yuleidy Ortiz Bernal, Abraham Villagomez Zavala, and Diana Villagomez Zavala

WIN SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARD

Presented to English-Language Learner students who participated in WIN activities during their senior year and who are pursuing a college degree.Recipients are Ana Corona Mata, Daniel Garduno Valle, Yesica Gonzalez Arellano, Crystal Molina Carlos, Andrea Navarro Perez, Dennise Rojas Vergara, Luis Sanchez-Mendoza, and Gloria Villagomez Cortez

HERMANITAS SCHOLARSHIPS

Awarded to the students who have been active members of the Hermanitas program throughout their high school career and who are pursuing a college degree.Recipients are Pamela Castillo-Herrera, Viviana Diaz Perez, Guadalupe Martinez, Monica Mata-Lopez, Lucero Montero Acosta, Alejandra Orozco, Cecilia Renteria Mojica, and Tania Rodriguez Cintora

SHANNON STRAWLEY SCHOLARSHIPS

Awarded to WIN students who give back to their community and who are pursuing a college degree.Recipients are Guadalupe Martinez and Tania Rodriguez Cintora

KENNETT RUN CHARITIES AWARDS

Presented to the students who worked closely with Kennett Run Charities to promote the “FundRun” in all of the schools of the Kennett Consolidated School District. Recipients are Ruth Aguilera, Sabina Carbajal, Pamela Castillo-Herrera, Esbeiry Cordova Ortiz, Rodrigo Cordova Pedrozo, Viviana Diaz Perez, Guadalupe Martinez, Monica Mata-Lopez, Lucero Montero Acosta, Alejandra Orozco, Yuleidy Ortiz Bernal, Cecilia Renteria Mojica, Tania Rodriguez Cintora

KENNETT RUN CHARITIES SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARD

Presented to a student who went above and beyond while working with Kennett Run Charities. Recipient is Adrian Lopez Orozco

LONGWOOD ROTARY CLUB AWARD

Awarded to a WIN student who shows exceptional character and whose words and gestures mirror the Rotary motto: Service above Self. Recipient is Cecilia Renteria Mojica

ALMA NEWLIN EDUCATIONAL FUND SCHOLARSHIP

Presented to students with an un-weighted cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher and must be planning to enter a human healthcare-related profession. This year’s recipients are Kaitlyn Buchanan, Katherine Gallivan, and Hali Jiang

WIDENER UNIVERSITY HIGH SCHOOL LEADERSHIP AWARD

Designed to recognize those high school students who possess the character, courage, and competencies to effect positive change. This award was presented at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. This year’s recipient is Erin Dooley

THE HARVARD PRIZE BOOK AWARD

Awarded to an outstanding student in the junior class who displays excellence in scholarship and high character, combined with achievement in other fields. This year’s recipient is Tolulope Adetayo

OUTSTANDING HUMANITARIAN AWARD

Givento students who posses strong leadership skills and who have made the biggest contribution to the Humanitarian Club. Recipients are Marisa Maxwell and Kavya Shetty

OUTSTANDING READER AWARD

Established to recognize outstanding patronage of the Media Center unlike any other student and/or faculty member. Recipients are Ana Corona Mata and Crystal Molina Carlos

MEDIA CENTER VOLUNTEER RECOGNITION AWARDS

Given to our Media Center volunteers who have volunteered at least ten hours of service to the library. Recipients are Curtis Barlow, Karen Estrada-Fuentes, Taylor Hernandez, Celia Hervas, Nallely Lemus Camacho, Emily Mallon, and Marisa Mazzulo

OUTSTANDING MEDIA CENTER VOLUNTEER AWARDS

Given to the students who have made the largest commitment to the library in terms of both service performed and time volunteered. Recipients are Sofia Rios Mendoza, Guadalupe Ruiz Paniagua, and Enrique Torres Romano

FRIENDS OF MUSIC UNDERCLASSMEN AWARDS

Awarded for excellence in band, chorus and/or orchestra. For Excellence in Band – Yvonna Liszewski; For Excellence in Chorus – Samantha Anthony; For Excellence in Orchestra – Julie Bates

FRIENDS OF MUSIC SENIOR AWARDS

Awarded to graduating seniors for excellence in band, chorus and/or orchestra. For Excellence in Band – Alexander Knotts; For Excellence in Chorus – Colby Reeves; For Excellence in Orchestra – Laura Elliott

For Excellence in Band, Orchestra & Chorus: Katherine Bolten, Elizabeth Dawyot, Peter Lattanzio, and Colby Reeves

SHEILA BOURGEAULT AWARD

Givento a graduating senior for outstanding musicianship, leadership, and spirit in Chorus. This year’s recipient is Marisa Maxwell

ROBERT HOCH BAND AWARD

Givento a graduating senior for outstanding musicianship, leadership, and spirit in Band. This year’s recipient is Hayley Lattanzio

MICHAEL & SUSAN FINNEGAN SERVICE AWARD

Givento a graduating senior for outstanding services in a variety of ways to the entire Music Department. This year’s recipient is Hannah Geller

THE CHESTER COUNTY PRESS SCHOLAR-ATHLETE AWARD

Awarded to both a senior female and male athlete who is recognized for their excellence in both scholarship and athletic achievement. This year’s recipients are Cali Beeson and Griffin Dight

THE MAUREEN JEFFERSON SCHOLARSHIP

Awarded to both a senior female and male athlete who will continue their education, exemplified the concept of a “team player” and exhibited a dedication to teamwork and the spirit of cooperation in competition. This year’s recipients are Amalija Jurcik and Bryan Cook

THE KENNETT ATHLETIC BOOSTER CLUB SCHOLARSHIP

Awarded to both a senior female and male athlete who will pursue a post high school education, served as an exemplary role model and showed enthusiasm and dedication. This year’s recipients are Deryn Schuck, Madison Schuck, Jake Rose, and Thomas Spell

THE BOB SCARLETT PRIZE

Awarded to the senior female athlete and THE MILMAN E. PRETTYMAN PRIZE

Awarded to the senior male athlete for outstanding sportsmanship. This year’s recipients are Myia Bonifacino-Jackson, Chloe Chapman, and Michael Boulden

THE CHARLES M. PAYNTER CUP

Awarded to the senior female athlete and THE FRANK W. GRAFF CUP

Awarded to the senior male athlete who has rendered outstanding athletic service during their senior year. This year’s recipients are Aimee Armitage, Kaitlyn Buchanan, Brady O’Neill, and Michael Uhle

THE KENNETH A. WEBB CUP

Awarded to the senior female athlete and THE WILLIAM A. SHOEMAKER MEMORIAL CUP

Awarded to the senior male athlete who, in the judgment of the coaches, has demonstrated individual proficiency and unusual effort in a sport. This year’s recipients are Haeli McCabe and Jackson Hyland

THE NATHAN W. KENDIG CUP

Awarded to the senior female athlete and THE RAYMOND M. MOYNIHAN TROPHY

Awarded to the senior male athlete who has a combination of athletic ability, academic achievement and outstanding school service. This year’s recipients are Kirsten Sharp and Kevin Godzik

THE DR. LARRY C. BOSLEY CUP

Awarded to the senior female athlete and THE ROBERT C. ROSELLE CUP

Awarded to the senior male athlete who has been actively involved in two or more Kennett High School activities, one of which being a sport. The recipients have also made a considerable contribution to the Kennett Community. This year’s recipients are Hannah Shiflet,
Jacob Goudy,and Matthew Petrick

THE DR. D. DUER REYNOLDS MEMORIAL CUP

Awarded to both a senior female and male athlete who has earned the school letter and has contributed the most to athletics during their entire high school career. This year’s recipients are Katherine Gallivan and Nicholas Meola

THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Awarded for scholastic excellence and personal achievement. This year’s recipient is Peter O’Sullivan

RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE AWARD

Honors our junior class recipient with the Rensselaer Medal Award Certificate for outstanding academic achievement in the study of mathematics and science. This year’s recipient is John Libert

OUTSTANDING ATTENDANCE AWARDS

Presented to students who have outstanding attendance records.

9th Grade: Natalia Alvarez, Andrew Brooks, Marco Estrada Vega, Juan Gonzalez, Jake Kalscheur, Keiri Lemus Ramirez, Everardo Ortiz Ayllon, Elizabeth Rauscher, Arielle Smith, Carleigh Smith, and Anneliese Werner

10th Grade: Olivia Donia, Luis Juarez Ibarra, Andrew Massetti, Dago Rodriguez Villagomez, Eduardo Sotelo-Vivero, India Turner, and Jorge Zamores

11th Grade: Tolulope Adetayo, Sean Connolly, Javier Juarez Mendez, Andrew Kim, Justin Melton, Abigail Moreno Mendiola, Yulisa Oseguera Lopez, George Plumley, and Jonathan Sanchez Mendoza

12th Grade: Katherine Gallivan, Johnathon Ganly, William Hodges, Timothy Louie

REACH OUT TO THE COMMUNITY (ROC) AWARDS

Presented to students who gave their time mentoring kindergarten students at Mary D. Lang Kindergarten Center. This year’s recipients are Blanca Aguilar Acuna, Peyton Arcieri, Jillian Baxter, Maritza Bernal Bernal, Katherine Bontrager, Rebecca Bulgarelli, Jordan Burns, Erick Calixto Corona, Abigail Church, Yanira Cintora Lopez, Morgan Cuddyre, Diego Guadarrama Herrera, Ryan Hamilton, David Lavin, Guadalupe Martinez, Julianne Matthias, Marisa Maxwell, Lucero Montero Acosta, Hannah Sirusas, and Gloria Villagomez Cortez

CONGRESSMAN PATRICK MEEHAN GOOD CITIZEN AWARD

Givento both one male and one female senior who best exhibit characteristics of leadership, courage, and scholarship. Communities thrive when people go beyond what is asked of them and make an effort to help all. These citizens have demonstrated an inspiring commitment to school and country. This year’s recipients are Kavya Shetty and Rory Bowens

NATIONAL SOCIETY DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION AWARD

Honors an outstanding young person in the senior class who demonstrates qualities of a good citizen. Our school winner of the prestigious DAR Good Citizen Award was recognized for her dependability, service, leadership and patriotism. This year’s recipient is Katherine Gallivan

NATIONAL SOCIETY OF THE SONS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION AWARD

Honors an outstanding young person in the senior class who demonstrates qualities of a good citizen such as dependability, service, leadership, and patriotism. This year’s recipient is Peter O’Sullivan

BEST OF THE CLASS

Salutes for academic excellence. Our recipient participated in the WPVI-TV Channel 6 ABC taping for “Best of the Class of 2015” at Temple University. This year’s “Best of the Class” is Zixuan Shen

STUDENT SERVICES PRINCIPAL’S LEADERSHIP AWARD

Sponsored by the Student Services Company and is givento a student who exemplifies the qualities of Leadership, Scholarship, and School Service. This year’s recipient is Peter Lattanzio