Before the 2021-2022 school year ended at Windham High School, an assembly paid tribute to outstanding members of the junior class for their focus on academics and community involvement.
|The University of Rochester presented four Windham High
School juniors with academic awards that include renewable
yearly scholarships during the annual WHS Book Awards
assembly last month. COURTESY PHOTO
Rossetti said that each year universities and colleges in America partner with secondary schools such as Windham High School to recognize exceptional high school juniors. Each Junior Book Award focuses on a specific area of academic achievement and excellence, such as service to the community, music and the arts, distinction for academics and community advocacy.
“The awards honor distinguished juniors at Windham High, giving them a chance to gain a wider look at the world they live in, and to connect outstanding students with schools of higher learning,” Rossetti said. “Collegiate Book Awards are given annually to top-achieving students in the junior class. Each college or university establishes rigorous criteria and seeks feedback from high school faculty and administration to identify the worthy recipient of each award.”
Each Junior Book Award recipient is presented with a book from the university or college sponsoring the award and is intended to foster the recipient’s continued willingness to grow and learn.
Here are this year’s Windham, High School 2022 University Book Award recipients:
Grace Paiement and Ella Wilcox, Clarkson University Achievement Awards. These awards are presented in recognition of outstanding leadership qualities and academic promise and are given to two juniors in the top 15 percent of their class with an academic interest in Engineering, Business, Science or Liberal Arts. These awards include a renewable yearly scholarship.
Alexander Momot and Noelle Denslow, Elmira College Key Awards. These awards are presented to two juniors who have maintained a 3.0 GPA in high school, and who demonstrate outstanding school and community leadership. These awards include a renewable yearly scholarship.
Alexander Potter, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Rensselaer Medal Award. This award goes to a junior in the top 10 percent of their class who has demonstrated academic excellence in advanced math and sciences courses while in high school, and who has exhibited significant involvement in extracurricular activities. It includes a renewable yearly scholarship.
Rylee Prescott and Emma Theriault, Sage Colleges’ Student Sage Awards. These awards go to top juniors in the top 25 percent of their class who are actively involved in the community, able to balance numerous activities with enthusiasm and leadership, devoted to the improvement of the community’s well-being, and motivated to serve and inspire others to grow. The awards include a renewable yearly scholarship.
George Voinea and Lauren Broadbent, Saint Michael's College Book Award for Academic Achievement with a Social Conscience. The Saint Michael’s College Book Award for Academic Achievement & Social Conscience is awarded each year to high school juniors throughout the United States as well as internationally. The Book Award recognizes students’ academic success and exemplary community service involvement.
Odessa Files, University of Rochester’s Bausch + Lomb Honorary Science Award. This award recognizes a junior who demonstrates outstanding academic achievement and superior intellectual promise in the field of science. The recipient has been a positive contributor to the school and in the larger community. It includes a renewable yearly scholarship.
Hannah Heanssler, University of Rochester’s Frederick Douglas & Susan B. Anthony Award. This award recognizes a junior who demonstrates an outstanding commitment to understanding and addressing difficult social issues. The recipient shows strong leadership and dedication to community action. It includes a renewable yearly scholarship.
Madelyne Hancock, University of Rochester’s George Eastman Young Leaders Award. This award recognizes a junior who demonstrates outstanding academic achievement and leadership at school and in the community. The recipient has extensive involvement in extracurricular activities and has earned high grades in challenging courses throughout high school. It includes a renewable yearly scholarship.
Victoria Lin, University of Rochester’s Xerox Award for Innovation and Information Technology. This award recognizes a junior who demonstrates outstanding achievement in the pursuit of innovative approaches, and an appreciation for the possibilities of technology. It includes a renewable yearly scholarship.
Emma Morrison and Delana Perkins, Wells College, 21st Century Leadership Awards. These awards recognize two juniors who have maintained a 3.0 GPA throughout high school, and who demonstrate leadership abilities through school and community activities. The awards include a renewable yearly scholarship.
Breeauna Bonin, Bowdoin College’s Bowdoin Book Award. Recognizes young people who are making valuable contributions to their communities and celebrates the immense promise among high school students today.
Annie Jackson, Brandeis University Book Award for Social Action and Civic Engagement. The Brandeis book award is presented to a junior who has demonstrated a commitment to the pursuit of academic excellence as well as a healthy respect for intellectual inquiry.
Maria Yurkevich, College of the Atlantic Book Award. The College of the Atlantic Book Award is given to a student who is an adventurous junior who is invested in creating positive change in the world and is engaged in their learning and their community.
Madelyne Hancock, Harvard Club in Maine’s Harvard Prize Book. This award recognizes an outstanding student in the junior class who displays excellence in scholarship and high character, combined with achievements in other fields.
Al Potter, University of Maine Orono’s UMaine Book Award. This award recognizes a high achieving junior who has been a positive contributor to the school community, and who demonstrates a great interest in Engineering.
Allona Popova, Maine College of Art’s MECA Book Award. This award recognizes students who have an interest and passion for visual art, digital media, and/or design who have demonstrated academic achievement.
Reagan McDougall, Phi Beta Kappa Association of Maine’s Academic Achievement Award. This award recognizes a junior who is going on to higher education and demonstrates intellectual curiosity and achievement in (and beyond) the classroom.
Emily Greene, Smith College Book Award. This award recognizes a junior girl in the top 10 percent of the class who demonstrates outstanding scholarship and community service. The recipient exemplifies academic achievement, leadership qualities, and concern for others.
Ashley Clark, Suffolk University Book Award. This award recognizes a junior who shows great dedication to learning in the classroom, as well as to their school community through extracurricular involvement and volunteer positions.
Elise Schultz and Victoria Leavitt, University of Southern Maine Book Awards, The awards recognize the aspirations and achievements of two juniors who exemplify academic promise and humane understanding. The recipients are students who regard others with openness, consideration, and good will, and who brighten the world around them.
Abigail Thornton, Williams College Book Award. This award recognizes a junior who has demonstrated intellectual leadership and has made a significant contribution to the extracurricular life of the school. <