Nov. 17 Board of Education Awards & Recognitions Night
Board of Education Honors Outstanding Students, Staff, Schools and Programs at Nov. 17 Awards & Recognitions Night
Posted on 11/18/2016

Congratulations to the outstanding students, programs and schools recognized at the Nov. 17 Board of Education Awards & Recognitions Night held at James M. Bennett High School. Please read on to learn more about their achievements. Photos will be posted on the school system’s website (www.wcboe.org) and on its Facebook page (www.facebook.com/wcboe).

 

Kids Helping Kids/Harvest for the Hungry

Certificate of recognition to North Salisbury Elementary School, campaign coordinators Mrs. Debbie Wilkins and Mrs. Ruby Brown, for being named Wicomico County's Top Collector for Maryland's 2015-2016 Kids Helping Kids/Harvest for the Hungry Campaign Food and Fund Drive for the third year in a row.

Maryland's annual Kids Helping Kids Campaign provides students with the opportunity to learn about the problem of hunger while collecting food for their local food bank. This past year, Maryland students helped collect more than 447,000 pounds of food and raised more than $139,000 to feed hungry children across the state. On May 19th, North Salisbury Elementary was honored with a very special Education Citation and new school library books at the Kids Helping Kids Food and Fund Drive Ceremony at the Maryland Food Bank in Baltimore.

 

Compassion in Action: Projects in Memory of Natalie Insley

Many in our community were deeply shaken this summer to learn of the tragic death in an automobile accident of Natalie Insley, a James M. Bennett High senior. It is incredibly sad to see a promising young life cut short. Some of our students took that sadness and turned it into something very positive and inspiring. All of them demonstrated compassion in action, and have inspired and helped others by their example.

Within two days of the automobile accident, children living near some of Natalie’s relatives wanted to do something to help. Northwestern Elementary students Kayleigh and Riley Krater got their parents’ permission to start a lemonade stand in the front yard, and they got friends to help. Natalie’s Lemonade Stand became a gathering place for grieving classmates and community members, spurred other healing efforts in the area, and provided a concrete way for the children to help during a very difficult time. Natalie’s Lemonade Stand also spent a few days selling cupcakes and cups of lemonade at Oakley’s Farm Market on Route 50. In the end, more than $20,000 was raised to support the Insley family.

Certificates of recognition for the students who started Natalie’s Lemonade Stand and ran it every day:

From Northwestern Elementary: Kayleigh Krater, Riley Krater, Colton Mocarsky, Keira Mocarsky, Delanie Spear, Caden Stevens.

From Mardela Middle and High: Alexander Stevens

Certificates of recognition for the students who were a huge help in running the lemonade stand:

From Northwestern Elementary: Landon Baldwin, Logan Baldwin, Mariska Bowers, Cyler Harvey, Samantha Yobst

From Mardela Middle and High: Megan Caputo, Noah Caputo, Adam Dunning, Charles Harvey III, Caeleigh Schirner

 

Some of the money that was raised came from the sale of coral and aqua ribbons. These ribbons in Natalie’s favorite colors were made in loving memory of Natalie by two of her friends. Hundreds of these ribbons were made, one by one, and were also given to many of the attendees at Natalie’s memorial service at James M. Bennett High School.

Certificates of recognition for making all of the ribbons that were sold and given in memory of Natalie:

Leah Fetzer and Rebecca Carey, Mardela Middle and High

 

While Natalie Insley’s tight group of friends at JMB were devastated by her death, they made a promise to keep her memory and spirit alive at the school. They worked together to design bracelets to give out to the senior class and staff at JMB, then sold the remaining bracelets to raise money to help Tyler Ennis, a Mardela High senior who was seriously injured in the accident. They designed Natalie Strong T-shirts for themselves, and then shared the artwork with the school store at JMB. The school store printed and sold the shirts to raise money for the Moloy family to deal with the funeral expenses for JMB graduate Logan Moloy. Then just recently, they assisted in the planning and creation of auction items to be sold at the “Everything Beautiful” fundraiser to raise money for the Natalie Insley scholarship and the Clippers Choose Love initiative. 

Certificates of recognition for creating the Natalie Strong bracelets and shirts, and organizing the “Everything Beautiful” fundraiser to support the Natalie Insley scholarship and the Clippers Choose Love initiative at James M. Bennett High:

Alicen Seigmund, Sarah Messick, Anna Malone, Allyson Hawley, Dana Eskridge, Haleigh Hoyt, Rylee Baker, Jane Turner

 

Cyber Safety Poster Contest

Certificate of recognition and a gift card to each of these winners in the Cyber Safety Poster Contest:

1st place: Alexa Joudrey, Delmar Elementary

2nd place: Kimberly Flores, Glen Avenue Elementary

3rd place: Shekinah Urquheart, Fruitland Intermediate

In October and November, 1,100 Wicomico fourth-graders participated in the school system’s annual Cyber Safety Awareness Month. Students at each school attended a multimedia presentation by Hillary Wright, a local Certified Information Systems Security Professional Description: In new windowand Description: Expand alla Safe and Secure Online Volunteer on the importance of being cyber safe. They took home information for their parents, and received a Be Cyber Safe wristband once they signed and returned the Pinky Pledge to be cyber safe. The fourth graders were also invited to participate in a Cyber Safety Poster Contest to reinforce the message of staying safe online. Contest winners received gift cards: $100 for the top winner, $50 for second and $25 for third.

 

2015-2016 Maryland Character Education Schools of the Year

Certificates of achievement for receiving a Maryland Center for Character Education at Stevenson University 2015-2016 School of the Year award to:

North Salisbury Elementary School. Receiving this award on behalf of all North Salisbury staff, students, families, and supporters were Principal Ruby Brown, guidance counselor Adrienne Jenkins, instructional assistant Calvin Burrell, and Assistant Principal Kathy Vail. In this school you will find PRIDE Rules in action, with PRIDE standing for Be Polite; Be Responsible; Continue Improving; Show Discipline; and Be Encouraging). PRIDE Rules work in conjunction with the PBIS program as the basis to promote good character, and character education takes place in the classroom, throughout the school, and with the support of everyone from teachers to staff to families to community supporters.

Westside Intermediate School. Representing all of the wonderful students, staff members, families and supporters of Westside Intermediate were Principal Chris Nunzio and guidance counselor Beth Pistilli. This is the second year in a row that Westside Intermediate has received this honor based on its excellent comprehensive program that promotes character traits. These traits encourage a student’s ability to think, to feel, and to do, which provides them with opportunities for positive moral actions. In addition, it fosters a student’s self-esteem and engages the entire school staff and community to share the responsibility to educate the whole child. Westside Intermediate staff and students utilize our RIDE Rules (Respect Others, Individual Responsibility, Demonstrate Safety and Eager and Ready to Learn) in conjunction with the PBIS Program as the basis to promote good character. Character Education is an integral part of the school culture.

On Sept. 29, these two schools received recognition as a 2015-2016 Maryland Character Education School of the Year at the annual awards luncheon of the Maryland Center for Character Education at Stevenson University. Each was chosen for the award based on outstanding character education initiatives in the areas of promoting core ethical values as the basis of good character, creating a caring school community, and including a meaningful and challenging academic curriculum that respects all learners, develops their character, and helps them to succeed.

 

2015-2016 Promising Practices National Awards

Certificate of achievement to the five North Salisbury Elementary teachers whose learning initiatives earned two National Promising Practices Awards for the 2015-2016 school year.

Character.org, the national organization to promote character education in US schools, honored North Salisbury on Oct. 15 with two National Promising Practices Awards celebrating two initiatives that teach students at least one of the 6 Pillars of Character. North Salisbury was honored for the HALO donations project, under the leadership of teacher Mrs. Jill Adams, in which students made items, sold them, and then donated all proceeds to the HALO program to help the area homeless. The second Promising Practices Award was presented to Thinking and Doing (TAD) teachers Ms. Mandy Markos, Mrs. Kristen Briggs, Ms. Jennifer Watson and Mrs. Kelly Hamilton for guiding their students in creating educational biographies to honor WWII veterans. As a National School of Character, a repeat Maryland School of Character, and now a double Promising Practices Award winner, North Salisbury is a leader in promoting a character-based learning environment.

 

Nike Marathon Kids Program

Certificates of recognition for demonstrating leadership in education and wellness by developing a thriving Nike Marathon Kids Program in their school to:

Mrs. Marianne Noelte, Westside Primary School

Mrs. Lindsay McCauley, Pittsville Elementary and Middle School

The Marathon Kids Program, sponsored by Nike, has impacted hundreds of schools across the nation since 1995. Last year, Wicomico County Public Schools joined in the fun. At Westside Primary School, 30 students met Mrs. Marianne Noelte once a week to walk, jog and run, making sure to keep their goal of a daily sixty minutes of physical activity a priority. At Pittsville Elementary and Middle School, Mrs. Lindsay McCauley designed the program with a focus on providing girls a safe place to exercise and talk. Both Marathon Kids programs have been highlighted by the Marathon Kids Club National Office as models of youth activity programs. Both teachers have received sponsorship for their program in 2016-2017, and are excited to continue providing this outstanding opportunity.

 

Shore Hatchery Entrepreneurship Competition at Salisbury University

Certificates of achievement to the two Wicomico students and Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) graduates who secured funding for their businesses in the Oct. 28 Shore Hatchery Entrepreneurship Competition at Salisbury University:

Robert “RJ” Batts, Parkside High School, 2nd place tie and $15,000 award for his Tip Tough kitchen tool. He is a freshman and the youngest entrepreneur to win an award of this size through Shore Hatchery. RJ was recently celebrated in Baltimore as the 2nd place Fan Favorite and honorable mention for Champion’s Choice in StartUp MD. In March, RJ will be the youngest inventor ever featured at the International Home and Housewares Show in Chicago. Tip Tough will launch nationally early in 2017, and it has just gained its first international retail customer.

Marvin Li of Bennett Middle School. The eighth-grader won a $5,000 award for Stock Scholars, an interactive online platform geared toward teaching children about financial literacy through games and fun activities. 

This year’s Shore Hatchery competition drew a record 28 entries and required two Gull Cage competition rooms of judges, who heard pitches simultaneously. Competitors ranged from post-college to college to middle and high school. Among the competitors were Wicomico students from the inaugural class of the Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce’s Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!). They were among the eight Shore Hatchery winners who divided some $95,000 in prize money to help fund their entrepreneurial plans. The Board of Education was pleased to welcome to the Awards & Recognitions Night Dr. Christy Weer, Dean of the Perdue School of Business at Salisbury University, Mr. William Burke, Executive Director of Economic Development, Director of Shore Hatchery, Director of Entrepreneurial Activities, and Professor of the Practice Information and Decision Sciences in the Perdue School of Business at Salisbury University, and Mr. Donnie Waters, YEA! instructor for the Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce.

 

Wendy’s High School Heisman Award

Certificates of achievement for being School Winners and State Finalists for the 2016 Wendy’s High School Heisman Award to:

Nicholas Selser, James M. Bennett High School

Patrick Temple, Parkside High School

Certificates of recognition for being School Winners in the 2016 Wendy’s High School Heisman Award contest:

Abigail Boltz and Anthony Williams, Mardela High School

Sarah Diller, Parkside High School

The Wendy’s High School Heisman program runs in conjunction with the collegiate Heisman, and celebrates the achievements of the nation’s top high school seniors both in and out of the classroom. To be eligible for this award, students must display academic aptitude, athletic talent, and exceptional commitment to their communities.

 

Republican Women of Wicomico County Constitution Essay Contest

Certificate of recognition to the top winner in the Republican Women of Wicomico County’s 2016 Essay Contest on the Constitution: Carys Hazel, Mardela High School

Sophomores in all of the county high schools were invited to participate in the Republican Women of Wicomico County’s essay contest on the topic: “What the Constitution Means to Me in the 21st Century.”  She read her winning essay at the Birthday Celebration of the Constitution on Sept. 17 at the Salisbury City Park.

 

2016 Borlaug Dialogue and Global Youth Institute of The World Food Prize

Certificates of achievement to the students in the Horticulture Program of the Parkside High School Department of Career & Technology Education who presented research at the 2016 Borlaug Dialogue and Global Youth Institute of The World Food Prize:

Logan Dennis, Parkside High. She presented research on sanitation issues and solutions in Namibia.

Layla Renshaw, Parkside High. She presented research on nutrition issues and solutions in Ethiopia.

Wicomico County and Maryland were well-represented at the Borlaug Dialogue and Global Youth Institute of The World Food Prize in Des Moines, Iowa Oct. 12-15. These two students in the Horticulture Program at Parkside CTE were selected as delegates. They joined 200 other international student representatives to present research on Global Food Security Issues. It was an incredible opportunity for both students of Parkside CTE to participate in meetings and discussions with world leaders, educators and students from around the world as they pondered the question. “How are we going to feed 9 billion people by the year 2050?” The students were applauded for their research and offered invaluable feedback from experts in the field. Our students had many memorable experiences, including talking with teachers and students from around the world and seeing the presentation of the 2016 World Food Prize.

 

Unified Tennis State Invitational Tournament Champions

Certificates of achievement to the following players and coaches of the James M. Bennett High School Unified Tennis Team for finishing first and winning gold in the Unified Tennis State Invitational Tournament:

Randy Santos
David Gillespie 
Emmanuel Reed 
Katie Adelizzi
Jun Bing (Tony) Chen 
Kyung Joon (KJ) Song

Coach: Julie Ann Morrow

Competing against teams from around the state, the James M. Bennett High Unified Tennis team advanced through the bracket to gain the most points and be named the championship winning team. JMB had the smallest team at the state tournament but it capped off an undefeated season leading to the gold. "My Strong Six," as the coach called them, would often insist on practicing and playing even after the coach had declared practice over for that day. All of the players were on their game, and they showed a great deal of dedication and sportsmanship on their way to placing 1st in the state. Wicomico County Public Schools is proud to partner with Special Olympics Maryland to offer Unified Sports seasons in the four high schools. Students with and without disabilities join to have fun, master the skills of a sport, and compete in tennis, bocce, and strength and conditioning.

 

Atlantic Coast Championships (ACCs) Achievements for Marching Bands, Tournament of Bands Honors for Individual Band Members

Every fall the marching bands of Wicomico County Public Schools participate in a series of field band competitions through the Tournament of Bands, one of the largest competitive band organizations in the country with more than 400 active schools and organizations. By finishing in the top 25 in the 9-state association, three Wicomico County bands qualified to compete at the Atlantic Coast Championships, known as ACCs. Two band members received special honors.

Certificate of recognition to Band Director Lillian Hoffman and the Wicomico High School Marching Band for a successful season ending with a score of 85.6 and a 5th place Group 3-A finish at the Tournament of Bands Atlantic Coast Championships at West Shore Stadium in Camp Hill, Pa. Nov. 5. The Wicomico High School Marching Band presented the 2016 field show “Flight.” Through band members’ dedication and the support of parents, administration and the community, the band scored as high as 86. The band received 1st place at all five Chapter 9 competitions this season including high honors in music, visuals, percussion, and auxiliary. On Oct. 22, the band became Chapter Champions in the division of 3-A. The Wicomico High School Marching Band met the goal of competing in ACCs for the four straight year. 

Certificate of recognition to Band Director Douglas Miles and the James M. Bennett High Clipper Band for the band’s score of 88.65 and 15th place, Silver Level finish in Group 3-Open competition at the Tournament of Bands Atlantic Coast Championships on Nov. 6 at Hersheypark Stadium in Hershey, Pa. In 2016 the James M. Bennett High School Marching Band presented the field show “Journey to Valhalla.” The band scored a season high 89.45 at Chapter Championships. The JMB band once again earned a spot at ACCs as one of the top bands in the nine-state area.

Certificate of achievement for being selected to the Tournament of Bands All-Star Marching Band to Jon Adams, Woodwind Captain and senior in the James M. Bennett High Marching Band. Adams has played clarinet all four years with the JMB Symphonic Band. He is a true leader, serving as Clarinet Section Leader last year and Woodwind Captain this year. He studies in the Visual and Performing Arts Program as an instrumentalist, and plans to attend Towson University next fall and major in Music Education.

Certificate of recognition to Director Kevin Zaczkiewicz and the Parkside High School Marching Rams for the band’s 89.5 score and 14th place, Silver Level finish in Group 3-Open competition at the Tournament of Bands Atlantic Coast Championships at Hersheypark Stadium in Hershey, Pa. Nov. 6.  The Parkside Marching Rams presented the field show “Excalibur” in 2016. Band members, staff and parents worked very hard to fulfill the show's potential from the heat of band camp in August through the cold winds of November to qualify for competition in the Group 3-Open class at the ACCs. 

Certificate of recognition for being selected to receive a $1,000 scholarship from the National Judges Association and $500 scholarship from the Tournament of Bands during the ACCs awards ceremony to Sophia Christie, senior, Parkside Marching Rams. She is a 4-year member of the Parkside Marching and Symphonic Band, participating in the Woodwind section during Marching season and playing clarinet during Symphonic season.  Her hard work and dedication have earned her the title of Woodwind Captain during her senior year. 

 

2016 Maryland Arts Education Association Career High School Teachers

Certificates of recognition to the Wicomico County art teachers who received district honors as Maryland Career High School Teacher from the Maryland Arts Education Association at the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore Nov. 12:

Mr. Casey Foltz, James M. Bennett High and Wicomico County Visual and Performing Arts Program

Mr. Kennie L. Jones, Parkside High School and Wicomico County Visual and Performing Arts Program

Ms. Hyoe Jeong Choi, Wicomico High and Wicomico County Visual and Performing Arts Program

Casey Foltz has been a fine arts instructor for Wicomico County Public Schools since 1992. He teaches at James M. Bennett High and the Wicomico County Visual and Performing Arts Program. He has dedicated his teaching career to serving students and challenging them to think creatively. He enjoys getting to know each student on a personal level and building bonds of trust, and he counts himself blessed to see the overwhelmingly positive results for his students. He has taught Art 1-4, Darkroom Photography, Digital Photography and Visual and Performing Arts with a focus on AP Studio Art.

Kennie Jones is enjoying an educational career that has spanned more than 25 years. He is currently enrolled in the School Leadership program at Wilmington University and is a VPA instructor in the county and photography teacher at Parkside High School. He prides himself in having successfully taught art from preschool to the university level. He was never content to merely teach the best among us, as he has confidently entered alternative educational and state prison settings to bring the light of the humanities. Now a teacher, Mr. Jones spent the first 18 years of his life as a ward of the state, living in foster care and on a variety of welfare programs. He now believes his at-risk background was a gift in disguise which forged him into a relevant and compassionate classroom and community leader. Over the years he has spearheaded or worked on a number of murals within the Eastern Shore region, for faith-based, educational and civic groups.

Hyoe Jeong Choi joined the art department at Wicomico High School in 2003, and has taught art courses from Art I to AP studio art courses. She is an instructor in the Wicomico County Visual and Performing Arts Program. She had her education and training in art and teaching in South Korea and in the United States, and has brought rich and diverse experiences to her classes and school. She has served her students as the advisor of the Wicomico High School Art Club for more than 10 years. Both her AP studio art students and Art Club students had been involved in a number of community activities and fundraising activities for good causes, such as raising funds for the American Red Cross helping international victims of a natural disaster, a number of mural paintings in the community, sidewalk chalk drawing for the Salisbury Festival for years, to name a few. Ms. Choi volunteered at the Salisbury Zoo for years, teaching drawings and origami.

 

Musical Performances at Statewide Events

The talents of our students are recognized far beyond the borders of Wicomico County. The Board honored student singers who represented Wicomico County beautifully in performances at statewide events. Certificates of recognition for singing at statewide events to the following students:

For performing as soloist at the 2016 Maryland Teacher of the Year Gala: Brooke Bennish, Visual and Performing Arts Program and Parkside High. An audience of more than 1,200 people at the Maryland Teacher of the Year Gala on Oct. 7 enjoyed hearing her sing the National Anthem at the start of the program, and the song “Someone Like You” from the musical Jekyll & Hyde to symbolize the loving relationship between teachers and students. The performance, with accompaniment by her VPA vocal teacher Dr. Jeffrey Baer, was seen throughout Maryland when it was broadcast as part of the Maryland Teacher of the Year special on Comcast.

Four James M. Bennett High singers and their chorus teacher, Megan Centineo, made the trip to Columbia, Md. to participate all day in the Maryland Music Educators Association Men’s Demonstration Choir. Young men from across the state were selected for this special ensemble to sing songs specifically arranged for men’s voices. The choir performed at the annual Fall In-Service Music Conference of the Maryland Music Educators Association. For performing in the 2016 Men’s Demonstration Choir at the Maryland Music Educators Association Conference:

James Rogers

Josh Dennis

Mark Filipov

Josh Harman

Students from the Visual and Performing Arts Program opened the Maryland State Education Association convention in Ocean City with The Star Spangled Banner and a rousing rendition of “Fight Song.” Their vocal talents were enjoyed by hundreds of educators from across the state. For performing at the 2016 Maryland State Education Association Convention, these students in the Wicomico County Visual and Performing Arts Program:

Alethea-Jade Coffey, Katelin Beach, Jared Sullivan, Schyler Sample, Wicomico High

Alison Sahler, James M. Bennett High

Brooke Bennish, Parkside High

 

Citizenship in Action: Mardela Springs Military Banners

Certificate for Citizenship in Action for leading the Mardela Springs military banner project to: Chase Echard, junior, Mardela Middle and High School

Our students, staff members, families and schools have a positive impact on their community in many ways. This Mardela High School student was responsible for working with and instituting a military banner program for the Mardela Springs area, in collaboration with the Town of Mardela Springs and the Westside Historical Society. He took about a year getting all the pieces in place, and now the banners are up on the street light poles in Mardela Springs. They will be displayed from Memorial Day to Veterans Day each year. He has been honored for this project by DelmarvaLife, and received a citation for his work from the Wicomico County Council. The community can support the military banner project or request a banner for a veteran by visiting http://www.troopbanners.com/MardelaSprings.

 

High School Scholar Awards

 

National Merit Scholarship Program

The National Merit Scholarship Award 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). Of the 1.5 million students who take the PSAT/NMSQT in a given year, some 34,000 are recognized as Commended. These students placed among the top 5 percent of more than 1.5 million students on the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.

Certificates of achievement to the following Commended students recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Program on the basis of their outstanding ability and potential for academic success in college:

From James M. Bennett High School: Lucas J. Murphy and Anna E. Garlock

From Parkside High School:  Ahmed Mohamed Ahmed

From Wicomico High School:  Rachel Christine Bier

Just 16,000 students are honored as Semifinalists, and they are among the top 1% of PSAT takers. Most Semifinalists go on to be recognized as Finalists, and many of these Finalists are awarded scholarships. Certificate of achievement to the National Merit Scholarship Program Semifinalist from Wicomico Schools: Nicholas Jeffrey Selser, James M. Bennett High School

 

AP Scholars

The Board recognized students whose achievement in academics has earned them AP Scholar awards. These students have taken challenging college-level AP or Advanced Placement courses. At the end of each AP course, students have the option to take an exam on which high marks may earn them college credit and AP Scholar recognition. Congratulations to the dozens of AP Scholars from Wicomico Schools. Many of the AP Scholars graduated in 2016. The Board recognized AP Scholars who are current Wicomico County students.


Certificates of recognition as AP Scholars for receiving grades of 3 or higher on three or more AP Exams:

From Mardela High School:

Jessica E. Collins

Sydney J. Goertzen

Ian S. Hall

Daniel P. Moore

David E. Parker

From James M. Bennett High School:

Adib Adnan

Jacob B. Berman

Mary C. Bohlen

Michaela K. Bratton

Dhritisha M. Chakraborty

Joshua M. Dennis

Matthew M. Disbrow

Alexis M. Emerson

Peter D. Gutoskey

Natasha A. Hayes

Mackenzie G. Johnson

Erin M. Langan

Hong J. (Peter) Lim

Thomas C. Long

Linda K. Zelaya

 

From Parkside High School:

Sarah M. Diller

Ramit Gupta

Jacob D. Renshaw

Khizar M. Yahya

 

AP Scholars with Honor recognized with a certificate of achievement for receiving an average grade of at least 3.25 on all AP exams taken, AND grades of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams:

 

From James M. Bennett High School:

Ian Atchison

Chris Avanessian

Anna E. Garlock

Ian M. Parsons

Christopher A. Sajadi

Stefan W. Swierkosz

Nicole L. Verbits

         

From Mardela High School:

Abigail M. Boltz

Alanna M. Klos

 

From Parkside High School:

Benjamin T. Urban

Emma J. Watkins

Josh Yoon

 

From Wicomico High School:  Apeksha A. Ghumatkar

 

AP Scholars with Distinction recognized with a certificate of achievement for receiving an average grade of at least 3.5 on all AP exams taken AND grades of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams.

 

From James M. Bennett High School:

Jasper A. Flint

Lucas J. Murphy

Nicholas J. Selser

 

From Mardela High School:

Elizabeth K. Johnson

Sean G. McGee

Angel D. Munoz-Osorio

 

From Parkside High School:

Ahmed M. Ahmed

Benyam Ephrem

Stephanie J. Rimmer

Sumit Sharma

Christopher W. Taylor

 

From Wicomico High School: Chang W. Lee

Wicomico County had six students who achieved at the very highest level of the 2016 AP Program, as National AP Scholars. They received an average score of at least 4 on all AP exams taken, and scores of 4 or higher on 8 or more AP exams. The Board of Education is proud to recognize as a National AP Scholar current student Adit Abraham, Parkside High.

Congratulations to these National AP Scholars and 2016 graduates who are now in college:

From James M. Bennett High: Abigail C. Bazin, Arthur L. Carlton-Jones, Areej Shahid and Kevon G. Turnamian

From Parkside High: Tiffany T. Pham