Two Watertown Students at Minuteman High School Earn Book Awards

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Twenty-five juniors from Minuteman High School in Lexington have were recently honored with book awards from various colleges and universities for demonstrating outstanding scholarship, leadership, community service and achievement in specific academic areas.

The honorees and their awards are as follows:

The Air Force awards the Math and Science Award to a student who excels in math and science. Michael Whitmore (Arlington)

The Sage Colleges recognize two students who embody the Sage College motto: “To Be, To Know, To Do.” The recipients will receive a scholarship of at least $5000 per year to attend the Sage Colleges. Mitchell Cupp (Concord) and Rustam Ragin (Needham)

The Regis College Book Award goes to a student who demonstrates excellent written and oral communication skills, displays outstanding academic promise and exhibits exceptional leadership quality. Dominic DeCampo (Arlington)

In recognition of the value that the St. Lawrence community places on service to others, the St. Lawrence Book Award honors high school juniors who have distinguished themselves in their communities by their significant commitment to community service. If the recipient attends St. Lawrence University, he will receive a merit scholarship of $1000. Jeffrey Lovoi (Arlington)

Clarkson University recognizes a student who has outstanding leadership qualities and wants to major in engineering, business, science or liberal arts. The Clarkson School Scholars Award gives the recipient a $60,000 scholarship if he decides to attend Clarkson. Evan Kennedy-Spaien (Revere)

Winners of the University of Rochester awards will be eligible to be considered for a merit scholarship of at least $10,000 a year:

University of Rochester Bausch + Lomb Honorary Science Award is awarded to a student with high achievement and rigor in science classes as well as high PSAT Math and/or SAT Math scores. Dante Fiore (Medford)

University of Rochester George Eastman Young Leaders Award is given in recognition of strong leadership experience at school and in the community, high grades and challenging courses, and extensive involvement in extracurricular activities. Thainara Gomes (Arlington)

University of Rochester Xerox Award for Innovation and Information Technology recognizes a strong interest in innovation and/or information technology and a high level of achievement in this area. The student also has exposure to new technologies outside of school, such as pursuing serious work opportunities in local laboratories or industry. Robert Gavin Scott (Watertown)

University of Rochester Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony Award is given to a student who has demonstrated commitment to understanding and addressing difficulty social issues, has shown leadership and dedication to community action and has strong grades and rigorous courses taken in the humanities and social sciences. Kevin Lieber (Lexington)

The Elmira College Key has been awarded since 1935 in recognition of the outstanding achievements of high school juniors who rank among the top ten percent of their class and who have demonstrated admirable leadership qualities and held important positions in their schools and their communities. Recipients of this award who decide to attend Elmira will receive a scholarship of $20,000 a year for four years.  Tyler Newcomb (Woburn)

The Society of Women Engineers offers Certificates of Merit to young women who have completed, with distinction, three years of science and three years of math and are active citizens of the school and/or community. Allanah Gatto (Arlington), Diana Perez Sandoval (Everett) and Laurie Pierre (Waltham)

The Swathmore College Book Award is given to a student who performs well academically, has a deep sense of ethical and social concern, has outstanding involvement within the community and demonstrates inclusive leadership. Benjamin James (Lancaster)

St. Michael’s College Book Award for Academic Achievement with a Social Conscience recognizes outstanding students who demonstrate a commitment to volunteerism and leadership in his or her community service endeavors. Kathryn Barnes (Stow) and Jacob Blum (Wilmington)

For over 20 years, the Wheelock College Alumni Book Award has honored outstanding high school juniors who demonstrate a strong commitment to working with and improving the lives of others. Wheelock alumni, students, faculty and administrators share this commitment to being activists and community leaders, themes that are celebrated in this year’s Award Book. We congratulate this year’s recipient for being chosen to receive this award and commend her for her work with our country’s most precious resource, our children. Allison Jorgensen (Arlington)

The Lawrence Tech Award for Excellence in Science and Mathematics is given to a student who has completed at least one year of chemistry or physics and two years of math and is an active and responsible citizen of the school and community. If the recipient chooses to attend Lawrence Tech he will receive a scholarship of $2000 a year for four years. Eric Giniger (Carlisle)

The Rensselaer Medal recognizes superlative academic achievement of young men and women. It is awarded to a junior who has distinguished himself in math and science. If this student attends Rensselaer he will receive a merit scholarship of $25,000 a year for four years. Sean Datar (Acton)

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) recognizes students with a medal as well as a scholarship, should they decide to attend RIT. Two students are recognized for their academic achievements, involvement as a member of our school and community and their computing abilities. If the students decide to attend RIT, they are eligible to receive a scholarship of $7000 a year for four years.  Christopher Earl (Needham) and Alexander Lamarche (Watertown)

Two students more students are recognized by RIT for their academic achievements, involvement as a member of our school and community and their creative and innovative talents. If the students decide to attend RIT, they are eligible to receive a scholarship of $7000 a year for four years. Shaina Guidebeck (Arlington) and Jacob Blum (Wilmington)

The Cornell University Book Award is given to an outstanding student who is an active member of the school or community. Liam Chapman (Arlington)

The Brown University Book Award is awarded to an outstanding high school or preparatory school junior who best combines academic excellence with clarity in written and spoken expression. Davis Kahmann (Arlington)

Minuteman is an award-winning regional high school that integrates robust academic and career & technical learning to deliver a revolutionary competitive advantage. The school serves a diverse student body with multiple learning styles, expanding opportunities for college and career success. As an accredited member of the New England Association of Schools & Colleges (NEASC), Minuteman challenges all students to aspire to their full potential, accelerate their learning, and achieve success in the 21st century global community.

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