A WATCHUNG COMMUNICATIONS, INC. PUBLICATION The Westfield Leader and THE TIMES of Scotch Plains Fanwood Thursday, June 11, 1998 Page 19
Westfield High School Awards Night Recognizes Three Teachers and 160 Students
Three teachers and more than 160 students were recognized at Westfield High School's Annual Awards Night on June 4, when 99 awards were announced for outstanding achievement during the 1997 1998 academic year:
Presentations to staff included:
· The Distinguished Teacher of the Year Award Virginia Mikulick, Project '79 teacher.
· Robert and Linda Foose Memorial Award for Excellence in Education James Beil, Vocal Music teacher.
· PTO Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award Michael Seiler, science teacher.
Presentations to students included: Edward J. Bloustein Distinguished Scholars: Anisha Ambardar, Andrea Bistak, Douglas Brandely, Nina Castells, Meghan Corbett, Colleen Donovan, Jennifer Early, Meghan Hely, Alice Kelman, Pamela Lygate, Nishant Mehta, Brooke Molloy, Genghis Niver, Kathryn Nowicki, Thomas Olsen, Eric Pidkameny, Diana Shineman, Alexander Smith, Rishi Talreja, Zeel Tamboli, George Wu, and Andrew Zachar; and Norman "Flip" Chambliss Award (participants in Westfield High School (WHS) sports program) Brendan Hickey and Shannon Wagner.
Also receiving awards were: Community Service Award (students planned and organized a speaker's bureau) Matthew Coltrera and Nicholas Pino; Katherine Cuthbertson Memorial Scholarship (recognizes positive attitude and personal growth) William Bogatko, Teri- Lynn Pringle, and Jacqueline Sherry; Dartmouth College Book Award (presented to an outstanding junior in the top 10 percent of his or her class who has demonstrated intellectual leadership and has made a positive contribution to the extracurricular life of the school) Rebecca Brinkman; Marc Wesley Hardy Human Rights Award Sherell Tosha Thomas, Rebecca Goldberg and Robert Tyson; and Linden Education Association Scholarship Rebecca Hamilton.
Additional awards presented were: Col. and Mrs. Henry Bayard McCoy Scholarship/ Westfleld Foundation (leadership and respect for rights of fellow citizens) Bryan Gates and Meghan Hely; Rose Napoliello Memorial Scholarship Jason Zelawski; National Merit Scholarship Program Commended Students Anisha Ambardar, Andrea Bistak, Melinda Borne, Meghan Corbett, Colleen Donovan, Benjamin Gleason, Christina Ho, Nishant Mehta, Sarah Mullen, Kathryn Nowicki, Phillip Orsini, Eric Pidkameny, Michael Repasch and Regina Shopiro; New Jersey Ritred Educators Award Kate Richlin- Zack; Douglas J. Odenkirk Memorial Scholarship (awarded to a senior who will
continue his/ her education in vocational, business or trade school and has demonstrated a desire and commitment to learning) Darnell Harrison; and Stanford University Book Award (resourcefulness in pursuing intellectual pursuit) Laura Gornowski.
Other awards presented were: Westfield Jaycees Scholarship Erika Capone, Christina Ho, Corinne Liebrich, Tracy Masino, Kate RichlinZack, Jacqueline Sherry, Benjamin Siegel, and Rory Suggs; Concerned African- American Parents Memorial Scholarships Monique Atkins, Ryan Aldman, Andre Hibbard, Kelly Hendricks, Rory Suggs, Teri- Lynn Pringle, Lois Harry, Erik Clinton and Ryan Jeffries; Awareness Club/ CATCH Award (recognizing community and school service) Monique Atkins, Erik Clinton, Kellie Hendricks, Ryan Jeffries and Rory Suggs; Marc Wesley Hardy Annual Awareness Club Award Lois Harry; and Laurence F. Greene Award (recognizing academic achievement, contribution to school and community, and demonstration of the spirit of Project '79) Ann Cavanaugh and Tracy Masino.
Additional awards presented were: Barry Judd Memorial Scholarship (for academic achievement and participation in school and community activities) Debra Ehrlich; Elietta and Phillip Minnicino Memorial Scholarship Benjamin Siegal; Westfield Education Association Scholarship (academics and community service) Colleen Donovan; Parent- Teacher Council Scholarships Margaret Diggory, Brianne Dowd, Alice Kelman, Tracy Masino, Corinne Liebrich, Erica Nielsen, Genghis Niver, Victoria Nusse and Jacqueline Sherry; and Westfield Association of Administrators and Supervisors Scholarship (for excellence in scholarship and service to school and community) Abigail O'Neill.
Receiving the Presidential Education Award (seniors who have a 3.5 or higher average) were: Anisha Ambardar, Kaara Anspach, Michael Baly, Bridget Benisch, Andrea Bistak, Christine Bonavita, Melinda Borne, Douglas Brandely, Megan Brenan, Daniel Brown, Nina Castells, Sarah Chance, Sung Choi, David Citrin, Adam Cohen, Meghan Corbett, Scott Cutro, Jamie Darcy, Kristen Del Duca, Colleen Donovan, Jennifer Early, Katherine Egan, Debra Ehrlich, David Geissler, Chrisffne Giameo, Elisabeth Gonsalves, Rebecca Hamilton, Matthew Hanas, Amelia Hanley, Lois Harry, Meghan Hely, Chrisffna Ho, Alice Kelman, Dusffn Knoop, Eun Sang Ko, Joanna Kreil, Kelly Langton, Coleman Lechner, Ji Yoon Lim, Pamela Lygate, Helen Mastrangelo, Nishant Mehta, Melissa Miller, Michelle
Molinaro, Brooke Molloy, Sarah Mullen, Michelle Muserlian, Genghis Niver, Courtney Norton, Kathryn Nowicki, Victoria Nusse, Thomas Olsen, Abigail O'Neill, Colin Osborn, Alicia Picou, Eric Pidkameny, Hanina Rawnicki, Kate Richlin- Zack, Teresa Rodihan, Colleen Ryan, Daniel Sabreen, Stephanie Schraeter, Sarah Sharpe, Isabel Shen, Diana Shineman, Katherine Simons, Heather Simpson, Alexander Smith, Ryan St. Clair, Andrew Stein, Rishi Talreja, Zeel Tamboli, Stephanie Tullo, Jeanne Venneri, Susan Wilson, George Wu, Andrew Zachar and Jamie Zimak.
Other awards presented were: PTO Woodworking Award Christian Fagin; Brown University Book Award (academic achievement combined with written and spoken expression) Sara Carpenter; Margaret Dietrich Award (for commitment to literature and writing) Benjamin Gleason; English Department Book Awards (excellence in English and love of literature) John Merriman, Elizabeth Dixon, Diana Burdulia and Lara Rothschild; Harry R. Karp Memorial Award (excellence in journalism) Victoria Nusse; William Shakespeare Prize (AP student showing excellence and enthusiasm for literature, literary study and the English language) Kelly Korecky and Thomas Olsen; Smith College Book Award (junior who exemplifies academic achievement, leadership and concern for others) Tara Bhandari; and Noel and Thelma Taylor Memorial (excellence in English and Science) Colleen Donovan.
Additional awards were presented to: Gail W. Trimble Memorial Scholarship (excellence in journalism) Meghan Corbett; French Achievement Award Melissa Miller; French Club Service Awards Sabrina Hyman and Rachel Rosenblum; French Excellence Award Eric Pidkameny; French Spirit Award Lauren Castaldo; French Studies Award Colleen Donovan and Brooke Molloy; Steuben Award (excellence in German) Andrew Zachar; and German Service Club Award Teresa Rodihan and Susanne Schrader.
Other awards included: ItalianAmerican Club Language Scholarship Erika Capone; Italian Club Language Award Lauren Castaldo and Christine Giameo; Westfield UNICO Italian Language Scholarship Michelle Molinaro; Marc Hardy Memorial Latin Award (presented to a senior who exemplifies spirit, talent and service) Anisha Ambardar; Latin Club Service Award Michael Baly, Nicholas Friedman, Brian Gates and Margaret Kostro; Latin Club Scholarship Award Christine Bonavita and Lara Rothschild; Latin Club Scholastic Scholarship Kate Richlin- Zack and George Wu; and Laura Meierhans
Memorial Scholarship (achievement in Latin, service to Latin Club) Alice Kelman.
Also receiving awards were: Spanish Club Scholarship Stephanie Tullo; Spanish Club Service Awards Abigail Bercovicz, Jennifer Early, Rebecca Hamilton, Meghan Hely and Kelly Langton; Westfield Women's Spanish Club Award Meghan Hely; F. L. A. G. Recognition Award (presented to a volunteer aide in Foreign Language Awareness Group for two years) Katherine Simons and Hanina Rawnicki; F. L. A. G. Award (volunteer aide recommended by F. L. A. G. teacher for service) Rebecca Hamilton and Nishant Mehta; and Most Outstanding Foreign Language Student Kathryn Nowicki.
Additional awards included: Calculus AB Award Christine Giameo; Calculus BC Award Nishant Mehta; Pre Calculus Award Joanna Kreil; Computer Science Award Tara Bhandari; Computer Science Service Award Ian Wolkoff; Integrated Math Award Laura Osborne; Model United Nations Award Alicia Picou; Albert R. Bobal Social Studies Scholarship Teresa Rodihan; Daughters of the American Revolution Essay Contest Danielle Baukh; Singh Family Award (strong commitment to international understanding and cooperation) Zeel Tamboli; Psychology Award Matthew Hanas and Beth Rubel; AP Psychology Award Andrea Bistak and David Citrin; Social Studies Department Award George Wu; Bausch and Lomb Medal (for a student who excels in science) Tara Bhandari; Biology Award Tara Bhandari; Chemistry Award Nishant Mehta; and Environmental Science Award Melinda Borne, Deborah Ehrlich, and Susan Wilson.
Other awards presented were: Physics Award (excellence in Physics PSSC Honors) Andrew Wislocki; Science Department Award Nishant Mehta; Rensselaer Medal (presented to a junior who excels in math and science) Ilka Netravali; George Washington University Award (presented to a junior who excels in math and science) Inez Wu; Jerald H. Biener Public Affairs Award Anthony Attanasio; Sylvia Cummin Outstanding Business Student Award Lauren Gruman; J. Isabella Dodds Award (for outstanding character and scholarly achievements) Victoria Nusse; Don Elliott Scholarship (for excellence as a jazz saxophonist) Ben Siegel; Charles
Frankenbach, Sr. Memorial Scholarship Award (presented to a student with outstanding academic achievement who plans to major in business, economics, insurance or political science) Douglas Brandely; and David M. Hart Science Award (extraordinary interest in natural or environmental sciences) Alexander Smith.
Other awards presented were: Waldron W. Holck Memorial Scholarship (presented to a graduating senior who has been accepted to a trade or technical school) Evan Rich; Chris Jones Award (presented to the most outstanding WHS golfer) Douglas Brandely; Harry Lewis Memorial Scholarship (outstanding ability and creativity in woodworking or other industrial arts) Erik Kolb (senior) and Richard W. Lang, III (junior); Joel Langholtz Memorial Award (presented to a student who plans to study special education or who has worked with the handicapped) Jacqueline Sherry; Lisa K. Monteleone Teaching Scholarship (presented to a student selected on the basis of demonstrated scholarship in English, an expressed desire to teach and service to the community through an outreach program of his/ her choice) Tracy Masino; and NJSIAA Scholar/ Athlete Award Sage Stefiuk and Daniel Todd.
Also presented with awards were: National Merit Scholarship Finalists Alice Kelman, Thomas Olsen, Ryan St. Clair, George Wu and Andrew Zachar; National Merit Scholarships Anisha Ambardar (Domino Sugar Corp.), Thomas Olsen (Tufts Univer sity Merit Scholarship), Teresa
Rodthan (James E. Casey Scholarship - UPS), and Andrew Zachar (Furman University Merit Scholarship); Joseph Rood Memorial Scholarship Award (presented to a good student who comes from a single parent family) Corinne Liebrich; Tandy Technology Scholars Colleen Donovan, Meghan Hely, Alice Kelman, Nishant Mehta, Susan Wilson, and George Wu; Tandy Technology Scholars Nishant Mehta and George Wu; Justina V. Taylor Award (established to help young people attend college) Kaara Anspach; and Liesja Tortorello "Carpe Diem" Award (presented to a giving, caring leader who consistently demonstrates a commitment to helping others while demonstrating a desire to learn) Lisa Feldman.
Additional awards presented were: United States Presidential Scholars Program (recognizing students who demonstrate exceptional scholarship and talent in the visual, creative, and performing arts) Thomas Olsen and George Wu; William E. Wyman Scholarship (presented to a graduating senior who will attend a licensed technical or vocational school or an accredited two or four year college) Tracy Masino; Xerox Award (recognizes academic achievement, leadership and community service, with a solid background in the humanities) Caitlin Nish (junior); WHS Distinguished Student Award (excellent achievement in all endeavors) Meghan Hely; and WHS Spirit Award Stephen Dennis.
NEWLY ELECTED... Cathy Colon, newly elected 1998- 1999 President of the Holy Trinity Interparochial School's Home and School Association, meets with Dorothy Szot, Holy Trinity School Principal, center, and Suzanne Grandstrand, 1997- 1998 President of the association.