Southern School Notebook: Aug. 24

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Awards, Recognitions

Justin Gorham of South Portland earned the Senior Greek Award at Saint Joseph’s College for excellence in the study of Greek. Gorham was also selected to win a national prize from Pearson higher education publishers for his essay that answered the question, “Why study history?”

Emily Schwarz
of Cape Elizabeth received the Department of Nursing Award at Saint Joseph’s College for compassion, excellence and leadership, and the Sister Consuela White Award for excellence in scholarly achievement for highest grade point average among senior nursing majors. Schwarz was also inducted to the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing at Saint Joseph’s College.

Sean Meagher of Cape Elizabeth, received the 2011 Britton C. McCabe Award for outstanding academic achievement at Springfield College.

Angela Giordano of South Portland, a senior at Connecticut College, was awarded the Susan J. Rose ’62 Prize, given for work with the THINK S.A.F.E. Project implementing new policies on sexual assault and for an excellent academic record with gender and women’s studies. Giordano was also awarded the Gender and Women’s Studies Award for Feminist Collective Action for her work with the THINK S.A.F.E. Project.

Scarborough resident Emma Judkins received two outstanding student achievement awards at Connecticut College. She was presented with the Esther C. Cary Prize, awarded to exceptionally gifted students of French, and the Jose Limon Award for outstanding accomplishments and dedication to the field of dance.

Tricia Thibodeau of Cape Elizabeth, an earth and oceanographic science major at Bowdoin College, earned a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NOAA, Ernest F. Hollings Scholarship in a national competition.  

The Rotary Club of Scarborough awarded four $1,000 scholarships to graduating seniors from Scarborough High School. This year’s recipients of the Rotary Youth Scholarship Award are Alison Reynolds, who will be attending Haverford College; Jenna Lin Posey, who will be attending Saint Joseph’s College of Maine; Megan Giles, who will be attending Bryant University; and Abigail L. Chick, who will be attending Middlebury College.

Dr. Sarah E. Buckingham, formerly of Scarborough and a recent graduate of Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, received recognition for her excellence in neurology and was awarded the Arthur Krieger Memorial Prize in neurology. Buckingham was selected for Yale School of Medicine’s four-year Neurology Residency Program.  

Ben Stanley of Cape Elizabeth Middle School was recently awarded first place in the 2011 Native American Essay Contest. Lily Turner of Cape Elizabeth Middle School was awarded second place. The statewide essay contest is sponsored by the Secretary of State and is open to students in middle and high schools.