Southern School Notebook: March 23

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Scarborough students
named AP Scholars

SCARBOROUGH — Thirty-two Scarborough High School students, including some 2010 graduates, were named 2010 AP Scholars by the College Board in recognition of their achievements on the college-level Advanced Placement Exams given last spring.

Two students, Zipei Cai and Shannon Eddy, earned the AP Scholar with Distinction award by receiving a grade of at least 3.5 on all AP Exams taken, and grades of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams.

Nine students earned the AP Scholar with Honor awards by having 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. These students are Seth Albert, Abigail Farias, Daniel Friedman, Joseph Prosack, Timothy Przybylowicz, Alison Reynolds, Laura Suarez-Rodrigue, Angelo Verzoni, and Jacob Wakem.

The following students were named AP Scholars for scoring 3 or higher on three or more AP Exams: Brent Astrosky, David Bibeau, Shelby Carignan, Emily Carter, Henry Chen, Alexander Colville, Paige Conley, Scott Delisle, Kristen Felt, Kathryn Golojuch, Sean Griffin, Michael Kelley, Dennis Liu, Harim Park, Andrew Piccolo, Julia Shinay, Marina Sterrer, Crystiana Tsujiura, Morgan Wade, Laura Waldstein, and Thomas Whitney.

SPHS holds Honor
Society ceremony

SOUTH PORTLAND — The South Portland High School World Languages Honor Society recently inducted 40 new members, bringing group membership to 72 students.  

Newly inducted students for 2011 include American Sign Language students Annelise Donahue, Kayla Kittrick,  Katelyn Nickerson, Taryn Richards, Antonio Roberts, Katie Zema.   

French students honored were Ashley Biggs, Kyle Burnham, Roman Davydov, Elizabeth Grant, Kateri Jeffery,  Jill Legere, Emily Masters, Son Nguyen and Er Li Peng.

Students studying Latin who were inducted into the society include Chapin M. Bartlett, Leah Brown, Lindsay Cannon, Sirena S. Depaolo, Marion Fearing, Jamie L. Fisher, Grace Keiter, Jon M. Roberts.  

Spanish students honored include Siobhan Baker, William Bushey, Elizabeth Canarie, Molly Ekholm, Shawn Everest-Ortiz, Nate Fox, Taylor Grant, Rory Alice Hoecker, Matt LaBerge, Naja Lake, Dan Medici, Andrew Mills, Samuel Peluso, Lauren Purdy, Thomas Redstone, Michael Salvatore, and Chris Thibeault.

The World Languages Honor Society is comprised of French, Latin or Spanish students who are juniors or seniors in their third, fourth or fifth year of language study who have maintained a 93 average or higher for five consecutive semesters.  American Sign Language students may be sophomores, juniors or seniors who have maintained a 93 average or higher for six consecutive quarters.

Sidebar Elements

The Scarborough High School Academic Decathlon Team won the Maine Academic Decathlon State Championship for the seventh year in a row. The team pictured here, back row, from left is Coach Shane Davis, Jacob Wakem, Kyle Renegeld, Mike Hall, Justin Gagnon, Chris DeFilipp. Front row, from left, is Coach Jon York, Seth Albert, Samantha Couillard, Susan Rundell, Rebecca Mitchell, Julia Labanowski. Kneeling in front is Michael Bamford.  Team captain Susan  Rundell  set a state record for the highest individual score at the competition with a score of 8,086. The team will represent Maine in the national competition held in April in Charlotte, N.C., and is currently fundraising for the trip. Tax-deductible donations can be made to SHS Academic Decathlon Team, Scarborough High School, 11 Municipal Dr., Scarborough, ME 04074.