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Senior Awards

June 21, 2012  (Edit) Filed under Top Stories in PHS Mercury.

Last night, the annual Senior Awards Ceremony was held at The Paramount Theater. What a night it was! In front of an audience filled with parents, staff, friends, and family, dozens of seniors received awards, certificates, medals, and MONEY!! The event was hosted by Principal Lazarus and Assistant Principals Piccu and Reyes. With individual seniors reaping in hundreds and in many cases thousands of dollars, it was clear to see last night that hard work really does pay off. In addition to the students work; much of the credit for the night goes to Mrs. Gordineer, whose work in the guidance department assisted the students in securing the scholarships.

SENIOR AWARDS

                 1 – THE PRESIDENT’S AWARD FOR EDUCATIONAL EXCELLENCE

                                                                                                CERTIFICATE

 

This award is to recognize and honor those students who have achieved high academic goals by their hard work and dedication to learning.  Qualifications include a 90 average in academic subjects, personal qualities such as high motivation, integrity and initiative and a placement at the 80th percentile or above on standardized achievement tests or college admission examinations.

 

ELIJAH ABDUL-AZIM                                          MARGARET KRAPISH

MOLLY BALOW                                                    GENESIS MARTINEZ

VANESSA CASTRO                                               SHAINA NAVARRO

JENESIS GALLEGO                                              CAITLIN ORHELEIN

JENNIFER GALLEGO                                          KEVIN SLOCUM

STEPHANIE GIL                                                    NICOLAS SOTO

KAYLA KERSCHUS                                              MICHELLE WOOD

 

2 – THE PRESIDENT’S AWARD FOR EDUCATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT

                                                                                                CERTIFICATE

 

This award is given to students in recognition of their commitment to learning and intellectual development in their academic subjects and for their school achievement.

 

DANIEL ANZOLA                                                  ROBERT PAGAN

DALILA JOHNSON                                                            MARCIA PALTIN

CHELSEA NAURATAN                                        NUTTHANYA SUKTAWEE                                       

 

3 – THE PRESIDENT’S VOLUNTEER SERVICE AWARD

 

This award is given to students who have performed 150 to 250 hours of community service within a 12- month period.

 

BRONZE PINS 150 HRS                      

GENESIS MARTINEZ

ALEXA MCMULLEN

CAITLIN ORHELEIN

LYNETTE QUILES

CATHERINE SEMPLE

 

GOLD PINS 250 HRS

 

GENESIS DUQUE

REGINE FERGUSON

STEPHANIE GIL

KATHERINE MARMOL

KWASI YEBOAH

 

4 – JOE BELLE MEMORIAL AWARD                                                     $50                                      

This award is given in memory of Joe Belle, who worked for the University of Dayton for over thirty years.  It is given to a scholar athlete who has demonstrated a commitment and dedication to their education.

KEVIN SLOCUM

  

5 – THE PEEKSKILL ROTARY CLUB JOHN DEVINS AWARD AND BOB PEASE AWARD           

                                                                            

These awards are given annually to the top female and male athletes of the senior class. 

ASIA JACKSON          &          KYREE HULL

 

6 – THE NEW YORK STATE COMPTROLLER ACHIEVEMENT AWARD (Presented by Ms. Yolanda Robinson)                          

CERTIFICATE

This award is given to a student who has demonstrated leadership potential and a commitment to public service. 

MARTHA ANGUISACA

 

7 – THE FERGUSON PRIZE                                                                             $25

                                               

This award is presented to a student in the senior class who has consistently demonstrated superiority in service, leadership and patriotism.

 

            CHRISTOPHER RONCA

 

 

8 – THE UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS DISTINGUISHED ATHLETE AWARD                                                                                CERTIFICATE

 

This award is presented to student who displays courage, poise, self-confidence and leadership as a high school athlete. 

MOLLY BALOW

9 – THE UNITED STATES MARINE “SEMPER FIDELIS” AWARD FOR MUSICAL EXCELLENCE                                                     

CERTIFICATE

 

The “SEMPER FIDELIS” award for musical excellence is presented by the United States Marines Youth Foundation, Incorporated and the Marine Corps League in recognition of diligence, dedication and musical excellence. 

TYLER PIRONE

 

 

10- THE UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS SCHOLASTIC EXCELLENCE AWARD                                                                              

  CERTIFICATE 

This award is presented to a senior recognized for academic excellence and who is an outstanding young citizen.

MICHELLE WOOD

 

11 – THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITY WOMEN, WESTCHESTER, OUTSTANDING STUDENT AWAR

CERTIFICATE & GIFT

This award is given to a student who demonstrates service to her school, academic ability, and potential for future service to women in the solution of social and civic problems.

KAYLA KERSCHUS

 

12- THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITY WOMEN, WESTCHESTER EXCELLENCE IN WRITING AWARD  

                                      CERTIFICATE & GIFT                                                                                      

This award is given to a student who demonstrates excellence in creative as well as formal writing

VANESSA CASTRO

 

13 – THE LAURA CROFT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP                     $50

This award is presented annually to a senior who has demonstrated a high degree of proficiency in the area of mathematics.

MICHELLE WOOD

14 – THE SCOTT CAMERA AWARD                         $25 GIFT CERTIFICATE

This award is presented to the Peekskill High School senior with outstanding achievement in photography.

MARGARET KRAPISH

 

15 – THE LATINO CULTURE CLUB AWARD                                                                  

(Presented by Ms. Myrna Santos

This award is given to seniors who have participated in the Latino Culture Club and contributed to furthering the development of the Hispanic culture.

DINARELYS ALVAREZ     $50

JENNIFER GALLEGO      $200

 16- THE MANFRED LOWEN MEMORIAL AWARD                                      $50

 This award is given annually to a student in the current graduating class of Peekskill High School, who in the opinion of the faculty and the principal manifests an appreciation of the rights of others in a democratic society and an appreciation of education.

BLANCA ZHININ

17- THE EUGENE CASERTA MEMORIAL AWARD                                      $50

This award is given to a varsity athlete who has fostered spirit and pride in their school.

DARREL KIDD

                                               

18- DEPARMENT OF THE ARMY

Presented by Sergeant Clifford A. Hammond III

CERTIFICATE & MEDAL

These awards are presented to students who have demonstrated excellence in both Academics and Athletics.

 

KATHLEEN FREED              ELIJAH ABDUL-AZIM               KEVIN SLOCUM

 

19 – THE WILLIAM STERN POST NO. 70 PEEKSKILL JEWISH WAR VETERANS                                                                                 $25

 

This award is presented to the student, who in the opinion of the faculty and the principal has shown outstanding interest and respect for our American heritage.

MICHAELA SPENCER

 20– THE VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS POST 746 PEEKSKILL SCHOLARSHIP                                                                                $100 each

 

This award is given to a student who has shown patriotism for their country and also community service.

VANESSA CASTRO          &           ROBERT PAGAN

 

 

21– THE COLLEGE OF WESTCHESTER AWARD

CERTIFICATE 

This award is presented to a student in the senior class who has shown excellence in Business Education and Computer Technology.

TYLER PIRONE

22– JEWISH VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS                                   $100 

This award is presented to a student who has demonstrated academic success.

 DANIEL ANZOLA

  

23– SENIORS CLASS OF 2012 AWARDS

                                                                                                       $125 each

For Outstanding support of the 2012 Prom  

CATHERINE SEMPLE      &      REGINE FERGUSON

 

For Outstanding Spirit over 4 years       

KAYLA KERSCHUS 

For Outstanding leadership over multiple years     

DARREL KIDD 

 24 — TECH STUDENT – STUDENT OF DISTINCTION

CERTIFICATE                       

This award is selected by the instructors at the Boces Tech Center. It is given to a student who has shown outstanding effort and achievement in one of the career academies. The winner of the culinary award is given to.

JONATHAN TRAVIS

25 — THE NEW YORK STATE SENATE YOUTH LEADERSHIP AWARD

CERTIFICATE                   

This award is given to students who excel academically and have exhibited leadership through extracurricular and volunteer activities.

STEPHANIE GIL           &         KWASI YEBOAH

 26 — THE PEEKSKILL HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL’S AWARDS

PLAQUE

                       

These Principal Awards recognize students who have made improvement academically over the past four years.

DOROTHY BRADSHAW           &         KERRY JONES

 

 

27 –THE NATIONAL URBAN LEAGUE OF WESTCHESTER, BLACK SCHOLARS RECOGNITION AWARD.

Presented by Ms. Margie Daniels                                                                            PLAQUE                       

This recognition is provided by the partnership of 28 leading African American organizations, who’s vision is simple. “We seek to develop an educational community in which hard work, success, and superior performance are universally recognized, respected, honored, and rewarded. African-American scholars who are achieving academically have a unique need for such support.  The Community Partnership is committed to meeting this need.”

SAMANTHA JACKSON      REGINE FERGUSON       CATHERINE SEMPLE

 28- THE AMERICAN LEGION ESSAY CONTEST                                        

                                                                             CERTIFICATE AND -$100

 

This award is given to a student in appreciation of and recognition for active participation in Westchester County American Legion Essay Contest.    

MARTHA ANGUISACA

PEEKSKILL HIGH SCHOOL COMMENCEMENT

SCHOLARSHIP/AWARDS

JUNE 20, 2012

 1- NYS DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION 2012 SCHOLARSHIPS FOR ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE 

These scholarships are allocated by the State ofNew Yorkin proportion to the school’s population and selected by a formula.  Students must be citizens or hold permanent residence status and must attend a college inNew YorkStateto receive the award.

MOLLY BALOW                            $500

JENESIS GALLEGO                      $500

STEPHAIE GIL                               $500

 

JENNIFER GALLEGO               $1,500

 

2 – CAMP INC. ACHIEVERS’ SCHOLARSHIP                                                                       

(Presented by Mrs. Daisy Brand)                                                                                                    $1,000 each

 

This award is sponsored by the Elton Brand Family Foundation:  It is presented to seniors who have demonstrated the discipline and fortitude to overcome extreme circumstances and a difficult environment, to stay the course and achieve academic success in the form of a high school diploma.

  

DOROTHY BRADSHAW                                                  TROI NOLAN

SHONAE DRAPER                                                             CAITLIN ORHELEIN 

REGINE FERGUSON                                                         JASMINE PERRY

STEPHANIE GIL                                                                CHRISTOPHER RONCA

TITZIANA JAMES                                                             KEVIN SLOCUM 

ANGELA JOHNSON                                                          DAMARIS TORRES 

DALILA JOHNSON                                                                        BLANCA ZHININ 

JOHN MAXWELL

 

 3 – THE LOUIS PANZANARO III SCHOLARSHIP FUND

(Presented by Mr. Louis Panzanaro)

These scholarships are awarded to senior basketball players who have demonstrated scholarship, leadership and a winning attitude against all odds.

THE LOUIS PANZANARO III ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS              $500 each                              

ROBERT LYLES         COURTNEY MAPP          GYDAL SORRELL

THE RICK RAUH MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP                                 $750 

KYREE HULL 

JEFF BURNS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP                                         $750

SALEEM SUTTON

THE LOUIS PANZANARO III MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP         $1,500 

BAYRON CARTER

 

4 – THE CHARLES DECHRISTOPHER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP                              $750

This scholarship is sponsored by the Christopher family in memory of Charles DeChristopher a Peekskill high School graduate and avid fan and supporter of athletics his entire life.

CHANDLER PIERCE

 

 5 – THE REGINA PANZANARO MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP                                           $300                           

This award is given in memory of Regina Panzanaro, a graduate and lifelong supporter of Peekskill High School.  It is given to a student who worked to their potential in school.

KAYLA KERSHUS

 6 – THE PEEKSKILL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT COUNCIL AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION

Presented by Ms Allison Risoli – Mr. Gordon Hubbard

 These awards are granted by the advisors of the Student Council for students who have made a major contribution to student government and the Peekskill High School Community.

 CATHERINE SEMPLE                  $300                                        KATHERINE MARMOL   $1,500

GENESIS MARTINEZ                   $300                                        REGINE FERGUSON         $1.500

 KWASI YEBOAH                            $500                                        STEPHANIE GIL                $2,000

GENESIS DUQUE                        $1,000

 7 – THE INTERACT CLUB ALTON CLEMENTE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP           

Presented by Ms Allison Risoli and Mr. George Goess– Interact Advisor

 These scholarships are awarded to major contributing members of the Interact Club in memory of a former Peekskill High School Student and Interact member.

CAITLIN ORHELEIN                    $100                            REGINE FERGUSON         $300

KWASI YEBOAH                            $100                            STEPHANIE GIL                $300

CATHERINE MARMOL               $300                           

GENESIS DUQUE                           $300                           

 

 8- THE NORMAN A. KROPF MEMORIAL ART AWARD                                                    $200

This award is presented to an outstanding art student. 

JENNIFER GALLEGO

 

 9 – THE REVEREND DR. G. FRANKLIN WIGGINS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP        $500 each  Presented by Mrs Ida Wiggins

These awards are granted to students who compete by application for this scholarship. 

CATHERINE SEMPLE                                                      ROBERT LYLES     

JASMINE PERRY                                                               TROI NOLAN                     

 KWASI YEBOAH

 

10 – THE WOMEN’S CLUB OF PEEKSKILL/CORTLANDT SCHOLARSHIP                     $100

 This award is given to a senior in the top 10 of the graduating class and who has been accepted at an accredited four year college or university.

JENESIS GALLEGO

 

 

11 – THE ALLISON L. RISOLI SCHOLARSHIP FOR SERVICE                 

Presented by Ms Allison Risoli                                                                                                         $500

 This award is being given to a student who has dedicated themselves to service and sees service as an important part of their life. The recipient is a selfless person who sees giving as a way to contribute to the beauty of our world.

STEPHANIE GIL

 

 

12 – THE PEEKSKILL ASSOCIATION OF EDUCATIONAL SECRETARIES’ SCHOLARSHIP

                                                                                                                                                            $100

This award is granted to a graduating student who intends to pursue post-secondary education in the field of business.

MARCIA PALTIN

 

 

13- THE PEEKSKILL FACULTY ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP                                     $650

This scholarship is awarded to a college bound senior in the top 20% of the class with a combined score of 1,000 or above on SAT exam and who has demonstrated community and school involvement. Student selection is based upon acceptance to a four year college and submission of an essay indicating plans for the future. 

CAMILA BARRIONUEVO

 14 – THE PEEKSKILL TEACHER PARAPROFESSIONAL AWARD IN MEMORY OF ALL DECEASED PARAPROFESSIONAL

                                                                                                                                                            $100

This award is presented to a member of the senior class who has been a model citizen in high school and who intends to pursue post-secondary education.

LYNNETTE QUILES

 

 15 – THE PEEKSKILL TEACHER PARAPROFESSIONAL AWARD IN MEMORY OF JOSEPHINE CIARDULLO

                                                                                                                                                            $100

This award is presented to a member of the senior class who has been a model citizen in high school and who intends to pursue post-secondary education. 

DOROTHY BRADSHAW

 16- THE FRANK COLOMBINI SR. MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP                                       $100

 This scholarship is given in memory of Frank Colombini Sr., a devoted family man and a highly decorated veteran of World War II who spent his career working inNew York City’s garment district.  This award is presented to a student who has excelled academically and has also been a role model to other students. 

SHAINA NAVARRO

 17 – THE PEEKSKILL ROTARY CLUB HISPANIC/LATINO SCHOLARSHIP                 $500 each

 This award is granted to a local high school student who exemplifies in their deeds and words, a contribution towards multicultural awareness and unity building. 

STEPHANIE GIL    &           JENESIS GALLEGO

 

 18 – THE PEEKSKILL ROTARY CLUB FELLOWSHIP AWARD                                        $500

 This award is granted to a well-rounded student with an excellent academic record and great potential.

MOLLY BALOW

 

19 – THE HONORABLE NORBERT EHRENFREUND HUMAN RELATIONS SCHOLARSHIP                                                                                                                                                                       $150  

This scholarship is awarded every year to a senior who has demonstrated an interest in and worked towards improving human relations within the school and thePeekskillcommunity.

MARGARET KRAPISH

 20 – INDIVIDUAL ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT SCHOLARSHIP                                                 $125 each 

This award is presented to the students who have shown academic growth over 4 years at Peekskill HS. 

DOROTHY BRADSHAW            &            DARWIN MOLINA

 

21 – KONNERTH MUSIC AWARD                                                                                              $200                                       

This award is presented annually to a graduating senior who shows promise in the field of music.  The recipient must have participated in the high school band and/ or chorus for at least two years.

BRETT TRAVIS 

22 – THE HUDSON VALLEY BLOOD SERVICES AWARD                                                  $250 

This award is presented to a student at our school who best demonstrates character, enthusiasm and effective leadership in organizing the student blood drive. 

STEPHANIE GIL

 

 

23 – PHYLLIS MICKISH BIOLOGY AWARD                                                           $100

This award is presented to the student who has excelled in Biology throughout their high school career and maintained exemplary behavior and attendance throughout their high school career        

KAYLA KERSCHUS

 

 24 – FRANK R. MERRIWEATHER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP                                                                                                                                                                                                              $250

 Frank R. Merriweather was a dedicated husband of 48 years, a devoted father of four, and a loving grandfather of nine and a wonderful great grandfather to one. He always stressed the importance of a good education.

 BAYRON CARTER

 

25 – THE EDWARD SHULMAN AWARD                                                                  $200                                                            

This award is given in memory of Edward Shulman, a teacher of music in the Peekskill School system for many years.  It is presented to a student in the graduating class who has demonstrated excellence in the field of music 

TYLER PIRONE

  

26- PETER KRISTOPH MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP                                                           $300

This scholarship is awarded to a student who has shown commitment to their education and respect for their classmates.

MICHELLE WOOD

 

27- THE PEEKSILL HIGH SCHOOL BLACK CULTURE CLUB AWARD                                    $150   

This awards is presented to a student who are is the Black Culture Club in honor of Carlos Ann Butler founder of the PHS BCC and in memory of Kevin Gerard Butler. 

CHERAQUII HUGHLEY-WHEATON

 28- THE SPECIAL EDUCATION PARENT/ TEACHER ORGANIZATION SCHOLARSHIP                                                                                                                                                                             $300 each

 

This award is sponsored by SEPTO and goes to two graduating seniors who have benefited from Special Education Services and who plan on furthering their education in college. 

DAHYANA CARABALLO               &      NIGEL TOMPKINS 

29-THE CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS LADIES AUXILIARY SCHOLARSHIP                $125

This scholarship is provided by the Christopher Columbus Ladies Auxiliary to a student of Italian descent.

 

MARIA VIVENZIO

 30 – THE SHEILA WAGNER SCHOLARSHIP

                                                                                                                                                            $100 each

The awards have been donated by Sheila Wagner, Peekskill High’s most accomplished woman’s basketball player to members of this year’s championship team. 

DOROTHY BRADSHAW                                      SAMANTHA JACKSON

 SHONAE DRAPER                                                 TROI NOLAN

 ASIA JACKSON

                                                                         

31 – THE ELLEN J. BENNETT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP                                    $100

 This scholarship is in memory of Ellen J. Bennett, a life-long learner who valued family above all else. This scholarship is given to a top female student who is passionate about learning and helping others, has a strong connection to family and community and is pursuing a college degree in Education. 

DINARELYS ALVAREZ

32 – THE PEEKSKILL ROTARY CLUB SCHOLARSHIP AWARD                                      $500

 This award is granted to the Valedictorian of the senior class. 

JENNIFER GALLEGO

33 – THE PEEKSKILL LIONS CLUB                                                                                                                                                                       &nbs

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