Telegram & Gazette Student Achievers

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Congratulations to our Worcester Public Schools achievers who are listed on the 2016 Telegram & Gazette Student Achievers list. Each year the Telegram & Gazette acknowledges the top students in Central Massachusetts.

Burncoat High School: Laurana Nyman

HONORS AND AWARDS: Scholastic Art and Writing Awards: Silver Key, Grade 11, Gold Key, Grade 12, Honorable Mention, Grade 12; National Honor Society, Grades 10-12; National Foreign Language Honor Society, Grades 10-12; AP Scholar; Letter of Commendation from the National Merit Scholarship Program; Harvard Book Award; Hanover Scholarship;

SCHOOL ACTIVITIES: Burncoat math team and book club, Grades 10-12; After school volunteer at Wawecus Road School, Grade 12; Dance classes at Greendale Dance Academy, Grades 9-12; Flute lessons at Worcester Music Academy, Grades 9-11; Worcester Rising Civics Camp, Grades 11-12.

PLANS: Major in Fine Arts and English at the College at George Washington University.

Claremont Academy: Jacqueline Alvarez

HONORS AND AWARDS: High Academic Honors, Grades 9-12; Third Place Poetry Out Loud School Contest, Grade 11; First Place Poetry Out Loud School Contest, Grade 12; Quest Bridge College Prep Scholar; H.A.C.E Scholarship Recipient; CSI Scholarship Recipient.

SCHOOL ACTIVITIES: Student Government, President, Grades 9–12; Collegiate Success Institute, Grades 11-12; Community Service Club, Grades 9, 10 and 12; Congressman McGovern’s Congressional Youth Cabinet, Grades 11–12; Let’s Get Ready, Grade 11; Adam Achievers, Grades 9–10; Math Club, Grades 9–10; Worcester Rising Civic Academy, Grade 11; Member of Centro Cristiano Betesda.

PLANS: Major in Political Science at the College of the Holy Cross.

Doherty Memorial High School: Aubrey Leary

HONORS AND AWARDS: First Honors on the Honor Roll; AP Scholar Award; Central Massachusetts Superintendents' Award; Brown University Book Award; Holy Cross Gifted Student Program.

SCHOOL ACTIVITIES: Lacrosse, Grades 9-12, Captain, Grade 12; Second Team League All-star 2015; Math team, Grades 10-12, Captain, Grade 12; National Honor Society, Grades 11-12; Volleyball, Grades 9-12; School Musical, Grades 10-12; Outdoor Club, Grades 10-12; Theories in Science Club, Grades 9-11.

PLANS: Attend Fordham University's Honors College, Major undeclared.

North High School: Rachel Dao

HONORS AND AWARDS: Rank 1 in Graduating Class; MLK Essay Contest Winner; Harvard Book Award; Worcester County Superintendent's Association Award; AP Scholar.

SCHOOL ACTIVITIES: National Honor Society, Grades 11-12; JV/Varsity Math Team, Grades 9-12; JV/Varsity Tennis, Grades 9-11; Collegiate Success Institute, Grades 10-11; Student Council, Grades 9-10; Principal's Advisory Council, Grade 10.

PLANS: Major in Pre-Medical Studies at University of Massachusetts Amherst.

South High Community School: Kenneth Adusei

HONORS AND AWARDS: National Honor Society; Tri-M Music Honor Society; High Honors; Honor Roll.

SCHOOL ACTIVITIES: Tenacity, Grades 10-12; Outdoor/Indoor Track, Grades 9-12; Soccer, Grades 10-12; Church of Pentecost Youth Group, Grades 9-12; Church of Pentecost Community Outreach, Grades 9-12.

PLANS: Major in either Physics or Molecular Biology at Yale University.

University Park Campus School: Sibgha Javaid

HONORS AND AWARDS: Harvard Book Award Recipient; Worcester Memoir Competition Winner; Advanced Placement Scholar; Honorable Mention - 4th Place Winner of 2015 Frederick Douglass History Essay Writing Competition; 2nd Place Winner of 2016 Frederick Douglass History Essay Writing Competition; Valedictorian.

SCHOOL ACTIVITIES: Cross Country Team, Grades 9-11; National Honors Society, Grades 11-12, President, Grade 12; Wonder Club Co-Founder and Co-President, Grade 12; Volunteer at Saint Vincent Hospital, 100-plus hours, Grades 11-12; Online Qur'an/Arabic Classes, Grades 9-11; Part of The College of The Holy Cross’s Gifted High School Students Program, Grade 12; Math Team, Grade 9

PLANS: Major in Biology on the Pre-Med track at The College of the Holy Cross.

Worcester Technical High School: Abeeku Bondzie

HONORS AND AWARDS: Harvard Book Award Recipient; Worcester Memoir Competition Winner; Advanced Placement Scholar; Honorable Mention - 4th Place Winner of 2015 Frederick Douglass History Essay Writing Competition; 2nd Place Winner of 2016 Frederick Douglass History Essay Writing Competition; Valedictorian.

SCHOOL ACTIVITIES: Cross Country Team, Grades 9-11; National Honors Society, Grades 11-12, President, Grade 12; Wonder Club Co-Founder and Co-President, Grade 12; Volunteer at Saint Vincent Hospital, 100-plus hours, Grades 11-12; Online Qur'an/Arabic Classes, Grades 9-11; Part of The College of The Holy Cross’s Gifted High School Students Program, Grade 12; Math Team, Grade 9

PLANS: Major in Biology on the Pre-Med track at The College of the Holy Cross.