Jamie Marincola, son of Dr. Francesco and Elizabeth Marincola of Potomac and Ilan Moyer, son of Neil and Yolanda Moyer of Potomac recently participated in Boston University's 13th annual Design Competition, a vehicle design competition sponsored by the University's College of Engineering.
Lauren Lolly Straus of Holy Child was this year’s president of the Best Buddies Club. Best Buddies Club is a branch of Best Buddies International, whose mission is to involve students in friendships with their peers who have developmental challenges. Lolly was named the Exemplary Student Leader of Friendship for Montgomery County, 2003.
Holy Child Senior Caitlyn Duignan initiated a partnership between Holy Child and Ivymount School during her junior year. Ivymount is a school for children with special needs. Each week, seven students act as classroom helpers.
Holy Child junior Christine Ingoldsby organized a program where nine students traveled to Florida and built houses for Habitat for Humanity. The girls caulked, painted, nailed hurricane strips, installed tile, insulation and raised framing for houses.
Connelly School of the Holy Child and Manor Care Nursing Home have a unique relationship. Each week, 15 students visit the residents of Manor Care. This spring, the students performed Shakespeare for the residents.
Megan Kent, Riley Fisher and Maria Bonner, all Holy Child 8th-graders, coordinated a letter-writing and donations campaign in support of the troops overseas in conjunction with the USO.
Upon hearing that one of our Holy Child sister schools in Nigeria had no plumbing or pump for water, the Middle School students decided to help. They had a raffle and earned $1387.25 to help the sister school with its problem.
Karan S. Ajrawat of Potomac, a 10th-grader at Philips Exeter Academy, has earned Honors for the spring term. Karan is now entering his second year at the independent secondary school in Exeter, N.H.
Timothy K. Battles, and Susannah R. Emery of Rockville, and Sara A. Perlstein, James M. Cochran, and Christopher B. Woodside of Potomac, received Bachelor of Arts degrees during the spring commencement exercises of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.
Jaclyn A. Chernak and Jonathan I. Goldstein of Bethesda were named to the dean’s list at Boston University for the spring semester.
Brian J. Cohen of Potomac received a merit scholarship from Bucknell University. Cohen is a 2003 graduate from Wootton High School.
Sarah W. Cooper of Rockville and Whitney A. DeLuca of North Potomac received Bachelors of Business degrees during the spring commencement exercises of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.
Jared N. Sagoff of Bethesda received a merit scholarship from the University of Chicago.
Angelique M. Barker,daughter of Cecile and Patricia Barker of Potomac graduated magna cum laude from Duke University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics.
Nicolae-Viorel Buchete of Bethesda received an Master of Arts degree in Chemistry from Boston University.
Christine Eckhart of Potomac has been awarded a Charter Scholarship from the University of Georgia. Eckhart is a 2003 graduate from Churchill High School.
Francesca K. DeMauro, of Potomac received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design from Boston University.
Laura D. Diamond, of Rockville received a Master of Science degree in Communication Science & Disorders from James Madison University.
Nicholas Dragga, of Potomac was named to the Dean's List at Xavier University for the spring 2003 semester.
Maura E. Elford, of Potomac received a Bachelor of Arts degree. in English summa cum laude with distinction at Boston University.
Aaron E. Galvin, of Bethesda, received a merit scholarship from the University of Maryland.
Tammy P. Geller, of Bethesda received a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Boston University.
Alexis D. Granwell, of Bethesda received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting, magna cum laude from Boston University.
Jonathan A. Greene, of Potomac received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre Studies from Boston University.
Eve Hadley a resident of Potomac and graduate of Winston Churchill High School received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Studio Arts at Wesleyan University.
William L. Hwang, son of Phillip and Yuan-Yuan Hwang has been named to the dean's list for the Spring 2003 semester at Duke University.
Heidi Huke, daughter of Sandy and Michael Huke of Rockville received a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in communication from Denison University. She was a dean's list student and studied abroad in Italy in the fall of 2001.
Merry S. Kang, of Potomac received a Bachelor of Science degree in Film and Television from Boston University.
Leah R. Kritzer of Potomac received the Bachelor of Philosophy degree during the spring commencement exercises of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.
Kumapley K. Lartevi, of North Potomac received a Master of Science degree in Biology from James Madison University.
Ellen M. McGovern of Bethesda received a Bachelor of Science degree during the spring commencement exercises of Miami University on Saturday May 3.
Danielle S. Menditch and Paran D. Quigley of Potomac have been named to the dean’s list at the University of Vermont.
Jessica J. Morris, of Bethesda received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Management from Boston University.
Dara L. Neuman, daughter of Penny and Neal Neuman of Potomac, graduated magna cum laude from Cornell University with a degree in biology. Neuman completed her honor thesis, after one and half years of lab research, on the communication behavior of naked mole rats, and is currently in the process of publishing these results. While at Cornell, Neuman also worked as a Biochemistry teaching assistant, a Biology and Genetics tutor, volunteered as a Medical Assistant at the University Health Services, sang with the a cappella group the Chai Notes, and participated in the Alpha Phi Sorority. After making the Dean’s List every semester, Neuman was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa and is a member of Mortar Board, a senior honor society, Golden Key International Honor Society, and the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. Next year Dara will attend The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore. For more information, visit: www.news.cornell.edu/Chronicle/03/5.8.03/Neuman-mole_rats.html
Nicole Neuman of Potomac accepted membership in The National Society of Collegiate Scholars and will be honored during a campus ceremony this fall. In addition, Neuman also made the Dean’s List both semesters this year at Washington University in St. Louis, Olin School of Business.
Jonathan T. Pearson and Monica L. Ross of Bethesda, and Amal I. Khalaf, Monica F. Davis, and Michael Patrick of Rockville were recognized on the recently announced dean’s list for the spring semester at McDaniel College.
Catherine (Kate) Elizabeth Ramella of Potomac graduated with high honors from Davidson College in Davidson, N.C. during the spring 2003 commencement exercises. A Spanish major with a concentration in academic studies, Ramella earned a bachelor of arts degree with high honors for her thesis on the Spanish pilgrimage site, Santiago de Compostela. While at Davidson, Ramella sang with the concert choir and the chamber singers. She was a member of the Warner Hall eating house, taught English as a second language at the local YMCA, and studies abroad in Madrid, Spain. She has accepted a job as a Davidson Fellow, working in the theater and music departments for the upcoming year.
Brian Salcetti of Potomac, a student at the University of Delaware in Newark, Del., was inducted to the FMA Honor Society, a national honor society that encourages and rewards scholarship and accomplishment among students in business and nonbusiness banking and finance.
Shane Sauer, of Potomac graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering during commencement exercises at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa.
Jeremy A. Shure, of Potomac received a J.D. i\from Boston University.
Jessica Simon of Rockville was named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at the College of Arts and Sciences at Syracuse University. A rising sophomore majoring in English and Textual Studies, Jessica Simon is a 2002 graduate of Wootton High School.
Heather Stacey Speert of Potomac received a bachelor of science degree, graduating cum laude, with a major in human and organizational development, during a recent commencement ceremony at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn.
Christina T. Tian, of Bethesda received a Bachelor of Science degree Buisness Administration and Management from Boston University.
Ryan Charles Thies of Potomac received a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in history during a recent commencement ceremony at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn.
Karen Lynn Weaver of Potomac received a Bachelor of Arts degree in child development with an early childhood education concentration during a recent commencement ceremony at Lasell College in Newton, Mass.
Kimberly Page Wells of Potomac received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Management during the spring 2003 commencement exercises from Gettysburg College in Gettysburg, Pa.
William Kyle Whyte, son of Kirby and Bonnie Whyte of Glen Echo, graduated from Randolph-Macon Academy (R-MA) on May 31st. During his time at R-MA, Whyte was named to the Dean's List for earning quarterly GPA's between 3.3 and 3.9. Kyle was very active in swimming all four years he attended R-MA, and he received the Coach's Award for Swimming. In the Academy's Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps, Whyte was a cadet officer. At the end of the school year, Whyte received the Veteran's of Foreign Wars Award. He plans to attend the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in the fall.
Christopher Wolland a resident of Potomac and graduate of Georgetown Day High School received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Neuroscience and Behavior Program at Wesleyan University.
Terry Elizabeth Larson Wurglitz of North Potomac was awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree in biology-environmental studies during a recent commencement ceremony at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine.
Erik Yanagawa, the son of Silvio and Florence Yanagawa of Potomac, graduated from Randolph-Macon Academy (R-MA) on May 31st. Erik was named to the Dean's List several times for earning quarterly GPA's between 3.3 and 3.9. He was active in the Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps, becoming a cadet officer in his senior year. He also received the Commandant's Award at the end of the year. Yanagawa was active in cross-country, swimming, track and crew as well. Yanagawa plans to attend the University of Massachusetts at Boston in the fall.
Meryl Laura Yoches of Potomac was named to the dean’s list with high honors for the spring semester at Connecticut College in New London.
Potomac student Frank Hanchong Lee, Kitciu Soraya Zinat Bachowski, Elizabeth Blake Keeley, and Martin Shone Bahar were named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at the Vanderbilt University College of Arts and Sciences in Nashville, Tenn. Caroline Hughes deMonasterio received honors at Vanderbiltís School of Engineering, and George Vassilios Bikakis and Enrique Jose Montes received high honors at the School of Engineering. Jason Wei-Kang Tan of North Potomac received highest honors at the School of Engineering.