Fryeburg Academy students earn Advanced Placement Scholar Awards

 

FRYEBURG, Maine — Fryeburg Academy is pleased to announce that the College Board has conferred AP Scholar Awards upon 32 Fryeburg Academy students this year, recognizing college-level achievement on AP examinations for 22 students designated as AP Scholars, four further as AP Scholars with Honor, and six as AP Scholars with Distinction.

Success on an AP Exam is defined as an exam score of 3, 4, or 5, representing the score point that research finds predictive of college success, in addition to successful attainment of the knowledge and skills entailed in the subject area studied. Most colleges and universities grant accelerated study options, credit, or both to enrolling students who have achieved scores in this range while in high school.

"These students have embraced the rigors of Advanced Placement coursework and met the challenges of the courses' culminating examinations. We are very proud of their hard work and accomplishment," said Erin Mayo, head of school.

Fryeburg Academy offers 13 AP courses in mathematics, science, humanities, and the arts, in addition to 20 honors and five college-level courses.

Fryeburg Academy AP Scholars (granted to students who receive scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP exams): Emma Jo Armington; Brooke O. Bonar; Madison Burke; Evan J. Caracciolo; Chase C. Carus; Siyuan Chang; Kallan I. Charest; Alexandria B. Fraize; Hannah M. Frye; Yaru Gong; Ryan T. Hewes; Xingyun Liu; Dominic C. Malia; Dominic V. Orlando; Spencer Thomas; Joseph M. Trumbull; Bridget R. Tweedie; Evan J. Wadsworth; Yao Xiao; Mingyu Xu; Zhaoqi Ye; and Xingjian Zhai.

Fryeburg Academy AP Scholars with Honor (granted to students who receive an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams): Will T. Davis; Samara G. Morris; Suhyang Oh; and Meredith J. Paulding

Fryeburg Academy AP Scholars with Distinction (granted to students who receive an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams): Owen M. Burk; Tianfang Chen; Yiang Gong; Taylor A. Kruger; Andrew J. Malia; Erik J. Porter and Laura S. Ayer.

Local students earn dean's list honors at UNH

DURHAM — The following local students have been named to the dean's list at the University of New Hampshire for the spring 2017 semester:
Claire Martindale of Center Conway, with highest honors; Rachel Samia of Center Conway with highest honors; Dylan Sanborn of Center Conway with high honors; Kaylin Samia of Center Conway with high honors; Michaela Stanton of Center Conway with highest honors; Calee Sears of Center Conway with high honors; Paul Evans of Center Ossipee with honors; Danielle Doonan of Center Ossipee with highest honors; Melissa Seeley of Center Sandwich with high honors; Sullivan Briggs of Chatham with high honors.
Adam Seavey of Conway with highest honors; Michael Ellison of Conway with high honors; Maria Folsom of Conway with highest honors; Tanner Wheeler of Freedom with high honors; Hillary Johnson of Freedom with highest honors; John Sullivan of Glen with highest honors; Shane Couture of Intervale with highest honors; Tyrus Parker of Intervale with high honors; Ariana King of Intervale with highest honors; Maggie Rockett of Intervale with honors; Jessica Hodgkins of Intervale with honors.
Thomas Loynd of Jackson with high honors; Nora Miller of Jackson with honors; Alexandra George of Madison with highest honors; Alexander Brown of Madison with highest honors; Nicholas Brown of Madison with highest honors; Lidiya Dzhumayeva of North Conway with highest honors; Amelya Saras of North Conway with highest honors; Nicholas Garland of Ossipee with honors; Matthew Green of Silver Lake with high honors; Erinn Vittum of Wolfeboro Falls with high honors.
Students named to the dean's list at the University of New Hampshire are students who are enrolled in a full-time course load (12 or more graded credits) and have met high scholastic standards. Highest honors are awarded to students who earn a semester grade point average of 3.85 or better out of a possible 4.0. Students with a 3.65 to 3.84 average are awarded high honors. And students whose grade point average is 3.5 through 3.64 are awarded honors.
The University of New Hampshire is a research university with more than 16,000 students from all 50 states and 71 countries. Web site is www.unh.edu.
 

Local Students: Five students receive scholarships from Levy Fund

 

CONCORD — Five students are recipients of the Bill and Esther Levy Scholarship Fund, presented by he New Hampshire Charitable Foundation.
Scholarship recipients include Thomas Bergen, North Conway; Cassidy Daigle, Conway; Emma Hurteau, Albany; Gianna Jones, Bartlett; and Michael Welch, Freedom.
In addition to the new recipients, the fund will continue to support 14 other students previously selected for up to four years of their post-secondary education.
A total of $75,000 was awarded for scholarships in 2017. The Levy Scholarships have been awarded since 2004, and to date nearly $1 million has been committed to supporting more than 75 deserving area students.
The Bill and Esther Levy Scholarship Fund was established in 2003 by the Pequawket Foundation from a legacy received from the Levy estate.
The Levys were interested in supporting students whose family resources might prevent them from attending college. While awards are primarily based on financial need, merit factors including academic work, extracurricular activities, community and volunteer activities, and work experience are also taken into consideration.
Each year the Bill and Esther Levy Scholarship Advisory Committee reviews applications from qualified graduating seniors from Kennett High School. Recipients are supported for up to four years of an undergraduate academic program.
Information about applying for the Levy Scholarship is available on the foundation's website at www.nhcf.org/scholarships. Applications will again be accepted after Feb. 1, 2018.
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POTSDAM, N.Y. — Grant Roosenboom of Center Conway will attend Clarkson University starting in the fall as a member of the Class of 2021.
Roosenboom is a graduate of the Community School in Tamworth and will be majoring in mechanical engineering.
Clarkson University is a nationally recognized research university offering more than 50 programs of study in engineering, business, arts, education, sciences and the health professions.
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ALBANY — Diana Aponte of Melvin Village earned a bachelor of science cum laude as a member of the College of Saint Rose Class of 2017.
The College of Saint Rose is a progressive college in the heart of New York's capital city.
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WATERVILLE, Maine —  Two local students were named to the dean's list at Colby College in Waterville, Maine, for outstanding academic achievement during the spring semester of the 2016-17 year.
Michelle C. Boucher of Fryeburg, Maine, a member of the Class of 2017, attended Fryeburg Academy and is the daughter of Gerard and Sarah Boucher of Fryeburg. She majored in psychology.
Silas J. Eastman of Chatham, a member of the Class of 2017, attended Fryeburg Academy and is the son of Stephen and Jeanne Eastman of Chatham. He majored in studio art.
Founded in 1813, Colby College serves serves about 2,000 undergraduate students.
 

Local Students: Brownfield student earns faculty honors at Georgia Tech

ATLANTA, Ga. — Jordan Kruguer of Brownfield, Maine was awarded faculty honors for the spring semester at Georgia Institute of Technology. This designation goes to undergraduate students who have a 4.0 academic average for the semester.

Georgia Tech is considered one of the nation's leading research universities and has been ranked among the top 10 public universities by U.S. News and World Report. It has 25,000 graduate and undergraduate students.

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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Hannah M. Benson, daughter of Peter and Emily Benson of Jackson, received a bachelor's of arts in comparative literature and French from Williams College at the college's 228th commencement exercises on June 4.

During college, Benson was a member of the Nordic ski team and the Williams Outing Club. Honors and prizes included: Wilmers Fellowship; Friedberg Fellowship; Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Andorra; and Erastus C. Benedict Prize.

Founded in 1793, Williams College is an undergraduate, residential, privately-endowed liberal arts college with approximately 2,000 students.

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WORCESTER, Mass. — Kevin Murphy of Kearsarge was among 535 students named to the dean's list for the spring 2017 semester at Assumption College.
Murphy is a member of the Class of 2017.
Founded in 1904, Assumption College is a Catholic liberal arts institution that offers undergraduate students 42 majors and 48 minors in the liberal arts, sciences, business and professional studies, as well as master's and continuing education degrees and professional certificate programs.

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NEW LONDON — Kelsey Cote of Effingham has graduated from Colby-Sawyer College with a bachelor of science degree in athletic training.

Also, Christopher Gagne of Bretton Woods graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor of arts degree in history and political studies. He was a member of Colby-Sawyer's Wesson Honors Program and Alpha Chi national college honor society.

Founded in 1837, Colby-Sawyer is located in the Lake Sunapee region of central New Hampshire.

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BANGOR, Maine — Three local students — Kristen Chipman, Edward Grace and Cory Brandon — made the honors list for the spring semester at Husson University.

Chipman is from Brownfield. She is a sophomore currently enrolled in Husson's bachelor of science program in health-care studies.

Grace is from Fryeburg. He is a sophomore currently enrolled in the bachelor of science program iin entertainment production.

Brandon is from Bartlett. He is a junior currently enrolled in the bachelor of science program in criminal justice.

Husson University is a private university offering undergraduate and graduate degrees. It has a total enrollment of approximately 3,500 students, including 750 graduate students.