Student Recognition 2017 - 2018
National School Development Council Award (NSDC) Recipients: Gabriel De Araujo and Leeor Harel
Gabriel De Araujo:
Gabe De Araujo is a diligent and hard working student who has been an active member of the MHS Community through his involvement in National Honor Society, Chess Club and Boy’s Track competing in the 100 meter, 200 meter and long jump.
He has maintained a cumulative 4.71 GPA. He is ranked 3rd in his graduating class. This year alone, Gabe, is taking four Advanced Placement level courses.
While in the tenth grade Gabe took an Introduction to Computer Science course during which Gabe fostered a deep interest in computer programming. The following year he enrolled in AP Computer Science Java/Programming earning an ‘A’ in the class and further confirming that he would like to pursue a college major in Computer Science.
Intelligent, confident, determined, friendly, curious, and passionate, Leeor exemplifies all of the qualities of a high academic achiever and positive role model for the student body. She takes challenging classes and excels in every single subject. She will have completed seven Advanced Placement courses by the time she graduates in June and currently ranks 6 in a class of 262 and has a GPA of 4.6867. She is a talented musician and plays the viola in our String Ensemble, is her Section Leader, and most recently was elected Vice President of the String Ensemble
Leeor is a leader in the classroom, always the first to volunteer or to speak up if she has a question or to give extra effort when completing an assignment to do it to the best of her ability. She has received Faculty Awards each year and as a junior received the Wellesley College Book Award. She is a member of the Student Council, the National Honor Society and the Tri-M Music Association. Leeor has always loved science and she is eager to pursue her passion for learning at the college level.
Daughters of the American Revolution (D.A.R.) Good Citizens Program
The DAR Good Citizens program and scholarship contest is intended to encourage and reward the qualities of good citizenship. The program is open to all senior class students enrolled in accredited public or private secondary schools that are in good standing with their State Boards of Education. The student selected as the school’s DAR Good Citizen must have qualities of dependability (which includes cooperation, courtesy and consideration of others); leadership (which includes personality, self-control and ability to assume responsibility); and patriotism (which includes unselfish interest in family, school, community and nation) to an outstanding degree.
The recipient for the 2017 DAR Good Citizen Award is Brittany Jakubiak.
WORCESTER COUNTY SUPERINTENDENTS’ AWARD
As the educational leader in each community, the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents has designed an award for academic excellence. These awards will be given to high school students who have distinguished themselves in the pursuit of excellence during their high school careers. The criteria includes their three year cumulative average and rank in class. Only two students are selected. Congratulations to these two students!
Name of Scholar: Devin Raun
Scholars Favorite Quote:
“Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity”
Name of Scholar: Rachael Curley
Scholars Favorite Quote:
“If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely”
Meet Laura Nelson, the "young Marlborough novelist mixes life experiences with the paranormal for her first book debuts novel"
Check out Laura Nelson's first publication, "Hiraeth: Insomnia of the Heart" featured here in the Community Advocate on October 10, 2017.
To see Laura's interview on WMCT-TV, click here.