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Volume 2: Issue 10End of Year Awards

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As a supplement to Rosarian's monthly newsletters, we would like to recognize all of the students who received end of year awards and honors.

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2014 President's Award for Educational Excellence
St. Dominic Award
Rowdie Award
Chatham Hall Book Award Scholarship
Chatham Hall Science Camp Scholarship
Charter Club
Perfect Attendance
Principal's Honors for the Second Semester of 2013-14
4th Quarter Honor Roll Students
Outstanding Achievement Awards
Accelerated Reader Awards
Spring Season's Athletic Awards
2014 President's Award for Educational Excellence

The National Association of Elementary & Secondary School Principals, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Education, honors students through the President's Education Awards Program. Congratulations to Lilly Cooney for earning the 2014 President's Award for Educational Excellence, the highest academic award given to the eighth grade student who earned the highest academic achievement. Lilly received a certificate signed by President Barak Obama, and Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education and a honorary pin.  This award precluded Lilly 
from receiving any of the individual subject area awards.  

St. Dominic Award

The Adrian Dominican Sisters, sponsors and founders of Rosarian Academy, hold St. Dominic as their inspiration.  Rosarian Academy presents the St. Dominic Award to the student who demonstrates a strong belief in God, the pursuit of truth in all forms, and the Christian values of kindness, respect and integrity.  St. Dominic led a life of active service and invited others to do the same. Congratulations to Tara O'Brien for being the recipient of the St. Dominic Award.

Rowdie Award

In recognition of three years of outstanding dedication and participation in school athletics, Rosarian awarded the Rowdie Award to Tony Azqueta.

Chatham Hall Book Award Scholarship

The Chatham Hall Book Award Scholarship, is given to a seventh grade girl who is in strong academic standing, and who demonstrates both leadership and a love of learning.  This year's award winner will receive a book entitled "Georgia O'Keefe, An Eternal Spirit" and a $22,500 scholarship for each year of attendance at Chatham Hall, an all girls' boarding and day school located in Chatham, VA, should she apply and enroll. Congratulations to Caroline Fulton for receiving the Chatham Hall Book Award Scholarship.

Chatham Hall Science Camp Scholarship


The Chatham Hall Science Camp Scholarship is presented to a rising seventh grade girl who is in good academic standing, exhibits a love and understanding of science, and enjoys asking questions about the world around her.  She is a researcher, an adventurer and a girl who has a unique perspective on the world, the problems in it, and a desire to find solutions to those problems. Congratulations to recipient Meredith Anderson

Charter Club

The Charter Club honors students who have been enrolled at Rosarian Academy continuously from the Montessori school through eighth grade. Thank you to the below students and their parents for being loyal members of the Rosarian family for so many years:
Phoebe Cook
Lily Cooney
Emily Geary
Roberto Guerrero
Waverley Lim
Chloe Mikus
Nicholas Nielsen
Tara O'Brien
Michael Pontillo 
Perfect Attendance

Congratulations to the following students for having perfect attendance. These students were not absent or tardy for the entire school year.


Heidi Alcime - Kindergarten
Marcello Fiorentino - 1st Grade
Molly Lanahan - 2nd Grade 

Nicholas Nunez - 7th Grade  

Principal's Honors for the Second Semester of 2013-14

To achieve Principal's Honors, a student must have earned all "A"s in both the third and fourth quarters, all "A"s in final exams, and "E"s in all co-curricular subjects.   


8th Grade

Kayla Becerra

Lilly Cooney (also earned Double One)

Tara O'Brien (also earned Double One)


7th Grade:

Caroline Fulton (also earned Double One)

Hailey Hersey (also earned Double One)

Will Keen (also earned Double One)

MacCrea Murphy (also earned Double One)


4th Quarter Honor Roll Students

To achieve the Honor Roll, students must receive a grade no less than a "B" in all academic subjects and no grade less than VS in all co-curricular classes.  Additionally, seventh and eighth grade students must receive no grade less than a "C-" on a final exam.


6th Grade7th Grade8th Grade
Meredith Anderson - 1st Honors & Double One
Lauren Bartl - 1st Honors & Double One
Charlotte Breckenridge - 1st Honors & Double One
Daisy Cook - 1st Honors & Double One
Lily Cook - 1st Honors
Liam Groth - 1st Honors & Double One
Morgan Kennedy - 1st Honors
Colin Kramer - 1st Honors
Frances Melendez - 1st Honors & Double One
Sebastian Merchan - 2nd Honors
Maggie Millar - 2nd Honors
Mariana Perez-Vargas - 1st Honors & Double One
Thomas Raymond - 1st Honors & Double One 
Kelly Sullivan - 2nd Honors
Seema Thakkar - 2nd Honors & Double One
John Throop - 2nd Honors 
Joey Arrigo - 2nd Honors
Preslie Brown - 1st Honors & Double One
Evan Carlson - 2nd Honors
Christopher Curtis - 2nd Honors & Double 1
Casey DeWoody - 1st Honors
Sydney Dyett - 1st Honors
Georgia Forconi - 2nd Honors
Jake Kaywell - 1st Honors
Tommy Keogh - 1st Honors
Madeleine Landers - 1st Honors & Double One
Gina Landrum - Double One
Diana Lewis - 1st Honors & Double One
Walker Mahoney - 1st Honors & Double One
Charlie Mordente - 1st Honors
Harper Murphy - 1st Honors & Double One
Sean Neligan - 1st Honors
Rose Ashley Osborne - Double One
Emma Quattlebaum - 1st Honors
Colin Riley - 1st Honors
Joey Rouijel - 2nd Honors
Leyla Said - 1st Honors
Menab Said - 1st Honors
Ella Schrotenboer - 1st Honors
Samir Thakkar - 1st Honors & Double One
Erin Yavinsky  - 1st Honors & Double 1

Tony Azqueta - 1st Honors

Ava Bourbeau - 1st Honors

Ashling Boyle - 2nd Honors & Double One

Phoebe Cook - 1st Honors

Chase Duran - 2nd Honors

Max Gonnella - 2nd Honors

Isabel Herrera - 1st Honors & Double One

George Kaplanidis - 2nd Honors

Waverley Lim - 1st Honors

Chloe Mikus - 1st Honors & Double One

Nick Nielsen - 2nd Honors

Leah Steele - 2nd Honors

Vince Stirm - 1st Honors

Nicole White - 1st Honors

Guillermo Wulff - 1st Honors



Outstanding Achievement Awards


Outstanding achievement in all subject areas is presented to the student who has the highest academic average for all four quarters. This award precludes the student from receiving any of the indiviudal subject area awards.  

Outstanding achievement in all subjects for 5th grade: Devyn Dyett
Outstanding achievement in all subjects for 6th grade: Meredith Anderson
Outstanding achievement in all subjects for 7th grade: Caroline Fulton

Outstanding AchievementMost Improved

5th Grade

ReligionCarolyn KeenBettina Johnston
EnglishMax SandersonAidan Griffith
LiteratureJavier KeoughGemma Conroy
Social StudiesIsabel FiorentinoBettina Johnston
MathJack Shepherd 
Hope Diffenderfer (Honors) 
Egan Mendia
ScienceDrew O'BrienMckenzie Wilson
SpanishIsabella FiorentinoSailor Kate Ashley
ComputerSkyler WhiteAidan Griffiths
DramaSailor Kate AshleyGemma Conroy
ArtManuela Herrera
Physical EducationSophia Mendez
6th Grade

ReligionMariana Perez-VargasEmma Timms
Daisy CookEmma Guerrieri
LiteratureCharlotte BreckenridgeFrances Melendez
Social StudiesThomas RaymondColin Kramer
MathSebastian Merchan 
Lily Cook (Honors)
Emma Timms 
Mariana Perez-Vargas (Honors) 
ScienceLiam GrothJames Cinque
SpanishLauren BartlLiam Groth
ComputerPeter Fields
DramaLolly ColtonHailey Albergo
ArtIsabella Gil
Physical EducationFrances Melendez
7th Grade

ReligionErin Yavinsky
EnglishWill KeenChristopher Curtis
LiteratureHailey HerseyChristopher Curtis &
Jake Kaywell
Social StudiesMac MurphyChristopher Curtis &
Georgia Forconi
MathRose Ashley Osborne
Walker Mahoney (Pre-Algebra)
Will Keen (Algebra 1 Honors) 
Jake Kaywell
Samir Thakkar (Pre-Algebra) 
ScienceGina LandrumKate Driscoll &
Samir Thakkar 
SpanishMadeleine LandersChristopher Curtis
ComputerEmma QuattlebaumNicholas Nunez
DramaEvan CarlsonJake Kaywell & 
Ella Schrotenboer 
ArtGeorgia Forconi
Physical EducationErik Parry
8th Grade

ReligionWaverley Lim
HistoryWaverley Lim
EnglishKayla Becerra
LiteratureTara O'Brien
SpanishTara O'Brien
SciencePhoebe Cook
GeometryPhoebe Cook
Algebra I HonorsAva Bourbeau
Pre-AlgebraEmily Geary
ArtNicole White
DramaNicole White
Physical EducationMax Gonnella

Accelerated Reader Awards

The following students read over one million words:


Grade 5 - Sailor Kate Ashley, Hope Diffenderfer, Devyn Dyett

Grade 6 - John Carlson, Maggie Millar, Seema Thakkar

Grade 7 - Jake Kaywell, Nicholas Nunez


Congratulations to sixth-grader Milo Keogh for reading over two million words!

Spring Season's Athletic Awards
Boys' Varsity Lacrosse

Defensive MVP: Erik Parry
Offensive MVP:
Max Sanderson 

Heart Award: Tony Azqueta
Most Improved Player: Chase Duran 


Boys' JV Lacrosse

Defensive MVP: Brad Albritton
Offensive MVP: Drew O'Brien
Heart Award: Christopher Curtis

Most Improved: Samir Thakkar 

Girls' Lacrosse

Most Valuable Player: Phoebe Cook
Most Improved Player: Leah Steele & Kate Agnew
Sportsmanship: Georgia Forconi 


Boys' Tennis
Most Valuable Player: Tony Azqueta

Most Improved Player: Joey Arrigo

Character: Mac Murphy


Girls' Tennis

Most Valuable Player: Mariana Perz-Vargas

Most Improved Player: Georgia Forconi

Sportsmanship: Kate Agnew & Carolyn Keen

Character: Erin Yavinsky


Boys' Golf

Most Valuable Player: Guillermo Wulff
Most Improved Player: Christopher Curtis

Sportsmanship: Remi Beaud


Girls' Golf

Most Valuable Player: Isabel Herrera 

Most Improved Player: Antonia Herrera

Sportsmanship: Manuela Herrera & Gina Landrum

Rosarian Academy, founded in 1925, is a private, coeducational, Catholic school sponsored by the Adrian Dominican Sisters. Its mission is to educate the whole person for life in a global community in the light of Gospel values.