Friday, June 15, 2018

Academic Awards

  On Thursday-14-June Bogota High School hosted their Academic Awards for the school year 2017-18. Members of the Bogota Senior of the Class of 2018 were awarded Scholarship to be used to continue their Education. Most were Scholarships will be used at University and Colleges, other were presented to Students who will enter a next level of studies for their chosen Trade or Field of Interest. Different scholarships were awarded based on several criteria. Some scholarships were  given to recognizing those Students achievements  based on academic performance. Others were for those Different scholarships were also awarded to honour the Students who used their time and effort to work as volunteers for the Community, and service to others. Some of the Major Scholarships awarded were the Andrew Hennessey Memorial Scholarships which was presented to Anna Granquist. The Henry Luthin Scholarships went to Elizabeth Wieskus and Melissa Cristaldo. The Michael Lukacs  Scholarships was awarded to Anna Granquist, Elizabeth Wieskus and Melissa Cristaldo .
  The next category was the Athletic Awards. These were based on those Seniors who achieved high standards in both Academic and Athletic performance. The third part of the ceremony honoured Students in all grades from Seventh to Twelfth who performed at the highest standard in each of the Educational Departments. Those include Physical Education, Science, English, Mathematics, Social Studies, Business, and the Fine Arts.
  The final award was the Principal Award for Service. Each year on Senior member of the graduation class is  recognized for their outstanding service to the Community and School. This year's winner was Simon Cardona. In Principal's Damian Kennedy's  presentation he told how Mr. Cardona's first year as a Seventh Grade Student were spent learning the English Language after his Family had immigrated to the United States. 
Principal Kennedy continued with how Mr. Cardona abilities in learning this new language had improved so much that he helped other Student to learn English. During his Senior year Mr. Cardona took on the role of unofficial ambassador  to other immigrate Students who he help guide with learning the ways of not only a new language, but new customs and experiences in moving to a  new culture. After graduation Simon Cardona will continue to serve his adopted country by enlisting to become a part of the United States Marines. 

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