Board of Education Celebrates Outstanding Students, Teachers, Schools and More at November 2015 Awards & Recognitions Night
Please congratulate the many students, teachers, schools, and others honored at the Nov. 17, 2015 Board of Education Awards & Recognitions Night.
NASA Wallops Flight Facility Visitor Center’s 70th Anniversary Youth Art Contest – “Art & the Cosmic Connection”
Certificate of recognition to two former North Salisbury Elementary students who were winners in the NASA Wallops Flight Facility Youth Art Contest 70th anniversary Youth Art Contest – “Art & the Cosmic Connection:”
Clark West – Grand Prize winner – The Crab Nebula. Clark is now a 6th-grader at Wicomico Middle School.
Olivia Haines – 3rd-place winner - Mars Weather Station Tools on Rover’s Mast. Olivia is now a 6th-grader at Salisbury Middle School.
The NASA Wallops Flight Facility Visitor Center’s 70th Anniversary Youth Art Contest was themed “Art & the Cosmic Connection.” The Visitor Center received more than 300 works of art from 14 states, and about half of the entries were submitted by North Salisbury fifth graders. The youth art exhibit, which was on display this summer, was viewed and admired by more than 35,000 people. This contest and exhibition served to inspire youth and adults from across the nation about NASA programs and STEM-related careers.
Cyber Safety Poster Contest
Certificate of recognition and a gift card to winners in the Cyber Safety Poster Contest:
1st place: Evan Birch, Northwestern Elementary
2nd place: Isabel Mena, Pemberton Elementary
3rd place: Kayleigh Krater, Northwestern Elementary
In October and November, 1,100 Wicomico fourth-graders participated in the school system’s annual Cyber Safety Awareness Month. Students at each school attended a multimedia presentation by Hillary Wright, a local Certified Information Systems Security Professional and a Safe and Secure Online Volunteer, on the importance of being cyber safe. They took home information for their parents, and received a Be Cyber Safe wristband once they signed and returned the Pinky Pledge to be cyber safe. Students were also invited to participate in a Cyber Safety Poster Contest to reinforce the message of staying safe online. Gift cards were awarded to the winners: $100 for the top winner, $50 for second and $25 for third.
2014-2015 Maryland Character Education School of the Year Award & 2014-2015 Let’s Move! Active Schools National Award
Certificates of achievement for receiving a Maryland Center for Character Education at Stevenson University 2014-2015 School of the Year Award, and for being named a 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 National Let’s Move Active School as part of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move initiative, to:
Westside Intermediate School, Principal Jason Miller, Terry Budd, physical education teacher, and Diana Williams, student advisor, on behalf of all Westside Intermediate staff, students, families, and supporters
On October 8th, Westside Intermediate School in Hebron was named a Maryland Character Education School of the Year for 2014-2015 at the annual awards luncheon of the Maryland Center for Character Education at Stevenson University. Westside Intermediate was chosen for the award based on its outstanding character education initiatives in the areas of promoting core ethical values as the basis of good character, creating a caring school community, and including a meaningful and challenging academic curriculum that respects all learners, develops their character, and helps them to succeed. WIS staff and students utilize RIDE Rules (Respect Others, Individual Responsibility, Demonstrate Safety and Eager & Ready to Learn) in conjunction with the PBIS program as the basis to promote good character. Character education takes place in the classroom, throughout the school, and with the support of everyone from teachers to staff to families to community supporters.
Let’s Move! Active Schools, a sub-initiative of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative, has honored Westside Intermediate School in Hebron with the Let’s Move! Active Schools National Award for 2014-2015 and 2015-2016. The award celebrates a school’s commitment to integrating at least 60 minutes of physical activity before, during and after the school day. Only 525 schools across the country achieved this prestigious honor. Westside Intermediate has been a leader in the school system’s Fuel Up to Play 60 initiative, and has incorporated Directed Play and Brain Boosts into the school day.
Two-time Maryland Character Education Award Recipient & 2015 National School of Character
Certificates of achievement for receiving a Maryland Center for Character Education at Stevenson University School of the Year Award for the second straight year, and for being named a 2015 National School of Character by Character.org to:
North Salisbury Elementary School, Principal Ruby Brown and Adrienne Jenkins, guidance counselor, on behalf of all North Salisbury staff, students, families, and supporters
Each school year, the Maryland Center for Character Education at Stevenson University recognizes schools for their outstanding leadership and programs which focus on character building. These exemplary character education schools must show evidence of values throughout the school, moral actions of students and adults, positive behavior programs, caring school communities, participation of families in school activities, positive self-motivation of students and staff, and inclusion of curriculum materials with values-embedded concepts. North Salisbury Elementary has now received this state honor for two consecutive years.
Schools receiving this state recognition can also apply for the national character education award, and North Salisbury did. Earlier this year, Character.org, a national advocate and leader for the Character Education movement, named North Salisbury Elementary a 2015 National School of Character. North Salisbury is one of only 64 schools nationwide to receive this honor. The Schools of Character program recognizes NSS as a school that has demonstrated its use of character education and development to drive a positive impact on academics, student behavior, and North Salisbury School’s climate. A team from North Salisbury attended the national Character.org conference in Atlanta to receive the award. The school was asked to present and to share the NSS way with educators from throughout the country.
Youth Winner in the “Art in Nature” Contest at the Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art
Certificate of recognition to the 1st place Youth winner of the 2015 Art in Nature Photo Competition at the Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art:
Tara Walston, Wicomico High School – 1st-place Youth winner for Modern Vintage, Art in Nature Photo Competition of the Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art
The Art in Nature Photo Competition at the Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art drew entries from near and far, with photos displayed and judged at the Ward Museum in August. The contest was open to professional and amateur photographers as well as youth photographers. This Wicomico High School student took home the top Youth honors for this vintage-style self-portrait that many people may also have seen during the Elementary & Secondary Student Art Exhibit at the Wicomico Public Library downtown last spring.
Atlantic Coast Championships (ACCs) Achievements for Marching Bands; Honors for Individual Band Members
Every fall, Wicomico County marching bands from the three city high schools participate in a series of field band competitions through the Tournament of Bands, one of the largest competitive band organizations in the country with more than 400 active schools and organizations. By finishing in the top 25 in the 9-state association, the three Wicomico County bands qualified to compete at the Atlantic Coast Championships, known as ACCs.
Certificate of recognition to Band Director Lillian Hoffman and the Wicomico High School Marching Band for a successful season and a 20th place Group 2A finish at the Tournament of Bands Atlantic Coast Championship. In 2015 the Wicomico High School Marching Band presented the field show “Atlantis.” Through band members’ dedication and the support of parents, administration and the community, the band scored as high as 82 this season and met the goal of competing in the ACCs for the third straight year. The band performed at ACCs Nov. 7th in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and finished 20th with a score of 79.9 in competition with the best Group 2A bands in the region.
Certificate of recognition for being awarded a $500 Tournament of Bands Chapter 9 Scholarship to Cedric Barnes, senior drum major at Wicomico High. Cedric displays great passion for performance and is a perfect role model for his peers. His dedication and commitment to the Wicomico High School Band is evident in rehearsal and performance.
Certificate of recognition to Band Director Douglas Miles and the James M. Bennett High Clipper Band for a 15th place finish in Group 3-Open at the Tournament of Bands Atlantic Coast Championships on November 1st in Hershey, Pennsylvania. In 2015 the James M. Bennett High School Marching Band presented the field show “Around the World in Eight Minutes.” The JMB band once again earned a spot at ACCs as one of the top bands in the nine-state area. At the ACCs, the JMB Band & Color Guard placed 15th with a season-best score of 90.1.
Certificate of achievement for being selected to the All-Star Marching Band & Color Guard to Shelby Moore, senior JMB Color Guard Captain. She has played bass clarinet for four years with the JMB Symphonic Band. Throughout high school she has also been in the Color Guard, serving as co-captain last year and captain this year. She is trusted by her fellow members of the Guard and confidently leads them towards a common goal while recruiting, training, and writing routines for the Color Guard. She is a patient teacher and uses her musical skills to interpret and choreograph moves to music. She is truly an asset to the band program at JMB.
Certificate of recognition to Band Director Kevin Zaczkiewicz and the Parkside High School Marching Rams for the band’s 14th place finish in Group 3-Open competition at the Tournament of Bands Atlantic Coast Championship in Hershey, Pennsylvania Nov. 1. The Parkside Marching Rams presented the patriotic show “War” in 2015. Band members, staff and parents worked very hard to fulfill the show's potential from the heat of band camp in August through the cold winds and rains of November. The band once again qualified for competition in the Group 3-Open class at the ACCs, and placed 14th with a season’s best score of 90.85.
Certificate of recognition for being selected to receive a $1,000 scholarship from the Tournament of Bands and National Judges Association to Gabrielle “Ellie” Cuppett, senior Parkside High Marching Rams Colorguard Captain. Seniors were invited to apply for one of the 18 scholarships totaling $20,000, and this Parkside High band front member was named one of the scholarship awardees during the ACCs awards. She is a 4-year member of the Marching and Symphonic Band, participating in the Colorguard during Marching season and playing flute during Symphonic season. Her hard work and dedication earned her the title of “Colorguard Captain” during her senior year. She also plays violin in orchestra.
Farm to Tray Contest at the 62nd annual Maryland School Nutrition Association Convention
Certificates of recognition to the members of the team that won 1st place in the Farm to Tray Contest at the 62nd annual Maryland School Nutrition Association Convention:
The “Culinary Queens” team, representing three different Wicomico Schools: Kim Dukes of Willards Elementary, Mary Ludemann of West Salisbury Elementary and Pamela Crockett of Salisbury Middle, for Craisin Power Salad. This Craisin Power Salad will be served to Wicomico students as part of the school lunch program, and if students like it as much as the judges did, it will become part of the ongoing menu cycle.
Certificates of recognition to the members of the team that won The People’s Choice Award in the Farm to Tray Contest at the 62nd annual Maryland School Nutrition Association Convention:
“The Delmar Kitty Kats” team from Delmar Elementary School: Erline Bower, Karen Bailey and Kaye Webster, for their Squashed and Tossed Salad.
Wicomico County School Food Services was well represented at the Maryland School Nutrition Association 62nd Annual Convention held in Ocean City in October. Employees in attendance participated in education sessions, food and equipment shows from potential vendors, and training sessions for upcoming officers. One annual convention event, the Farm to Tray Contest, encouraged food service staff to generate new recipes and ideas using fresh fruits and vegetables. Eight teams, selected on a first-come, first-served basis, had one hour to prepare their original, standardized recipe and compete for an opportunity to win great prizes. Audience members were offered samples of the impressive recipes that ranged from salsas, salads and even Gazpacho prepared by food service professionals. Food Service peers were able to vote for one team to be selected for “The People’s Choice Award,” while judges selected first, second, and third place winners in the Farm to Tray Contest.
Perfect Score for the Wicomico High School JROTC Program
Certificate of recognition for scoring a perfect 400 on its Unit Report from Cadet Command for the past two years to Wicomico High School JROTC, represented at the awards night by Cadet Lieutenant Colonel Dante Barnes and Cadet 1st Sergeant Tiffany Shockley.
For the 2014-2015 school year, the JROTC program at Wicomico High School scored 400 out of 400 on its Unit Report from Cadet Command. This is the second consecutive year that the Wicomico High School JROTC has received a perfect score of 400 from Cadet Command. Each JROTC program is rated annually for its community service, and JROTC-specific tasks. Wicomico JROTC supported more than 60 community service events and the Drill Team qualified for JROTC Nationals in Ft. Knox, Kentucky. The Honor Guard and Color Guard performed at Memorial Day and Veterans Day ceremonies held at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center, and participated in parades in Salisbury, Fruitland, and Snow Hill. The JROTC provided key support for all Wicomico County high school graduations, and supported numerous sporting, civic, and school events within the county.
State-Level Exhibitions of Artwork by Visual and Performing Arts Program Students
Certificates of recognition to students in the Wicomico County Visual and Performing Arts Program for having their artwork displayed on the state level.
For the Maryland First Lady's Inaugural Student Art Exhibition:
Dominique Ramsey, James M. Bennett High
Shelby Long, Parkside High
For the Maryland Art Educators Association exhibition at The Walters Art Museum in Baltimore:
James M. Bennett High: Daquan Watson, Kaylan Peattie, Emily Hibbitts, Dominique Ramsey
Parkside High: Shakyra Kenny, Chelsea Knopp, Shelby Long, Emma Watkins, Trey Wehlan
Wicomico High: Joseph Wood
For the Maryland Art Educators Association exhibition at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport:
Ashley Barnes and Jordan Goslee, both of Wicomico High
Students in the Wicomico County Visual and Performing Arts Program create visual, vocal, and instrumental art at very high levels. Now the talents of many of our VPA Visual Arts students are being seen and appreciated on a statewide level. Two VPA artists have artwork in the Maryland First Lady's Inaugural Student Art Exhibition, and met First Lady Yumi Hogan at the opening reception in Annapolis. Their artwork is part of the exhibit that hung in the House of Delegates Gallery Space in the Lowe House Office Building for three weeks, then moved to the Maryland State Department of Education in Baltimore.
The Maryland Art Educators Association sponsors exhibitions at The Walters Art Museum and Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. VPA teachers selected student artwork for these exhibitions.
Presentations at the 2015 Borlaug Dialogue and Global Youth Institute of The World Food Prize and National MANRRS Conference
Certificate of achievement to Gabrielle Morris, Parkside High School student in the Horticulture Program of the Parkside High School Department of Career & Technology Education, who presented research on Climate Impacts on Agriculture in Jamaica at the 2015 Borlaug Dialogue and Global Youth Institute of The World Food Prize and presented research on biofungicides at the MANRRS 2015 Conference.
Wicomico County and Maryland were well-represented at the Borlaug Dialogue and Global Youth Institute of The World Food Prize Oct. 14-17. Gabrielle had conducted research on Climate Change Impacts on Agriculture in Jamaica and was accepted to present her findings at this international 2015 World Food Prize Summit. It was an incredible opportunity to participate in meetings and discussions with world leaders, educators and students from around the world as they pondered the question. “How are we going to feed 9 billion people by the year 2050?” She was applauded for her research and given invaluable feedback from experts in the field. As the World Food Prize Global Youth Institute Maryland representative, she had many memorable experiences. She also presented research at the National MANRRS (Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences) Conference in Houston in March. Her research focused on the use of biofungicides and the growth response of chrysanthemums. She was the only high school student to present research at the conference.
Musical Performances at State Educator Conferences of MMEA, MSEA
Certificates of recognition for singing at statewide conferences to the following James M. Bennett High School students:
For the 2015 Men’s Demonstration Choir at the Maryland Music Educators Association Conference: Clark Mitchell, senior tenor; Josh Dennis, junior tenor,and James Rogers, sophomore bass.
For the National Anthem quartet at the Maryland State Education Association Convention: Senior tenor Jeremiah Copeland, senior bass Michael Cope, sophomore soprano Zoë Sheller and sophomore alto Emily Gutierrez.
Students were off on Oct. 16th, but a number of James M. Bennett High School students got up early to share their musical talents at one of two statewide conferences. Three singers made the trip to Columbia, Md. to participate all day in the Maryland Music Educators Association Men’s Demonstration Choir. Young men from across the state were selected for this special ensemble to sing songs specifically arranged for men’s voices. The choir performed at the annual Fall In-Service Music Conference of the Maryland Music Educators Association on Oct. 16th. That morning, a quartet of JMB singers opened the Maryland State Education Association convention in Ocean City with “The Star Spangled Banner.” Their vocal talents were enjoyed by educators from across the state, and the Board was honored to have the quartet open the Awards & Recognitions Night with the National Anthem.
State, Tristate and Regional Elks Oratorical Contests
Certificate of achievement for winning at the state, tri-state and regional levels and placing 3rd in the Grand Lodge of ELK'S 87th National Oratorical Contest in Las Vegas to Junia Harmon, Wicomico High senior. Her topic was “What are the impacts and the viable solutions on families who illegally immigrate to America.” Over the summer she won her way through state, tristate and regional oratorical contests, piling up winnings of $3,850 in cash and scholarship prizes. In August, she competed in Las Vegas in the Grand Lodge of ELK'S 87th National Oratorical Contest against contestants from Barbados, Jamaica, Puerto Rico and three other regions across the U.S. in Las Vegas for a $10,000 scholarship prize. She finished 3rd in this national competition. Her local Elks sponsors are Queen City Lodge 1051 & Success Temple 154.
High School Spelling Bee Winner
Certificate of recognition to the winner of the Salisbury/Wicomico County Youth Civics Council High School Spelling Bee and a 1,000 scholarship: Monroe Parker, now a senior at Mardela High. On June 13, as part of the activities of the Salisbury/Wicomico Youth Civics Council, the first county-wide High School Spelling Bee in many years was held. The spelling bee was the brainchild of a Mardela High student, and the bee was open to all high school students from Wicomico County Public Schools. The bee was conducted at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center. This Mardela High student was the champion speller and won the prize of a $1,000 scholarship from the Youth Civics Council.
Republican Women of Wicomico County Constitution Essay Contest
Certificates of recognition to the following winners in the Republican Women of Wicomico County’s Essay Contest on the Constitution:
Sarah Diller, Parkside High. Sarah was school winner and the overall winner of the contest.
Brooke Ward, James M. Bennett High
High school juniors in all of the county high schools were invited to participate in the Republican Women of Wicomico County’s essay contest on the topic: “What the Constitution Means to Me in the 21st Century.” Student winners were invited to read their essays at the Birthday Celebration of the Constitution on Sept. 19 at Salisbury City Park.
President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition Community Leadership Award
Certificate of achievement to Grace Lamboni of Pinehurst Elementary for receiving the 2015 Community Leadership Award from the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition. The President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition gives this award annually to individuals or organizations who improve the lives of others within their community by providing or enhancing opportunities to engage in sports, physical activities, fitness, or nutrition-related programs. This year, the President’s Council presented the Community Leadership Award to only about 50 fitness leaders from across the country. This outstanding physical education teacher was honored last year as the recipient of the Elementary Teacher of the Year Award for the state of Maryland from the Maryland Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, and is a past Wicomico Teacher of the Year.
Wendy’s High School Heisman Award
Certificates of achievement to the Wicomico students who were state finalists and school winners for the 2015 Wendy’s High School Heisman Award:
Hunter Niblett, Mardela High School
Luke Pitsenbarger, Parkside High School
Certificates of recognition to the Wicomico school winners in the 2015 Wendy’s High School Heisman Award contest:
Hyun Lee and Charles Kerrigan, James M. Bennett High School
Bria Johnson, Mardela High School
Jessica Willey, Parkside High School
Wicomico County is proud of the outstanding seniors who were recognized in the 2015 Wendy’s High School Heisman Award contest. The Wendy’s High School Heisman program runs in conjunction with the collegiate Heisman, and celebrates the achievements of the nation’s top high school seniors both in and out of the classroom. To be eligible for this award, students must display academic aptitude, athletic talent and exceptional commitment to their communities.
Leadership of Maryland Negotiation Service and Maryland Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance
Certificates of recognition to Wicomico administrators who are leaders in statewide professional organizations:
Vince Pavic, Director of Human Resources and Employee Relations, serving as chairperson of the Maryland Negotiation Service
Michael Charlton, Supervisor of Physical Education, Health, Family and Consumer Sciences, and Student Service Learning, serving as President of the Maryland Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance
These two administrators have taken on statewide leadership roles in professional organizations this year. Their participation in these organizations supports knowledge and networking in their field of expertise. Their willingness to take on a leadership position shows their commitment to advancing their professions on behalf of students, staff, and families.
In July, Pavic began a one-year term as chairperson of the Maryland Negotiation Service, an affiliate of the Public School Superintendents Association of Maryland. He has been a member since 2012, and served as vice-chair last year. He has been Director of Human Resources and Employee Relations for the Wicomico school system since 2012. Under his leadership the Human Resources department has become a more electronic-based, data-driven operation with the goal of effectively and efficiently supporting staff and schools. Initiatives include the online application system Applitrack, online Benefitfocus system, and Aesop substitute software system. Pavic has 20 years of experience in Human Resources, including time as Director of HR for Somerset County, Pennsylvania government, and Director of HR for Pennsylvania Highlands Community College.
In October, Charlton began a one-year term as president of the Maryland Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, or MAHPERD. He has been active as a member in the organization for the past four years, and serves Wicomico Schools as the Supervisor of Physical Education, Health, Family and Consumer Sciences, and Student Service Learning. In Wicomico County, he has been active in leadership of Fuel Up to Play 60, employee and student wellness efforts, and the annual fund drive for the United Way. Prior to becoming a supervisor, Charlton was an assistant principal at Parkside High and Wicomico Middle. He has made it his goal to enact change where needed, foster positivity among his teachers, and ultimately improve instruction for students.
High School Scholar Awards
National Merit Scholarship Program: Semi-Finalists and Commended Students
Certificates of achievement to semi-finalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program. Semi-finalists have placed among the top 1% percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2016 competition by taking the 2014 PSAT. These semifinalists will now compete for finalist status by fulfilling additional requirements.
James M. Bennett High: Michael Y. Li
Parkside High: Tiffany Pham
Certificates of achievement to commended students in the National Merit Scholarship Program. Commended students placed among the top 5 percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2016 competition by taking the 2014 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.
James M. Bennett High: Arjun C. Agarwal, Abigail C. Bazin, Hannah Lee, Areej Shahid, Kevon G. Turnamian
Parkside High: Luke Pitsenbarger
The National Merit Scholarship Award Program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships that began in 1955. High school students enter the National Merit Program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT). Of the 1.5 million students who take the PSAT/NMSQT in a given year, 50,000 qualify for recognition through the National Merit Scholarship Program.
AP Scholar Awards
AP Scholar Award recipients have taken challenging college-level AP or Advanced Placement courses and then excelled on multiple AP exams, which can yield college credit as well as AP Scholar recognition. For the first time, Wicomico is proud to recognize five AP Scholars (all from Parkside High) who earned the first level of AP recognition by the end of their 10th grade year. Congratulations to the 72 AP Scholars, 10 AP Scholars with Honor, 16 AP Scholars with Distinction, and 3 National AP Scholars from Wicomico County Public Schools. Many of these AP Scholars graduated in 2015; those listed below are AP Scholars who are current Wicomico County students.
Certificates of recognition as AP Scholars for receiving grades of 3 or higher on three or more AP Exams:
Mardela High: Dylan Carew, Mackensie Disbennett, Bria Johnson
James M. Bennett High: Gregory Ascher, Benjamin Dunn, Chad Farro, Abbey Hobbs, Charles Kerrigan, Mun Seok Kim, Tristan Knapp, Hannah Lee, Hyun J. Lee, Clark Mitchell, Madison Molnar, Chandler Reynolds, Brynn Roman, Emma Schmitt, Jasmine Smith, Amber Williams
Parkside High: Adit Abraham, Ahmed Ahmed, Ethan Ames, Benyam Ephrem, Haley Franz, Hanna Holland, Jossie Molina-Miranda, Sumit Sharma, Christopher Taylor
Wicomico High: Dante Barnes, Jaime Fardelmann, Ariana Justice, Tanesha Mondestin, Kevin Moyers, Benjamin Pereboom
AP Scholars with Honor recognized with a certificate of achievement for receiving an average grade of at least 3.25 on all AP exams taken, AND grades of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams:
James M. Bennett High: Arjun Agarwal
Mardela High: Megan Roy
Parkside High: Justin Goodman, Luke Pitsenbarger, Jessica Willey
Wicomico High: Hussian Ahmed, Chan Young (Peter) Kim
AP Scholars with Distinction recognized with a certificate of achievement for receiving an average grade of at least 3.5 on all AP exams taken AND grades of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams:
James M. Bennett High: Abigail Bazin, Arthur Carlton-Jones, Areej Shahid, Adith Kumar Thummalapalli
Mardela High: Samuel Lawson
Parkside High: Tiffany Pham
Certificates of achievement for two current Wicomico County students who achieved at the very highest level of the 2015 AP Program, as National AP Scholars. They received an average score of at least 4 on all AP exams taken, and scores of 4 or higher on 8 or more AP exams. Congratulations to these National AP Scholars, all from James M. Bennett High:
Seniors Michael Li and Kevon Turnamian
A third National AP Scholar, 2015 graduate Kieran Murphy, is now attending Princeton University.