Class of 2021 Awards

This year’s virtual Junior Recognition Ceremony was an opportunity to formally acknowledge members of the Class of 2021 for their outstanding commitment and accomplishments in the areas of academics, service to school, and service to the larger community.

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Mathematics
R.I.T. COMPUTING MEDAL & SCHOLARSHIP AWARD
This award is given to a student who ranks in the top 10% of the junior class. The recipient is involved as a leader in his/her school and/or community, demonstrates an interest and ability in computing and is pursuing a rigorous college preparatory curriculum.
Jack Wei

Science
JUNIOR SCIENCE AWARD
A junior showing qualities of leadership and service in the school community while maintaining an excellent academic record in advanced science courses.
Leena Rouyer

THE RENSSELAER MEDAL AWARD
Recognizes superlative academic achievement in a student interested in pursuing a career in science, engineering or technology.
Ishan Roy

BAUSCH AND LOMB HONORARY SCIENCE AWARD
This junior exhibits outstanding achievement in Science and has a genuine interest in pursuing the sciences in college.
Ryan Guber

Social Studies 
JUNIOR SOCIAL STUDIES AWARD
This junior has achieved a record of academic excellence and a high degree of both interest and promise in the field of Social Studies.
Jack Engel

World Language
AMERICAN CLASSICAL LEAGUE'S MAUREEN O'DONNELL BOOK AWARD
The award is given to those students that receive a gold medal on the National Latin Exam for four years in a row. Of the 136,891 students that took the exam this year, only 507 achieved this award. 
Jason Kang and Jack Wei

ENL Award
This award is given to a Junior who exhibits persistence and excellence in learning English. 
Maria (Alejandra) Marroquin

Performing Arts
For 2019-2020, four Juniors from Horace Greeley High School were selected as participants for NYSSMA All State.
    Jason Kang - Symphony Orchestra
    Leona Liu - String Orchestra, Piano Showcase, Music Composition
    Zoya Yan - String Orchestra 
    Skylar Choi
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SCHOOL SERVICE AWARD
This award is given to students who have made or are actively making a significant contribution to Horace Greeley High School through school-based service activity/activities.
Caroline Gershman, Lauren Levine, Monica Rosu, Lily Safran, Annie Segal and Isabella Watson

College Book Awards
The following college book awards are given to juniors in honor of outstanding achievement in some aspect of our school life, and in recognition of each student's potential for future contributions to his/her school and community.

BRYN MAWR COLLEGE
Recognizes a female student who demonstrates an intense intellectual commitment, a self-directed and purposeful vision of her life, and a desire to make a meaningful contribution to the world. 
Rebecca Bachenheimer

DARTMOUTH COLLEGE
Student who has outstanding academic achievement; be of high moral character; someone who has made a positive impact on the school community and excelled in at least one non-academic area and be considered by the school as a candidate for entrance to a college or university of the highest caliber.
Zachary Eichenberg

GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY
The GW Book Award recognizes a high school junior who embodies the GW drive and spirit, specifically with their academic excellence, leadership outside of the classroom, diversity of thought, and ability to put knowledge into action.
Eleanor Lynch

HARVARD UNIVERSITY
Recognizes a student who displays excellence in scholarship and high character combined with achievement in other fields.
Anna Hallac

KENYON COLLEGE
Recognizes a junior who embodies the highest level of intellectual engagement, creativity and commitment to community central to the liberal arts and sciences.
Dina Millerman

OBERLIN COLLEGE
The Oberlin College Book Award for Achievement in Social Justice is given to a student in the junior class who has shown commitment to activism and community service.
Sasha Litwin

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY
Recognizes a junior who is at the top of the class academically and demonstrates both intellectual leadership and strong character.  This student also best exemplifies the spirit behind Princeton's motto, "In the Nation's service, in the service of all nations." The top student who, in addition to academic excellence and integrity, displays a spirit of service in the school community, the larger community, or the world at large.
Elizabeth Knox

SAINT ANSELM COLLEGE
Recognizes a junior who demonstrates academic success and exceptional leadership qualities in the area of civic engagement. The student should embody the values inherent in St. Anselm's Benedictine tradition which consists of Community, Hospitality, Service, Moderation, Respect for Others and Humility.
Bradley Daly

SAINT LAWRENCE UNIVERSITY
Recognizes a student who has displayed a significant commitment to community service. 
Sydney Lerman

SAINT MICHAEL'S COLLEGE
Recognizes two students who attain mostly As and Bs in honors, AP, IB or dual enrollment classes. They should be students who show a sustained and sincere commitment to community service, issues of peace and justice and concern for others.
Caroline Bomback and Thomas Ye

SMITH COLLEGE
Recognizes a female student who combines academic excellence with participation in extracurricular activities or a commitment to community service -- an educated individual who enthusiastically contributes to society.
Kaitlin Blakeslee

TULANE UNIVERSITY
Recognizes a junior who embodies Tulane's motto of "Not for one's self, but for one's own." The junior must also have demonstrated excellence in academics, leadership and public service.
Karinna Cvijanovich

UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA
Recognizes a junior enrolled in a vigorous academic program who demonstrates high personal and academic integrity and who is highly respected by peers and faculty. The student must be a leader in one or more of the following: student government, music, drama, athletics, journalism, and community service.
Leona Liu

UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA BOOK AWARD
Well-rounded student rather than a person with the highest GPA who best represents ideals of scholarship, leadership and citizenship. 
Kirsten Whyte

WELLESLEY COLLEGE
Recognizes a female junior whose academic record and character are exceptional and who has also made significant personal contributions to her school and/or community.
Valerie Lippin

WILLIAM & MARY COLLEGE
Recipient Should Possess: Leadership in the school: school spirit; active in athletics, clubs or other extracurricular activities; loyalty to school; promote appreciation for multiculturalism; work within and across any student constituency. Leadership in classroom: strong academic program, (generally ranked in top 15% of class); discussion leader; innovative thinker; earns respect of teachers; values diverse perspectives; thinks creatively. Personal qualities: risk taker, decision maker, confident, bridge-builder and catalyst for change.
Will Brandes

WILLIAMS COLLEGE
Recognizes a junior who has demonstrated intellectual leadership and has made a significant contribution to the extracurricular life of the school.
Matthew Burack

YALE UNIVERSITY
Recognizes a junior with outstanding character and intellectual promise.
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