CarriageTowneNews.com, Kingston, NH

October 3, 2013

Students on the Rise


Carriage Towne News

---- — Northern Essex Community College student David Bowie of Plaistow, was nominated for the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation Scholarship. A 2007 graduate of Timberlane Regional High School, Bowie is an Engineering Science major at NECC. After graduation this spring, Bowie plans on transferring to UMass Lowell, where he will major in Environmental Sciences. At NECC, Bowie is the president of the Bacon Board Gamers, a student board gaming club, and a member of the Board Game Library, which lends games to the community. He also has been published in the school's literary magazine, Parnassus and is a math tutor at the college's math center. The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation Scholarship is for outstanding students who will be transferring from NECC, have a cumulative GPA of 3.5, and have done significant community service.

Shannon Maguire, daughter of Mark and Audrey Maguire of Danville, was initiated into Sigma Tau Delta, the nationally recognized English Honor Society at Endicott College. Shannon is a Junior.

Phillips Exeter Academy is pleased to announce the following local students have been honored for their academic achievements during the winter 2013 term: High Honors: Hannah E. Keane, grade 11, of Fremont, parents Mr. and Mrs. Thomas P. Keane; Alexander Greaney, grade 11, of Kingston, parents Heidi and Kevin Greaney; Kevin Ma, grade 12, of Brentwood, parents Dr. Hongbao Ma and Ms. Juan Sun; Honors: Michaela E. Streep, grade 9, of Exeter, parents Mr. Thomas M. Streep; Marc L. Steele, grade 11, of Danville, parents Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Steele.

The Catalinas Synchronized Swim team of the YMCA of Manchester started the 2012-13 competition year off to a good start at the 2013 New England Synchronized Swim Association Figure meet at Wheaton College in Norton, MA. Eight teams from all over New England were represented at the meet. Isa Lamers of Hampstead placed sixth in the 11-12 Novice Division.

Marcy Francoeur of Danville has been named as one of the Captains for the Husson University Women's soccer team in Bangor Maine. Marcy is a graduate of Timberlane Regional High School and played for Seacoast United Soccer Club of Epping on several state and regional championship teams.

Two area St. Thomas Aquinas High School juniors were named National Merit Scholarship qualifiers as a result of their PSAT scores: Andrew DaRosa of Kingston, and Eric Ouellette of Epping. Only the students whose scores rank in the top 5% in the nation are considered for the Scholarship selection.

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, the country's longest-running and most prestigious award and recognition program for creative teenagers, announced its 2013 National Award recipients. The Scholastic Art Awards of NH had thirteen students awarded national medals from a panel of distinguished judges. Local students honored include: John Ayer - grade 12, Epping High School - Sarah Kiley, art educator - Painting - Beach Mountain - American Visions Award for New Hampshire; Colby Fream - grade 10, Exeter High School - Jennifer Vigneau, art educator - Mixed Media - Between The Open Mind - Silver Medal Award.

St. Thomas Aquinas High School announces their Honor Roll for the third quarter. Local students honored include: Grade 12: Principals List: Caitlin Porter of Kingston; High Honors: Kirsten Ryzewic of Brentwood; Honors: Jay Carmody of Exeter; Luke Devaney of Stratham; Emma Gootée of Stratham; Sebastian Olsen of Stratham; Carolyn Penny of Exeter; Natalie Saxton of Brentwood; Patrick Toomey of Exeter; Grade 11: High Honors: Nicole Devaney of Stratham; Skylar Labbe of Danville; Sophie Pickett of Stratham; Honors: Kelsi Carter of Epping; Andrew DeRosa of Kingston; Ryan Kelly of Stratham; Magdalena Kenter of Kingston; Gregory Proulx of Stratham; Max Radermacher of Exeter; Lauren Romano of Fremont; Grade 10: High Honors: Meghan Morse of Kingston; Honors: Sophie Kenny of Stratham; Grade 9: Veronica Carmody of Exeter; Shannon Colford of Epping; High Honors: Katarina Blonski of Brentwood; Alison Donnell of Exeter; Joseph Grinde of Stratham; Sara Henry of Stratham; Allison LeBlanc of Exeter; Brandon Ryzewic of Brentwood; Honors: Thomas Bouchard of Brentwood; Timothy Diaz of Brentwood; William Micali of Brentwood; Gunnar Von Haden of Exeter.

Taryn Merrill has made the Dean's List for the second consecutive term at Johnson & Wales University in Providence, RI. She is a baking and pastry major. Recently she had a chocolate showpiece placed in the JWU Culinary Museum which will remain there for years to come. She also has started a successful home business "Taryn's Custom Cakes" of which she was previously featured on the front page of the Eagle-Tribune last year.