Seton Student Achievements: 2001 – 2002
Seton Student Achievements: 2001 – 2002
|2002-09-06||Seton Students are National Merit Semi-Finalists|
|2002-09-06||Seton Student to Appear on Jeopardy|
|2002-08-05||Seton Student Wins Five Medals in Irish Dance Competition|
|2002-05-13||Seton Student featured in Stone Soup|
|2002-04-10||Patricia Wnek in Concert|
|2002-04-03||Seton Students in Indiana State Science Olympiad|
|2002-02-02||Seton Student Awarded Full Scholarship|
|2002-02-02||Seton Student Awarded Second Prize in Musical Competition|
|2002-01-23||Seton Students Participate Novice Ladies’ Free Skating Championships|
|2002-01-09||Seton student wins 4th Gold Medal in International Mathematical Olympiad|
|2002-01-02||Seton Student Appears on Jeopardy|
|2001-12-10||Seton Student to Attend Presidential Classroom|
|2001-07-16||Seton Student Earns Perfect ACT Score|
|2001-05-29||Seton Represented by Two Students at National Spelling Bee|
2001 – 2002
Congratulations to National Merit Semi-Finalists Mary C. Cover, Elizabeth Killion, Allannah Karas, Carly Campagna, Michael Johnson, Sylvia Smith and Michael Gerardi!
7th Grade Seton student David McIntyre will be on the Jeopardy Back-to-School program on Friday, September 20th.
Serina Young, a 7th grader with Seton, has recently won 5 medals in Irish dance competition in Charlotte, NC. At the Feile Rince Charlotte on September 1st, 2002, Serina competed in the Under 12 group in the following events:
Reel, Beginner, placed second
Light Jig, Beginner, placed first
Slip Jig, Beginner, placed third
Treble Jig, Advanced beginner, placed third
Hornpipe, Advanced beginner, placed second
This is all the more amazing in that Serina has only been dancing since last September, and this was her first competition.
Stephanie Andnuilli was selected by Stone Soup magazine to illustrate a story. Her artwork may be seen in the May/June 2002 issue, for the story Saving Frizbee. Stone Soup features writing and artwork by young people from all over the world.
Patricia Wnek, a 9-year old violin student of Seljuk Kardan at the Peabody Preparatory of Johns Hopkins University, will perform two recitals: on May 19, 2002 at 6:30 p.m. in Germantown, MD, at the Northwest High School Auditorium, and on June 1, 2002 at the American Center of Polish Culture in Washington, D.C. Her program will include Vivaldi’s Spring Concerto from The Four Seasons, accompanied by a String Quartet, as well as Sonatina in G major Op. 100 by Dvorák; Violin Concerto Nr.2 in D major, Allegro Moderato by Mozart; Czardas by Monti; Obertass – Mazurka, Op. 19 by Wieniawski; and Meditation from Thaïs by Massenet. For additional information please visit Patricia’s website at www.PatriciaWnek.com.
Patricia began her violin studies with Mr. Kardan at the age of 4 at the Hosford School of Music in Gaithersburg, MD, and transferred to the Peabody Prep at the age of 6 in order to enroll in the certificate program, which includes yearly exams and theoretical studies. She recently completed her Intermediate III exam, which places her at the Advanced level. Besides taking individual violin lessons, she has been involved in Peabody Prep Chamber music program and has been coached by Dr. Rachel Franklin, Seljuk Kardan, Alison Potter, and Karen Sams. She is also a member of the Peabody Prep Violin Choir under the direction of Rebecca Henry. It is a premier group of violin students ages 9-16, selected by audition, which represents the Peabody Prep in outreach concerts and special events throughout the US.
Patricia frequently appears in solo recitals throughout the Washington-Baltimore area. Up to date she has performed as a soloist in over 50 recitals. In addition, she has played in numerous repertory and master classes with Mimi Zweig of Indiana University, as well as Baltimore Symphony Orchestra violinists, Leri Slutsky and Ivan Stefanovic. Her future engagements include a solo recital at the American Center of Polish Culture in Washington, D.C., and a possible appearance as a guest soloist with the Trinity Chamber Orchestra.
Patricia is a winner of the 2001 MSMTA Chamber Music competition for a performance of Masques by Persichetti for violin and piano, as well as a three-time nominee and performer of the prestigious Vella Silver Recital hosted by the Deans of the Peabody Conservatory and the Preparatory. She was selected by the Dean of the Peabody Preparatory to perform at the 17th Annual Graduation and Awards Ceremony in June 2001. She has also received performance and achievement awards from the Peabody Preparatory.
In order to broaden her musical horizons, Patricia has been taking piano lessons since the age of 5 – currently with Micah Yui, and ballet since the age of 3 – currently with Becci Kim. Patricia is a former student of the St. Elizabeth Catholic School in Rockville, MD, and presently, a 5th grade, honor, A-average student of the Seton Home School in Manassas, VA. Her hobbies include reading, swimming, skiing, ice skating, biking, and horseback riding. Patricia is a daughter of a classical singer (graduate of the Peabody Conservatory) and a Ph.D. computer scientist, and has two wonderful brothers, Paul, age 8, and Matthew, age 6, both piano students of Micah Yui at the Peabody Preparatory.
David Bertschinger, Johnna Day, Paul Day, Mark Jones, and Jacob Ebelhar have advanced to the Indiana Science Olympiad state finals.
The Science Olympiad consists of competititve events challenging the students’ knowledge in science topics such as astronomy, chemistry, physics, life sciences, earth sciences, mechanics architecture and engineering. Nine teams representing junior high and middle schools from across southern Indiana competed in 18 events at the regional Science Olympiad. St. Rupert Home School Group placed first overall by receiving medals in 13 of 18 events with seven gold, three silver and three bronze.
Katie Lynn Armour, a Seton student since seventh grade, has been awarded a 4-year Music Scholarship to the Queens College of Charlotte.
The Richmond Symphony Orchestra League held its 32nd annual Student Concerto Competition on Saturday, January 12, 2002, at the University of Richmond’s Modlin Center for the Arts. Twenty four Virginia Students, grade 6 through 12, competed for the prizes.
12th grade student, Philip Borter was awarded a second prize. Philip played Dvorák’s Cello Concerto in b minor, the first movement, on his violoncello and the judges were very impressed.
Eleanor Neal and Rochelle Pillion,
Richmond Symphony Orchestra League
Student Concerto Competition
Katherine Hadford recently was a Fourth Place Medalist in the Novice Ladies’ Free Skating event at the 2002 U.S. Figure Skating Championship in Los Angeles, while Alicia Graf recently was a Silver Medalist in the Ladies’ Free Skating event at the 2001 Northwest Pacific Regional Figure Skating Championships. These are tremendous accomplishments and ones that deserve recognition from the school community and peers alike. Becoming a championship figure skater requires developing the ability to successfully handle numerous tasks simultaniously, dedication to a self imposed regimen of physical fitness and uswerving pursuit of perfection. Katherine and Alicia are athletes in every sense of the word.
Phyllis F. Howard
Eighteen-year-old Reid Barton of Arlington, MA, became the first student in 42 years of the competition to win four gold medals in a row. The United States team tied for second place with the Russian team; China took first place. More than 80 countries participated in the global competition in July.
7th grade Seton Homeschool student, Thomas McIntyre, appeared on the December 28th, 2001 Jeopardy Holiday Kids Show. Thomas missed only one question. Good Job Thomas!
Morgan Mackin, a 12th grade student in Seton School will attend the first Presidential Classroom Law & Justice in a Democracy program from March 9-16, 2002 in Washington, D.C. The nation’s leading civic education program, Presidential Classroom provides students in this program an in-depth look at the federal legal system and how the federal government as a whole operates. The week’s activities will include a Supreme Court briefing, visits to the Federal Bureau of Investigation or Secret Service and foreign embassy briefings. Other program highlights include a visiting Senators and Representatives’ offices from the students’ state, observing congressional hearings and touring the White House.
Morgan will join hundreds of high school students from across the country and abroad, as they attend seminars presented by leaders representing each branch of government, the military, media and federal legal community. Small-group workshops will focus on key issues such as the relationship of freedom and order in a democratic society. Students will also participate in a student Moot Court where they will present oral arguments on a specific legal issue.
For 34 years, Presidential Classroom, a nonprofit, nonpartisan, 5013 civic education organization, has provided more than 92,000 top high school students from the United States and abroad unprecedented access to the federal government and the people who shape public policy. To become a Presidential Scholar, students must be a high school junior or senior with at least a 3.0 GPA.
Seton student Justin Nolan earned a perfect score on the ACT Assessment. An excerpt from the notification letter: “You are the only Oklahoma student, out of a total of about 13,000 who took the ACT in April, to achieve a 36, the highest possible composite score. Further, you are one of only 71 in the nation, out of some 389,000 who were tested that month. Your achievement is truly distinguished.”
Seton Home Study School is being represented by two students, Gregory Joseph Abbracciamento and Carl Joseph Schwager, at the Scripps Howard National Spelling Bee.