Honoring 1st Trimester 2020 Academic and Athletic Achievers, Grades 4-8

Honoring 1st Trimester 2020 Academic and Athletic Achievers, Grades 4-8


December 10, 2020
For immediate release
Media contact: Cara Scarola Hansen, Marketing Director


Rosarian Academy held an awards ceremony Thursday, December 10 to honor and recognize 4th-8th graders with exceptional academic performance and middle school students for participation in intramural sports during the first trimester of the school year. As a sign of the times, the school held its first-ever simultaneous virtual and live awards ceremony.  8th-grade students and their parents participated live from the Theater while 4th-7th graders and their parents zoomed into the ceremony from their classrooms and home. 

Students in grades kindergarten through fourth read over 8,733,910 words in the first trimester. Of that total, the fourth grade read an impressive 5,664,676 words. The following top fourth-grade readers were recognized: Sawyer Treadway with 593,561 words, Cecilia Hansen with 626,974 words, Charlotte Bischoff with 1,148,274 words, and Megan Stetson with 1,317,480 words. 

Eighth-grader Kiley Knapp was mentioned for her artwork being selected for the 2020 Rosarian Christmas card. 

Nine students achieved Highest Academic Honors (All “A’s” in the first trimester and on all exams)—seventh grade: Mark Albury, Ella Ross Lang; eighth grade: Marcello Fiorentino, Cate Frerichs, Nicholas Grippi, Isabelle Herlong, Sofia Machado, Logan Ray, Katie Teubner.

Sixth-through-eighth-grade students with a Grade Point Average of 3.5 or better and no grade less than “Satisfactory” in all co-curricular classes qualified for Honor Roll: sixth grade—Ainslee Aden, Walker Albury, Vivienne Angle, Nicholas Brinson, Mia Chaves, Landon Eskra, Jack Freitas, Eva Furlo, Max Griffin, Jack Hansen, AJ Herlong, Kenyon King, Caroline Mahoney, Whitney Ray, Gerald Valvano; seventh grade—Heidi Alcime, Ava Castro, Hannah Cook, Charlotte Jordan, Chase Pariseleti, Brady Surovek, Margaret Toner, Trey Wagner, Mercer Ward; eighth grade—Sophia Angle, Eliza Ashley, Ellie Bischoff, Julia Brown, Emma Chopin, Declan Coates, Bailey Groth, Eleanor Hall, Risa Hernandez, Georgina Keogh, Chloe McGann, Nellie Miller, Joseph Modenos, Matthew Pfaff, Parker Pressly, Nicholai Steinle, Natasha Yedinak.

Double E Awards were given to students who received “E” in effort and conduct in all core and co-curricular subjects: sixth grade—Landon Eskra; seventh grade—Charlotte Jordan, Chase Pariseleti, Margaret Toner, Mercer Ward; eighth grade—Sophia Angle, Ellie Bischoff, Julia Brown, Emma Chopin, Marcello Fiorentino, Cate Frerichs, Bailey Groth, Eleanor Hall, Isabelle Herlong, Risa Hernandez, Georgina Keogh, Sofia Machado, Chloe McGann, Nellie Miller, Joseph Modenos, Parker Pressly, Logan Ray, Nicholai Steinle,  Katie Teubner.

The Palm Beach Independent School Athletic Conference has not participated in interscholastic sports thus far this school year due to the pandemic. In an effort to provide some normalcy for its Middle School students, Rosarian has been running an after-school intramural program. The sports offered to date include: Cross Country, Girls Volleyball, Boys Speed & Agility, Girls Basketball, and Boys Basketball. All fifth-through-eighth-grade student who participated in an intramural sport were recognized: Ainslee Aden, Olivia Adessa, Mark Albury, Walker Albury, Vivienne Angle, Eliza Ashley, Lynden Bahl, Wells Bahl, Ryleigh Beazley, Finn Beylo, Jack Beylo, Ellie Bischoff, Isla Brawn, Tessa Brown, Annabelle Carden, Ava Castro, Nicholas Coniglio, Hannah Cook, Emma Flynn, James Flynn, Bea George, Max Griffin, Bailey Groth, Eleanor Hall, Jack Hansen, Abby Hardyman, Liam Hardyman, AJ Herlong, Isabelle Herlong, Risa Hernandez, Anthony Iuliani, Georgina Keogh, Vivian Lanahan, Sebastian Lopera, Sofia Machado, Johnny Matter, Eammon McCarroll, Grace Molina, James Molina, Tristan Raich, Logan Ray, Whitney Ray, Chase Rehm, Andy Roa Albarracin, Marissa Sanchez, Liam St. John, Brady Surovek, Coley Surovek, Margaret Toner, Trey Wagner, Annabelle Walsh, Mercer Ward, Natasha Yedinak, Caroline Yohe.

In addition to the First Trimester awards, members of the National Junior Honor Society who were selected by the faculty last spring were formally recognized as a group and invited to sign the chapter registration. Despite COVID and greater restrictions for community service activities, the NJHS members are continuing to fulfill their responsibilities and meet the five criteria for membership–scholarship, service, leadership, character, and citizenship. The eighth-grade members represent the continuing emphasis on excellence that Rosarian Academy holds true for the school and community. 

NJHS moderator Peggy McCray stated, “In addition to the strong academic records which established the eligibility for membership, our chapter members are leaders in many student organizations and serve our school and community through many activities including Gleaning, The Lord’s Place, supporting our Veterans, and Race for the Cure. We are proud of their accomplishments and energy in support of our continuing work as an NJHS chapter.” 

Members recognized include: Sophia Angle, Emma Chopin, Marcello Fiorentino, Cate Frerichs, Bailey Groth, Nicholas Grippi, Isabelle Herlong, Risa Hernandez, Georgina Keogh, Sofia Machado, Chloe McGann, Joseph Modenos, Logan Ray, Katie Teubner, Eleanor Hall, Nellie Miller, Parker Pressly, Marissa Sanchez.

Rosarian Academy, founded in 1925, is celebrating its 95th year educating students in Palm Beach County. The independent, Catholic school serves students from early childhood through eighth grade and offers an exceptionally strong academic program enriched by athletics, visual and performing arts, and community service opportunities. STEM, coding, art, drama, music theory, and Spanish classes begin in kindergarten. Rosarian is located on Flagler Drive in downtown West Palm Beach and is sponsored by the Adrian Dominican Sisters. For more information, visit www.rosarian.org or call 561.345.3106.