News Release: December 9 ,2016, Honoring 1st Trimester Academic and Athletic Achievers at Rosarian Academy


December 9, 2016
For immediate release
Media contact: Cara Scarola Hansen, Marketing Director

6612: Rosarian eighth grader Aidan Griffiths  honored at the schoolÕs 1st Trimester Honors Assembly.

6632: Stephen Hall (6th grade) shakes Head of School Stephen RubenackerÕs hand when receiving the award for Most Valuable Player on the boys cross country team.
6654: Andrew Vargas (5th grade) proudly holds his award for Most Improved on the junior varsity flag football team.

Honoring 1st Trimester Academic and Athletic Achievers at Rosarian Academy

Rosarian Academy held an awards ceremony December 9 to honor and recognize its middle school students with exceptional academic performance and lower and middle school students for athletic achievements during the first trimester of the school year.

Four studentsÑMercedes Cassidy (7th), Hope Diffenderfer (8th), Devyn Dyett (8th),  and Lorenzo Escobar (8th)Ñwere recognized for achieving Highest Academic Honors (All ÒAÕsÓ in the first trimester and on all exams). Two students received Accelerated Reader awards for having read 300,000 words or more since the start of the school year: +500,000 words–Elise Lanahan (7th); +1,000,000 wordsÑBlair Haft (7th). Eighth-grade students selected as Kiwanis Students of the Month were recognized: Bettina Johnston (October), Marlowe Dunn Flom (November), Sophia Mendez (December).

Fourteen seventh-grade students earned at least a 95 percentile or higher on an acceptable composite or subset area from a previous standardized test and qualified as Duke University Talent Identification Program Scholars and were honored: Maggie Acosta, Spencer Bernstein, Jamis Bornschein, Wilder Breckenridge, Mercedes Cassidy, Joseph Coates, Grace Colangelo, Madison Fabbri, Macarena Gonzalez, Blair Haft, Emma Hardyman, Jack Keogh, Elise Lanahan, Finn Throop.

Sixth-through-eighth-grade students who received no less than a ÒB-Ó in all academic subjects and no grade less than ÒSatisfactoryÓ in all co-curricular classes qualified for Honor Roll and were announced: sixth gradeÑJackson Bachman, Sabrina Bernstein, Katarina Bessenroth, Sabrina Bessenroth, Bobby Brown, Thomas Coates, Matthew Cohen, Lily Guari, Stephen Hall, MJ Hanlon, Ava Iuliani, Sabrina Keough, Olivia Klein, Jack Mischke, Alina Morrison, Mia Pariseleti, Matthew Rancic, Victoria Reynolds, Trace Scuderi, and Parker Ward; seventh gradeÑMaggie Acosta, Christian Azqueta, Jamis Bornschein, Wilder Breckenridge, Caleb Curtis, Brandon Dorsey, Madison Fabbri, Zachary German, Macarena Gonzalez, Blair Haft, Emma Hardyman, Jack Keogh, Logan McGruder; eighth gradeÑRemi Beaud, Gemma Conroy, Marlowe Dunn Flom, Gabriela Faber, Aidan Griffiths, Van Gronberg, Alana Marchese, Sophia Mendez, Drew OÕBrien, Max Sanderson, Jack Shepherd, Isabella Vega Dadurian, Hannah Wilson, Mckenzie Wilson.

All students who participated in a fall sportÑflag football, volleyball, swimming, and cross countryÑwere acknowledged. The following student-athletes received awards: Boys Varsity Flag FootballÑMax Sanderson (8th) / Most Valuable Player, Aidan Griffiths (8th) / Sportsmanship, John Molina (8th)/ Most Improved; Boys Junior Varsity Flag FootballÑGavin Marchese (5th) / Most Valuable Player, Johnny Cassidy (5th) / Sportsmanship, Andrew Vargas (5th) / Most Improved; Girls Varsity VolleyballÑIsabella Fiorentino / Most Valuable Player, Kate Hamilton / Sportsmanship, Sofia Mendez (8th) / Most Improved; Girls Junior Varsity VolleyballÑLily Guari (6th) / Most Valuable Player; Parker Ward (6th) / Sportsmanship; Sara Gil (7th) / Most Improved; SwimmingÑNellie Miller (4th) / Most Valuable Player,  Marlowe Dunn Flom (8th) / Sportsmanship, Annabelle Damiano (2nd) / Most Improved; Boys Cross CountryÑStephen Hall (6th) / Most Valuable Player, Robby Vargas (7th) / Heart Award, Teddy Duncker (4th) / Most Improved; Girls Cross CountryÑEleanor Hall (4th) / Most Valuable Player, Lacey Steele (8th) / Heart Award, Luciana Hernandez (5th) / Most Improved.

Rosarian Academy, founded in 1925, educates 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. The independent, Catholic school is located on Flagler Drive in downtown West Palm Beach and is sponsored by the Adrian Dominican Sisters.  For more information, visit or call 561.345.3106.

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