June 8, 2020
For immediate release.
Media contact: Cara Scarola Hansen, Marketing & Communications Director
Rosarian Academy Zooms to Finish: Recognizes Academic Achievers for the 2019-2020 School Year
Rosarian Academy hosted a virtual Middle School honors assembly on the last day of school, May 29, 2020, to honor academic achievers for the third trimester of the school year.
Student Ambassadors for the 2019-2020 school year were recognized: fifth grade—Vivienne Angle, Grace Bischoff, McKenna Boysan, Emily Dillon, Landon Eskra, Eva Furlo, Luca Furlo, Jack Hansen, Caroline Mahoney, Whitney Ray, Laing Supple; sixth grade—Charlotte Jordan, Ella Ross Lang, Rocco Marcello, Chase Pariseleti, Mercer Ward; seventh grade—Eliza Ashley, Matthias Bessenroth, Jack Beylo, James Flynn, Cate Frerichs, Nicholas Grippi, Isabelle Herlong, Parker Pressly, Marissa Sanchez, Win Ward. Student Ambassadors help recruit more wonderful students and families to Rosarian by giving tours at Open Houses, greeting guests at events, and helping with prospective students during their visits.
Sixth- and seventh-grade students who received no less than a “B” in all academic subjects and no grade less than “Satisfactory” in all co-curricular classes qualified for Honor Roll: sixth grade—Mark Albury, Heidi Alcime, Zaza Bring, Ava Castro, Catie Ewing, Anthony Javarone, Pierce Johnson, Charlotte Jordan, Ella Ross Lang, Asher Levitt, Nicholas Lombardi, Rocco Marcello, Grace Molina, Chase Pariseleti, Jack Smeenge, Margaret Toner, Trey Wagner, Annabelle Walsh, Joseph Walsh, Mercer Ward; seventh grade—Sophia Angle, Eliza Ashley, Ryleigh Beazley, Ellie Bischoff, Julia Brown, Emma Chopin, Declan Coates, Marcello Fiorentino, Cate Frerichs, Nick Grippi, Bailey Groth, Eleanor Hall, Isabelle Herlong, Anthony Iuliani, Georgina Keogh, Sofia Machado, Chloe McGann, Nellie Miller, Joseph Modenos, Parker Pressly, Winston Moore, Tristan Raich, Logan Ray, Marissa Sanchez, Samson Scarola, Katherine Teubner, Natasha Yedinak.
Highest Achievement in All Subject Areas was presented to Landon Eskra (fifth grade), Mark Albury(sixth grade), and Nicholas Grippi (seventh grade) for having the highest academic average for all three trimesters.
Rosarian also recognized the middle school students who achieved outstanding achievement in specific subject areas: fifth grade—Walker Albury (Mathematics), Jacob Malone (Mathematics Course I), Laing Supple (English), Kassandra Andreou (Literature), Jack Hansen (History), Laing Supple (Science), Kassandra Andreou (Religion), Nicholas Brinson (Spanish), Mia Chaves (Art), Jack Freitas (Drama), Kenyon King (Music), Whitney Ray (Physical Education), Annabelle Damiano (STEM); sixth grade—Trey Wagner (Mathematics Course I), Ella Ross Lang (Mathematics Course II), Catie Ewing (English), Asher Levitt (Literature), Charlotte Jordan (History), Mercer Ward (Science), Ava Castro (Religion), Mercer Ward (Spanish), Margaret Toner (Art), Grace Molina (Drama), Sammia Hyacinthe (Music), Pierce Johnson (Physical Education), Zaza Bring (STEM); seventh grade—Eliza Ashley (Mathematics Course II), Marissa Sanchez (Pre-Algebra), Katie Teubner (Algebra I), Cate Frerichs (Geometry), Nellie Miller (Literature), Joseph Modenos (History), Georgina Keogh (Science), Logan Ray (Religion), Marcello Fiorentino (Spanish), Emma Chopin (Art), Marcello Fiorentino and Isabelle Herlong (Drama), Risa Hernandez (Music), Bailey Groth (Physical Education), Samson Scarola (STEM).
The Grit Award was given to students who have shown tremendous progress throughout the academic year by demonstrating the qualities of perseverance, passion, and resilience: fifth grade—Vivienne Angle and Jack Freitas; sixth grade—Margaret Toner and Trey Wagner; seventh grade—Sophia Angle, Jack Beylo, Risa Hernandez, Anthony Iuliani, Chloe McGann, Bear Soper.
The Student Council Officers elected for the 2020-2021 school year were introduced: Georgina Keogh (President), Nellie Miller (Vice President), Isabelle Herlong (Secretary), Cate Frerichs (Treasurer), and Eliza Ashley (Historian).
Head of School Linda Trethewey closed with remarks to the student body regarding the global pandemic which quickly swept across our world and overnight changed the landscape of teaching and learning for the entire third trimester of the school year:
“When we left school after Field Day on March 13th, we didn’t expect that this would be for the rest of the school year. But in true Rosarian style, we have risen to the occasion. The faculty and staff swiftly changed classroom platforms and became model distance-learning teachers. You as students have had to become more independent as learners…We missed our farewells, but the coronavirus has given us time to slow down and remember that all things are guided by God, not man.”
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. STEM, coding, art, drama, music theory, and Spanish classes begin in kindergarten. The independent, Catholic school is located on Flagler Drive in downtown West Palm Beach and is sponsored by the Adrian Dominican Sisters. Bus service is available throughout Palm Beach County. For more information, visit www.rosarian.org or call 561.345.3106.