Connor Harris winner of Siemens Award
Connor Harris, a senior at Greenwich High School, is one of two Connecticut state winners of the 2011 Siemens Awards for Advanced Placement, a signature program of the Siemens Foundation administered by the College Board.
The awards recognize America’s top achievers in Advanced Placement Program (AP) science and mathematics courses with a $2,000 college scholarship to one male and one female student in each state. Two national winners also are recognized, each receiving a $5,000 scholarship.
Harris, who plans to study linguistics and computer science in college, already has been a Connecticut Science Fair 2011 Computer Science Finalist, and a Yale Science and Engineering Association research award recipient. He has taken 13 AP classes
“These students lead the nation in performance on Advanced Placement math and science courses and we are proud to recognize them for their academic excellence,” said Jeniffer Harper-Taylor, president of the Siemens Foundation.
“Over the last 13 years, AP exams have become the gold standard of academic rigor in schools across the world,” said College Board president Gaston Caperton. “Today the College Board and our partners at the Siemens Foundation recognize 101 students who have risen to meet this standard and exceed it. I am incredibly proud of the hard work put in by each and every one of them, and I look forward to watching them grow up to change the world.”
3 Residents Appointed to University of Vermont Board
The University of Vermont began a new chapter in its fundraising history with the formal start of the University of Vermont and State Agricultural College Foundation, and the appointment of 3 Greenwich residents to the foundation's board
They are: William F. Ruprecht, UVM class of 1980; Michael Carpenter, and John Frank, UVM class of 1979.
The foundation, incorporated in March 2011, is raising financial support for the academic and related priorities of the university, including gifts that will build a supplemental endowment.
Students Achieve Honor Roll at Kent School
These local students have been named to Kent School's honor roll for the fall semester of 2011-2012:
Harrison Perkins, a 6th form student, and the child of Mr. and Mrs. E. Howard Perkins;
Cole Reynolds, a 3rd form student, and the child of Ms. Nicole Reynolds and Mr. Paul Reynolds;
Andrew Silard, a 6th form student, and the son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Silard;
Katherine Zeigler, a 6th form student, and the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Zeigler;
Nicholas Bedrosian, a 4th form student, and the son of Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Bedrosian;
Anastasia Lenskiy, a 4th form student, and the child of Mr. Vladimir Lenskiy and Mrs. Leila Makeeva, and
Alexa Feenstra, a 4th form, was named to the high honor roll, and the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Feenstra.
Eastern CT University student participates in People Helping People Club
Greenwich resident Sydney Hanlon, Class of 2013, is a member of People Helping People (PHP) at Eastern Connecticut State University in Willimantic. Hanlon is majoring in communication.
Providence College Dean's List member
William Kawas, of Greenwich, and a member of the class of 2013, has been named to the Dean's List at Providence College for the Fall 2011 semester. To qualify for the Dean's List, students must achieve at least a 3.55 grade point average with a minimum of 12 credits.
Dana Krumeich named to Dean's List
Dana Krumeich, a freshman at Washington College in Chestertown, MD, was named to the Dean's List for academic excellence and achieving a grade point average of 3.4 or higher for the fall semester. She is the daughter of Dr. Jonathan T. Krumeich, Ms. Christine Skaarup.
Caitlin Bercovici earns degree
Caitlin Bercovici of Greenwich recently received bachelor of arts degree in psychology from The State University of New York at New Paltz.