Senior Awards

CLASS DAY PROGRAM

2016

Class of 2016 Awards:

 

U.S. Marine Corps Award- Scholastic Excellence:

The United States Marine Corps Awards for Scholastic Excellence are given to two seniors that have demonstrated academic achievement and leadership by being a role model for other students.

This year’s winners are: Megha Koul & Christopher Elsner

 

U.S. Marine Corps Semper Fidelis Award for Musical Excellence:

The United States Marine Corps Semper Fidelis Awards for Musical Excellence are given to seniors with first chair positions, who are capable of performing as a soloist and are recognized as both outstanding performers and young citizens.

This year’s winner is: Charley Buckley

 

U.S. Marine Corps Distinguished Athlete Awards:

The United States Marine Corps Distinguished Athlete Awards are given to two senior athletes who are exemplary young citizens, role models for other students, and best exhibit the personal traits of courage, poise, self-confidence and leadership.

This year’s winners are: John Crawford & Jaclyn Carchedi

 

U.S. Air Force Award – Math & Science:

The United States Air Force Award for Math & Science is awarded to the senior with the highest grade point average in both math and science.

This year’s winner is: Joseph Affanato

 

U.S. Army Reserve National Scholar/Athlete Awards:

The United States Army Reserve National Scholar/Athlete Awards are given to two seniors who have demonstrated excellence in both academics and athletics.

This year’s winners are: Juliana Newell & Michael Arnold

 

Mass. Secondary School Admin. Assoc. -Student Achievement Award: is given annually to an academically talented student, who through their own initiative, goes above and beyond to contribute to their school community.  This year’s recipient is an outstanding student who is the epitome of this ideal offering a wealth of ideas, hard work, and spirit.  We are pleased to bestow this award to Sarah Christo

 

The Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents Certificate of Academic Excellence: is awarded annually to an academically talented senior who has committed themself to personal excellence through hard work, perseverance, and strength of character.  This year’s recipient is: Nicolas Sardella

 

Principal’s Leadership Award:

The Principal’s Leadership Award is sponsored by the National Association of Secondary School Principals and given to a student for their demonstrated ability to combine academic excellence and exemplary leadership role in school and community activities. I am pleased to present this award to: Joseph Bukuras

 

Principal’s Scholar Athlete Awards:

The Principal’s Scholar/Athlete Awards are given to the two Mansfield students nominated by the editors of the Boston Globe for their Scholar/Athlete Awards. The editors select student athletes from the six MIAA districts for academic excellence and sportsmanship. The selected athletes are then nominated for the Richard Phelps Scholar/Athlete Award. This year’s winners are: Julia Todesco & Joseph Affanato

 

The Michael A. Trowbridge Sr. Public Service Award:

This award is given to the student who best exemplifies the values of public service and leadership through their contributions to our schools and community. The award is named for Michael Trowbridge, long time member of the Mansfield School Committee, in recognition of his over twenty years of service to the Mansfield Public Schools.

This year’s recipient is: Derek Lynch

 

D.A.R. Good Citizenship Award:

The Massachusetts Daughters of the American Revolution Award is given to a senior who exemplifies qualities of dependability, service, leadership, and patriotism in their school, home and community. Nominated by the faculty and chosen by their classmates:

This year’s winner is: Christopher Elsner

 

National Spanish Exam:

The following seniors received medals for their scores on the National Spanish Exam. The exam was taken by more than a quarter of a million students across the country in levels 1-5. This year’s Level 5 recipients are:

Scoring in the 50th to 74th % nationally and awarded honorable mention are:

 Lauren Dumouchel, Kelsey Ludwig & Mahitha Valluru

Scoring in the 75th   to 84th % nationally and awarded the bronze medal is:

 Shannon Moore

Scoring in the 85th to 94th % nationally and awarded the silver medal is:

Christina Delcea

 

National French Contest:

The National French exam, sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of French, is taken nationally each year by over 100,000 students in levels 1-5:

This year’s winner for Level 5 Honorable Mention is: Charles Goldberg

This year’s Level 5 Bronze Medal recipient scoring in the 85th percentile is:

Kristen Elofson

 

Flag Awards:

The 35th annual Mansfield High School Flag award will be presented today to the senior boy and senior girl who, through their conduct and attitude, exemplify those qualities of American youth which are the best guarantee for the survival and success of the democratic principles upon which this nation was founded.  These qualities include: honesty, involvement in school and community, acceptance of all races and ethnic groups, and a willingness to help those less fortunate.  Students nominate each other, and then the faculty selects the award winners by a vote. 

 

This year’s winners are: Jaclyn Carchedi & Christopher Elsner

 

Boston Globe 2016 Scholastic Art Awards:

The Boston Globe holds an annual state wide art competition in January. The following student entered their work and were awarded the noted honors, reflecting their position as part of the top 1% of all art students.

This year’s winner is: 

For Drawing Honorable Mention: Jessica Reef

Outstanding Social Studies Student Award:

The South Shore Social Studies Supervisors, an organization representing schools throughout Southeastern Massachusetts, recognizes two students each year who are planning to major in history or social science in college and have demonstrated exceptional achievement in social studies during high school. This year Mansfield is proud to present this award for the large school category to: Christopher Elsner


National Honor Society:  Membership in the Mansfield High School Chapter is predicated on meeting and maintaining the society’s high standards of scholarship, character, leadership, and service.  All of the following students have maintained an 88 cumulative average and have performed 20 hours of school and community-based service.

 

Joseph Affanato

Cathryn Heavey

Jack Neureuter

Maggie Anderson

Brianna Homer

Juliana Newell

 Michael Arnold

Kaleigh Jodice

Kerrin O'Connell

Jacob Bank

Emily Johnson

Divya Odayappan

 Samid Bhatti

Colleen Joyce

Jacqueline Pelletier

 Rebecca Bornstein

Sophie Kelliher

Zachary Porat

Nina Boyer

Jennifer Kemp

Brianna Puccia

Hayley Broderick

Jordan Kessler

Faiyaz Rahman

Stephanie Brolin

Michael Kirejczyk

Olivia Rhein

Jordan Calusdian

Shannon Knight

Nicolas Sardella

Jaclyn Carchedi

Megha Koul

Jillian Savoie

Courtney Cerretani

Daniel Laffin

Joshua Schafer

Caroline Chace

Madison Letendre

Allie Selsberg

Sarah Christo

Kelsey Ludwig

Sydney Strachman

Mary Corkery

Derek Lynch

Meghana Tallam

Lindsay Dalton

Claire Maroney

Michael Thompson

Shane Doherty

Nicole McGovern

Julia Todesco

Lauren Dumouchel

Alicyn McHugh

Mahitha Valluru

Bradley Eames

Alana Medeiros

James Van Nuland

Kristen Elofson

Emma Melton

Erin Wager

Christopher Elsner

Nicolette Mercier

Tyler Walsh

Kristen Ferlisi

Benjamin Michener

Amanda Xifaras

Charles Goldberg

Benjamin Mochi

Vikas Yerneni

Ellen Goulding

Sarah Mullahy

Amelia Yu

Shannon Griffin

Yashas Navaratna

Lucy Zhou

Macey Hallgren

 

 

 

Foreign Language Honor Society Awards:

 

Societe Honoraire de Francais, or French Honor Society: membership in the Mansfield High School Chapter is based upon receiving a cumulative grade of 90 or higher for two consecutive years in French, taking French through the senior year, and maintaining an overall average of at least 85.

 

Rebecca Bornstein

Shannon Griffin

Nina Boyer

Madeline Haring

Stephanie Brolin

Emily Johnson

Rachel Cafafa

Jennifer Kemp

Jaclyn Carachedi

Lily McCarthy

Olivia Clancy

Yashas Navaratna

Frederick Cullen

Zachary Porat

Lindsay Dalton

Jessica Reef

Amanda DesRoches

Jack Reilly

Kristen Elofson

Nicolas Sardella

Charles Goldberg

Amelia Yu

Ellen Goulding

 

 

The Sociedad Honoraria Hispanica, or Spanish Honor Society- Membership in the Mansfield High School Chapter is based upon receiving a cumulative grade of 90 or higher for two consecutive years in Spanish, taking Spanish through the senior year, and maintaining an overall average of at least 85.

Joseph Affanto

Kaleigh Jodice

Juliana Newell

Jacob Bank

Sophie Kelliher

Jaqueline Pelletier

Samia Bhatti

Amana Khatib

Lauren Potts

Andrew Bosco

Haley King

Brenna Prior

Sarah Christo

Michael Kirejczyk

Faiyaz Rahman

David Craig

Megha Koul

Federico Read

Nicolas D’Angelo

Jocelyn Koury

Olivia Rhein

Christina Delcea

Madison Letendre

Kathryn Rowe

Lauren Dumouchel

Kelsey Ludwig

Joshua Schafer

Bradley Eames

Alicyn McHugh

Julia Todesco

Christopher Elsner

Alana Medeiros

Mahitha Valluru

Brendan Golden

Jared Miller

Emily Weiner

John Gouvalaris

Shannon Moore

Zachary Wynne

Cathryn Heavey

Max Moran

Vikas Yerneni

Kelsey Hernon

Sarah Mullahy

 

 

Tri-M Music Honor Society:

The Tri-M is the international honor society recognizing secondary music students for their musical ability, academic excellence, school involvement, and community service.

 

Megan Bailey

Charles Goldberg

Lauren Potts

Charley Buckley

Andrew Hamel

Olivia Rhein

Jordan Calusdian

Sophie Kelliher

Michael Thompson

Sarah Christo

Megha Koul

Mahitha Valluru

Nicholas Clinton

Heather MacDonald

James Van Nuland

Peter Davis

Jessica Morris

Tyler Walsh

Lauren Dumouchel

Yashas Navaratna

Lucy Zhou

Molly Drain

Katherine Neary

 

Daniel Fullerton

Shannon Penney

 

 

National Art Honor Society:

The criteria for membership in the National Art Honor Society emphasize outstanding artistic scholarship and service to the school and community through development of artistic endeavors together with a strong moral character. By exemplifying these standards, the individual student members of the society promote an awareness of art and become active participants in the education process at their school and their community.

 

Allison Belanger

Kathleen Giffels

Lauren Potts

Samid Bhatti

Brendan Golden

Carly Rapoza

Hayley Broderick

Shannon Griffin

Jocelyn Reardon

Maria Capece

Macey Hallgren

Jessica Reef

Jaclyn Carchedi

Amber Hayes

Colleen Riley

Courtney Cerratani

Cathryn Heavey

Kathryn Rowe

Erin Chandler

Emily Johnson

Jillian Sellers

Erika Courier

Sophie Kelliher

Owais Sheenwari

Alicia DeCoff

Amana Khatib

Rachel Stier

John DeFina

Kelsey Ludwig

Julia Todesco

Amanda DesRoches

Claire Maroney

Anthony Visconti

Molly Drain

Erin McCaffrey

Lauren Waters

Kelly Esposito

Katherine Neary

Jordan Zaret

Kristen Ferlisi

Kalee O'Hara

Lucy Zhou

 

Mansfield High School Excellence Awards:

The Mansfield High School Excellence Awards are given for outstanding performance in subject areas. The faculty of each department nominated and voted for the award winners.  

Excellence in Band: Tyler Walsh 

Excellence in Orchestra: James Van Nuland

Excellence in English: Olivia Clancy

Excellence in Visual Arts: Jessica Reef

Excellence in Chemistry: Nina Boyer

Excellence in Biology: Madison Letendre

Excellence in Physics: Zachary Porat

Excellence in Spanish: Shannon Moore

Excellence in French: Charles Goldberg

Excellence in Drama: Peter Davis

Excellence in Stagecraft: Michael Thompson

Excellence in Business: Shane Doherty

Excellence in ALC: Nicolette Mercier & John Gouvalaris

Excellence in Social Studies: Shannon Moore

Excellence in Child Development: Carly Rapoza

Excellence in Choir: Olivia Rhein

Excellence in Mathematics: Nicolas Sardella

 

Perfect Attendance Awards:

The Perfect Attendance Award recognizes students who have attended school continuously since the beginning of the school year through May.

This year’s recipient is: Faiyaz Rahman


Excellence in Exercise Physiology: Cory Burns & Jarrett Saunders

Excellence in Physical Education: Katherine Neary & Shawn Munroe

 Excellence in Project Teammate: Allie Selsberg & Richard Littlefield

 

 

Golden Hornet Awards:

The Golden Hornet Award recognizes students who have earned an average grade of 90 or above in each of their classes for the first two terms. The recipients are:

 

Joseph Affanato

Christopher Elsner

Juliana Newell

Michael Arnold

Julia Gaughan

Zachary Porat

Rebecca Bornstein

Shannon Griffin

Nicolas Sardella

Jaclyn Carchedi

Andrew Hamel

Rachel Stier

Thomas Carpenter

Joseph Keniston

Sydney Strachman

Lindsay Dalton

Shawn McDonough

Julia Todesco

Bradley Eames

Shannon Moore

James Van Nuland

Kristen Elofson

Max Moran

Tyler Walsh

 

 

 

 

Students Entering the Military:

The following students have chosen to serve their country in the armed forces.

 

Trevor Amador- US Marines Corps

 

Max Bouchard-US Marines Corps

 

Tyler Cuniff- US Marines Corps

 

Matthew Delano-US Marines Corps

 

Shane Griffin- US Coast Guard

 

Kevin Peckham- US Marines Corps

 

Daniel Redznak-Army ROTC/ Suffold University

 

Jarrett Saunders-Army National Guard/UMass Dartmouth

 

Richard Sprague- US Navy

 

Cayden Ward- US Navy

 

 

Presidential Academic Fitness Awards:

The Presidential Academic Fitness Award recognizes academic success in the classroom and school.  To be eligible, the student must have earned an academic grade average of 90 or better, and have scored in the 85th percentile or higher on a national standardized test, such as the PSAT, SAT, ACT or an Advanced Placement Exam. 

 

 

Joseph Affanato

Madeline Haring

Divya Odayappan

Maggie Anderson

Cathryn Heavey

Jacqueline Pelletier

Michael Arnold

Kelsey Hernon

Zachary Porat

Jacob Bank

Nicole Hindman

Lauren Potts

Samid Bhatti

Alexander Horn

Brenna Prior

Rebecca Bornstein

Kaleigh Jodice

Faiyaz Rahman

Nina Boyer

Emily Johnson

Federico Read

Hayley Broderick

Sophie Kelliher

Olivia Rhein

Stephanie Brolin

Jennifer Kemp

Kathryn Rowe

Jordan Calusdian

Haley King

Nicolas Sardella

Rachel Carafa

Michael Kirejczyk

Jillian Savoie

Jaclyn Carchedi

Shannon Knight

Joshua Schafer

Erin Chandler

Megha Koul

Allie Selsberg

Sarah Christo

Jocelyn Koury

Andrew Smith

Olivia Clancy

Nicholas Krysko

Rachel Stier

Mary Corkery

Madison Letendre

Sydney Strachman

David Craig

Efstratios Loukos

Kyle Swansburg

Lindsay Dalton

Kelsey Ludwig

Meghana Tallam

Christina Delcea

Gianna Madonna-Lendvai

Scott Tarantino

Nicholas Deluzio

Lily McCarthy

Julia Todesco

Amanda DesRoches

Alicyn McHugh

Mahitha Valluru

Shane Doherty

Alana Medeiros

James Van Nuland

Lauren Dumouchel

Emma Melton

Erin Wager

Bradley Eames

Nicolette Mercier

Tyler Walsh

Kristen Elofson

Benjamin Michener

Emily Weiner

Christopher Elsner

Jared Miller

Michael Wilcox

Kelly Esposito

Benjamin Mochi

Kenneth Wybieracki

Charles Goldberg

Shannon Moore

Zachary Wynne

Brendan Golden

Max Moran

Amanda Xifaras

Ellen Goulding

Michael Murley

Vikas Yerneni

John Gouvalaris

Yashas Navaratna

Amelia Yu

Shannon Griffin

Jack Neureuter

Lucy Zhou

Macey Hallgren

Juliana Newell

 

Andrew Hamel

Kalee O'Hara

 


National Merit Scholarship Commended and Finalist Students: Are students who scored in the top 5% of the approximately 1.5 million students who took the PSAT/NMSQT.  This is a very prestigious national recognition by the College Board. 

This year’s National Merit Scholarship Commended Students are:

Lauren Dumouchel

Kristen Elofson

Daniel Laffin

Max Moran

Divya Odayappan

Zachary Porat

Olivia Rhein

Mahitha Valluru

 

This year’s National Merit Scholarship Finalist who scored in the top 1% are:

Christopher Elsner & Nicolas Sardella

 

Top Ten Students:

Sarah Christo

Christopher Elsner

Megha Koul

Max Moran

Zachary Porat

Meghana Tallam

Tyler Walsh

Vikas Yerneni

 

Salutatorian: Kristen Elofson

Valedictorian: Nicolas Sardella

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