Rice Memorial Class of 2012 & Undergraduate Student Accolades

Rice Memorial High School awarded high school diplomas to 90 students during the school’s 53th commencement ceremonies June 10th. The following South Burlington residents were among the graduating seniors: (pictured L to R) Ryan DiFalco (received the Excellence in Religious Studies Award, Student Council Award and was named “Miss Rice” for her leadership and all-around spirit and dedication to her class and her school), Murphy Baker (4-years on the Honor Roll and received the Senior Excellence Award for Religious Studies), Audrey Diambou, Nicholas Strowbridge, Elaine Bauer, Travis Clark, Laura Conroy (National Honor Society, Senior Class President and received the Commitment to Service Award), Jake Maynard (received the Boys’ Basketball Award), and Kaitlin Crosby.

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SB Students Receive Accolades at Rice

Four Rice Memorial High School students from South Burlington were recognized recently for their academic and musical achievements at the school’s annual Underclassmen Awards ceremony.

Owen Lyons, a rising senior, received The Junior Excellence in Mathematics Award, recognizing a talented student who studied AP Calculus this year as a junior. Lyons was also awarded the Bausch and Lomb Science award and is now being considered for a Bausch and Lomb Science Scholarship worth at least $7,500. Students receiving this award have shown academic excellence in three years of science, rigor of courses taken in the sciences, and high standardized test scores in math and science. In addition, Lyons was recognized for his leadership in the Rice Chorus and A Capella Chorale with the Male Excellence in Vocal Music Award. Lyons was also acknowledged as one of this year’s candidates for the National Merit Scholarship Program offered to high school juniors. Finally, Lyons is one of four male juniors representing Rice at Boys’ and Girls’ State, an annual event designed to give high school juniors valuable citizenship training and understanding of the duties, privileges, and rights and responsibilities for American Citizenship.

Julia Wagner, a rising junior, was recognized for representing Rice at the four-day Hugh O’Bryan Youth Leadership Seminar held at St. Michael’s College. This is a leadership seminar involving high school sophomores from around Vermont.

Zachary Zuk, a rising senior, received the Saint Michael’s College Book Award which recognizes outstanding students who demonstrate a commitment to volunteerism and leadership in their community service endeavors.

Katie Bernhardt, a rising senior, received the “Frederick Douglas and Susan B. Anthony Award” through The University of Rochester. The award is given to a member of the junior class who has maintained rigorous courses within the humanities and demonstrates a commitment to understanding and addressing difficult social issues.

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