Each summer students in Grades One through Six at Worcester Preparatory School are invited to compete in a Summer Reading Competition. Top readers for overall books were Myra Cropper with 504 books; Isabella Metz, 170 books; and Olivia Conaway, 105 books. Reading the most pages were Myra Cropper with 80,335; Parker Tingle, 13,474; and Aleezah Ehtasham, 8,928. School wide and grade level reading winners were, first from left, Isabella Metz, Olivia Conaway, Maxine Ruggerio, Angeline Todorov and Sydney Todorov; second row, Parker Tingle, Colin Savage, Ava Vane, Natalie Chadwell, Caitlyn Hoen, Aleezah Ehtasham, Kate Conaway, Jude Damouni and Michael Hebert; and, back, Hannah Perdue, Arnav Sehgal, Anna Dashiell, Puja Jani, Tenley Pelot, Hugh Thomas Cropper, Myra Cropper, Sydney Tingle, Cole Lamson-Reich and Sumira Sehgal.
In Michael Johnson’s third grade class, Chaz O’Hara and Jake Ritz observe and record the characteristics of sneakers during a Showell Elementary science activity.
Worcester Preparatory School Headmaster Dr. Barry Tull ha announced that Aelya Ehtashamhas been named a Commended Student in the National Merit Scholarship Program. Commended Students placed among the top five percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the competition by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.
Stephen Decatur High School junior Zainab Mirza is presented the Worcester County Teen Volunteer of the Year Award by Kelly Brinkley from Worcester County Volunteer Services. Mirza was also issued an honorary citation by Gov. Martin O’Malley.
Third grade students from Showell Elementary School, Finn Ramnarain and Anthony DiPasquale, use their sneakers during Michael Johnson’s science class to study physical characteristics.
Students from Julie Justice’s fourth grade class at Ocean City Elementary have been thrilled to begin a new Writer’s Workshop program this school year. Above, Brant Skipper, Leah Rohlfing, Layla Powell and Nicholas Purnell work in a small group to assist one another as they develop characters for an upcoming realistic fiction story they will be writing.
Sixty-five Stephen Decatur High School students were recognized at the 12th Annual Presidential Service Award ceremony on Oct. 2. The recipients logged over 15,000 hours of community service. Gold honorees (250-plus hours of service) pictured include, back, Jerred Johnson, Emily Scheiber, Emily Case, Dalton Warren, Brody Shockley, Anna Cropper, Allison Shumate and Alexander Lasley; middle, Paige Hastings, Owen Dennis, Matthew … Continue reading
Worcester Preparatory School kindergarten teacher Cathy Auxer shows her science students ants making tunnels in their gel space habitat. Pictured with her, from left, are Ben Holloway, Alyson Ray, Anna Mumford, Mario Dahr, Logan Frostrom, Jackson Curry-Crayton, Ben Steimel, Gavin Mann and Chloe Antonov. Submitted Photos
Teams of Worcester Prep Upper School students, under the direction of computer teacher Nancy Raskauskas, study programming and techniques for catching computer hackers. Pictured, front from left, are Nik Moondra and Christopher Choy; and, back, Zachary Wilson, Cameron DiPerna, Michael Goldsmith, Josh Willey and Jordan Welch.
Stephen Decatur High School honored its first fall season “VIPs of the Game” between quarters of the Sept. 19 football game. Honored were seniors Ally Beck and Jake Gaddis. Both were recognized for their outstanding contributions to the school and community and for exemplifying the principles of “The Decatur Way.” They are pictured with teacher Amy Fenzel-Mergott and Principal Tom … Continue reading