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Time is running out to get your copy of this year’s yearbook. There are only a limited number of books left to be purchased and we cannot order extras. If you would like to buy one, please contact Mr. Wecker. The cost is $55.12
Mr. Dennis Peachey, principal of Towanda Junior/Senior High School, announced that Ross Stevens has been named as this year's Rensselaer Medalist. For more than 95 years, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has awarded the Rensselaer Medal to high school students who have distinguished themselves in math and science. The award recognizes the superlative academic achievement of young men and women and seeks to motivate students toward careers in science, engineering, and technology. This award is presented to one outstanding junior student in each of 4,200 participating high schools across the world. This $15,000 per year merit scholarship is guaranteed for four years for each Medalist who applies, is accepted, and chooses to enroll at Rensselaer.
Ross is the son of Scott Stevens and Lorelei and Edward Abrams of Towanda. Ross is interested in environmental issues and research. He is a member of the National Honor Society and works at a local department store in order to save money for college.
The students, staff and faculty of Towanda Junior/Senior High School are proud of Ross and his accomplishments.
The National Individual Events Tournament of Champions (NIETOC) brings together the nation's best and brightest students and teachers in Oral Interpretation and Oratory. This year's tournament took place in San Antonio, Texas, where Towanda students--seniors Khabeera Calaman and Elizabeth Vana, as well as sophomores Caroline Vana and Blakely Watkins-- participated in the Tournament of Champions.
Their long-time forensics coach, Julie Larnard-Newbury, also enjoyed guided workshops, networking opportunities, and strategies for increasing student achievement. And, this year, Towanda's outstanding coach was recognized as the co-recipient of the Josephine Mamie Dukes Outstanding Teacher Award at the May 12, 2013, closing ceremony!
The tournament organizers recognized Larnard-Newbury for her strong emphasis on community and on learning over competition. Her spirit of optimism, and her generosity both in and out of the speech world make her a consummate teacher. She loves learning, respects diversity, and instills that attitude in her students as well.
Congratulations Julie, and thank you for all that you do!
JV and Varsity students who participated in a spring sport please be advised that the Spring Sports Award program will be held on Wednesday, May 29th, at 6:30 PM in the new auditorium. We will also present Major Year End Awards at this time too. You are invited for pizza in the cafeteria after the awards provided by the Booster Club.