Congratulations to Abigail DeSchiffart '16 and William Wescott '16 for being named Commended Students in the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program! About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Commended Students placed among the top five percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2016 competition by taking the 2014 Preliminary SAT / National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).
"The young men and women being named Commended Students have demonstrated outstanding potential for academic success," commented a spokesperson for NMSC. "These students represent a valuable national resource; recognizing their accomplishments, as well as the key role their schools play in their academic development, is vital to the advancement of educational excellence in our nation. We hope that this recognition will help broaden their educational opportunities and encourage them as they continue their pursuit of academic success."
Maine Central Institute is the recipient of the National Athletic Trainers' Association Safe Sports School award for its athletics and activities program. The award champions safety and recognizes secondary schools that provide safe environments for student athletes. The award reinforces the importance of providing the best level of care, injury prevention and treatment.
"Maine Central Institute is honored to receive this 1st Team recognition from NATA, and we remain committed to keeping our student athletes safe during physical education classes, team practices and games so they can accomplish their own goals of great competition, winning records, fair sportsmanship and good health. Our goal is to lead our athletics program to the highest safety standards for our players," said MCI's Head Athletic Trainer Kyle Gilson.
"We remain committed to the health and welfare of young athletes in competitive sports," says NATA President Scott Sailor, EdD, ATC. "This award recognizes the contributions and commitment of schools across the country that are implementing safe sports policies and best practices to ensure athletes can do what they love best and have the appropriate care in place to prevent, manage and treat injuries should they occur."
In order to achieve Safe Sport School status, as Maine Central Institute did, athletic programs must do the following:
• Create a positive athletic health care administrative system
• Provide or coordinate pre-participation physical examinations
• Promote safe and appropriate practice and competition facilities
• Plan for selection, fit function and proper maintenance of athletic equipment
• Provide a permanent, appropriately equipped area to evaluate and treat injured athletes
• Develop injury and illness prevention strategies, including protocols for environmental conditions
• Provide or facilitate injury intervention
• Create and rehearse a venue-specific Emergency Action Plan
• Provide or facilitate psychosocial consultation and nutritional counseling/education
• Be sure athletes and parents are educated of the potential benefits and risks in sports as well as their responsibilities
For more information please visit: www.athletictrainers.org.
Maine Central Institute announces the fourth quarter honor roll for the 2014-2015 school year:
Grade 12 Highest Honors: David Andrejsin, Felicity Audet, Abigail Bergdoll, Giorgia Casali, Ryan Engelhardt, Kate-Lynn George, Lanie Howes, Alexis LaMarre, Chau Hoang Quynh Annie Nguyen, Vuong Bill Nguyen, Hoa Le Thai Harry Pham, Minh Nguyen Nhat Tran, Thao Thi Phuong Sam Vu
Grade 12 High Honors: Ashley Alton, Arianna Bellavista, Eliana Bergdoll, Wesley Burton, Mona Bussell, Hjalte Christiansen, Gavin Dugas, Ethan Duplisea, Slade Emery, Isabella Enriquez, Jamin Gerry, Phu Hai Ha, Mitchell Hallee, Thong Minh Mike Ho, Katie Hughes, Chenhao Ju, Kiersten Klein, Rachel Lanzikos, Jessica Leibowitz, Cassidy McGinnis, Cassandra Miller, Tyler Peppard, Quan Peter Qi, Jonathan Santiago, Lien My Sana Tran, Luis Vega, Maddison Whittington, Yangyang Torres Zhou
Grade 11 Highest Honors: Julia Bluhm, Leah Carron, Minh Mai Thu Quinn Dang, Abigail DeSchiffart, Sophia Flynn, Amanda Hays, Vu Yen Linh Ho, Jiachun Maya Li, Xinxiao Frank Liu, Yitong Anna Liu, Evgeniia Marina, Braden Monteyro, Hailey Stewart, Gregory Vigue, Diyun DiDi Wang, Hengjiali Curi Xu, Yingning Ye, Jialiang Michae Zhang
Grade 11 High Honors: Harmony Austin, Brianna Ballard, Courtney Barker, Alex Bertrand, Tierra Bianchi, Alexis Caldwell, Xantal Dufrasne, Dillon Fitts, Taylor Hall, Ning Polly Liu, Anna Meomutli, Konstantin Pribylov, Sarah Schissler, Phuong Le Nam Thai, Kala Wentworth, Olivia Wright, Yuhao Jason Ying, Irina Zhikharevich, Zixiong Vincent Zhou, Guanxing Chris Zhu, Jiahui Zoey Zuo
Grade 11 Honors: Dennis Corson
Grade 10 Highest Honors: Abigail Bernier, Hayden Boreham, Jinfeng Ding, Marshall Lawler, Carter Pearl, Brayden Rollins, Hunter Wintle
Grade 10 High Honors: Jacob Baker, Lindsey Eldredge, Georgy Gvilava, Georgy Khvtisavrishvili, Alexei Krechko, Jacklyn Larochelle, Keely Manzo, Seth Mason, Kyle Patton, Sebastian Peill-Meininghaus, Jack Reed, Carter Richmond, Emily Richmond, Dylan Schlipstein, Ryan Sigston, Emillie Singh, Jessica Smith, Brandon Stevens, Molly Therrien, Elizabeth Thibodeau, Qili Chris Xu, Qingyi Yang, Shengyi Young Yang
Grade 9 Highest Honors: Olivia Churchill Durkee, Allison Hughes, Connor Miholovich, Abigail Monteyro, Maxine Piatt, Nikki Stewart, Elspeth Taylor, Devon Varney, Jillian Wacker
Grade 9 High Honors: Eva Bickford, Jalen Chen, Meghan Cookson, Clair Gerry, Makayla Guerette, Ciera Hamlin, Margot Hopkins, April McAlpine, Sydney Morton, Michaela Piatt, PJ Plummer, Chenlei Susan Shu, Kianna Sousa, Sarah Trimarchi, Caroline Vigue, Sarah Welch, Addi Williams, Tian Zhang
Grade 9 Honors: Nicholas Howard
Maine Central Institute has announced its top students from the Class of 2015. The top ranking is based solely on grade point average.
Felicity Audet, the valedictorian for the Class of 2015, has been a member of Bossov Ballet Theatre for four years. As part of BBT, she has danced several principal roles and also teaches the beginners' ballet class. Audet was a member of the Science Outing Club, Diversity Club, Drama Club and serves as the secretary for the Class of 2015. She received the American Society of Women Engineers Award, the AP Scholar Award and placed second in the esteemed Manson Essay Competition. In her junior year, Audet founded "Attitude! Art Taking a Position," a student group that uses their art to serve and support the community. Audet is the daughter of Elizabeth and Denis Audet of Pittsfield.
Co-Salutatorian Lanie Howes has been a member of the Key Club, Kindness Krew, Student Leadership Committee, Science Outing Club and National Honor Society. She has also participated in Bossov Ballet Theatre as well as 4-H and Hardy Girls, Healthy Women. In addition, Howes has been a passionate supporter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation, raising thousands of dollars to grant wishes. As a result Howes won the New England Youth in Philanthropy Award her junior year. She is the daughter of Beth and Michael Howes of Athens.
Cassandra Miller tied Lanie Howes for second place (Co-Salutatorian) ranking. She has been a member of the field hockey, basketball, outdoor track and softball teams, serving as captain of field hockey both her junior and senior years. In addition, Miller is a four-year member of the band/pep band, Student Council and Key Club, where she served as secretary her junior and senior years. She is also a member of the National Honor Society, Captains Club, Kindness Krew, and Student Leadership Committee. Miller is the daughter of Anne and Edward Miller of Pittsfield.
Katie Hughes has been a four-year member of the Key Club as well as the field hockey, basketball and track and field teams, serving as president of Key Club and captain of field hockey and track both her junior and senior years. In addition, Hughes served as the vice president of her class her senior year. She was also a member of the indoor track and field team as well as the 2015 Class Council, the Kindness Krew, the National Honor Society, the Student Council, the Student Leadership Committee and the Science Outing Club. She is also very involved with the Music Department as a member of the chorus, chamber choir, concert band, pep band and jazz combo 2. Hughes is the daughter of Nancy and Greg Hughes of Pittsfield.
Eliana Bergdoll is a four-year member of the soccer and track and field teams, serving as captain of the soccer team her junior and senior years. In addition, she has competed on the CMU Travel Soccer Team and the Indoor Soccer League and has served as a teaching assistant for MCI's physical education classes. Bergdoll has also been a member of the Kindness Krew, National Honor Society, Science Outing Club, Key Club, Student Leadership Society and Student Council. She is the daughter of Evelyn and James Bergdoll of Burnham.
Abigail Bergdoll has been a member of the National Honor Society, Student Council, Key Club, Student Leadership Committee, Science Outing Club, and acted as a group leader for the Kindness Krew. She served as a peer tutor and mentor her senior year and was a regional finalist in the national Poetry Out Loud competition her junior year. In addition, Bergdoll competed on both the indoor and outdoor track teams and was a captain of the cross country team all four years at MCI. She is the daughter of Evelyn and James Bergdoll of Burnham.
Desai Chu has been a member of the tennis and soccer teams. He founded the Rocketry Team and is the captain of both Rocketry and the Math Teams. He has also been a member of the Student Council, the Model UN, the Student Ambassador Club, and serves as a dorm prefect as well as the treasurer for the Class of 2015. In addition, Chu won first place in the esteemed Manson Essay competition his junior year. He is the son of Zhenyan Li and Maoming Chu of Beijing, China.
Alexis LaMarre has been a member of the concert choir and chamber choir all four years at MCI, serving as soprano section leader her junior and senior years. She has also been a member of vocal jazz, earning the Outstanding Performance Award at the Vocal Jazz State Competition her junior year. In addition, LaMarre has performed at Masardis Coffee House evenings and was a member of the Drama, Model UN and Creative Writing Clubs. She was a member of the Math, JV basketball and cheerleading teams and served as a peer tutor her senior year. LaMarre is the daughter of Melanie LaMarre and Steven LaMarre, both of Pittsfield.
Jamin Gerry has been a member of the Go Green Club, the Ping-Pong Club and the Outdoor Adventure Team. He also serves a peer tutor for the Humanities Department. Gerry is the son of Melissa and Samuel Gerry of Detroit.
Kate-Lynn George has been a member of the field hockey, indoor track and softball teams, serving as captain for all three. She was also a member of the Student Council, Key Club, Student Leadership Committee, Kindness Krew, College Aspirations Club and the National Honor Society. She has also been a peer mentor and served as the president of the Senior Class. In addition, George has organized the School's participation in the "Play 4 the Cure" fundraiser for the past two years. She is the daughter of Tammy and Stephen George of Pittsfield.
MCI is pleased to announce the third quarter honor roll for the 2014-2015 school year:
Grade 12 Highest Honors: Felicity Audet, Abigail Bergdoll, Giorgia Casali, Ryan Engelhardt, Jamin Gerry, Lanie Howes, Vuong Bill Nguyen, Hoa Le Thai Harry Pham, Minh Nguyen Nhat Tran, Thao Thi Phuong Sam Vu
Grade 12 High Honors: Ashley Alton, David Andrejsin, Arianna Bellavista, Eliana Bergdoll, Wesley Burton, Mona Bussell, Hjalte Christiansen, Desai Chu, Nicholas Deckert, Gavin Dugas, Ethan Duplisea, Slade Emery, Gavrielle Enriquez,Isabella Enriquez, Kate-Lynn George, Phu Hai Ha, Mitchell Hallee, Alex Harvey, Eric Hathaway, Thong Minh Mike Ho, Katie Hughes, Chenhao Ju, Kiersten Klein, Alexis LaMarre, Rachel Lanzikos, Jessica Leibowitz, Cassandra Miller, Sage Nash, Chau Hoang Quynh Annie Nguyen, Son Dang Nguyen, Quan Peter Qi, Lien My Sana Tran, Natashia Turner, Aubrey Whisnant, Maddison Whittington
Grade 12 Honors: James Hall, Justin Roderick
Grade 11 Highest Honors: Julia Bluhm, Alexis Caldwell, Leah Carron, Minh Mai Thu Quinn Dang, Abigail DeSchiffart, Sophia Flynn,Amanda Hays, Vu Yen Linh Ho, Hailey Stewart, Phuong Le Nam Thai, Gregory Vigue
Grade 11 High Honors: Brianna Ballard, Courtney Barker, Alex Bertrand, Tierra Bianchi, MacKenzie Carbonneau, Dillon Fitts, Mia Fox, Jiachun Maya Li, Jiaqi Chris Liu, Xinxiao Frank Liu, Yitong Anna Liu, Evgeniia Marina, Curtis McLeod, Anna Meomutli, Braden Monteyro, Konstantin Pribylov, Ellis Reuter, Shamira Tanguay, Diyun Wang, Olivia Wright,Hengjiali Curi Xu, Yingning Ye, Yuhao Jason Ying, Jialiang Michae Zhang, Irina Zhikharevich, Zixiong Vincent Zhou
Grade 11 Honors: Dennis Corson, Shelby Dunton
Grade 10 Highest Honors: Abigail Bernier, Lindsey Eldredge, Carter Pearl, Emily Richmond, Brayden Rollins, Hunter Wintle
Grade 10 High Honors: Ryanne Bane, Hayden Boreham, Jinfeng Ding, Georgy Gvilava, Alexei Krechko, Jacklyn Larochelle, Marshall Lawler, Keely Manzo, Seth Mason, Summer Moody, Clark Morrison, Kyle Patton, Aidan Peacock, Sebastian Peill-Meininghaus, Carter Richmond, Ryan Sigston, Emillie Singh, Jessica Smith, Molly Therrien, Elizabeth Thibodeau, Angel Treadway, Breanna True, Qili Chris Xu, Shengyi Young Yang
Grade 9 Highest Honors: Abigail Monteyro, Nikki Stewart, Elspeth Taylor, Devon Varney, Jillian Wacker
Grade 9 High Honors: Eva Bickford, Jalen Chen, Meghan Cookson, Samantha Dunton, Olivia Durkee, Madison Fitts, Clair Gerry,Nicholas Howard, Allison Hughes, Benjamin Kennedy, Sarah Kossowan, Caleb Lary, April McAlpine, Connor Miholovich, Sydney Morton, Aiden Nolan, Maxine Piatt, Michaela Piatt, PJ Plummer, Aaron Schanck, Abigail Stevens, Sarah Trimarchi, Caroline Vigue, Sarah Welch, Addi Williams, Tian Zhang