Falmouth Academy recognizes student achievement


At its annual Recognition Day on June 8, Falmouth Academy honored character, hard work, personal and academic growth, and community achievements.

“It is a challenge and a pleasure for the whole faculty to choose the recipients of these awards from among the many strong candidates,” headmaster David C. Faus said prior to announcing the recipients. “It is a challenge because so much of what is achieved here happens through team effort. It is a pleasure because we have the immense satisfaction of discussing our students’ growth and steady effort, their unselfish concern for the community, and their impressive accomplishments.”

Students from Martha’s Vineyard won the following awards:

Homer P. Clark Award to a middle school student who furthers the ideals of F.A.: Samuel Graber-Hahn of Vineyard Haven and Pearl Vercruysee of Aquinnah.

National Honor Society scholarship awards to returning students who give support and help to the community: Alec Cobban of East Falmouth and Vineyard Haven; Aidan Huntington of West Tisbury.

Patrice Buxton Award for Love of Reading: Coralee LaRue of Vineyard Haven.

Middle School Distinction in Science: Patrick Best of Vineyard Haven.

Middle School Distinction in Math: Théo Guérin of Falmouth and Edgartown.

Middle School Dedication in Math: Ethan Mendez of Vineyard Haven.

Middle School Dedication in French: Lachlan Cormie of Vineyard Haven.

Resonance, The Literary Magazine, Awards: short story 2nd place, Théo Guérin, Falmouth and Edgartown, for “Testing the Hypothesis.”

Margaret Tew Ellsworth Award for Creativity in Studio Arts: Aidan Huntington of West Tisbury.

Perseverance and Dedication to Physical Fitness: Patrick Best of Vineyard Haven.