Achievements

Honor society

Anna Yuen of Vineyard Haven, a 2015 integrated marketing communications major in the Roy H. Park School of Communications at Ithaca College, was inducted into the American Advertising Federation (AAF) honor society Alpha Delta Sigma. Eligible students must maintain a 3.25 GPA and be an active member of an AAF college chapter.

 

President’s List

Caitlin Sylva of West Tisbury has been named to the President’s List at Southern New Hampshire University.

 

Dean’s List

Tayla Kuehne of Edgartown, at Lasell College in Newton.

Kenon Veno of Edgartown, at Keene State College.

 

Graduations

Jared Woollacott of Oak Bluffs has been granted a Ph.D. by Boston University. Dr. Woollacott’s dissertation was on the economic effects of hydrocarbon emissions,

 

Vanessa Woollacott of Oak Bluffs has been granted a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration by Worcester State College.

 

Leah J. Casey of Oak Bluffs has been granted an Associate of Science degree in Animal Care by Becker College in Worcester.

 

Emma K. Forbes of Oak Bluffs graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Health Sciences from the University of New Hampshire.

 

Victoria Segel of Edgartown has been granted an Associate of Science degree in Animal Care by Becker College in Worcester.

Oak Bluffs School Honor Roll

High honors

 

Grade 8

Lollie Bezahler, Allyse Guyther, Abby Marchand, Jack Schroeder

 

Grade 7

Anabella Arias, Simone Davis, Nicole deBettencourt, Tripp Hopkins, Chloe Hoyt, Sasha Lakis, Emily Mello, Katherine O’Brien, Lauren Pagliccia, Chesca Quinlan-Potter, Jada Randolph, Jared Regan, Jeremy Regan, Alex Rego, Olivia Schroeder, Vivian Surprenant, Avalon Weiland, Veronica Wendt, Megan Zeilinger

 

Grade 6

Owen Atkins, Hannah Best, Hope Bettencourt, Joshua Billings, Reyna Faust, Peter Gillis, Jacob Gurney, Kate Howell, Ciara Hoyt, Vitor Lage, Andrew Marchand, Max Potter, Klara Reimann, Ruby Reimann, Kaya Seiman, Zachary Smith, Maria Eduarda Uhry

 

Grade 5

Oliver Dorr,Tristian Gromoshak

 

Honors

Grade 8

Malik Blake, Sally Caron, Sophie Combra, Owen Engle, Tabatha Farrell, Gus Hoy, Blake Leasure, Taylor Rogers, Jasselle Wildanger

 

Grade 7

Frank Cray, Patrick Flaherty, Skylar Hall, Tyla Packish, Shelby Ponte, Evanna Quinn, Katarina Ryan, Tim Wallis, Riley Yuhas

 

Grade 6

Trent Bilodeau, Caleb Burt, Tatum Carreiro, Liam Dawley, Nicholas DePaula, Anya Dwane, James Dyke, Alfred Ferro, Hannah Gibb, Leah Hairston, Hayleigh LeCoq, Sarah Lytle, Emily McKinney, Thalita Neves, Brandon Pinelli, Marcellus Rubio, Samuel Seidel-Aldrich-Moodie, Micah Vought, Becket Wadleigh

 

Grade 5

Ashley Casey, Cameron Geary, Ryan Giordano, Lucas Goncalves, Nia Hughes, Charlie Lakis, Lila Mikos, Asaph Nunes, Nicholas Pecararo, Lucas Reis Samantha Seidel-Aldrich-Moodie, Evelyn Silva, Riley Sylvia, Silas Van Horn

 

 

ROTC military awards, Providence College

Alicia Oliveira of Oak Bluffs received the Robert Riesman 1st Infantry Division Award and the Military Officer’s Association of America Excellence in Leadership Award. This award is given to a military science cadet who demonstrates a high level of loyalty to unit, school, and country; an individual who shows an exceptional potential for military leadership.

Senior capstone, Ithaca College

Molly Fischer of Chilmark, at the School of Health Sciences and Human Performance, has presented her senior capstone to highlight who she has become as a leader and scholar during her undergraduate experience.

Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School Honor Roll

High honors

Grade 12

Aubrey Ashmun, Madeleine Moore, Charlotte Potter, Samantha Potter, Sabrina Reppert, Timothy Roberts, Liam Smith, Susanna van Rooyen, Justice Yennie

 

Grade 11

Emma Caron, Brenda DeOliveira, Penelope Dutton, Edwin Gould-Hatt, Jessica Haynes, Jared Livingston, Casey McAndrews, Anders Nelson, Sara Poggi, Emma Riemer, Kaela Vecchia-Zeitz

 

Grade 10

Savanna Aiello, Pia Bonneau, Emma Bunker, Cana Courtney, Lily Davey, Aivaras Gedvilas, Lena Hanschka, Julia Hart, Danielle Hopkins, Madison McBride, Paulo Pereira Jr., James Robinson, Caroline Roddy, Whitney Schroeder, Joshua Tate-DaSilva, Lucy Ulyatt

 

Grade 9

Gabriel Ambulos, Nicolas Andre, Anna Bettencourt, Samuel Bresnick, Margarett Burke, Kiana Casey, Samantha Cassidy, Marissa D’Antonio, Harrison Dorr, Rose Engler, Greta Gannon, Miles Jordi, Marguerite Mayhew, Evelyn Medeiros, John Morris, Lila Norris, Mia Pagliccia, Larner Peak, Katharine Roberts, Samuel Rollins, Evan Sauter, Meghan Sawyer, Debora Soares, Elizabeth Williamson, Garrett Zeilinger

 

Honors

Grade 12

Kezia Alvares, Mia Arenburg, Nikol Asenova, Caley Bennett, Samantha Bettencourt, Colin Cameron, Sabrina Carlos, Eleah Caseau, Sydney Davies, Emily deBettencourt, Lee Faraca, Austin Fournier, Mercedes Giambattista, Yannick Gonsalves, Charlotte Hammond, Eli Hanschka, Erin Hegarty, Gabriella Hoxsie, Megan Hurley, Josie Iadicicco, Paul Jeffers-Mayhew, Elie Jordi, Evan Kristal, Olivia Ogden, Anne Ollen, Charles Parkhurst, Benjamin Poole, Ellen Reagan, Katherine Reid, Grant Santos, Konrad Sashin, Karl Rasmus Sayre, Russell Shapiro, John Slayton, Lila Sullivan, Ashlyn Tattersall, Aaron Teves, Galya Walt, Cooper Wilson

 

Grade 11

Iris Albert, Madeline Alley, Christopher Aring, Aurora Austin, Arden Bezahler, Benjamin Booker, Zachary Bresnick. Austin Chandler, Nathan D’Angelo, Krishna Datta, Michelle de Geofroy, Sofia de Geofroy, Elissa DeCosta, Belle Dinning, Lucie Dougherty-Soares, Connor Downing, Lucas Dutton, Elliot Ferland, Samantha Hargy, Molly Houghton, Courtney Howell, Olivia Jacobs, Maisie Jarrell, Mason Jeffers, Nelly Katzman, Elijah Laikin, Marlla Julia Lemos, Jason Lupinski, Cameron Maciel, Emerson Mahoney, Kaitlyn Marchand, Helen Meegan, Jeremey Mercier, Amadine Muniz, Finn Norton, Ellie O’Callaghan, Jacob Pagliccia, Michaela  Piche, John Reagan Jr., Julia Sauter, Oliver Silberstein, Chase Silvia, Jessica Sonia, Jaclynn Trapp, Emily Turney, Kyra Whalen, Amber Willoughby

 

Grade 10

Tristan Araujo, Emma Baldino, Amanda Bernard, Andrei Bernier, Pierre Bonneau, Robson Borges, Taber Caron, Nicholas Chapman, Mitchell Chaves, Alison Daigle, Zachary Danz, Douglas DeBettencourt, Lucas DeBettencourt, Elizabeth Dourian, Lucy Enos, Juniper Ezanno, Sarah Felix, Ennis Foster, Daniel Gaines, Alexandra Habekost, Ethan Hall, Elinor Hanjian, Kylie Hathaway, Kylie Hatt, Caroline Hermann, Owen Hess, Erin Hill, Anna Keenan, Adelaide Keene, James Kelliher, Olivia Knight, Emma Kristal, Natalija Lakis, Colbeck Leuenberger, Alexandra Look, Jacqueline Lupinski, Sophia McCarron, Mary McCarthy, Mary Morano, Nayson Peres, Samantha Robinson, James Sashin, Colby Scarsella, Olivia Smith, Jordan Tate-DaSilva, Sarah Thomas, Brahmin Thurber-Carbone, Willa Vigneault, Nevin Wallis, Kevin Warenski, David Webster, Liam Weiland, Tessa Whitaker, Eva Wilson

 

Grade 9

Nicholas Andrade, Susanna Becchio, Gabriel Bellebuono, Rose Capobianco, Riley Craig, Jackson Crocker, Jerry Da Silva, Kanika Datta, Brianna De Oliveira, Gabriel De Oliveira, Molly deBettencourt, Carolyn Duarte, Julia Felix, Nicholas Fiore, Curtis Fisher, Theodore Gallagher, Belle Hattingh, Angela Hayes, Julian Herman, Evelyn Higgins, Alexis Hughes, Sydney Jasny, Leolani Kaeka, Grace Kenney, Teika Lampart, Coralee LaRue, Graham Lewis, Dominic Mahfuz, Dillon McAndrews, Audrey McCarron, Isabel Moore, Ashlee Moreis, Thiago Muniz, Gabriel Nelson, Elizabeth O’Brien, Amanda Pachico, Matthew Perzanowski, Lily Pigott, Lia Potter, Tau Rios-Dryfoos, Matteus Scheffer, Benjamin Tillman, Nanauwe Vanderhoop, Amber Warenski, Bennington Whalen, Opal Wortmann

 

Edgartown School Honor Roll

High honors    

Grade 8

Warner Hess, Heather Kirwin

 

Grade 7

Catherine Cherry, Lukas Fenske, Julia Gomes, Kenny Hatt, Caroline Hurley, Molly Pogue, Paige Pogue, Spencer Pogue, Hanna Rabasca, Joseph Serpa

 

Grade 6

Tristan Blair, Ethan Creato, Matthew D’Andrea, Ellie Dolby, Amanda Moraes

 

Honors

Grade 8

Benny Binder, Summer Cardoza, Hunter Cleary, Meghan Delphous, Andres Garcia, Scotty Lively, Brendan Morris, Aidan Nunes, Jillian Pyden, Victoria Scott, Lukah Viera, Gabby Wilbur

 

Grade 7

Wyatt Belisle, Carina Cataloni, Amelia Craig, Kathryn Cuthbert, Rhanna DeOliveira, Emily Gazzaniga, Devin Hill, Caitlin McHugh, Harrison Neville-Arena, Jackson Pachico, Jackie Pizzano, Kyle Rollins, Juan Sanchez-Roa, Tommy Sykes

 

Grade 6

Parker BenDavid, Michaele Benefit, William Brugueire, Dylan Burke, Colleen Carroll, Madeline Chronister, Kylie Estrella, Matthew Fish, Eli Gundersen, Michale Johnson, Brant Maynard, Marina Nunes, Danielle Oteri, Liam Pate, Katie Purda, Deborah Silva, Avery Simmons, Meg Sykes, Annabelle Thomas, Kasey Varkonda, Zachary Ward

 

Sixteen MVRHS students take honors at 2015 Boston Globe Scholastic Art Awards.

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Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) art students earned an impressive list of honors in the 2015 Boston Globe Scholastic Art Awards. Four students earned a Gold Key, the highest honor. Gold Key winners Jack Yuen, Kristine Hopkins, Gordon Moore, and Sequoia Ahren will compete in the national competition in New York City later this spring.

Congratulations to the full list of MVRHS art and design students for winning:

Jack Yuen – 3 Gold Keys (painting, digital art, and drawing)
Kristine Hopkins – Gold Key (photography portfolio)
Gordon Moore – Gold Key (ceramics) 3 Honorable Mentions (drawing and painting portfolio, ceramics portfolio, ceramics)
Sequoia Ahren – Gold Key (photography)

Aaron Teves – 2 Silver Keys (architecture); Honorable Mention (painting)
Henry Danielson – Silver Key (drawing)
Kanika Datta – Silver Key (ceramics)
Astrid Tilton – Silver Key (drawing)
Donald O’Shaughnessy – Silver Key (ceramics)
Anna Hill – Silver Key (drawing)

Mia Arenberg – Honorable Mention (photography)
Andrei Bernier – Honorable Mention (drawing)
Lee Faraca – Honorable Mention (drawing)
Emily Kleinhenz – Honorable Mention (ceramics portfolio)
Courtney Howell – Honorable Mention (photography)
Michael Morris – Honorable Mention (ceramics)
Katherine Reid – Honorable Mention (painting)
Tessa Whitaker – Honorable Mention (photography)
Austin McGowan – Honorable Mention (design)
Layla Buckley – Honorable Mention (photography)
Isabella Maidoff – Honorable Mention (mixed media)

The Scholastic Art and Writing Award program began in 1923. The program, which is the largest source of scholarships in the United States for young artists and writers, is growing in popularity. Students across America submitted 255,000 original works during the 2014 program year.

Students’ submissions are blindly judged by leaders in the visual and literary arts. Among the past winners of awards are artists Andy Warhol, David Salle, and John Currin; writers, Sylvia Plath, Truman Capote, Richard Avedon, Joyce Carol Oates, Stephen King, and John Updike; Actors Robert Redford and John Lithgow, and film maker Ken Burns. For additional information on the program visit artandwriting.org.

Ashleigh Plante's "Best in Show" photograph of alpacas. – Photo by Ashleigh Plante

Ashleigh Plante of West Tisbury, farm assistant at Island Alpaca, was recently recognized at the Virginia Alpaca Owners and Breeders Association (VAOBA) Expo for her photography. Ms. Plante’s photograph won the blue ribbon and the “best of show” award in the event’s photography show, beating out more than 30 submissions for the competition. Other local winners included David Hannon, who took the blue ribbon for the category “Farm Scene,” and Barbara Ronchetti, who won the blue ribbon for the category “Alpaca Interacting.” The VAOBA Alpaca Expo hosts a photography show every year that promotes the spirit of the alpaca industry among nonprofessional photographers.

Dean’s List

Gage Rancich of West Tisburyat Oklahoma City University.

Bri Buchanan of Vineyard Haven at UMass Amherst, Stockbridge.

Augusta Dillon of Vineyard Haven at Simmons College, Boston.

Liam M. Wallace of Vineyard Haven at Hamilton College, Clinton, New York.

Michael Cutrer of Vineyard Haven at Nichols College in Dudley.

John Early of West Tisbury will be this year's recipient of the 2014 Spirit of the Vineyard Award. — Photo courtesy of MVY Radio.

Hospice of Martha’s Vineyard announced on Monday that it has selected John Early of West Tisbury to receive the 2014 Spirit of the Vineyard Award at a ceremony scheduled at 2 pm, at the West Tisbury Library on Sunday, December 28.

The annual award is given to a person whose work with local nonprofit organizations “…has made a difference to individuals and the community as a whole.”

Those familiar with the many community roles Mr. Early has filled on Martha’s Vineyard would agree that he fits the description.

The criteria for selection, according to a press release, “includes selflessness, the range and depth of service performed, the length of volunteer service and the effect on the quality of life of the individuals who received help and for the Island community as a whole.”

Over the years, Mr. Early has earned a reputation for quality construction as the head of John Early Builders and an untiring devotion to community service. He has served as a selectman, Martha’s Vineyard Commission chairman, and board member on numerous Island organizations.

After graduating from Cornell University with a degree in political science, John entered the Peace Corps where he spent four years in Northern India working on irrigation projects to help farmers feed a growing nation, according to a press release. “At the end of his Peace Corps service, the lifelong summer resident returned to the Vineyard and found home.”

The Tisbury School held its Recognition Day for grades five through eight on Tuesday, June 17..  The following special awards were presented.

Jeffrey T. Goodale Memorial Award to Nathaniel Porterfield, grade 5; Dorothy Larkosh Roberts Award to Danielle Middleton, grade 6; Rose Anthony Award for Achievement in Literary Arts to Owen Porterfield, grade 7.

8th Grade Awards: Kerry Alley Humanitarian Award to Devon Teves; Eugene W. Baer Creative Arts Award to Emily Hewson; James Norton Technology Award to Curtis Fisher; Maurice Bresnahan School Service Award to Curtis Fisher; Fred Glodis Science Award to Margarett Burke; Michael Ovios Golden Hammer Award to Salyn Yancey; Principal’s Award to Elizabeth Williamson and Benjamin Tillman.

James Pringle of Vineyard Haven was appointed to another term as a Justice of the Peace for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, with a “special designation to solemnize marriages, for seven years, if said appointee shall so long behave well in said office.”

Julia MacNelly of West Tisbury has been awarded a Fulbright Fellowshipto teach English in Tryavna, in central Bulgaria. Julia is a 2014 graduate of Scripps College in Claremont, Calif.

Isabella R. Hazell-El-Deiry of Vineyard Haven has become a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. Isabella is a student at Howard University in Washington, D.C.

Simi Horwitz, a seasonal resident of Vineyard Haven, has won the New York Press Club Award for Entertainment News, for a piece on the challenges faced by Jewish feminist theater artists performing in Muslim countries. The story appeared in The Jewish Daily Forward. For the same story Ms. Horwitz won the American Jewish Press Association Award for Excellence in Jewish Journalism.

Faith Smalley of Aquinnah has been awarded a Mansfield E. Pickett Scholarship by Miss Hall’s School in Pittsfield. Faith plans to attend Guilford College, in Greensboro, N.C.

Jack O’Malley of West Tisbury is the recipient of the 2014 scholarship award from the Martha’s Vineyard League of Women Voters. Jack has completed his freshman year at Grinnell College in Iowa.

Graduates

Alea Braga of Vineyard Haven received a Bachelor of Arts from Eastern Connecticut State University in Willimantic, Conn.

Max Conley of West Tisbury received a Bachelor or Arts from Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

Olivia E Gross of West Tisbury received a Bachelor of Science, magna cum laude, from the University of Vermont in Burlington.

Nicole Shepherd of Vineyard Haven received a Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, from Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

Dean’s List

Augusta Dillon of Vineyard Haven at Simmons College in Boston.

Emma K. Forbes of Oak Bluffs at the University of New Hampshire in Durham.

Charlotte L. Hall of Oak Bluffs at Wheaton College in Norton.

Genevieve St. Onge Hammond of West Tisbury at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst.

Corey P. Perrotta of Vineyard Haven at Coastal Carolina University in Conway, S.C.