Elwood Seniors Recognized For Outstanding Accomplishments
Students, family members, faculty, administrators and board members gathered at Elwood-John H. Glenn High School on May 23 for the high school’s 55th annual Awards Presentation. The evening consisted of administrators and faculty recognizing students in the Class of 2017 for their high school success in the areas of academics, service and leadership.
Principal Carisa Burzynski and Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kenneth Bossert kicked off the ceremony by welcoming those in attendance and congratulating the students for their achievements.
“Each of you are here tonight because you have gone above and beyond during your years at Elwood-John H. Glenn High School,” said Mrs. Burzynski. “We are so proud of all that you have accomplished.”
In addition, Dr. Bossert encouraged the students to express their gratitude to their families and those who have helped them and supported them along their journey.
Students who maintained an outstanding GPA throughout their high school career were honored with the President’s Award for Educational Excellence. Mrs. Burzynski and Assistant Principal Leroy Cole recognized the National Merit Scholarship Commended Students Derek Lee, Kristofer Kwan and Katherine McPherson. They also presented certificates to National Merit Scholarship Finalists David and Michael Hermanns and students who received the New York State Scholarship for Academic Excellence.
Futhermore, seniors were awarded Parent-Teacher-Student Association (PTSA) gold and silver medals based on their academic success in different subject areas and scholarship awards, including those from the PTA and PTSA.
1) Elwood seniors at the high school’s fifty-fifth annual Awards Presentation.
2) Principal Carisa Burzynski with National Merit Scholarship Finalists David (left) and Michael (right) Hermanns.
3) English teacher Mrs. Kennedy with silver medal winners Alissa Pipia (left) and Katherine McPherson (middle) and gold medal winner Emma Hines (right).
4) Principal Carisa Burzynski presented students with the New York State Scholarship for Academic Excellence.
Photos courtesy of the Elwood Union Free School District