At the November 3 Chagrin Falls Board of Education meeting, numerous students were recognized for maximizing their potential in their studies.
Congratulations to the following students . . .
Northwestern University’s Midwest Academic Talent Search (NUMATS)
Top Scoring Students
NUMATS is a research-validated, above-grade-level testing program that currently offers the ACT and SAT to eligible identified gifted students. These tests are internationally recognized measures of academic ability designed for older students. Each year, our district recognizes the top-scoring NUMATS participants per grade level, per test. Students recognized as top-scoring SAT students include:
6th grade (in 2020-21) – Claire Rubin
7th grade (in 2020-21) – Jacob Kay
8th grade (in 2020-21) – Grace Mossad
Bridging Program Student Recognition
Bridging is the provision of content to students who have evidenced readiness to move into advanced coursework in math and/or science. It is designed to provide a “bridge” to avoid skipping over content through accelerating forward in coursework. It allows students to work in a blended learning environment, engaging in independent learning online, along with in-person teacher support and instruction, as needed. It assists current students and students who join the district.
Math: These 17 students worked through summer 2021 to complete Math Bridging and move into more rigorous Math programming this fall: Mia Beavers, Zachary Blair, Audrey Bricker, Melanie Brosnan, Gavin Chan, Isabelle Deioma, Reece de Leon, Hadley Hoch, Daria Kuzmenko, Connor Laval, Tessa Martin, Nathan Nelson, Gregory Perry, Sophia Pitts, Eloise Pulte, John Rankin and Ella Young
Physical Science: These 48 students worked in spring through summer 2021 to complete the Bridging to Physical Science program, illustrating their readiness to complete Physical Science for HS credit as a middle school student in the 2021-22 school year: Aedan Aerni, William Allen, Alexa Apshago, Eva Austin, Joshua Baraona, Ella Beatty, Dominic Bellini, Ian Bencsath, Matthew Busby, Marie Cain, Kiersten Chaney, Henry Cimperman, Wade Daugherty, Patrick Davidson, Sofia De La Cruz, Brady Farah, Liam Gambrill, Emily Gasser, Hailey Haddon, Jennah Hamdan, Layla Hauserman, Elias Havas, Abigail Herman, Siebrand Hilbers, Claire Hoelzel, Ethan Johnson, Katie Jones, Sophia Link, Duncan Lyle, Eveleen Malley, Lucas Martin, Eric Nemunaitis, Westley Quintin, Rory Rohde, Kaya Sherman, Tess Snyder, Allison Stephenson, Isabella Thompson, Mackenzie Verderber, James Wagner, William Wagner, Jack Watson, Margaret Watson, Thomas Wilkinson, Harper Wyville, Natalie Zalud, Caleb Zelch and Ari Zimmerman.
2022 National Merit Scholarship Corp. Commended Students
The National Merit Scholarship Corporation has announced its list of Commended students. The following fours Chagrin Falls High School students took the PSAT/NMSQT in October 2020 and have been identified as National Merit Commended Students: Sophia Avery, David Skocic, Calvin Struk-Marn and Trey Taylor.
2022 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists
The National Merit Scholarship Corporation has announced its 2021 list of Semifinalists, who will compete for a share of 7,600 scholarships worth more than $31 million. Finalists will be announced between April – July 2022. The following nine Chagrin Falls High School students took the PSAT/NMSQT in October 2020 and have been identified as National Merit Semifinalists: Robert (Trey) Brosnan, Matthew Daniels, Rose Hoelzel, Alexandra Holtz, Anne Mills, Azzurra (Wren) Opperman, Joshua Rooney, Hansen Song and Jude Zimmerman.
National Speech and Debate Association Award Recognition
The National Speech and Debate Association (NSDA) recognizes students who through point accumulation have earned the degree of Superior Distinction, have completed a minimum of five semesters of high school, have demonstrated outstanding character and leadership, and have earned a 3.7 GPA on a 4.0 scale and/or a 3.5 to 3.7 GPA WITH an ACT score of 27 or higher, or a new SAT score of 1300 or higher. NSDA recognizes only 2% of member students nationally with this award. The following Chagrin Falls High School students have recently received this award: Sophia Avery, Alexandra Holtz and Carter Kilby.