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Corridor Nine honors students and ‘Champions of Education’ at annual breakfast

By Bonnie Adams, Managing Editor

Corridor Nine officials pose for a photo with the 2014 Scholastic Award recipients. Photo/courtesy Ron Bouley, Ron Bouley Photography

Corridor Nine officials pose for a photo with the 2014 Scholastic Award recipients.
Photo/courtesy Ron Bouley, Ron Bouley Photography

Westborough – Susan W. Whitten, principal of Northborough’s Marian E. Zeh School, Marlborough Savings Bank, and 22 local high school seniors were all honored at the March 27 Corridor Nine Area Chamber of Commerce 2014 Scholastic and “Champion of Education” awards breakfast held at the Doubletree Hotel.

Marlborough Savings Bank was named as a Champion of Education award recipient in the business category while Whitten was honored for Outstanding Volunteer Service.

Corridor Nine awarded $18,175 in scholastic awards to 22 graduating high school seniors this year. The awards were granted on the basis of scholastic achievement, community and school involvement, work experience, financial need, appearance of application, and an interview.

Donna Cox, chair of the chamber’s School/Business Partnership Committee, introduced each of the 22 high school students to the audience and relayed a few biographical notes about them.

For more information on the students listed below, including their achievements in high school, where they hope to attend college and their future plans, visit communityadvocate.com.

According to a press release, since 1985 Corridor Nine has awarded 426 scholastic awards to students totaling $302,731; provided 375 mini-grants to educators totaling over $112,118; and supplied hundreds of donations of materials, books, equipment, computers and furniture to the Corridor Nine schools with the support of the business community.

Here is a list of the scholarship recipients, where they plan to attend college and their intended major, as well as a bit more biographical information.

John Arnold – Algonquin Regional High School

College Planning to Attend: Princeton, Carnegie Mellon, Tufts University

Intended Career Major: Chemical Engineering

Career Goal(s): Chemical Engineering

Extra-Curricular School Activities: Band/Jazz/Orchestra: First chair on saxophone and clarinet; Choir: select choir member, National Honor Society, Tri-M Music Honor Society, School Musical performer and theatrical helper, Ballroom Dance Club, Relay for Life

Hobbies/Interests: Community service, Eagle Scout, Boy Scout Instructor and Troop Guide, Sunday School Teacher, church music teacher, blood drive/meal packaging, office assistance, Musical Director of plays and shows, musical composition

Currently Working at: Northeast Pressure Vessel Testing

 

Julia Arsenault – Westborough High School

College Planning to Attend: Syracuse University, Tufts University, Brown University

Intended Career Major: Forensic Science/Biology

Career Goal(s): Forensic Scientist

Extra-Curricular School Activities: Varsity volleyball, Best Buddies, peer mediation, Interact (community service), MADMAC Treasurer, National Honor Society, school band (flute player)

Hobbies/Interests: Volleyball (playing and coaching), hiking, baking

Currently Working at: Nanny

 

Domitille Buricatu – Shrewsbury High School

College Planning to Attend: Bryant University, McGill University, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Intended Major: Undecided

Career Goal(s): Diplomacy, Education, Business

Extra-Curricular School Activities: National Honor Society, Spanish National Honor Society, Art Honor Society, Tri-M Music Society

Hobbies/Interests: Violin player and religious education teacher at St. Mary’s Parish, Concertmistress of David French Music Orchestra, artist and avid reader

Currently Working at: Dunkin Donuts

 

Sen Cai – Westborough High School

College Planning to Attend: University of  Michigan, Northeastern University, Boston University

Intended Major: Biochemistry

Career Goal(s): Doctor or Biochemistry

Extra-Curricular School Activities: Shui Bei Village Charity Program, Chemistry Club, Best Buddies, WISE (Women in Science and Engineering), Cooking Community Service (Cooking Club), Interact Club, Color Guard

Hobbies/Interests: Dancing (Zumba, Chinese dance, Thailand dance, and Latin), swimming, playing badminton, traveling

Currently Working at: Private Tutor

 

Frank Chang – Westborough High School

College Planning to Attend: Rice University, University of California, Berkeley, Northeastern University

Intended Major: Economics/Management

Career Goal(s): General Manager in Sports

Extra-Curricular School Activities: Student Council, National Honor Society, Track, Sports Debate Team, Westborough Recreation Basketball, East Coast Manager for “Cards for Love” (a non-profit organization to design and sell greeting cards to provide medical supplies to people in developing countries through Medshare’s Boxes of Hope program)

Hobbies/Interests: Webpage Design, Graphic Design, Video Production, reading, poetry, basketball, running

Currently Working at: N/A

 

Kerry Chen – Westborough High School

College Planning to Attend: University of Massachusetts Amherst, University of Connecticut, University of Michigan

Intended Major: Nursing

Career Goal(s): Pediatric nurse at Boston Children’s Hospital

Extra-Curricular School Activities: Student Council, Orchestra, New Student Ambassadors, Interact Club, UNICEF Club, National Honor Society, Tri-M Music Honor Society, World Language Honor Society

Hobbies/Interests: Student Council, spending time with family and friends, reading on the beach

Currently Working at:  T.J. Maxx

 

Victoria Flahive – Westborough High School

College Planning to Attend: Drexel University, Northeastern University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Intended Major: Architecture

Career Goal(s): Architect and owner of Architecture Company

Extra-Curricular School Activities: Varsity Volleyball, Varsity Basketball, Varsity Softball, Open Studio

Hobbies/Interests: Drawing/Drafting, Racquetball, CAD (computer aided design)

Currently Working at: N/A

 

Jeff Hannan – Westborough High School

College Planning to Attend: Washington University

Intended Major: Chemistry

Career Goal(s): Professional chemist in a laboratory

Extra-Curricular School Activities: Soccer, Band, Marching Band, Pit Orchestra

Hobbies/Interests: Percussion, recreational basketball

Currently Working at: Westborough Community Education

 

Kathryn Heffernan – Westborough High School

College Planning to Attend: University of Delaware, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Intended Major: Elementary Education/Early Education

Career Goal(s): Preschool Teacher

Extra-Curricular School Activities: Student Council, Best Buddies, Interact Club, Mentoring at Fales Elementary School, Spanish Club, Girls Track and Field, Field Hockey Manager

Hobbies/Interests: Cooking, baking, traveling, going to the beach

Currently Working at: Rumors Hair Salon

 

Shriya Jamakandi – Shrewsbury High School

College Planning to Attend: Tufts University

Intended Major: English and Brain and Cognitive Science (might change to English and Quantitative Economics, with a minor in Brain and Cognitive Science)

Career Goal(s): Healthcare as a doctor and/or go into healthcare management

Extra-Curricular School Activities: Town Crier (school newspaper), SHS Science Journal, Tri-M Music National Honor Society, French National Honor Society, Math National Honor Society, National Honor Society, Published Author/Story-writing, Yoga, Summer Camp Counselor, various Community Service groups

Hobbies/Interests: Reading Fantasy/Classic novels, Flow Yoga, Gluten-free baking, visiting historic sites around the state, watching old television shows (such as The Cosby Show and The Brady Bunch), teaching myself piano, playing classical music on the violin

Currently Working at: Self-Published Author

 

Yaeeun Ji – Westborough High School

College Planning to Attend: Northeastern University, Boston University, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Intended Major: Psychology

Career Goal(s): Therapist, Forensic Psychologist

Extra-Curricular School Activities: Varsity Golf Team, President of Multi-Cultural Council, Volunteer at the Westborough Public Library, Whitney Place, and The Willows; Tutor in Chinese, Korean, Math

Hobbies/Interests: Doing my nails, swimming, golfing

Currently Working at: N/A

 

Kylie Jones – Westborough High School

College Planning to Attend: University of South Carolina, University of Maryland, James Madison University

Intended Major: Undecided (Interest in Communications)

Career Goal(s): Career in the area of communications, specifically journalism and broadcasting

Extra-Curricular School Activities: Varsity Gymnastics, Varsity Soccer, Concert Band, Interact Club

Hobbies/Interests: MGC Gymnastics Team for the past 10 years

Currently Working at: Massachusetts Gymnastics Center

 

 

Emma Lien – Algonquin Regional High School

College Planning to Attend: Fairfield University, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Intended Major: Nursing

Career Goal(s): Nurse Practitioner

Extra-Curricular School Activities: Chemistry and Geometry peer tutor, SADD Club, Steering Committee, National Honor Society, Volunteer for Community Meals and Our Father’s Table, altar server, Saint Bernadette’s outreach ministry, Volunteer for Saint Bernadette’s summer Bible Camp

Hobbies/Interests: Artist with a focus on water color paintings for the designs of products to be sold, volunteering

Currently Working at: N/A

 

Michael McGregor – Algonquin Regional High School

College Planning to Attend: Brown University, Tufts University, Cornell University

Intended Major: Chemistry or Physics

Career Goal(s): Scientist or Engineer

Extra-Curricular School Activities: Participant in school play (The Odd Couple), play basketball, peer tutoring

Hobbies/Interests: Play practice, playing and watching sports, read classic books, study and observe how movies and plays are created, study science, play chess

Currently Working at: Cox Tutoring Group

 

Erin Murphy – Westborough High School

College Planning to Attend: Boston University, Northeastern University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Intended Major: Mechanical Engineering

Career Goal(s): Mechanical Engineering, possibly automotive industry

Extra-Curricular School Activities: MADMAC (anti-drug club), Westborough Women for Women, Tri-M Music Honor Society, National Spanish Honor Society, Full Orchestra, Brass Quintet (French Horn), Christian Student Alliance, Book Club, Private Horn Lessons

Hobbies/Interests: Painting, drawing, reading, baking, kayaking. I love animals and swimming.

Currently Working at: Roche Brothers

 

Mia Natale – Westborough High School

College Planning to Attend: Vanderbilt University, Duke University, University of Virginia

Intended Major: Biology

Career Goal(s): Medical Field

Extra-Curricular School Activities: MIAA Student Advisory Committee Chair, Class President, National Honor Society, Soccer, Basketball, Lacrosse, Interact Club, Board of Student Activities

Hobbies/Interests: Surfing, reading, watersports, traveling

Currently Working at: Fay Mountain Pool Association

 

Hayley Orciuch – Shrewsbury High School

College Planning to Attend: Carnegie Mellon University, Vassar College, Hamilton College

Intended Major: Linguistics/Cognitive Science

Career Goal(s): Extend my knowledge of languages and explore how they influence the mind’s structure

Extra-Curricular School Activities: Varsity Soccer, National Honor Society, National Art Honor Society, Spanish National Honor Society

Hobbies/Interests: Playing the violin, learning to ski, reading, club soccer

Currently Working at: Hebert’s Candy Mansion

 

Marissa Rawlings – Algonquin Regional High School

College Planning to Attend: Villanova University, Boston College, Hamilton College

Intended Major: English

Career Goal(s): Family Law

Extra-Curricular School Activities: Student Council (Secretary), Steering Committee (Class of 2014 Representative), SADD (Vice President), Spanish Club (President), National Honor Society, DECA, Peer Mentors (Study Skills Leader), Peer Tutor, Varsity Cross Country, Varsity Indoor Track and Field, Varsity Outdoor Track and Field

Hobbies/Interests: Sailing, sports, traveling, spending time with friends and family

Currently Working at: Regatta Point Community Sailing Center (Summer Camp Counselor), Memories in an Instant (Photography Assistant), Northcourt (Lifeguard)

 

 

Hannah Schur – Westborough High School

College Planning to Attend: Pennsylvania State University, The Ohio State University, University of Michigan

Intended Major: Engineering

Career Goal(s): Undecided

Extra-Curricular School Activities: Symphonic Band, Marching Band, Pit Orchestra, MADMAC, Best Buddies, Special Olympics, New Student Ambassadors, Student Council

Hobbies/Interests: Girl Scouts, clarinet, kayaking, sailing, skiing, swimming

Currently Working at: Ski Ward Ski Area and Boating in Boston

 

Peter Schwalm – Saint John’s High School

College Planning to Attend: College of the Holy Cross

Intended Major: Biology, Pre-Medicine

Career Goal(s): Medical Doctor

Extra-Curricular School Activities: Debate (President), Varsity Soccer, Campus Ministry Retreat Leader (P-Cubed), Community Service, Student Tutor

Hobbies/Interests: Soccer, surfing, painting, golf, guitar

Currently Working at: Golfsmith

 

Aliya Slayton – Westborough High School

College Planning to Attend: University of Chicago, Yale University, Swarthmore College

Intended Major: Linguistics with possible minor in Gender and Sexuality Studies

Career Goal(s): Professor

Extra-Curricular School Activities: Co-President of Gay-Straight Alliance, Program Head of Building Bridges Elementary School mentoring program, Marching Band

Hobbies/Interests: LGBT rights, word/language origins, reading, playing clarinet

Currently Working at: Congregation B’nai Shalom

 

Annie Sullivan – Algonquin Regional High School

College Planning to Attend: College of the Holy Cross

Intended Major: Undecided

Career Goal(s): Working with people, traveling

Extra-Curricular School Activities: Varsity Soccer, Varsity Indoor Track, Varsity Outdoor Track, Steering Committee, Athletic Council, Latin Club, Peer Mentors

Hobbies/Interests: Paint Your Own Pottery, slack-lining, athletics

Currently Working at: Nanny/Babysitting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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