Academic All-Stars Archive

2012-13 Academic All-Stars

 Name

 

 Category of Excellence

 

 Date

 Katelyn Frierott ('13)    General Scholarship    October 7, 2012
 Brandon Brown ('13)    General Scholarship    Ocober 21, 2012
 Aaron Cummings ('13)    Mathematics    November 18, 2012
 Katie Akin ('13)    Social Sciences & History    November 25, 2012
 Mariah Bamrick ('13)    English & Literature    December 16, 2012
 Will Comfort ('13)    Science    January 13, 2013
 Colin Pitawanakwat ('13)    General Scholarship     February 3, 2013

Kateyln Frierott ('13)

Winner in General Scholarship

Katelyn, a senior, holds a 4.63 weighted grade point average and scored 33 on the ACT with a perfect 36 in English and a 34 in reading. Currently ranked first in a senior class of 244 students, Katelyn received highest average awards in several Honors classes including Biology, Anatomy and Physiology, English, World History and U.S. History. She is a four-year Principal’s Honor Roll student. A member of Mu Alpha Theta and the National Honor Society, Katelyn earned excellence awards in AP English Language and Composition, Honors Geometry and Honors Psychology. She is a member of the National Spanish Honor Society and earned silver and bronze medals on the National Spanish Exam. Katelyn’s National History Day documentary, “Chinese in the Mississippi Delta,” was selected for state competition where it placed third. Katelyn is captain and two-year letterman for the varsity volleyball team. She is a Student Ambassador and vice president of the Key Club, where she was in charge of the Memory Walk to raise money for Alzheimer’s research. She was selected by her classmates to the school’s Honor Council.

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Brandon Brown ('13)

Winner in General Scholarship

Brandon, a senior, is an outstanding student and strong leader. He holds a 4.333 weighted grade point average and scored 33 on the ACT with perfect scores on the reading and science sections of the test. He currently is ranked seventh in a class of 244 seniors. Brandon is a diligent and conscientious student who is able to integrate his mathematical knowledge with common sense to come up with creative ways to solve difficult problems. Outside school, Brandon demonstrated a fierce drive and dedication to earn the Eagle Scout rank during his freshman year. Many of the values he learned in Scouting are now integral parts of his daily life. He is hard-working, honest, loyal and charitable to others. He participates in food drives, works in soup kitchens and tutors younger students. Brandon is Engineering Club vice president, a senior retreat leader, and a member of the National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, National Latin Honor Society and Teens for Life. He also participated in wrestling. He is a reliable and integral member of the school’s show choir and Drama Club.

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Aaron Cummings ('13)

Winner in Mathematics

Aaron, a senior, is an exceptional student who has a natural ability for problem solving. He holds a 4.1 weighted grade point average and scored 31 on the ACT. By the end of his senior year, Aaron will have taken eight AP courses and several Honors classes. He regularly serves as captain of the Knowledge Bowl Team. He is a member of the Model UN, Latin Club, Computer Club and Ultimate Frisbee Team. Currently enrolled in AP Calculus and AP Physics, Aaron has a discriminating intellect with respect to applying concepts of physics to real-world situations. He has been selected for the National Honor Society, National Classical League and Mu Alpha Theta, the math honor society. He has received excellence awards in Latin Honors and placed in the Tennessee Math Teachers Competition and Wordsmith Competition. He also appeared in several stage productions. An active volunteer, Aaron offer his time to the Ave Maria Home, St. Mary’s Soup Kitchen and the Special Olympics Fun Day. An aspiring aerospace engineer, he hopes to travel to Mars one day.

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Katie Akin ('13)

Winner in Social Sciences & History

Katie, a senior, is an outstanding student who currently ranks in the top five in a class of 244 seniors. She holds a 4.43 weighted grade point average and scored 31 on the ACT with a perfect 36 in reading. She has been selected as a National Merit Semifinalist. She earned a top score of ‘5’ on the AP U.S. History exam and the AP English Language exam. With a plan to study International Relations in college, Katie is goal-oriented and diligent about academics. She has top writing and critical thinking skills. She competed in the district, state and national levels of the National History Day competition. Katie and her team did extensive research into women’s suffrage and built a website on women’s rights. Katie is president of the National Honor Society and editor of the school newspaper. She was vice president of the National Latin Honor Society, a SGA class representative and officer in the Latin Club. She also is a member of Mu Alpha Theta, the Key Club and Pep Club.

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Mariah Bamrick ('13)

Winner in English & Literature

Mariah, a senior, is a dedicated student with an extraordinary gift for writing. She holds a 4.0 weighted grade point average and scored 25 on the ACT with a 33 on the English portion of the test. She took AP English Language and Composition last year and is taking Dual Enrollment English this year. She is the current News Editor for the school newspaper and plans to major in journalism in college. As senior class president, Mariah is able to diplomatically lead her peers in accomplishing what is needed for success. She has been tapped for the National Honor Society, National Latin Honor Society and Mu Alpha Theta. She also is a Senior Retreat Leader, SGA class representative and member of the Model UN team. She is a member of the Latin Club, Key Club, St. Jude Club, Teens for Life, and Pep Club. Mariah is a volunteer for a downtown soup kitchen and is coordinating the senior class’ efforts for the Samaritan’s Feet project, which provides shoes for the needy.

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Will Comfort ('13)

Winner in Science

Will, a senior, is a highly focused student who excels in the study of science. He holds a 4.1 weighted grade point average and scored 31 on the ACT. He is motivated by his interest in pursuing a career in medicine, specifically as a career flight surgeon. He was selected for and attended a summer program for high school students at Brown University. Through his AP Macroeconomics class, Will recently placed second in the Memphis Board of Trade Essay Contest. He is a member of the National Honor Society, National French Honor Society and Mu Alpha Theta. A dependable and dedicated student, Will is a student ambassador, member of Teens for Life, the Key Club and the Medical Club. He has served on the technical crew for musical productions since his freshman year. He also is a member of the cross country and lacrosse teams. Will is a founding member of the Global Outreach Club, which helped to raise money for African education initiatives. He annually participates in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s and has been a hospital volunteer.

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Colin Pitawanakwat ('13)

Winner in General Scholarship

Colin, a senior, is a gifted student who currently ranks third in a class of 243 seniors. He holds a 4.64 weighted grade point average and scored 32 on the ACT. He is enrolled in two AP classes and four Honors classes with a Dual Enrollment English class with Christian Brothers University. He received highest average awards in many subjects including AP World History, AP U.S. History, Pre-Calculus Honors and Latin II and III Honors. An accomplished athlete, Colin is a two-year captain of the Cross Country Team. He has been recognized in the Pepsi Best of Preps for both Cross Country and Track & Field. He is president of Mu Alpha Theta and a member of the National Honor Society and the National Latin Honor Society. A talented musician, he was selected to play trumpet in the Jazz, Soul and Concert Bands. He also has been selected to the All-West Tennessee Band. Colin is active in the community working with St. Vincent de Paul’s Soup Kitchen, the Walk to End Alzheimer’s and the Ave Maria Nursing Home.

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