At its final meeting of the 2012-13 school year Monday, the Briarcliff Manor school board applauded several students.
Recognized as winners of the Avogadro Chemistry Competition were Eric Wasserman, William Hou, Sara Goldstein, Laura Birnbaum, Ryan Rosen and Joseph Pennacchio. Named for 19th century Italian physicist Amedeo Avogadro and administered by Canada’s Waterloo University, the competition honors the top 5 percent of students who took a written chemistry exam May 17.
Board members also saluted both the varsity baseball team, , and the student athletes who competed in this year’s state track-and-field championships. They were:
Baseball honorees: Wyatt Cowan, Kevin Louie, Joe Karlik, Colin Orr, Lou Carrafiello, Ryan Huegel, Asa Barkan, Spencer Kulman, Vinny Giacovas, John Fussell, Chris Marinaccio, Dan Levine, Jackson Plimpton, Matt Pasternak, Paul Henshaw, Jesse Korzen, Mike Pandolfo and Robert Contento.
Track-and-field honorees: Rebecca Bianco, Sophie Feuer, Samantha Kirsch, Sharon Luan, and .
Before announcing this year’s winners of Booster Club scholarships, President Brett Kulman unfurled a colorful quilt made of T-shirts representing the Bears' athletic teams.
The winners—who must, among a number of qualifications, play two varsity sports and maintain a B average of better—are Kristiana Roth, , Jesse Korzen and Paul Henshaw.