York Community High School

Academic Awards, Honor Societies & Recognition

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YORK 2017-18 ACADEMIC AWARDS & SCHOLARSHIPS

DEPARTMENT AWARDS
 

ENGLISH DEPARTMENT
Corrine Johnson Memorial Scholarship – Nicholas Incandela
David A. Beuter Department Award – David Flanagan

 

MATHEMATICS DEPARTMENT
Dr. Eric K. Lossin Memorial Scholarship – Brian Morton
Excellence in Competitive Mathematics – Anshul Shah, Siva Sreedhar
Del Meitz-Tucker Nelson Award – Carter Adkins
 

PERFORMING & VISUAL ARTS DIVISION
Louis Armstrong Award – Matthew Dardick
John Philip Sousa Award – Tessa Vermeulen
Paulus Scholarship – to be announced

The Arion Award – to be announced

The National School Orchestra Association Award – to be announced
The Inez Mittelstadt Orchestral Service Award – to be announced
2D/Drawing Book Award – Tessa Vermeulen
Photo Book Award – Nathaniel Swanson
3D Book Award – Lily Frantzis

 

RESEARCH & SOCIAL SCIENCE DIVISION
Social Studies Department Award – Grace Tully
Neisha Vavilikolanu Human Rights Award – Abigail Ciccarone, Cambria Khayat, Isabella Young
Susan Leander Memorial Award – Hannah Orr

 

SCIENCE DEPARTMENT
Fermilab Awards – Anshul Shah, Anita Wary

TECHNOLOGHY & APPLIED ARTS DIVISION
BUSINESS
Outstanding Accounting Student – Christopher Foster
Outstanding Computer Technology – Charles Miller
Outstanding Management Student – Jason Kentra
Outstanding Marketing Student – Dylan Salek
FAMILY & CONSUMER SCIENCES
Culinary Arts – Kevin Homan
Early Childhood Education – Kelly Kerrigan
Fashion Design – Jolene Gundrum
Hospitality Management – Isabel LoPiano
Interior Design – Ellaby Rohde
Student Teacher – Morgan McCann

INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY
Auto Technology – Noah Krauter
Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) – Robert Dirmish
Graphic Arts – Matthew Shepherd
Principles of Physics Technology – Chase Olson
Woodworking Technology – William Salek

 

WORLD LANGUAGES & ELL DEPARTMENT
Chinese Award – Lili Melvin
French Award – Madeleine DeGrace
Italian Award – Meghan Ferreri
Spanish Award – Danielle Kolosieke
The Fernando Mendoza Memorial Scholarship – Elvis Figueroa
Outstanding ELL Student Award – Elvis Figueroa

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CLARENCE D. EAST AWARDS

Luke Ahern, Matthew Anderson, Catherine Ayers, Annemarie Carfagnini, Madison Collins, Domenic Conversa, Hannah Cronin, Alexandra Danciutiu, Erin Davies, Linnea Dierksheide, Kirsten Drost, Andrew Frank, Abigail Garelli, Olivia Gough, Anne Grasse, Lauren Healy, Ian Honeywell, Courtney Jopes, Jason Kentra, Rachel Lezak, Kerry O’Malley, Michael Pastuovic, Olivia Pechous, Esther Povh, Zorian Schiffman, Emily Schlecht, Anshul Shah, Katerina Siavelis, Siva Sreedhar, Katherine Tomaska, Samuel Toreja, Emma Tran, Nicholas Villareal, Lauren Viola

 

NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS
Matthew Dardick, Linnea Dierksheide, Carina Kanzler, Ashley Kunesh, Katherine Tomaska, Anshul Shah

 

2017 DIANA SMITH CITIZENSHIP AWARDS
Freshmen: Raeba Pradhan, Christian Daum
Sophomores: Grace Maietta, Matthew Splitstone
Juniors: Annemarie Carfagnini, Edward Ryan
Seniors: Erin Lee, John Rosak

 

DUPAGE COUNTY PRINCIPAL AWARDS
Domenic Conversa, Olivia Pechous

 

TECHNOLOGY CENTER OF DUPAGE SENIOR OF THE YEAR AWARD
Elvis Figueroa

 

2016 LOIS HAMMERSCHMIDT AWARDS
Business – Matthew Anderson
English – Isabelle Dyer
Family & Consumer Sciences – Anastasija Iglendza
Industrial Technology – Catherine Ayers
Mathematics – Courtney Jopes
Performing Arts – Madds Buckley
Visual Arts – Lauren Keenan
Physical Education – Samantha Reed
Science – Siva Sreedhar
Social Studies – Anne Grasse
Student Services – Chase Olson
World Languages – Magdalene Goetz

 

NOVACARE ALLIED HEALTH SCHOLARSHIP
Maya Kosanovich

 

PAUL & DAVID MYERS MANAGER SCHOLARSHIPS
Lauren Healy, Zorian Schiffman

 


PLUS, the Outstanding Academic Awards earned by these students:

 

Outstanding Academic Awards

 

  APSD  AP Scholar with Distinction

  ISS      Illinois State Scholar  

  NAPS  National AP Scholar

  NMC  National Merit Commended

  NMF    National Merit Finalist

  NMSA National Merit Scholarship Award

  PAEA (or PABA*)  President’s Award for Educational Achievement

  PAEE (or (PABE*)  President’s Award for Educational Excellence
  SSB     Illinois State Seal of Biliteracy

  SCtB (or SeTB*)     Illinois State Commendation toward Biliteracy

*checking to make sure these abbreviations are correctly named

 

Achepohl, Elliott ~ ISS, PAEE
Achepohl, Michael ~ APSD, ISS, PAEE
Acquaviva, Giovanni ~ SCTB
Adams, Zachary ~ PAEA
Adeszko, Olivia ~ PAEA
Ahem, Luke ~ APSD, ISS, PAEE
Albers, Max ~ APSD, ISS, NMC, PAEE, SCTB
Albin, Hollie ~ APSD, ISS, PAEE, SCTB
Alfini, Peter ~ PAEA
Anderson, Matthew ~ APSD, ISS, PAEE
Atristain, Matthew ~ PAEA
Avello, David ~ PAEA
Ayers, Catherine ~ APSD, ISS, NMC, PAEE, SSB
Baer, Timothy ~ APSD, ISS, NAPS, NMC, PAEE
Barannik, Kima ~ PAEA
Bartholomew, Daniel~ PAEA
Bartosz, Katharine ~ PAEA
Beck, Vanessa ~ SSB
Benvenuto, Elizabeth ~ PAEA
Bernard, Benjamin ~ ISS, PAEE
Bingham, Clare ~ ISS, PAEA, SSB
Bjerga, Stacey ~ PAEA
Bjerkan, Liliana ~ PAEA, SCTB
Blessing, Ryan ~ PAEA
Bleyer, Margaret ~ PAEA, SCTB
Bode, Jackson ~ PAEA
Bolt, Riley ~ PAEA
Bonilla, Adriana ~ PAEA, SSB
Bourke, Ryan ~ PAEA
Boxall, Alexander ~ PAEA
Boxall, Matthew ~ PAEA
Braun, Olivia ~ ISS, PAEE, SCTB
Brennan Jr, Mark ~ ISS
Brown, Hadley ~ ISS, PAEE, SSB
Brown, Nathan ~ ISS, PAEE
Buckley, Madeline ~ APSD, ISS, PAEE 
Butterfield, David ~ PAEE
Cahill, Bridget ~ PAEA, SCTB
Cajiao, Sophia ~ SSB
Calabrese, Kevin ~ ISS, PAEE, SCTB
Campbell, Bridget ~ ISS, PAEE
Carfagnini, Annemarie ~ ISS, PAEE, SSB
Carlson, Maria ~ PAEA
Carrasco, Nicholas ~ APSD, ISS, NAPS, NMC, PAEE
Cedillo, Mariana ~ PAEA, SSB
Chaltin, Brendan ~ PAEE
Chavez, Olivia ~ PAEA
Chiappetta, Joseph ~ PAEA
Chiappetta, Rachel ~ PAEA
Chornij, Joseph ~ ISS, PAEA, SCTB
Ciannella, Katherine ~ PAEA
Ciccarone, Abigail ~ ISS, PAEE, SSB
Cismesia, Nadia ~ ISS, PAEA, SCTB
Collins, Madison ~ ISS, PAEE, SSB
Conversa, Domenic ~ APSD, ISS, PAEE, SSB
Costello, Ryan ~ ISS, PAEA
Cronin, Hannah ~ APSD, ISS, NMF, PAEE, SSB
Danciutiu, Alexandra ~ APSD ISS PAEE SSB
Dardick, Matthew ~ APSD, ISS, NMF, NMSA, PAEE, SSB
Dattoli, Joy ~ ISS, PAEA
Davies, Erin ~ ISS, PAEE, SSB
Deardurff, Andrew ~ PAEA
DeGrace, Elliott ~ ISS, PAEE
DeGrace, Madeleine ~ PAEA, SSB
DeGrace, Simon ~ PAEA
Dennis, Danielle ~ PAEA
Des Biens, Kathryn ~ ISS, PAEE, SCTB
Devereux, Kate ~ ISS, PAEA
DiChiara, Joseph ~ ISS, PAEE
Dierksheide, Linnea ~ APSD, ISS, NMF,
NMSA, PAEE, SSB
Dirmish, Robert ~ ISS, PAEA, SCTB
Doberstein, Eric ~ APSD, ISS, NMC, PAEE, SSB
Doherty, Holly ~ PAEA
Dopp, Elizabeth ~ PAEA
Doyle, Kaylen ~ APSD, ISS, PAEE, SSB
Drost, Kirsten ~ ISS, PAEE, SSB
Drost, Melissa ~ ISS, PAEE, SSB
Duwa, Andrew ~ PAEA
Dyer, Isabelle ~ ISS, PAEE
Dyra, William ~ ISS, PAEE
Eaton, Martha ~ ISS, PAEE
Elliott, Corey ~ APSD, ISS, NMC, PAEE
Emich, Alexander ~ ISS, PAEE
Euliano, Claire ~ ISS, PAEA, SCTB
Evans, Allison ~ ISS, PAEA, SCTB
Evely, Joseph ~ ISS, PAEE
Falkenberg, Ryan ~ ISS
Fanelli, Matthew ~ PAEE
Felten, Alexander ~ PAEA
Ferreri, Meghan ~ ISS, PAEA, SSB
Ferzacca, Alexandra ~ PAEA, SCTB
Figueroa Ramos, Elvis ~ PAEA
Fite, Danielle ~ ISS, PAEA, SCTB
Fitzpatrick, Madeleine ~ ISS, PAEA, SSB
Flanagan, David ~ ISS, PAEE, SSB
Flock, Thomas ~ PAEA
Foley, Allyse ~ PAEA
Foley, Dylan ~ ISS, PAEE
Foley, John ~ ISS, PAEE
Foster, Christopher ~ PAEE
Franco, Gabrielle ~ SSB
Frank, Andrew ~ ISS, PAEE
Frantzis, Anna ~ PAEA, SSB, SCTB
Frantzis, Lily ~ PAEA
Gallichio, Jenna ~ PAEE
Garcia, Kathryn ~ PAEA
Garelli, Abigail ~ ISS, PAEE
Gauthier, Alexandra ~ ISS, PAEE, SCTB
Gemini, Samuel ~ APSD, ISS, PAEE
Gentile, Maria ~ PAEA
Gills, Kiara ~ PAEA
Glabus, Ella ~ ISS, NMC, PAEE
Goese, Brendan ~ ISS
Goetz, Magdalene ~ PAEA, SSB
Goldberg, Brian ~ ISS, NMC, PAEE
Gomez Medina, Myriam ~ SSB
Gong, Kathryn ~ PAEA
Gonzalez Guzman, Paola ~ PAEA, SSB
Gorski, Tyler ~ ISS, PAEA
Gough, Olivia ~ APSD, ISS, NAPS, PAEE, SCTB
Gould, Lauren ~ PAEE
Grane, Matthew ~ PAEA
Grasse, Anne ~ APSD, ISS, PAEE, SCTB
Greer, Molly ~ ISS, PAEA
Griffin, Samuel~ ISS, PAEA
Grubbs, Elizabeth ~ ISS, PAEE
Gundrum, Jolene ~ APSD, ISS, PAEE, SSB
Hadawi, Joseph ~ ISS
Hanebuth, Bradley ~ ISS, PAEE
Hannigan, Emmett ~ PAEE, SCTB
Hanson, James ~ PAEA
Harris, Nathan ~ ISS, NMC, PAEE
Hartlage, Grant ~ ISS, NMC, PAEE, SCTB
Hartlage, Peter ~ ISS, PAEE
Haus, Collin ~ PAEA
Hawkins, Amber ~ PAEA
Healy, Lauren ~ ISS, NMSS, PAEE, SCTB
Hendron, Madeline ~ PAEA
Hennessey, Claire ~ PAEA
Herman, Peyton ~ PAEA, SSB
Hilgendorf, Andrew ~ ISS, PAEE
Hindsley, Adelaide ~ PAEA, SSB
Homan, Kevin ~ PAEA, SCTB
Honeywell, Ian ~ APSD, ISS, PAEE
Honquest, Daniel ~ PAEA
Horn, Jack ~ ISS, PAEE
Hovance, Cara ~ ISS, PAEA, SCTB
Hovorka, Grace ~ PAEA, SCTB
Hradil, Natalie ~ APSD, ISS, PAEE, SCTB
Hurtado, Ivan ~ SCTB
Hurtado, Victoria ~ SCTB
Hyink, Laura ~ ISS, PAEE
Iarrapino, Annamaria ~ SCTB
Iglendza, Anastasija ~ PAEA, SSB
Incandela, Nicholas ~ PAEA
Izzo, Brittany ~ SCTB
Jaeger, Joseph ~ PAEE, SSB
Johnson, Alexander ~ ISS, PAEE
Johnson, Julia ~ ISS, PAEE, SSB
Jopes, Courtney ~ APSD, ISS, NMF, PAEE, SSB
Joseph, Nibia~ APSD, PAEA
Judge, Henry ~ PAEA
Juneman, Thomas ~ PAEA
Jurasek, Jayne ~ PAEA, SCTB
Jurko, Nina ~ PAEA
Kalinich, Lauryn ~ PAEA
Kaliski, Claire ~ PAEE, SCTB
Kaminski, Paige ~ ISS, PAEE, SCTB
Kanzler, Carina ~ ISS, NMF, NMSA, PAEE, SCTB
Kawaleet, Yanal ~ PAEA
Kazmierczak, Logan ~ PAEA, SSB
Keblusek, Elizabeth ~ PAEA, SSB
Keenan, Laura ~ ISS, PAEE
Kelenin, Anton ~ PAEA, SSB
Kelley, Colin ~ ISS, NMC, PAEE, SCTB
Kelty, Martin ~ ISS, NMC, PME 
Kentra, Jason ~ APSD, ISS, PABE
Kern, Charlie ~ ISS, PABE
Khayat, Cambria ~ PABA, SSB
Kilgast, Lily ~ ISS, PABA
King, Madalyn ~ ISS, PABA
Knupp, Edward ~ PABA
Kolosieke, Danielle ~ PAEE, SSB
Kosanovich, Maya ~ PABA
Krauter, Noah ~ PABE
Kritikos, Alexander ~ ISS, PABE, SSB
Kriz, Lauren ~ PABA
Kroll, Kyra ~ PABA
Krukowski, Nora ~ PAEA
Kunesh, Ashley ~ APSD, ISS, NMC, NMSA, PABE, SSB
LaBarge, Adam ~ ISS, PABE
Lahey, Christopher ~ PABA
Langenecker, Maya ~ ISS, PABE
Larson, Robert ~ ISS
Lau, Hannah ~ ISS, PABE
Laurx, Carly ~ ISS, PABE
Leonard, Emily ~ ISS, PABA
Leonard, Sean ~ PABA
Leonard III, David ~ PAEE
Levins, Madeline ~ PABA
Lewis, Melanie ~ PABA, SCTB
Lezak, Rachel ~ ISS, PAEE, SSB
Lockie, Abigail ~ ISS, PABA
Logan, Marissa ~ SCTB
Lutz, Alexander ~ ISS, PABE
Lyons, Nathan ~ ISS, PABA
MacGregor, Sean ~ PABA
Maddi, Ranen ~ PABE
Maguire, Bailey ~ PABA, SSB
Maher, Shannon ~ PABE
Mann, May ~ PABE
Mapes, Sarah ~ SCTB
Marino, Gianna ~ ISS, PABE
Markuson, Connor ~ ISS, PABE
Marrah, Rebecca ~ ISS, PABA, SCTB
Martin Sarrau, Sergi ~ PABA, SCTB
Mastro, Gabriela ~ PABE
Mauch, Lindsey ~ PABA, SSB
McCarthy, Morgan ~ SCTB
McCarty, Catherine ~ ISS, PAEA
Meade, Robert ~ ISS, PABE
Melvin, Lili ~ PABA, SCTB
Mendoza Palacios, Lesly ~ PABA
Menichini, David ~ ISS, PABE,
Meyer, Jacquelyn ~ APSD, ISS, PABE, SCTB
Miller, Charles ~ ISS, PABA
Mirretti, Joshua ~ PAEA, SCTB
Monarrez, Isabel ~ PABA, SSB,
Montesantos, Adam ~ PABA, SeTB
Montesdeoca, Arianna ~ SSB
Moor, Pamela ~ PABA, SSB, SCTB
Moran, Garrett ~ ISS, PABE
Moran, Jane ~ PABA, SCTB
Moran, Maya ~ ISS, PABE
Morrissey, Daniel ~ ISS, PABE
Morrow, Julia ~ ISS, PABA, SCTB
Mueller, Kathryn ~ PABA
Musgrave, Brandon ~ PABE
Nelson, Ryan ~ ISS, PABE
Nguessan, Linda ~ ISS, NMC, PAEE, SSB
Noonan, Lauren ~ ISS, PABA, SCTB
O'Brien, Nora ~ ISS, PABA
Olson, Matthew ~ ISS, PABA
Olson, Riley ~ PABA
O'Malley, Kerry ~ ISS, PABE, SCTB
Orr, Hannah ~ ISS, SSB
Ortoneda Nevarez, Alexian ~ SCTB
Paist, Jessica ~ ISS, PABE
Pakenas, Charles ~ ISS, PAEE
Palomares, Renee Adrianne ~ SCTB
Park, Madison ~ PABA
Park, Sophia ~ PABE
Pastorelle, Dominic ~:~~ISS, PABE
Pastuovic, Michael ~ APSD, ISS, NAPS,
NMC, PABE, SCTB
Paus, Corey ~ PABA
Pechous, Olivia ~ APSD, ISS, PABE, SSB
Peterson, Elyse ~ PABA, SCTB
Pezza, Vanessa ~ PABA
Pflum, Zachary ~ PABA
Phillips, Emma ~ PABA
Polizzi, Nicole ~ PABA, SCTB
Potyrala, Veronica ~ ISS, PABE, SCTB
Povh, Esther ~ APSD, ISS, PABE, SSB
Pygon, Thomas ~ APSD, ISS, PABE
Qadri, Syeda ~ PABA
Quezada-Salinas, Alma ~ ISS, PABA
Quinlan, Carter ~ ISS, PABE, SCTB
Quinn, Meghan ~ APSD, ISS, PABE
Race, Julian ~ ISS, PABA
Rafac, Daniel~ PAEA
Ramirez, Jasmine ~ SCTB
Ramos Jimenez, Erick ~ PABA
Reed, Jessica ~ PABA
Reed, Samantha ~ ISS, PABE
Reginelli, Julia ~ ISS, PAEE
Reichert, Cassandra ~ ISS, PAEE
Reinhofer, Joseph ~ ISS, PAEE
Renier, Arthur ~ ISS, PAEA
Riecker, Natalie ~ PAEA, SSB
Rodriguez, Giovanni ~ APSD, ISS, PAEA, SSB
Rodriguez, Monserratt ~ SSB
Roelle, Ava ~ ISS, PAEE
Rogers, Charles ~ PAEA
Rohde, Ellaby ~ ISS, PABE, SCTB
Rosak, John ~ PABA
Roy, Caroline ~ ISS, PABE, SCTB
Rozmus, Luke ~ APSD, ISS, NMF, PABE
Ruesch, Collin ~ ISS, PABA
Ruiz, Kennedy ~ ISS, PABE, SSB
Sabatini, Julianna ~ PABA, SCTB
Salek, Dylan ~ PABA
Salek, William ~ PABA
Sanders, Brennan ~ APSD, ISS, PABE
Sasanelli, Olivia ~ PABA, SCTB
Schaner, Ryan ~ ISS, PABE
Scheibl, Charles ~ PABA
Schiffman, Zorian ~ APSD, ISS, NMC, PABE, SSB
Schlecht, Emily ~ ISS, NMC, PABE, SSB
Schlitter, Matthew ~ ISS, PABE
Sebonia, Rachael ~ PABA
Semmelhack, Ben ~ PABA
Senese, Lisa ~ SCTB
Severino, Kim ~ SCTB
Shah, Anshul ~ APSD, ISS, NAPS, NMF, NMSA,PABE
Siavelis, Katerina ~ APSD, ISS, NAPS, PABE, SSB
Sidoryk, Tyler ~ APSD, ISS, NMC, PABE, SCTB
Siegenthaler, Emily ~ PABA
Simpson, Sean ~ PABA
Smith, Andrew ~ PABA
Solem, Matthew ~ PAEA
Spaeth, Katherine ~ PABA
Spedale, Mia ~ ISS, PABA, SCTB
Spyropoulos, Konstantinos ~ ISS, PABE
Sreedhar, Siva ~ APSD, ISS, NAPS, NMC, PABE, SSB
St Clair, Benjamin ~ ISS, PABE
Stanley, Isabella ~ ISS, PABA
Stanton, Kyra ~ ISS, PABE
Steck, Lauren ~ PABA
Stevenson, Timothy ~ PABE
Stone, Crystal ~ PABE
Stone, Deirdre ~ ISS, PABA, SSB
Stone, Erin ~ ISS, PABE, SCTB
Sullivan, Sarah ~ PABA
Sussman, Daniel ~ ISS, NMC, PABE
Swinford, Alexander ~ ISS, PAEE
Sylvester, Karen ~ ISS, PABE
Taylor, Nicole ~ PAEA
Teleron, Jenin ~ ISS, PABA, SSB
Tey, Hui ~ PABA, SSB
Thomas, Aquena ~ PABA
Thomas, Jelecia ~ PABA
Thomas, Jithu ~ PABA
Thornton, Sarah ~ ISS
Tierney, Georgina ~ ISS, PABE
Tith, Michael ~ PABA
Todd, Claudia~ PABA
Tomaska, Katherine ~ APSD, ISS, NMF,
NMSA, PABE, SSB
Toomey, Spencer ~ ISS, PABA
Toreja, Samuel ~ ISS, PABE, SCTB
Torres, Isabel ~ PABA
Tran, Emma ~ APSD, ISS, NMC, PABE, SSB
Triska, Anna ~ PABA, SSB
Truett, Sydney ~ PABA
Tully, Grace ~ APSD, ISS, PABE
VanDenBrook, Carleigh ~ ISS, PABE, SSB
Vargas, Jalissa ~ PABA
Vermeulen, Tessa ~ ISS, PABE, SSB
Vezmar, Elena+~ PABA
Vilips, Lauren ~ PABA
Villarreal, Nicholas ~ ISS, PABE, SSB
Vincent, Grace ~ PABA
Viola, Lauren ~ ISS, PABE, SSB
Waldschmidt, Christian ~ APSD, ISS, PABE
Walker, Hailey ~ PAEA
Wary, Anita ~ APSD, ISS, NMC, PABE, SCTB
Warzecha, Anthony ~ PABA
Wegmann, Katherine ~ ISS, PABE, SSB
Weiler, Haley ~ PAEA
Welch, Zachary ~ PABA
Wells, Ellen ~ PABA
White, Brittney ~ PABA
Wieczorek, Gianna ~ PABA
Wiese, Eric ~ APSD, ISS, PABE
Wilms, Bethany ~ PABA
Wilson, Kali ~ ISS, PABA
Winters, Reilly ~ PABE
Wittmer, Samuel ~ ISS, PAEA
Witzel, Karly ~ PABA, SSB
Wojcik, Lauren ~ PABA
Woolfe, Callan ~ PABE, SCTB
Young, Brigid ~ PABA
Young, Isabella ~ PABA
Young, Matthew ~ ISS, PABE
Zabloudil, Julia ~ PABA
ZeIlinger, Michelle ~ PABA
Zhang, Wendy ~ ISS, PABE, SSB
Ziccardi, Frank ~ ISS, PABE, SCTB
Ziebert, Christopher ~ APSD, ISS, NMF, PAEE, SCTB
Ziolkowski, Claire ~ ISS, PAEE

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Academic Department Awards Each academic department announces annual awards for outstanding students (typically juniors and seniors) at the May Awards Night. If your student has a specific interest in an academic area, it’s never too soon to start specializing and standing out! 

BUSINESS  Outstanding Accounting Student   Outstanding Computer Technology Student 
 Outstanding Management Student  Outstanding Marketing Student 
ENGLISH   Corrine Johnson Memorial Scholarship  David A. Beuter Department Award FAMILY & CONSUMER SCIENCES  Culinary Arts  Early Childhood Education  Education  Fashion Design  Hospitality Management  Interior Design  INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY  Auto Technology  Computer Aided Drafting (CAD)   Graphic Arts  Principles of Physics Technology   Woodworking Technology  MATHEMATICS  Dr. Eric K. Lossin Memorial Scholarship   Excellence in Competitive Mathematics    Del  Meitz-Tucker Nelson Award  PERFORMING ARTS  Louis Armstrong Award (Jazz)  John Philip Sousa Award (Band)  Arion Choral Award (Choir)  National Orchestra Award (Orchestra)  Inez Mettelstadt Orchestra Service Award  Cathy Carson Award (Band)  Paulus Scholarship (to a student planning to major in music)   Susan Beecher Award (Band)  3 Judith Marderosian Awards (band, choir and orchestra, funded by the Music Boosters)  PHYSICAL EDUCATION   Outstanding Student Award  RESEARCH & SOCIAL SCIENCE   Social Studies Department Award  Neisha Vavilikolanu Human Rights Award   Susan Leander Memorial Award  SCIENCE  Bausch and Lomb Award   Rensselaer Award  Edward Hohman Honorary Physics Award   Illinois Science Teachers’ Award   Fermilab Awards  John Davik Senior Science Award  VISUAL ARTS  3D Book Award   Drawing Book Award  Photo Book Award WORLD LANGUAGES & ELL  Chinese Award  French Award  Italian Award  Spanish Award  The Fernando Mendoza Memorial Scholarship  Outstanding ELL Student Award 
  AP Scholars  Advanced Placement tests are given in May of each year. Tests are scored on a 0 – 5 scale. The AP program offers levels of awards: ● AP Scholar: Students who receive a score of 3 or higher on three or more exams. ● AP Scholar with Honor: Students who receive an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP exams taken and scores of 3 or higher on four or more exams. ● AP Scholar with Distinction: Students who receive an average score of at least 3.5 on all exams taken and scores of 3 or higher on five or more exams. ● National AP Scholar: Students who receive an average score of at least 4 on all AP exams taken and scores of 4 or higher on eight or more exams. ● AP Seminar and Research Certificate:  students who earn scores of 3 or higher in AP Seminar and AP Research. ● AP Capstone Diploma:  Students who earn scores of 3 or higher in AP Seminar and AP Research and on four additional AP exams will receive the AP Capstone Diploma.
Athletic Department Awards  Clarence D. East Award- This award honors academic and athletic success in graduating seniors.  Criteria: Top 5% of senior class plus participation in at least one sport both junior and senior years of high school.   Four-Year, Three-Sport Athletes  Joe Newton Athletic Scholarship  Randy Mikal Memorial Award  Paul & David Myers Manager Scholarships  Val Cothern Outstanding Junior Female Athlete  Tom Bash Outstanding Junior Male Athlete  Outstanding Senior Female Athlete  Outstanding Senior Male Athlete   Citizenship Awards Sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Elmhurst, Rotary Club of Elmhurst and the Spring Road Business Association. Two students (one boy and one girl) from each class are selected each year after a nomination and application process. Awards are announced at the May Athletics and Academic Awards event.
Honor Rolls There are two honor rolls at York: ● Honor Roll: GPA of 3.0 – 3.499. ● High Honor Roll – GPA of 3.5 and above. 
IHSA Awards  IHSA All-State Academic Team – Top Award given by IHSA – 13 male and 13 female high school senior  athletes are selected each year, plus 50 honorable mentions.  Nominees must possess a 3.5/4.0 GPA, participate in at least 2 sports or activities for two years, and demonstrate outstanding citizenship.  All State – competed at the Illinois State level in at least one sport.  West Suburban Conference All-Conference- selected by WSC coaches.  West Suburban Conference All-Academic – Participated in a varsity level sport, with at least a 3.0 GPA.
Illinois State Scholars Designation granted to the top 10% Illinois senior high school students. Students must be in the top 50% of their class after six semesters and score in the top 95% on either the ACT or SAT test. Specific criteria are detailed on the Illinois State Scholar website.
Illinois State Seal of Biliteracy and Commendation toward Biliteracy   Students must meet standards in English on an accredited standardized test, such as the ACT or SAT, as well as demonstrate that they have developed a proficiency level of Intermediate, High, or Advanced in all four domains of the target language (interpersonal speaking, presentational writing, interpretive listening, and reading). The Seal is affixed to students’ high school diplomas and is listed on their transcripts. Students must demonstrate proficiency on the ACTFL's Assessment of Performance toward Proficiency in Languages (AAPPL) exam. 
Lois Hammerschmidt Awards  Awarded in memory of a beloved District 205 teacher to a senior student in each academic subject area in May of each year: Art, Business, English, FCS, Industrial Tech, Math, Performing Arts, PE, Science, Social Studies, Student Services and World Languages.
National Honor Society Juniors and seniors with a 3.5 Grade Point Average and above are invited to apply for NHS. Nominees prepare an application (submitted in the fall) that must include service activities, service hours and signatures of the responsible party. Induction is typically held in early November. It is very helpful for students to begin tracking service hours in freshman year. Additionally, students should develop leadership skills in a leadership position during their sophomore year.  Successful applicants demonstrate excellence in Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Character. This is an active society and students must continue service hours to remain in good standing.  A list of inductees can be found here on the Academic Boosters web site.
National Merit Finalists, Semifinalists and Commended Students York junior students who take the PSAT/NMSQT in the fall may qualify for the competition. Mathematics and Reading, Writing/Language skills are tested. Scores are reported on a scale of 160 to 760, on each test. A perfect score would be 1520. Results are reported in December. In September of senior year, students nationwide are notified of recognitions. Semifinalists may submit an application to become Finalists by October of senior year. They also must register for and take the SAT before December of senior year (NMSC urges students not to wait until December). Finalists may be awarded a National Merit Scholarship 
National Technical Honor Society Recognize junior and seniors who have achieved excellence in Industrial Tech and Family and Consumer Sciences coursework. Students may be eligible for national scholarships. 
National Chinese, French, Italian and Spanish Honor Societies These groups recognize foreign language students who have received A’s in all Honors level language classes and not less than B’s in all other classes.  World Languages Honor Societies hold induction ceremonies in the spring. View a current list of York student members and an overview of eligibility on the AB website.
President’s Awards for Educational Excellence and Educational Achievement These awards recognize seniors and consider Grade Point Average, specific school criteria and performance on either the ACT or SAT. The Education Achievement award also considers growth and effort
Recognition Events
Awards Night:  Academic, Athletic, Citizenship, Department, and Lois Hammerschmidt Award-winning students are recognized at this May evening ceremony.
NHS Induction: New and returning National Honor Society students are honored at a November evening ceremony each year. See above for more.  Also see the NHS club page under Clubs and Organizations.
Spring Assembly: Illinois State Scholars, Honor Roll, National Merit Scholars 
Scholarship Night: Students awarded external scholarships by local foundations and groups (i.e. PTA Council, Lion’s Club, Elmhurst Memorial Hospital) are honored at a May evening reception.
World Languages Honor Societies hold induction ceremonies in the spring of each year.
Student of the Month:  Each York department selects one student to be recognized each month based on criteria such as improvement, service to others, attitude, etc. Students and their family members are invited to attend an honor breakfast.
GLOSSARY 
Academic Boosters: A committee of the York Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) dedicated to raising school and community awareness of academic achievement at York High School.  See york.elmhurst205.org/welcometoacademicboosters
 ACT: College entrance exam typically taken in junior year or fall of the senior year. www.act.org The ACT is no longer administered by York. It has been replaced by the SAT for spring administration to all Juniors.
 Advanced College Project (ACP) through Indiana University.  Begun in 2015, York is the first Illinois high school to partner with Indiana University through its ACP.  Accepted students may earn IU college credits for grades while completing York courses.  All ACP courses are taught by York teachers who hold adjunct lecturer status with Indiana University.  All ACP courses earn York honors credit.  IU college credit (no grades) is transferable to most major universities.  Students should verify transferability with any potential college or university they plan to attend upon graduation from York.  Eligible students need a 2.7 GPA and must complete an application.  ACP classes cost $150.00 ($50.00 per “credit hour”).  Currently, York offers the following ACP courses:  Business - Personal Finance; Math- Finite Math; English - Composition, Literature, Speech; World Languages - Spanish 3H, Spanish 4H, French 3H, and French 4H. york.elmhurst205.org/ACP .  
 Announcements:  Daily school announcements are read during 2nd period each day.  However, you may receive the announcements via email.  Sign up for this option through PowerSchool.  You have the option of receiving the announcements daily, weekly or monthly.  It is a good way to stay in touch with happenings at York.
 AP (Advanced Placement): indicates a course that is at college level. Students taking AP courses are exposed to a high level of academic rigor to explore what college courses are like and to better prepare for college. York students enrolled in AP classes take a standardized exam (fee required) to potentially earn transferable college credit. See http://apcentral.collegeboard.com/apc for more information.
 AP (Assistant Principal): York has three assistant principals, handling Curriculum and Instruction, Student Services, and Student Activities and Finance; each with a different role. See York Administration web page. 
 AP Capstone Program:  A two-year commitment.  Students enroll in AP Seminar the first year, and AP Research the second year.  Students who earn scores of 3 or higher in these classes will receive the AP Seminar and Research Certificate.  If students also receive a score of 3 or higher on four additional AP exams, they will receive the AP Capstone Diploma.  
 Athletic Boosters: A group of York parents and community members dedicated to supporting athletics at York by raising funds, cheering on teams, and much more. See http://york.elmhurst205.org/yboosters 
 Career Cruising:  An online program with career assessments, as well as college and career research tools. Freshmen receive a password and access code and learn to utilize this, as well as Naviance, in Freshman Orientation and Guidance. 
 CCRC (College and Career Resource Center): Planning center available to York students to assist them in preparing for life after high school. See http://york.elmhurst205.org/CCRC 
 Common App: The Common Application (informally known as the Common App) is an undergraduate college admission application that applicants may use to apply to any of 517 member colleges and universities in 47 states and the District of Columbia, as well as in Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, and United Kingdom.
 Dean: The Deans develop and implement policies to ensure proper student conduct, safety, and health. Deans monitor attendance, discipline students and communicate regularly with Student Services to resolve conflicts to ensure adequate academic progress. They supervise student activities, participate on school committees, and evaluate teachers as assigned by the Principal.  
 Drama Boosters: A parent committee dedicated to supporting York drama productions. For more information see Becky Marianetti, York Choir Director.
 Dual credit: Some courses at York offer both high school credit and college credit through the College of DuPage, or Indiana University. 
 Duke Decision Day: Annual York event held on or around May 1st to celebrate seniors’ symbolic commitment to the university of their choice.
 Enriched:  Identifies the highest level of honors math. See York course guide, math department pages, for course sequences and descriptions of enriched courses.
 Fair Share: To raise funds for the many programs and events that the PTSA sponsors, families are requested to make an annual FAIR SHARE donation in lieu of fundraisers (about $25 per student). 
 Fine Arts Week: Annual spring celebration at York. Students attend various events, which show case student art, music and theatre performances as well as performances by outside groups. Events are held during school. 
 5 Essentials Survey: The Illinois 5 Essentials Survey identifies five indicators that lead to important student outcomes, including improved attendance and larger test score gains. The five indicators that positively affect school success are: Effective Leaders. Collaborative Teachers, Involved Families, Supportive Environment, and Ambitious Instruction.  All district schools throughout Illinois, including alternative schools that fall under the district’s domain, are required by legislation to participate in the survey at least every other year. For York’s 2014 survey results visit https://illinois.5-essentials.org/2014_public/s/190222050260003/ 
 Freshman Orientation and Guidance (FOG): All freshmen participate in a curriculum led by York staff and counselors during half of their lunch periods for the first semester of 9th grade. Topics include study tips, planning your 4 years at York and more. For more information visit http://york.elmhurst205.org/counseling 
 Freshman Mentors: Part of a comprehensive transition program for freshmen. Mentors, selected via an application, play a role in guiding freshmen through the FOG student-focused curriculum. Mentors attend training sessions and receive .5 credit for successful completion of a full semester of service. See http://york.elmhurst205.org/cms/page_view?d=x&piid=&vpid=1279762916708 
 Honors “Bump”: Courses that have an “honors” designation, “enriched honors” designation, and Advanced Placement designation carry with them a .20 added weight for grades of A, B or C. For example, a student with two honors classes and four regular classes who has earned a grade of B in every course would have a GPA of 3.40 (6x3/6 gives an average of 3.0. Add .20 for each of the two honors classes.).
 Indiana University ACP: Advanced College Project through Indiana University.  Begun in 2015, York is the first Illinois high school to partner with Indiana University through its ACP.  Accepted students may earn IU college credits while completing York courses.  All ACP courses are taught by York teachers who hold adjunct lecturer status with Indiana University.  All ACP courses earn York honors credit.  IU college credit (no grades) is transferable to most major
 universities.  Students should verify transferability with any potential college or university they plan to attend upon graduation from York.  Eligible students need a 2.7 GPA and must complete an application.  ACP classes have fees associated with courses.  To view the current ACP course offerings at York, visit york.elmhurst205.org/ACP  
 Instructional Technology Coaches: York employs two full-time Instructional Technology Coaches whose role it is to facilitate student learning through the use of technology. The coaches offer teacher assistance in the areas of problem solving, team teaching, website development, curricular team planning, lesson demonstration, and differentiation support. See their website at: https://sites.google.com/a/elmhurst205.org/yhstech/
 Invite to Teach: Juniors and seniors who apply and are accepted, earn credit working in local schools as teaching interns. See Family and Consumer Sciences course descriptions and requirements. http://york.elmhurst205.org/fcs 
 Live: Java Lives are sponsored through Mirrors, a club at York. Events are held in the York Commons. Java Live is an open-mic night for musicians and writers to perform in a coffee-house setting.
 La Brigade: Restaurant located at York. Students enrolled in higher-level culinary courses in the Family and Consumer Science Department plan, prepare and serve meals (catering is also offered). Reservations are accepted and charges apply for guests. See  http://york.elmhurst205.org/fcs 
 Learning Commons: Resources including library, technology, study areas, and academic supports. Located on the second floor of the main C building. Quiet areas, faculty support, group study areas, and more are available before and after school for students to work, receive assistance, and collaborate. 
 Literacy Coaches: The role of literacy coaches at York is to help teachers infuse literacy into their curriculum. The literacy coaches work as a resource for teachers, assisting them with literacy development and literacy strategies with the goal of facilitating student achievement within content-specific curriculum. The coaches do not alter curriculum. Rather, they help teachers add activities to help students become more engaged and to understand topics/readings most fully.
 Little Dukes Preschool: The Little Dukes preschool is staffed by second semester students enrolled in Child Development through the Family and Consumer Sciences Department. Open to children ages 3 and 4 from the local community. The curriculum focuses around play-based learning. See http://york.elmhurst205.org/fcs 
 Lunch Labs: Some courses require student activity during half lunch –i.e. many AP science courses and music. See course offering book for specific requirements. Students interested in Student Council (which also meets over lunch) may find a conflict with lunch-lab course requirements.
 Master Schedule: Refers to the computer-generated schedule of all York courses offered during a year including available times, instructor assignments, and class sizes.  The Master Schedule is impacted by many complex variables.
 Math Lab: The Math Lab is a place where students can do math homework and get help if needed. It is located in room A263 on the second floor math hallway of the “A” building (Academic building). It is staffed by math teachers on Monday thru Thursday from 7:00AM – 4:15PM and on Friday from 7:00AM – 3:06PM. See York’s Math Department website.
 Mirrors: Mirrors is a club at York High School that produces an annual magazine compiled of student prose, poetry, artwork, and photography. Mirrors also sponsors a number of open mic nights, called Java Live, in the York Commons. Java Live is a night for musicians and writers to perform in a coffee-house setting. http://york.elmhurst205.org/Mirrors 
 Mobile Learning Implementation (MLI): MLI is a D205 program wherein each student in grades 6 through 12 will have access to a computer in every class (1:1 computing).  The computing technology for MLI is the Dell Chromebook. York students will purchase their own Chromebook and take it home with them daily. MLI represents the move to provide digital resources and learning opportunities to D205 students and ongoing professional learning for D205 teachers. See the District 205 website for further information:  https://sites.google.com/a/elmhurst205.org/d205-mli-parent-information/home
 National Merit Finalists, Semifinalists and Commended Students Determined by the National Merit Board and based on PSAT/NMSQT test results taken during junior year. The test costs $15.00 and is optional. Find more information in the Testing section above.
 Naviance: Naviance Family Connection is an online software program that allows parents and students to access college and career information. Students can perform detailed searches of colleges and universities, research scholarships, complete questionnaires useful for college and career planning. Students at York receive unique password and user information to access the system. Parents may request family login credentials.  Ask your counselor. https://connection.naviance.com/family-connection/auth/login/?hsid=ychsil 
 PE Waivers: If your student meets certain qualification s/he may qualify for a PE waiver. Please discuss with your student’s counselor.
 PowerSchool: Computer-accessed confidential system to access student grades and attendance for grades 6-12. Parents and students have protected passwords.  Please note there is a separate portal for Summer School PowerSchool. (apssummer.elmhurst205.org/)
 PSAT (Preliminary SAT): Standardized test that provides firsthand practice for the SAT. Tests math problem-solving, and reading/language/writing skills. See the chapter on Testing  and National Merit Scholars program. 
 PTSA (Parent Teacher Student Association): PTSA supports student and teacher activities including the National Honor Society reception, teacher appreciation week events, senior scholarships, school dances, produces the school directory, provides a forum for parent information meetings, and helps sponsor school-wide speakers, among other things.
 Rubric: Rubrics help teachers communicate expectations and evaluate student performance by setting out specific criteria. Narrative descriptions outline expectations for the highest level of performance and progress to the lowest. Each level describes degrees of proficiency. 
 SAT: The SAT is a college admissions test and is still the most popular test with colleges and universities on both the east and west coasts (https://sat.collegeboard.org/home). York administers the SAT in the spring to all Juniors as part of state-mandated testing regimen.
 SAT Subject Tests: College Board also offers SAT Subject tests, which are required by some colleges and some majors within colleges. SAT Subject Tests are one-hour multiple-choice tests that, like the SAT®, are designed to assess your child’s academic readiness for college. SAT Subject Tests focus on very specific subject areas within the general categories of English, History, Math, Science and World Languages.
 Seal of Biliteracy: The Seal is affixed to students’ high school diplomas and is explicitly listed on their transcripts. To be awarded this distinction, students must meet standards in English on an accredited standardized test, such as the ACT or SAT, as well as demonstrate that they have developed a proficiency level of Intermediate, High, or Advanced in all four domains of the target language (interpersonal speaking, presentational writing, interpretive listening, and reading). Students must demonstrate proficiency on the ACTFL's Assessment of Performance toward Proficiency in Languages (AAPPL) exam. 
 Singletons: A class that is only offered one period per day (i.e. only one section). Singletons may restrict flexibility in student scheduling. For example, band, orchestra, choir, advanced dance, perhaps some AP foreign languages, among others are singletons. If your student is interested in more than one singleton, additional scheduling difficulties may occur and a student may have to make a choice if both are offered the same period. 
 Standards Based Grading: Standards-based grading measures student knowledge of course content over time by reporting the most recent, consistent level of performance against specific course standards (i.e., making a claim, presenting evidence in an argument). 
 STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math): References courses and careers in related fields. STEM careers are expected to be high growth over the next decades. 
 Student Advisory Council: Student group convened monthly by York administration to hear from students about issues facing York students. 
 Student Council: Twelve members from each class (application process in February) serve students, as well as represent students to the York administration and to District 205. Student Council participation helps to train students in leadership and service. Student Council is considered a class and members receive a quarter of a credit per semester (Not counted in students' GPA). Members meet four days a week, during the first half of a predetermined lunch period (which may conflict for students enrolled in courses requiring lunch labs or rehearsals). See Student Council webpage (access via york.elmhurst205.org > clubs/activities > clubs and organizations) for more information and application form. 
 Student Tech Services HelpDesk:  Student staffed repair site for all Chromebooks and other devices.  Open at 7:15 a.m. (at 8:30 a.m. on late arrival Wednesdays), during the first 20 minutes of non-lunch class periods, during all lunch periods and until 3:30 p.m.  
 Technology Services Internship:  Students staff the TSI HelpDesk, repair chromebooks, and earn certifications.  Applications for this internship are available on the Technology and Applied Arts website.  This internship is not paid, but students can earn credit.
 York Advisory Team: Student-faculty-parent team convened monthly to discuss strategic planning initiatives at York. YAT meets the first Monday of every month, in the evening.  Freshmen may apply at the end of freshman year for openings during the sophomore year. 
 York Ambassadors: Student volunteers who help transition and support transfer students or students new to District 205. Ambassadors are also trained in peer mediation to help resolve conflicts between students in a constructive manner. Applications are available through the Counseling Department. 
-hi: York’s Newspaper. Credit bearing class or club opportunity available– see English Department and course guide for more information.
 York Music Boosters/YMPA (York Music Parents Association): Parent group dedicated to supporting music at York. The group helps raise funds for summer music camp scholarships, distributes uniforms, organizes post-concert receptions and facilitates student music-related trips and activities. http://york.elmhurst205.org/YMPA 
York Profile: Two page overview of York HS academics, demographics, etc., pertaining to the requirements of the current senior class, which is sent to post-secondary institutions with your student’s official transcript.  It can be accessed from the York webpage.
YSET (York Student Enrichment Team): Established by parents, administrators and faculty in the District 205 community, YSET was formed in the summer of 2011 to assist financially challenged families with course fees, book fees, and extracurricular fees.
Y’s Tales: York’s yearbook. Credit bearing class – see English Department and course guide for more information.
YTV: York’s broadcasting station. YTV broadcasts the daily announcements which are prepared and produced and presented by students. Credit bearing class – see English Department and course guide for more information. 
Zero Hour P.E.: The hour before first period begins. Credit may be offered for specific zero hour PE activity associated with swimming (lap swim, lifeguard) during this time. Inquire with the PE Department or look in the Course Offering book
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Making the Most of York

Commencement Cords & Tassels

Top 5% of Class

Antique gold cord

Chinese Honor Society

Royal blue cord

French Honor Society

Red, white & blue cord

Hammerschmidt Medal Winners

Bronze medal with York crest, green & white ribbon

Italian Honor Society

Red, white & green cord

National Honor Society

Blue & gold tassel

Officers - white stole

National Technical Honor Society

White tassel with blue emblem

Relay for Life

Purple cord

Spanish Honor Society

Red & Yellow cord

State Commendation Toward Biliteracy

Silver & green cord

State Seal of Biliteracy

Gold & green cord

Student Council

Royal blue cord

Top Blood Donor

Red cord