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Parkdale Honors Senior Achievements

Students received awards last week for scholarly performance, personal integrity, leadership ability, and artistic talent.

Submitted by Rosita Herndon, Senior Award Night Coordinator:

On Tuesday, May 15, held its Senior Awards Night. Those seniors whom demonstrated scholarly performance, personal integrity, leadership ability or artistic talent were honored. These seniors have shown a positive influence on both their peers and faculty and have thus been an inspiration to the Parkdale community.

Sergeant Major Cooper, JROTC instructor, led the color guards in the presentation of the colors and the pledge of allegiance to start the program.

Our gospel choir conducted by Mrs. Tatum, music teacher, performed “I Give My Life Away.” It was truly a moment to remember.

Mr. Keith Sewell, our guest speaker, challenged our students by challenging them to continue to strive for their best. His ten key points regarding success were very inspirational and left an impact on our students.

Each department recognized the accomplishments of their students. In addition, many of our students were recognized for their outstanding accomplishments and received special awards. Ruth Petite-Homme, Valedictorian and Nina Roselle Manio, Salutatorian received special recognition for their high achievements.

Many students went above and beyond any expectations for them, not only excelling in their academic classes, but also with their abilities. The list of awards and recipients from Senior Awards Night were quite amazing.

At the end, Ms. Cheryl J. Logan, principal took the pleasure in recognizing all of our recipients for their hard work, dedication, personal integrity and achievements.

It was a fantastic night as we honored and celebrated the Class of 2012!

DEPARTMENTAL AWARDS

  • Art: Stephan Freeman, Tyasia Moye, Labrew Soloman, Mohamed Ovedraogo
  • Business: Zuri Akinbinu, Ngoc Ming Do, Jenny Flores, David Rhodes, Sehon Pearson
  • English: Ngoc Do, Nina Manio, Candice Washington
  • Shakespeare Awards: Julie Diaz, Trisha Wallis, Anthony Rozario, Max Ruiz, Nestor Vasquez, David Rhodes, Daniel Ellis, Sheila Vasquez
  • ESOL: Mariela Muga, Sergio Pimentel, Sura Al Janabi, Darwin Vasquez, Abdul Majed, Binda Khanal
  • Family and Consumer Sciences: Kelly Orellana, Gabriela Flores, Jazmin Hermide-Guzman, Rachel Adekanye, Ariel Silveria
  • Library Media: Tu Bui (Outstanding Library Volunteer), Luis Cacique (Top Reader and Outstanding Volunteer)
  • Mathematics: Ruth Petit-Homme, Nina Roselle, Orozco Manio, Ganiyat Lawal, Edwin Motton 
  • Music: Edwin Motton (band), Asia Williams (band), Daniel Ellis (band/advance choir/gospel choir), Elizabeth Nwokenkwo (choir), Jhovony Garcia (orchestra), Charlie Lobos (band)
  • PE/Health: Shaquille Frett (health), Daniel Ellis (team sports), David Rhodes (physical training), Rachel Adekanye (personal fitness), Arturo Lucero (team sports)
  • School Counseling: Darryl Gordon
  • Science Ngoc Do (Bausch and Lomb), Salsabeel Abdelhamid
  • World languages: Nestor Vasquez (Spanish), Lui Jean Abarquez (French), Darwin Vasquez (German), Olga Juarez (Russian), Eric Pimentel (Chinese)

INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE PROGRAMME

  • English: Aja Finger, Peter Kashapata
  • Spanish: Pamela Pecku, Peter Kashapata
  • French: Darnell Smith
  • History: Aja Finger, Darnell Smith
  • Biology: Rachel Adekanye, Brittany Walker
  • Theory of Knowledge: Brittany Walker, Michael Thomas
  • IB Coordinator's Award: Ruth Petit-Homme, Ganiyat Lawal

SPECIAL AWARDS

  • Valedictorian: Ruth Petite-Homme
  • Salutatorian: Nina Roselle, Orozco Manio 
  • Superintendent's Award: Julie Diaz, Edwin Motton
  • Principal's Award: Mercedes Diaz, Ashley Pitts
  • College Park Lions Club: Ngoc Do
  • Comcast Student Achievement Award: Julie Diaz
  • Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Scholarship: Nina Smith
  • Freedom Award: Carina Idrache
  • Harvard Book Award: Christopher Arballo
  • Jesse J. Warr Award: Romanus Atanga
  • Kiwanis/Citizenship Award: Ray Gilchrist, Corey Wright
  • Univ. of Md. Incentive Award: Ganiyat Lawal

TOP 5% OF SENIOR CLASS

LUI-JEAN MORAN ABARQUEZ

CHRISTINA ROSE LAWRENCE

SALSABEEL MAHMOUD ABDELHAMID

NINA ROSELLE OROZCO MANIO

RACHEL OMOLARA ADEKANYE

PAMELA OTUMLE PECKU

OLUFUNBI OLUBUNMI AKINMADE

RUTH PETIT-HOMME

WHITNEY NICOLE BROGSDALE

AMBER ELIZABETH RAMOS

LORENZO LAZARUS BROWN

RICARDO JOSUE REYES

NZINGHA SHAVIS BROWN

GONTO TAIBU ROBINSON

MARIELA CARINO PACHECO

NINA SIMONE SMITH

NGOC MINH DO

MICHAEL ANDREW THOMAS

AJA DANIELLE FINGER

BRITTANY ELLA WALKER

GANIYAT LAWAL

CANDACE PATICE WASHINGTON

JROTC – DEPARTMENTAL AND SPECIAL AWARDS

Robert Adams

USMC – Semper Fidelis Award for Musical Excellence Award

Senior Army Instructor Leadership Ribbon

Olu Balogan

Senior Army Instructor Leadership Ribbon

Matthew Belette

Senior Army Instructor Leadership Ribbon

David Flores

Senior Army Instructor Leadership Ribbon

USMC – Scholastic Excellence Award

Atia Henry

Senior Army Instructor Leadership Ribbon

The National Society of the Daughters of the America Revolution (DAR)

Gladys Herrera-Cortez

Senior Army Instructor Leadership Ribbon

USMC – Distinguished Athlete Award (Female)

Hugh Palmer

Senior Army Instructor Leadership Ribbon

Military Officer Association of America

Nestor Vazquez

Senior Army Instructor Leadership Ribbon

Military Order of World Wars

Franklin Deogracia-Torres

USMC Distinguished Athlete Award (Male)

John Davisson May 23, 2012 at 05:03 PM
Big congrats to the winners (and all of this year's graduating seniors)!
Pachacutec May 23, 2012 at 05:29 PM
Best of luck to all the graduating seniors; may you enjoy every success in life.

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