One of our gphomestay students, David Yu, tied for first place in the American Math Competition. The press release is below.
Honors Assembly held at Applewild
Sentinel & Enterprise
FITCHBURG — Students at Applewild School in Fitchburg were honored recently for their academic excellence and community service in a ceremony held at the school.
Head of School Christopher Williamson introduced faculty members who then announced the honored students.
Art teacher Sara Sanford congratulated the students in grades 4 and 5 who were invited to create tree ornaments for the holiday trees at the Fitchburg Art Museum and who created Egyptian artifacts for a display in the museum’s Community Gallery.
Math teacher Janet Cowan announced the top scorers in the American Math Competition. Anji Lee of West Townsend and David Yu of Lunenburg tied for first place, Harry Jeon of Leominster earned second place, and Abbey Blauser of Fitchburg and Hannah Song of Leominster tied for third place.
History teacher Todd Goodwin called the winners of the Geographic Bee to stand: Grade 4 winner Jayant Talwar of Lunenburg, Grade 5 winner and overall Lower School winner Massimo Mitchell of Fitchburg, Grade 6 winner and overall school winner Bradley Bigelow of Leominster, Grade 7 winners Ray Cutler of Townsend and Neha Agarwal of Littleton, and Grade 8 winner Shriya Balaji of Littleton.
Upper School academic honors and high honors recipients were announced by Upper School Head Erica Hager. Upper School service initiatives were outlined by Upper School Captains Mike Templeton of Groton, Keith Davenport of Princeton and Allyson O’Donnell of Lancaster.
They highlighted the Fast for Oxfam, the UNICEF Halloween solicitation, the canned food drive to benefit the Cleghorn Neighborhood Center, the gift drive for the Montachusett Interfaith Hospitality Network, the recycling initiative and the Penny War participants, including the students of Grade 6 who will decide where to donate the money.
Admission tour guides were thanked by Director of Admission and Financial Aid Jen Wing.
Williamson recognized Lower School students for their service projects: Grades 1 and 4 visit students at Head Start, Grade 2 visit their grandfriends at the Highlands, Grade 3 are buddies with the ARC clients, and Grade 5 mentor their kindergarten buddies.
All students who participate in the school garden initiative were recognized. Fifth- and eighth-graders were thanked for their leadership in the Green Cup Challenge, which supports energy savings.
Finally, there have been two special event days to honor members of the Applewild family who are undergoing treatment for cancer. Students had a Pink Day for a little girl who would have been a first-grader at Applewild this year. On the day of the honors assembly, students wore blue for Ben, a recent graduate of Applewild. Donations from both those events were donated to Dana Farber Cancer Center in the names of those two individuals.