Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

March 27, 2014

Local Scholars


The Andover Townsman

---- — Meghan Bodette, a member of the Academic Decathlon Team at Austin Preparatory School in Reading, was awarded a silver medal in art and a bronze medal in science during a recent competition. Bodette, a sophomore, competed at the scholastic level.

The Austin Prep team scored second out of 15 competitors, racking up 19 individual medals across six of the seven categories. Its strong showing automatically qualified the team for the state finals this month.

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Sam Guttentag, a senior at Landmark School in Beverly, recently won two Boston Globe Scholastic Art Awards. Guttentag received honorable mentions for his mixed-media piece titled “Headdress” and a print titled “Chasing Leaves.”

More than 9,500 pieces were submitted in this year’s competition by students in grades seven through 12 from public and private schools throughout Massachusetts. Landmark School, a boarding and day school for students in grades two through 12 with language-based learning disabilities, such as dyslexia, received 37 awards overall, making it one of the highest-placing private schools in the state.

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Andover High School student Marissa Howell was recognized at this year’s 6th Congressional District High School Art Show. Her piece titled “My Father and His Horse” was selected Best of School at the annual competition, winning the right to be displayed at Montserrat College of Art in Beverly.

The exhibit featured 124 pieces of artwork by students at 25 high schools and one home-schooled youth. The students were honored for their artwork by U.S. Rep. John F. Tierney at an awards ceremony on March 8. The competition was open to high school students from public and private schools and home-schooled youths within Massachusetts’ 6th District.

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Senior Elise Gorzela and juniors Charlotte Rogers and Anastasios Wallingford were named to the first trimester honor roll at Worcester Academy, a co-educational day and boarding school for grades 6 to 12 in Worcester.

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Junior Azniv G. Nalbandian earned honors for the fall 2013 term at Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire.

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Senior Jacqueline Musso earned first honors for the second quarter at Bishop Fenwick High School in Peabody.

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Peter Traub was named to the honor roll at Minuteman High School in Lexington. He is a sophomore studying engineering technology.