Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

June 20, 2013

Local Scholars

The Andover Townsman

---- — Joshua Allen of Andover High School is headed to the national spotlight. As one of the winners in the 2013 Congressional Art Competition, his artwork will be displayed at the U.S. Capitol building for one year.

Allen‘s prize included two complimentary airplane tickets to Washington, D.C. to participate in the national awards ceremony scheduled for June 26. He will also receive an artistic scholarship. He was congratulated earlier this month by U.S. Rep. Niki Tsongas at an artists reception in Chelmsford.

Andover’s Kevin Lee was a second runner-up in the competition.


The following Andover students earned academic honors for the third quarter at St. John’s Prep in Danvers:

Headmaster’s List: Andrew Cadigan, Joseph Romano and Andrew Zucco

Principal’s List: Rory Burke, John Chahraban, Peter Dankert, Mateo Jacome, Joshua Lang, Cory Lang

Honor Roll: Tyler Bird, Michael Cirbee, Jonathan Costello, W. Carter Durland, William Hartnett, Louis Iglesias, Phillip Igoe, Joshua Katz, Greggory Kobelski, Conrad Kui, Alex Munick, Sean Nork, Francis Straceski, Joseph Stracesk, Timothy Tully, Anastasios Wallingford


The following students were named to the third-quarter honor roll at Austin Preparatory School in Reading:

Distinction: Alessandra Merenna

Honors: Paula Arrigg, Matthew Belluche, Caroline Benson, Meghan Bodette, Cecilia Bole, Hannah Callaghan, Matthew Dona, Alicia Green, Anne Green, Aileen Kim, Ryan McDonough and Casey Williams


Kate Froburg, a senior, was named to the fourth quarter honor roll at the Academy of Notre Dame in Tyngsboro.


John W. Eames and Nicholas M. Landman both earned academic honors and Sua Sponte Honors at The Fenn School in Concord for the third term.


Ten local students who attend the Andover branch of the Newton-based Russian School of Mathematics for after-school math enrichment were among 200 from throughout Greater Boston honored recently for posting top scores in national and international math competitions. The local honorees and their areas of achievement were:

American Mathematics Contest 8: Justin Chang and Rishi Srinivasan, both grade 6, honor rolls and certificates of achievement; Kirill Rogovoy and Oliver Nemec, both grade 6, certificates of achievement

Math Kangaroo International Olympiad: Alicia Li, grade 2, national winner; Aidan Burt, grade 4, fifth place in nation; Oliver Nemec, grade 6, fourth place nation, first place state (blue ribbon); Chen-chen Song, grade 4, national winner; Tadeas Nemec, grade, 11, second place state (red ribbon)

Math SAT, Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth: Andrew Cheng, grade 8.

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Connor Dwyer, a sophomore at Andover High School, was selected to attend the MassSTAR Citizenship Conference (Massachusetts Students Accepting Responsibility) May 31 through June 2 at Lasell College in Newton. The three-day conference is presented by the Massachusetts Youth Leadership Foundation, which seeks to recognize and empower outstanding high school students across the state. Visit for more.


Local middle school students at Austin Preparatory School in Reading who were presented academic and arts honors during a special ceremony on June 6 were:

Eighth-grader Alicia Green, who received a National Science Olympiad Medal.

Sixth-grader Grant Smith who received the 2013 Perfect Attendance Award, a National Science Olympiad Medal and a Silver Medal (95 percent) in the National Mythology Exam, one of only 1,500 students nationally to achieve this ranking.


Brigid Donovan of Andover was one of two students awarded the Lowell General Hospital Medical Staff Scholarship this year. She was recognized for her exceptional accomplishments in areas of academic, cultural and civic efforts during her high school career.

Donovan, the daughter of Erin Donovan, director of quality and risk at Lowell General Hospital, is a graduate of Andover High School and will attend Saint Anselm College in Manchester, N.H., in the fall to study nursing. She has been a volunteer at Lowell General for the past four summers.