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Whitinsville Christian High School Recognizes National Merit Commended Student

Whitinsville Christian High School senior Spencer Gorman has been named a Commended Student in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Competition, Principal Christopher Vander Baan announced today. He joins 34,000 top scorers nationwide to receive this distinction based on his performance on the 2014 PSAT. Although Commended Students do not continue in the scholarship competition, they nonetheless place among the top five percent of scorers nationwide.

The son of Stephen and Tamara Gorman of Hopkinton, Spencer is the student president of the school’s National Honor Society chapter, and a member of the basketball and tennis teams.

Spencer Gorman

Christian College Fair

Whitinsville Christian High School (WCHS), located at 279 Linwood Avenue in Whitinsville, MA, will host the 2015 Greater New England Christian College Fair on Tuesday, September 29, 2015 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the school auditorium. Approximately 30 Christian colleges and universities from all over the United States will be represented. Students and parents will be able to pick up catalogues, brochures, financial aid information and applications from the various college representatives. Additionally, a financial aid seminar will be available during the evening. The Whitinsville Fair is under the direction of Faith Towner, Northeast Regional Fair Coordinator, and is endorsed by the National Association of Christian College Admissions Personnel. The Whitinsville stop is intended to reach students and parents in central Massachusetts, Rhode Island and northeast Connecticut.

For more information contact John Vriesema at 508-372-3272 or visit the NACCAP website.

High School Awards Announced

Whitinsville, Mass.—On Thursday, May 21, 2015, at a ceremony honoring graduating seniors and underclassmen for their accomplishments in and out of the classroom, Whitinsville Christian High School recognized the following students for major awards, as noted:

Strong Academic Endeavor Awards:

Grade 9: Lauren Greer (Douglas)
Grade 10: Grace Brownell (Douglas)
Grade 11: Devin Morrill (Mendon)
Grade 12: Innaray Oliveira (Millbury)

Academic Subject Awards:

Art: Renee Marinone (Holden)
Choir (Tenor/Bass): Andrew Baker (Northbridge)
Choir (Alto/Soprano): Innaray Oliveira (Millbury)
Band: Michael Cronin (Milford)
Bible: Angela Bobe (Hudson)
Biological Sciences: Jamison Koeman (Whitinsville)
Physical Sciences: Elena Wassenar (Whitinsville)
Outstanding Science Student: Jonathan Randall (Hopkinton)
Business: Abigail Cook (Whitinsville)
Drama: Elena Wassenar (Whitinsville) and Richard Hubbard (Whitinsville)
English: Katie Vriesema (Whitinsville)
History: Jonathan Randall (Hopkinton)
Mathematics: Jamison Koeman (Whitinsville) and Jiarui Zhou (Whitinsville)
Orchestra: Jamison Koeman (Whitinsville)
Spanish: Katie Vriesema (Whitinsville)

Private Local & Memorial Scholarships:

Unibank for Savings Scholarship: Angela Bobe (Hudson)
Uxbridge Rotary Club Scholarship: Elena Wassenar (Whitinsville) and Julie Wiegers (Northbridge)
Milford Federal Savings & Loan Scholarship: Julie Wiegers (Northbridge)
Leonard M. Krull Memorial Scholarship: Jamison Koeman (Whitinsville)
Sadie DeYoung Memorial Scholarship: Joshua Schneider (Sutton)
Arthur Wiersma Memorial Scholarship: Michael Cronin (Milford) and Mirela Caron (N. Grafton)
Eric J. Cook Memorial Scholarship: Jacob Van Dyke (North Grosvenordale, CT)
Jorritsma Memorial Scholarship—Outstanding Senior Award: Angela Bobe (Hudson)

 WCS Administered Awards & Private Scholarships:

RPI Medal Program Winner: Mike Gao (Uxbridge)
Senior Athletes of the Year: Jamison Koeman (Whitinsville) and Sarah Poquette (Whitinsville)
Thelma DeYoung Memorial Award for Excellence: Molly Hardiman (Uxbridge) and Sarah Jarosz (Douglas)
Jim & Jean Nydam Honorary Scholarship Award: Andrew Baker (Northbridge)
Smith College Book Award: Sarah Jarosz (Douglas)
Harvard Book Award: Spencer Gorman (Hopkinton)
Gordon Faithful Leadership Award: Andrew Baker (Northbridge)
Worcester Telegram & Gazette Student Achiever Award: Angela Bobe (Hudson)
National Merit Commended Students: Elena Wassenar (Whitinsville)
Mass. Secondary School Administrators’ Award: Haley VanderSea (Holden) and Conor Jackson (Sutton)

Founders Award (K-12 at WCS):

Michael Cronin (Milford), Bradley Curving (Northbridge), Rose Kerr (Whitinsville), Jamison Koeman (Whitinsville), Ryan Salmon (Whitinsville), Katelyn Vriesema (Whitinsville), and Julie Wiegers (Northbridge)

Elementary Artists Showcase Their Work

Uber pic for press releaseDuring the month of April, Whitinsville Christian Elementary School students in grades 3-5 were privileged to have their artwork on display at the Uber Café in Mendon. An open house reception was held on Friday, April 24, 2015, to honor the student artists and welcome their families and friends to view their work. The Uber Café was bustling with excitement as approximately 85 supporters came to honor the students, who were excited to see their artwork on display and eager to share their joy with those who attended.