Whitinsville Christian High School senior Elena Wassenar has been named a Commended Student in the 2014 National Merit Scholarship Competition, Principal Christopher Vander Baan announced today. She joins 34,000 top scorers nationwide to receive this distinction based on her performance on the 2013 PSAT. Although Commended Students do not continue in the scholarship competition, they nonetheless place among the top five percent of scorers nationwide.
The daughter of David and Diane Wassenar of Whitinsville, Elena is a member of the National Honor Society and serves as a senior class officer. She also participates in cross country, basketball, tennis, drama, environmental club, and pink ribbon club. In addition, she is an involved member of the Mass. Youth Leadership Foundation. Elena is currently preparing a Senior Capstone project to initiate a middle school club that will emphasize occupations and jobs in fields related to STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math).
Abby Epplett, a senior at Whitinsville Christian High School, was the recipient of the 2014 Ev Ingalls Award for outstanding female athlete at the District E Track and Field Class Meet held at Shrewsbury High School on May 17. Named after long-time former Nashoba Regional High School track and football coach Everett Ingalls, the award recognizes the meet’s overall outstanding athlete. Winning the 400m hurdles in a meet record 1:05.90, Epplett also had the best long jump of the day with a leap of 16’ 8.5” and won the Class C 100m hurdles with the second fastest overall time of the day, clocking in at 16:36 seconds. Abby will attend Wheaton College (MA) in the fall, and is planning to major in English and Creative Writing while competing for the Lyons in track and field.
Whitinsville Christian School is pleased to announce that Diana Brown, member of the Class of 2014, has been accepted to the Massachusetts Maritime Academy and named the Admiral M.J. Bresnahan Scholar for the Academy’s Class of 2018. This full-ride scholarship is awarded to one applicant after an extensive application process of physicals, interviews, and academic tests. Named for Rear Admiral Maurice J. Bresnahan ‘59, president of the Academy from 1998-2004, this prestigious award requires the winner to represent the Academy with prominent visitors and at selected special events. Ms. Brown will be helping the Academy foster important relationships and making great first impressions while hosting distinguished visitors. Diana is the daughter of Joel and Linda Brown of Whitinsville.
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