“Avonworth is one of the best, if not the best, high schools in America”, said 2006 graduate Joe Hyde, presenting the Ryan Ballou Citizenship award during the 2015 High School Awards Assembly on Thursday, June 4th. Hyde flew in from California to present Ballou’s award, won by Denise Nicole Stone, before he shared anecdotes while presenting the Patrick Kenny award to Jessica Larsen.
Another person outside of the district presenting an award was WPXI chief meteorologist Stephen Cropper, who gave the Avonworth Meteorology Award to Matthew Lewis, who had been giving weather reports through the announcements. Other notable moments included Mr. Giel mispronouncing several students’ names, and Mr. Shirey making an off-the-cuff comment about Caitlyn Jenner’s recent transition. Below is a list of all awards and award winners.
Coraopolis Masonic Lodge Scholarship – Emily Grambo
Jacob Snively Memorial Scholarship Fund – Ben Harris
Triangle Tech Welding Scholarship -Ryan Niklaus
ASA Coach Helen Croft Memorial Scholarship – Abby Grove and Joe McDonaugh
AXA Achievement Awards – Katherine Abramowich
Avonworth Fund for Educational Excellence: Museum Paper Awards, for AP English 12- Miranda Cook. For Academic English 12, Maria Foster
Spanish V and IV awards – Ben Pietrusinski and Rachel Gaugler
Latin IV and Latin V awards – Caroline Carlson and Ryan Johnston
French IV and French V – Izzy Tomko and Jenny Guest
Musical Director Awards – Billy Molinari, Christina Tuccillo, and Angie Tozzi
David J. Mayernik Citizenship Award – Emily Grambo
Alfred Beattie Award – John Dieger
9th Grade Citizenship & Leadership Award(s) – Grant Bernauer and Jenny Morris
Dan Ulanowicz Award – Chris O’Malley
Male and Female Athlete of the Year – Chris O’Malley and Sydney Smith
Army Reserve National Scholar/Athlete Award – Sam Basinger and Jenny Guest
Avonworth Meteorologist Award – Matthew Lewis
Lenzner Award – Mike Heraty
Jamie and Ali McMutrie Spirit of Giving Award – Lauren Robinet
Princeton Book Award – Alex Kirsh
Schaffner STEM Award – Katherine Abramowich and Ben Harris
The Three Rivers Moss Award – Gabe Sasala
David R. Williams Scholarship – Matt McKinney
Sean Adams’ Outstanding Student Athlete Award – Andrew Domencic
Ryan Ballou Citizenship Award – Denise Nicole Stone
Patrick Kenny Award – Jessica Larsen
Avon Club Scholarship – Katherine Abramowich and Emily Grambo
National Merit Awards – Ryan Johnston
Carson Scholarship Fund Recognition and Recognized Scholars – Ethan Woodfill
Perfect Attendance – Brooke Mellon, Bethany Adamaik, Andrew Cihon-Scott, Ryan Kantenwein
University of Rochester Award – Christina Tuccillo
Xerox Award- Becca Volk
Bausch and Lomb Award – Brach Herzing
North Pittsburgh Counselor Consortium Book Award – Adam Kramer
Prudential Spirit of Community Award – Tweesha Modi
Peer Mentoring Award – Matt McKinney
Westinghouse Science Honors Institute – Ryan Kantenwein, Sabrina King, Josh Nosal, Andrew Righetti, Hannah Schoppner, Natalie Simmons, Jason Stubbs, and Molly Rind
Star of Social Media Award – Sydney Zasadni
Art Room Spirit Animal Award – Lxxy Reinhart
Graphic Designer of the Year Award – Billy Molinari
Chinese 5 Award – Ray Watters
POD Student of the Year – Andrew Domencic
Accounting Award and Cool Shopping Barbie Award – Ryan Johnston and Jessica Peters
12th Grade English Vocab Award in Academic – Ray Watters, Khalil Thompson, Bri Kyler
AP English Vocab Award – Grace Collins
Fall Play/ Spring Musical Recognition – Billy Molinari, Grace Collins, Angie Tozzi
Outstanding Academic Excellence in Mathematics and Math League Award – Ryan Johnston
Athenian Award – Caitlyn Miller
Valedictorian and Salutatorian – Ryan Johnston and Billie Jo Richardson
Matt McKinney onstage winning the David R. Williams scholarship with the Williams Family.
Andrew Cihon-Scott, Ryan Kantenwein, and Brooke Mellon recognized for Perfect Attendance.
Mrs. Levis awards Adam Kramer the North Pittsburgh Counselor Consortium Book Award.
Mrs. Levis awards Lauren Robinet with the Jamie and Ali McMutrie Spirit of Giving Award.
Molly Rind, Andrew Righetti, Natalie Simmons, Jason Stubbs, Hannah Schoeppner, Sabrina King, and Ryan Kantenwein are presented with Westinghouse Science Honors Institute by Mrs. Tracy.