EGHS Student Honors 2023

by | Jun 20, 2023

The East Greenwich Public Schools’ World Language Department is proud to announce that 43 members of the Class of 2023 will be receiving the Seal of Biliteracy this year. In late March, students participated in assessments to determine their qualification to receive the seal. This is the sixth year that the World Language Department will award the Seal of Biliteracy, and the first year that Latin is endorsed by the state and will be included in the designation.  

Seniors need to demonstrate a 3.0 in their English Language Arts classes over four years as well as demonstrate proficiency in reading, writing, listening and speaking in a World Language. An AP exam score of 3 or higher, a PSAT reading and writing score of 430 or higher, or an SAT reading and writing score of 480 or higher and an overall score of Intermediate Mid to Advanced on a 4 part online proficiency assessment, were all factors in determining proficiency in a second language. An additional designation of Gold is given to those students who achieved an Advanced Low proficiency in all domains in their second language.  These Seniors will be wearing a special cord with their gowns on graduation day. Additionally, they will receive a seal on their diplomas and a designation on their high school transcripts. 

The students receiving a Seal of Biliteracy in Spanish and English are:

  • Abigail Lewis
  • Alessandra Ottiano
  • Aliya Land
  • Allison Butterfield
  • Cayetano Sanchez IV
  • Cyrus Davoudi
  • Daniel Vilker
  • Eva Haan
  • Erin Sullivan
  • Faith Basler
  • Giada Gloria
  • Gianna Salvator
  • Griffin Clark
  • Hope Scaramella
  • Isabelle Gelzhiser
  • Jack Simpson
  • Jessika Finger
  • Jillian  Tracey
  • Jillian Prior
  • Jordan Muscatelli
  • Joseph Ruff
  • Kaelin Viera (Gold)
  • Katerina Beaulieu 
  • Kyanna Lin
  • Lana DiIuro
  • Lily Stark
  • Mara Oancea
  • Megan Huntley
  • Melis Kocak
  • Pyper Smith
  • Reagan Coates
  • Robert Brooks
  • Ryan D’Amico
  • Sophia Clarke
  • Sydney Mendes
  • Vincent Purcell
  • William Erickson
  • Willam Penhall

The students receiving a Seal of Biliteracy in French and English are:

  • Alexandra (Xia) Tuttle
  • Allie Welles
  • Ava Gallonio
  • Emerson Bassen-Alexander 
  • Julia Erickson

The students receiving the Seal of Biliteracy in 2 other languages and English.

  • Mia Schenenga Latin (Silver) and Spanish (Silver) 

Here are the awards given out at the spring 2023 EGHS Awards Night: 

Brandeis Book AwardDean Gangji
Harvard Book AwardLucia Xu
Rhode Island College Alumni Book AwardErik Lopez
Smith College Book AwardDelaney Sullivan
University of Rhode Island Alumni Book AwardBenjamin Neimark
Univ. of Virginia Club Jefferson Book AwardAlicia Chen
Sacred Heart University Book AwardKareem Kader
Yale University Book AwardBrandon Sun
Art Department AwardMatthew Cosgrove
Photo AwardLily Shaughnessy
Photo AwardJason Carollo
Adobe Illustrator AwardValentina Oteiza
Excellence In Ceramics AwardAlessandra Ottiano
Excellence In Ceramics AwardKaitlyn Dow
Music Department AwardGracie Kauffman
Music Department AwardGeoffrey Aptt
English Department Award – SeniorMia Schenenga
English Department Award – JuniorDelaney Sullivan
Foreign Language Junior Ambassador AwardsMargaret Neville
Foreign Language Outstanding Seniors Awards:
FrenchJulia Erickson
LatinRaj Vishnu
SpanishCyrus Davoudi
Mathematics AwardCyrus Davoudi
Computer Science AwardIsabelle Gelzhiser
Diane Amelotte AwardMia Schenenga
Mario Regini Social Studies AwardMorgan Walsh
Pell Medal AwardAlicia Chen
Bausch & Lomb Science AwardKareen Kader
Rensselaer MedalDean Gangji
Science Department AwardMorgan Walsh
Davis Family Physical Education & Health AwardRobert Brooks
Davis Family Physical Education & Health AwardMorgan Walsh
Financial Capability AwardMia Shenenga
Financial Capability AwardAlessandra Ottiano
Aspiring Educator AwardsSeneca Muscatelli
Aspiring Educator AwardsAva White
Aspiring Educator AwardsHope Scaramella
Aspiring Educator AwardsOliveia Shaughnessy
RI General Treasurer’s AwardPierson Falk
Lt. Governor Sabina Matos Leadership AwardOliveia Shaughnessy
Secretary of States Civic Leadership AwardTyler Caterson
Secretary of States Civic Leadership AwardAlana Modi
National School Development Award for Academic Growth and Student ExcellenceBenjamin Neimark
National School Development Award for Academic Growth and Student ExcellenceJack Simpson
East Greenwich Education Association ($1000)Jillian Tracey
EGHS PTG Scholarship ($1000)Allison Butterfield
East Greenwich Art Club $1,000Matthew Cosgrove
East Greenwich Rotary Scholarships:
$4,000 ($1,000/yr)Maria Bianco
$4,000 ($1,000/yr)Allison Butterfield
Barbara Tufts 1@$1,000Oliveia Shaughnessy
Personal Achievement 1@$1,000Riley Shunney
Irving Silverman Comm Service 1@$1000Dorothea Bianco
Arthur Philip Silverman 1@$1000Angelica Lopez
Howard D. Silverman 1@$1000Annalee Ambler
Chuck & Bea Keyes 1@$500Seneca Muscatelli
Robert E. Miller Community Service Award $1,500Aliya Land
Jim & Janet Essex Award $1,000Mia Schenenga
Leslie Mehlman Carpe Diem AwardGiada Gloria
Olivia Passaretti Memorial Scholarship ($3000)Gracie Kauffman
Olivia Passaretti Memorial Scholarship ($3000)Ava Gallonio
Brian Steven Messier EGHS Scholarship:
Music Studies ($2,500)Mia Schenenga
Service to Others ($2,500)Aliya Land
Political Science ($2,500)Jillian Prior
Perserverance ($2,500)Andrew Valentine
Ric Saborio Memorial Scholarship ($700) RI FoundationJack Simpson
U.S. Naval AcademyLily Shaughnessy
National Merit Scholarship WinnerMara Oancea
National Merit Scholarship WinnerCayetano “Guy” Sanchez IV
National Merit Scholarship WinnerDaniel Vilker
US Presidential Scholar-Dept of EducationCayetano “Guy” Sanchez IV
Principal’s Award for Academic Excellence:
ValedictorianCayetano “Guy” Sanchez IV
SalutatorianRiley Gopalakrishnan

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