Student Awards and Recognition



Alyson Givre:

Village East Gifted student since 2007
High Honor Roll eighteen times (2007- present)
Future Cities Competition-Best Infrastructure Award (2009)
Future Cities Competition-Best Water System Award (2010)
Building Future Leaders (2008-2010)
National Junior Honor Society (2009-2010)
National Student Leadership Conference (2012)
Excellence in Health Award (2010)
International Mathematics/Verbal Talent Search:
Distinction in Mathematics and Critical Reading (2009)
President's Education Award for outstanding academic excellence (2009)
Nominated for National Scholars Program (2011)
National Spanish Exam Gold Winner (2010 and 2011)
Varsity Field Hockey in 9th grade (2011)
Dolphin Macabee Swim Team-Most Improved Swimmer Award (2007)
Outstanding Judaica Student (2009)
Excellence in Attendance-Temple Beth Torah Religious School (2007)
In-school Academically High Aptitude Program (2006-2008)
Certified Lifeguard and CPR/First Aid (2011)
Odyssey of the Mind International Competition Village East Gifted team member
(2009-2010 - 2nd place and 2010-2011)
Mock Trial Club (2010-present)


Andrea Ramsay:

Village East Gifted student since 2006
Received an A in level six NYSSMA
Fastest Runner in her school district (consisting of 10,000 students)
MVP for girls cross country in sophomore year of high school
District's MVP Award
Maintained solid A+ average throughout school
Member of Thespian Society participating in stage crew
Academically High Aptitude Program (AHAP) - District Enrichment Program (2006-2008)
Invited to serve as a peer ambassador
Earned Silver Award on the National Spanish Exam
Consistent participation in Best Buddies
Volunteer at Horseability
First violin for seven consecutive years in the school orchestra


Matt Mautarelli:

Village East Gifted student since 2007
Attended middle school for one year then accepted into Bard College at Simon's Rock earning college credits that went toward his high school diploma (age 14)
Played first trombone with the Gemini Traveling Orchestra at Lincoln Center (age 13)
SCMEA Concert Band, Orchestra and Jazz Band (age 12-14)
Studied at VEG with Tobi Phillips, Ed. D. (cert.) as a private enrichment student for two years and
In addition to weekly classes and the summer programs (2008 - 2011).
International Odyssey of the Mind Village East Gifted team member 2010-2011
Attended the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth for three consecutive years
Appointed "Poetry Queen" of Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (CTY) Carlisle 2010
Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do (Age 12)


Arthur Ramsay:

Village East Gifted student since 2006
National History Bee JV Regional Champion
National History Bowl JV Regional 2nd Place team
National Science Bowl Regional Finalist
Academically High Aptitude Program (AHAP) - District Enrichment Program (2007-2008)
Took SAT in 8th grade twice and ACT in 8th grade once
Student of the Month September 2010 (1st month of HS)
Volunteer at Camp HorseAbility for Summer 2011


Joseph Ramsay:

Village East Gifted student since 2006
Scored 730 on the SAT II Biology when he was in the ninth grade.
Invited by more than three dozen colleges to consider submitting applications for admission based on test scores in 10th grade.
Placed second in the International Odyssey of the Mind Competition with the Village East Gifted team
Academically High Aptitude Program In-school Enrichment Program (2007-2008)
Chosen for two successive years for the "All-Day" school art program in the high school exempted from having to take classes
Successfully completed highest level of classes in Red Cross swim program
Participation on the senior level of leadership in the district's SIBS program
Volunteering with LICADD on the Youth Advisory Board
Studied at the Art League of Long Island
Achieved High Honor Roll
In 5th grade, Smithsonian's Director of Biodiversity, Dr. Don Wilson, recognized Joseph's breadth of his knowledge of biology and suggested, at some point in the future, there may well be a place for him at the Smithsonian.


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