Honor Roll students were recognized at the winter ceremony.
At the winter academic convocation on February 1, Upper School students were congratulated on a quarter of hard work and success, and students who earned Head’s and Deans’ Lists this quarter were recognized. Additionally, National Merit Commended Scholars and National Merit Semi-Finalists were recognized.
Over 1.5 million students from about 22,000 high schools entered the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2017 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. Students scoring in the top 5% nationally, qualify as Commended Scholars. SSSAS is proud that the following ten seniors have been named Commended Scholars in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Competition.
Elizabeth S. Cady
Abigail F. Hawkins
Katherine J. Mottola
Evelyn M. Perfall
Ephraim N. Reed
Helen C. Sweeney
Bette S. Vajda
Campbell R. Weiss
Additionally, SSSAS has three Semi-Finalists in the National Merit Scholarship Competition, who placed in the top 1% of over 1.5 million students who took the 2017 PSAT. The following students will continue on in the National Merit Scholarship Competition and Finalists will be announced in early 2019.
Thomas Van Buren
Students also had the opportunity to hear from St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes alumna Kelsey Reeder ’10. Kelsey currently lives in New York City serving as a school social worker at Harlem Children's Zone's Promise Academy and providing psychotherapy to adult patients in the evenings. Kelsey graduated from Fordham University where she double majored in Sociology and Social Work with a concentration in Peace and Justice Studies. After earning her Masters in Social Work at Columbia University, Kelsey studied religious trauma, intimate partner violence, anti-racist and anti-oppressive practice, and family acceptance within the LGBTQ+ community. Kelsey has worked for Global Potential, as a Crisis Worker on Trevor Lifeline, and in Therapeutic and Medically Fragile Foster Care.