RYE, NY - Rye High School honored over 200 students Wednesday morning at their Fall Awards Assembly. It took place in the school auditorium and was a big hit with the students as it featured performances from the school's Jazz Band as others.
Seniors Devin DiPalma and Lauren Creadore took home the prestigious honors of male and female Students of the Quarter. According to Social Studies teacher Kelly McMahon Delaire, the award "recognizes seniors for their academic and athletic/extracurricular achievements, as well as moral character and service to the community".
Both Creadore and DiPalma expressed gratitude for their recognition. "I was really surprised I won," DiPalma said candidly. "It's a true honor to be recognized amongst such a talented group of my peers".
"It feels good to receive recognition at such an anxious time," Creadore added in reference to the college application process.
Creadore, who completed a six-week program at MIT over the summer, plans on studying bio-medical engineering in college. "I'd always been interested in engineering, but attending the program showed me that this is what I want to do," Creadore added.
She is currently interested in attending Columbia, Johns Hopkins and MIT.
DiPalma, who's applied early decision to Duke, was described by one of his teacher's as "An all-around awesome kid and student". DiPalma, a member of the Rye soccer team, was registered as an EMT over the summer. He is also the only Rye student with a pilot's license. "The best part about piloting is the combination of physical and mental aptitude that is needed to succeed," DiPalma said. "It's something I really enjoy".
The assembly began at approximately 8:00 AM, and ran for over two and a half hours. Additional highlights from the assembly included multiple video montages created by the students.
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