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Due to the pandemic, we couldn’t hand out the traditional Junior Awards in Spring 2020 because all the students were learning remotely from home.

However, all the Junior Award Recipients from last spring are back in school this fall as Class of 2021 Seniors, so we wanted to ensure they were still honored with their awards. Now that school is reopened they came down to collect their awards and get their picture taken with Principal Shull.

A description of each award and the Ichabod Crane High School student recipients are below. Congratulations to all of them on their belated honors from the 2019-2020 school year!

Multicultural High School Scholar’s Award (Added November 16)

Awarded to Jason Chen

Recognizes Upstate New York high school students for their distinguished academic performance and school and community involvement. All recipients have been mailed an award certificate along with instructions for accessing the $50 application fee waiver to apply for admission to UAlbany.

Bausch & Lomb Science Award (Added November 16)

Awarded to Eric (Tismark) Boham

The Science Award, a handsome bronze medal, is presented each year to winners at approximately 6,500 participating schools throughout the United States, Canada and several foreign nations. More than 400,000 medals have been awarded to outstanding science students since the program began in 1933.

The Bausch & Lomb Science Award is especially significant because it recognizes the junior student at our school who has attained the highest scholastic standing in science subjects.

As the winner of the Award, Eric is eligible to apply to become a University of Rochester Bausch & Lomb Scholar. This designation carries with it scholarship funds, the minimum amount being $40,000 ($10,000 per year for four years).

Bausch & Lomb, a worldwide leader in healthcare and optics, is one of America’s oldest and most successful companies, with a heritage of technical achievement and product excellence dating back to 1853. Manufacturing or marketing organizations have been established in 35 countries and products are distributed in more than 100 countries around the world. Bausch & Lomb employ over 12,000 people worldwide and are headquartered in Rochester, New York.

Rochester Institute of Technology High School Awards (Added November 16)

Awarded to Lindsey Bartle, Jason Chen, Aidan Swere and Kailey Switzer

Rochester Institute of Technology Computing Medal and Creativity and Innovation Awards are designed to recognize junior students who demonstrate strong leadership qualities in their school and in their community; and also to recognize their outstanding achievement in computing, creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship. If the recipients apply and are accepted and enroll at RIT, they will receive a scholarship valued at $28,000 ($7,000 annually).

2020 High Point University Junior Scholars Program (Added November 16)

Awarded to Coltin Luckfield, Eric (Tismark) Boham and Darby Siver

High Point University (North Carolina) awards these students based on exceptional academic achievement, leadership, and remarkable extra-curricular involvement.

The nomination certificate guarantees that students are eligible for a scholarship ranging up to $2,500 for each year of study, should they attend High Point University.

Gellert Cornell Admissions Invitation (Added October 29)

Awarded to Austin Zlomek and Erin Curry

A program designed to recognize outstanding high school juniors from schools in Columbia, Greene, and Berkshire counties. The program is also intended to raise general awareness among high school juniors in applying for admission to Cornell University. Students should be in the top 10% of their class academically and involved in leadership roles within school organizations. Selected students receive a Cornell sweatshirt and are encouraged to apply to one of the seven undergraduate colleges at Cornell.

Clarkson School Scholars Awards

Awarded to Scott Race (Clarkson School Scholars Award), Aidan Swere and Austin Zlomek (Leadership and Achievement Awards)

Clarkson School Scholars Award is for students interested in pursuing an early college program. The scholarship provides a yearly monetary award and can be used up to four years while attending the Clarkson School and Clarkson University.

The Clarkson Leadership and Achievement Awards recognize junior students who demonstrate strong leadership qualities, positively impact their school and local community, and have a strong academic record.

Elmira College Key Award

Awarded to Darby Siver

The prestigious Elmira College Key carries a scholarship value of $80,000 ($20,000 per year) for Key winners who choose to enroll at Elmira College. This award represents outstanding school and community leadership and academic rigor.

Western New England University Book Award

Awarded to Gabriel Kelly

This award is traditionally given to a student who shows a high level of leadership through extracurricular activities and community service. The recipient of this award is chosen by the faculty and staff at Ichabod Crane High School. Western New England University provides a book and an award certificate to honor the recipient who best personifies the aforementioned traits. The book provided is the same text the incoming Western New England first year class utilized for their summer reading assignment this past school year. Educated by Tara Westover is a memoir that describes a “universal coming of age story that gets to the heart of what an education offers: the perspective to see one’s life through new eyes, and the will to change it.” Educated was selected to offer opportunities for students to generate scholarly discourse, as well as examine personal perceptions, values and attitudes.

Wells College 21st Century Leadership Award

Awarded to Emma Stigi

Each year, a distinguished group of students is selected and recognized by Wells College for their leadership ability, community involvement and academic excellence. The 21st Century Leadership Award program is designed to honor these students who embody the spirit, integrity and intellectual qualities of strong leaders and grant them a $40,000 Scholarship for leaders for four years of study at Wells College.

2020 Student Sage Scholarship

Awarded to Miah Nooney, Sarah Dugan and Erin Curry

The award was created to recognize the characteristics of academic excellence, student leadership and community involvement that have defined Sage students for nearly a century.

Award recipients are nominated by their school counselors, teachers or administrators. Each exemplifies Russell Sage’s Motto, “To Be, To Know, To Do”. Award winners are guaranteed a minimum of $60,000 in scholarships during the four years of study at Russell Sage College.

Rensselaer Medal & Scholarship

Awarded to Austin Zlomek

For more than 90 years, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has awarded the Rensselaer Medal to promising high school juniors who have distinguished themselves in mathematics and science. The Medal was first presented in 1916 with two purposes: to recognize the superlative academic achievement of young men and women, and to motivate students toward careers in science, engineering and technology. One Rensselaer Medal is offered at each of more than 2900 participating secondary schools throughout North America, Latin America, Europe, and Asia.

To be honored with the Medal, a student must be a member of the junior class, an outstanding student in mathematics and science and also demonstrate potential for success in a challenging academic setting.

St. Michael’s College Scholarship and Service Book Award

Awarded to Logan Dunspaugh and Gabriella Two-Axe

The award recognizes outstanding students who demonstrate a commitment to volunteerism and leadership in their community service endeavors, and academic achievement. They may also be considered for a scholarship at Saint Michael’s College ranging in amounts from $13,000 to full tuition, contingent on acceptance to the college.