Class of 2011 and 2012 Spotlight
Fifty-one students from the Class of 2011 were offered 107 merit scholarships valued at $4.95 million.
The Class of 2011 featured 16 National Merit Commended Students and three National Merit Finalists. Five members of the Class of 2012 have just been named National Merit Semifinalists.
As of August 2011, the Class of 2012 had already logged 20,859 hours of community service.
Nina Simpkins ’14 was a semifinalist in the 2011 Broadcom MASTERS (Math, Applied Science, Technology, and Engineering for Rising Stars). This honor places her among a select group of 300 semifinalists named from more than 6,000 nominees from 251 middle schools throughout the U.S.
Joshua Bernstein ‘15 is one of four finalists out of 45,000 contestants in the Kidz Star USA 2011 singing competition and appeared on The Today Show!
Claudia Morrell-Zucker ‘15 will be competing in the US Figure Skating National Solo Dance Championship In Colorado Springs, CO on September 23-25.
Shir Madness, the Upper School A Cappella choir, was awarded first place at the Kolot Hayam Choral Music Festival in Asbury Park, New Jersey. Eitan Snyder ‘14 won the award for best male soloist.
The CESJDS student newspaper, The Lion’s Tale, was awarded 8th place for Best in Show and received honorable mention for Design of the Year from the Scholastic Press Association.
Collage, the Middle School literary magazine, was recognized as a Gold Medalist, earning a rating of 961 (of 1000) by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association.
Ranana Dine ’12, won honorable mention in the PDNedu 8th Annual Student Photo Contest for her photograph titled Galaxy. Thousands of photos were submitted by more than 500 students in countries ranging from Canada to the Czech Republic and Singapore to Spain.
The CESJDS Moot Beit Din team earned second place at an international competition in San Francisco.
Six students from CESJDS took home multiple awards from the 2011 Montgomery County Science Fair, including the overall top prize to Daniel Liss ’12.
CESJDS students won eight best speaker awards at the Junior State of America Mid-Atlantic Fall Convention in Parsippany, New Jersey.
Katie Hamelburg ‘13, received the Violet Richardson Award, given by Soroptimist International of Upper Montgomery County, for girls ages 14-17, for outstanding leadership in social action/community service.
48 of the 102 current seventh grade students scored 95% or higher on one or more of the significant subtests of the ERB exam, qualifying them for the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth Search (CTY).
Elana Leone '13 was a semifinalist in the Yale Invitational Debate tournament.
David Feith '05, recently published a book titled Teaching America: The Case for Civic Education. Contributors to the book include Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, Senator Jon Kyl, Senator Bob Graham, Secretary Rod Paige, Alan Dershowitz, Juan Williams, Glenn Reynolds, and more.
Michal Bornstein ‘07, was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to study in India. Michal graduated from Wellesley College in May.
Josh Kaplan ‘08, served as project manager to create the first LEED-certified building at Northwestern University. The Centennial Solar Panel System was installed to make it the first onsite renewable energy source on campus.
Justin Schecker '08, won two emmys from the Chicago/Midwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for his work with the Northwestern University television station.
Corey Cines '07 and Aaron Shapiro '07 were two of 25 seniors at the University of Maryland who were selected to receive the Philip Merrill Presidential Scholars Award.
Jeremy Bash '89 was featured in Time Magazine as one of the top 40 civic leaders under 40.
Forbes Magazine featured Micha Weinblatt in an article about college entrepreneurs.