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Worcester Newsletter

                   Worcester Preparatory School • Berlin, Maryland • Graduation 18 • Volume 46, Number 3

            New WPS Alumni:  Front Row (L-R): Olivia Parker, Isabella Osias, Sammy Wolpin, Sarah Savage, Leigh
            Menendez, Ankita Mohan, Sophia Principe, Emilee Dorey, Racheal Rodimak, Maya ZiaShakeri, Sophie Bandorick,
            Emma DiDomenicis, Kaylee Dickson. 2nd Row (L-R):  Marissa Grosso, Kendall Holmes, Caroline Pasquariello,
            Anna Engel, Mia Meacci, Ronnie Ferrell, Annemarie Cherry, Cameron Langeler, Anchita Batra, Sydney Boright,
            Stevie Eppard-Annis, Rachael Weidman, Reese Gittelman.  3rd Row (L-R): Hope Sens, Maddie Simons, Colby
            Noble, Grace Nichols, Ally March, Camryn Sofronski, Sandra Karsli, Eliza Chaufournier, Deborah Marini, Taylor
            Campbell, Ethan Gaskill, Power Cammack.  Back Row (L-R): Porter Bunting, Austin Taylor, Matthew Wilson,
            Jay Poduval, Reid Odachowski, Jack Fager, Brendan Miller, Connor Cebula, Josh Bredbenner, Tucker Brown, Nic
            Abboud, Brenner Maull, Sam Cantello.
                               The Class of 2018 - Over $5.1 Million in Scholarships

            On May 25, the Athletic and Performing Arts Center overflowed with family and friends celebrating the Class
            of 2018 at the 46th WPS Commencement Exercises.  Diplomas were awarded to 51 graduates who will attend
            32 colleges and universities in 17 different states this fall.  These graduates received 159 academic and merit
            scholarship offers totaling more than $5.1 million dollars.  Retiring Headmaster, Dr. Barry Tull, delivered the
            Commencement Address to the Class of 2018.  Also addressing the graduates were Ethan Gaskill, President of the
            Class of 2018, and Charles R. Jenkins, President of the Board of Trustees.

            Awards were presented by Headmaster Dr. Barry Tull, along with faculty and special guests.  Anchita Batra was
            named Valedictorian and was also honored with a State of Maryland Merit Scholastic Award, Quota Club of Ocean
            City, Daughters of American Revolution, and a WGMD Scholar Athletic Award.  The Salutatorian was Deborah
            Marini who also received a State of Maryland Merit Scholastic Award, Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship,
            Lohmeyer Memorial Journalism Scholarship, American Legion Scholarship, OC Marlin Club Auxiliary Memorial
            Scholarship, and a Ravens Roost Scholarship.  The Best All-Round Senior Award went to Brenner Maull who also
            received a State of Maryland Merit Scholastic Award, St. Peter's Episcopal Church Alvin J. and Margaret J. Van
            Der Bogart Memorial Scholarship, Sons of American Revolution Award, and a WBOC Mountaire Farms Scholar/
            Athlete Scholarship.
            Other graduates receiving recognition were:  Josh Bredbenner (American Legion Scholarship, William E. Kelly
            Memorial Mathematics Award); Tucker Brown (Ravens Roost Scholarship, WGMD Scholar Athletic Award); Sam
            Cantello (Student Government Association President gavel), Eliza Chaufornier (American Legion Citizenship
            Award); Emilee Dorey (Ocean Pines Children's Theater); Marissa Grosso (Maryland House of Delegates
            Scholarship, Franklin W. Love Scholarship); Brendan Miller (Ocean Pines Golf Members' Council Scholarship);
            Isabella Osias (Dan Freed Music and Performing Arts Award); Olivia Parker (Decker Theater and Music Award);
            Caroline Pasquariello (Elk's Most Valuable Student Scholarship); Maddie Simons (Erin Brooks Mullen Drama
            Award, Robert Lee Edwards Scholarship for Excellence in English; Camryn Sofronski (Libby Vach Memorial
            Novel Award); Austin Taylor (Ocean Pines Golf Members' Council Scholarship).

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