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|June 11th, 2015
||Canon-McMillan High School Graduates 380 Students
Congratulations to the Canon-McMillan Class of 2015! On Tuesday, June 9, a commencement ceremony was held during which 380 students were graduated.
Here were this year’s top academic achievers:
This year’s valedictorian was Maxwell Martin, son of Barry and Lori Martin.
During his high school years, Maxwell was a member of the National Honor Society, Spanish National Honor Society, the lacrosse team, Academic League (captain), Math League, Hometown Hi-Q Team (captain), Computer Science Club and more.
He received myriad awards and distinctions, including the Harvard Book Award for Highest GPA and Outstanding Character, the AP Scholar With Distinction Award, the Bausch and Lomb Honarary Science Award, the U.S. Marine Corp Scholastic Excellence Award and a Carnegie Mellon University Presidential Scholarship.
In the fall, Maxwell intends to attend Carnegie Mellon University’s Science and Humanity Scholar’s Program to major in biology on the path to pre-medicine.
This year’s salutorian was Elizabeth Freeman, daughter of Carolyn and Daniel Freeman.
During her high school career, Elizabeth was a member of the marching and pep bands, the clarinet choir, the Great Books Club, French Club, ski club, environmental club and girls junior varsity soccer team.
She received many awards and distinctions, including Smith College’s most prestigious academic award, the Zollman Scholarship,as well as the college’s STRIDE scholarship. Elizabeth also received a CONSOL Energy Environmental Scholarship and the Canonsburg Bureau of Professional Women Scholarship.
Outside of school, Elizabeth was a sales associate at G.H. Bass & Co. She also attended the Westinghouse Science Honors Institute.
She intends to attend Smith College in the fall, with a possible mathmatics major.
This year’s honor student speaker was Ela Garbioglu, daughter of Ibrahim and Aysen Garbioglu.
During her tenure at Canon-McMillan High School, Ela was a member of the band, National Honor Society and Spanish National Honor Society. She is also the recipient of Washington & Jefferson College’s J. Burnett Presidential Scholarship.
She intends to attend W&J in the fall.
South Central Awarded Tanger Outlets TangerKIDS Grant
South Central Elementary was among three local schools to recently be awarded a Tanger Outlets TangerKIDS grant.
The grant will benefit the school’s library program in 2015-16.
"I am thrilled that we are able to partner with Tanger for this grant,” South Central Principal Michelle Tomicek said. “The students of South Central are fortune to have such generous neighborhood businesses."
The TangerKIDS Grants program is designed to give grant money – between $3,000 and $7,500 per award - to local schools in the communities where Tanger Outlet Centers are located.
“A big part of our mission at Tanger is to contribute positively to the communities in which we operate,” said Steven B. Tanger, president and chief executive officer. “We are proud to once again give back to these remarkable schools in area and look forward to continuing our efforts to support students and educators across the country.”
The TangerKIDS grants program is designed to assist schools in Tanger Outlets primary markets by providing grants for special projects, needed programs or equipment.
Grants can also support groups within schools of all grade levels from kindergarten to grade 12. These grants are offered to multiple schools at each of Tanger’s 46 centers in the United States.
CMSD Receives Two Grants to Help Expand Tennis Offerings
The tennis courts at Canon-McMillan High School will received around $11K in grants to help defray the cost of the $170,000 makeover
Canon-McMillan School District has received two grants that will help improve both facilities and community access to the sport.
Canon-McMillan school directors in May accepted a $10,000 grant from the United States Tennis Association for the reconstruction of four existing 78-foot tennis courts to include blended 36-foot and 60-foot lines.
The goal of the grant, according to the USTA, is to “provide communities access to safe, appealing and functional tennis environments.”
And Virgil Christian, senior director of marking development and collegiate tennis for the organization, said that’s exactly what it hopes will happen in the Canonsburg area.
“The essence of this initiative is to assist communities, leveraging their tennis facilities to promote lifelong, healthy activity, and to improve their programming by advancing the latest innovations for all program types,” he said in a letter to the district.
A second grant in the amount of $880 from the United States Tennis Association Middle States Section was also awarded and accepted by the district.
Known as a Grown the Game grant, it is intended to be used to assist with the funding of the blended lines to the newly resurfaced courts, as well as equipment and instructor-related expenses.
District officials said that the funding will help increase tennis opportunities for folks community-wide – from the youngest, newest players, to those who have enjoyed the sport for years.
“The school board and administration listened to the concerns of the tennis community in Canon-McMillan and moved the project up the priority list,” Canon-McMillan Assistant Superintendent Scott Chambers said. “The grant process not only secured funding it started a great partnership with the USTA. We are excited to offer these new programs to our students and the community on the district courts.”
Canon-Mac Alum Wins Emmy Award
Derek Dressler, a 2001 graduate from CMHS, recently received an Emmy Award for writing a Mickey Mouse short on Disney Channel, titled "O Sole Minnie." He has also worked for Mattel and wrote a movie that's now on Blue-Ray, called "Team Hot Wheels: The Origin of Awesome." He is the co-executive producer/head writer of Nickelodeon's new series "Get Blake." It will premiere sometime this year.
The mission of the Canon-McMillan School District, in partnership with the community, is to invest in our greatest resource, our students. We strive to teach, challenge and support all students to prepare them for college and careers with the information and skills necessary to compete, achieve and serve as leaders in a global economy as ethical and responsible citizens.
The vision of the Canon-McMillan School District is to graduate all students with the ethical and effective communication, critical and creative thinking skills necessary for success in an evolving global economy.
"Striving to be a bully free School District"
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