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Reservoir High students celebrate multiple successes[Highland/Fulton]

The Howard County Public School System Mall Show, held at the Mall in Columbia , may be over, but these students from Reservoir High School (RHS) will always have their memories of the event to cherish. They are: Alexandrea Leger, Angela Sheaffer, Angela Verduguez, Annabelle Salkeld, Arielle Frey, Asha Taitt, Carla Wilson, Cheyenne Brown, Danielle Mortensen, Emily Dorn, Emily Long, Emily Sabillon, Eugene Yi, Fadi Bridi, Franklin Asa, Greeshma Anand, Hanna Collier, Hannah Lee, Imani Collins, Isabel Villatoro, Isis Callejas, Jade Louis, Jaime Yang, Janie Romer, Jenavie Gopez, Jennifer Lopez, Joe Harris, Joey Sachs, Joshua Clinton, Joshwa Johnson, Kelsey Wontumi, Klaud Tchokogueu, Kristina Niederhauser, Kyle Fuller, Lucas Woo, Madison Ashley, Maleeha Hanif, Mary Atang, Matthew Shuck, Noire Lineberry, Nyah Guillaume, Rhiannon Little, Ryan King, Saher Iqbal, Sam Kim, Sania Hasan, Shayla Waldron, Sonia Carranza, Sydney Stohlman, Tatiana Hamilton, Tirzah Thorpe and Zehra Rizvi. Congratulations to all of you.

When I was much younger and an altar boy in Catholic grade school, back before Vatican II changed the language of the Mass, we all had to learn to recite the prayers in Latin. I remember that it involved memorization of the words but no understanding. Over time, some of us came to understand some of what we had learned to recite (probably by osmosis). Over the years, much of that has been forgotten. Then, I got an email that contained a short blurb about the Latin class at RHS. The Latin II Honors class comprised of eight students took the National Latin Exam and they all received awards.

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Not too shabby, eh?

They are: Perfect score and Gold Medal: Eugenie Choi; Gold Medal: Savannah McCrobie; Silver Medal: Aaron Price; Magna Cum Laude: Trinity Yang, Sarah Ricketts and Jacob Tebben; and, Cum Laude: Macayla Allen and Ryan Pham. Congratulations to all of you.

By the way, the last time an RHS Latin student received a perfect score on the NLE was in 2011-Ed Borders. In Latin III Honors, the Silver medal went to Vicky Dubin. Magna Cum Laude to Claire O'Shaughnessy, Morgan Donohoe, Olivia Prince, and Chris Ataifo. And Cum Laude to Eric Yang. In Latin I the Gold Medal went to Monica Prince, the Silver Medal to Manuel Santos, Rhiannon Little, Emily Smith, Tessa Byrum and Cum Laude to Matt Chua, MaryBeth Berzensk and Adam Reid.

RHS is very proud of its 2017-2018 Math, Engineering and Science Achievement (MESA) Champions. In the Basswood Bridge competition, RHS students Kritika Bhusal, Kenia Medina, Radhika Shah and Anny Zhu took first place. In the Cyber Robot Challenge, second place went to Mario Morais and Connor Vu. In the Battle Ball Robot competition, second place went to Yasmi Chibber and Grace Tao (this is the first year that the school competed in this event). And a special shout-out to MESA Members Maheera Chaudhry, Grace Koo and Yashvi Shah, who came out and supported the teams throughout the year. Congratulations to all!

In other news from the RHS campus, members of the music department returned from a very successful trip to the Festivals of Music competition in Chicago, where not only did they perform but also were able to have some fun as tourists in the windy city. Here are the results that the students brought home. The orchestra received a rating of Superior, first place. The band: Superior rating, seconnd place. The concert choir: Excellent rating, first place. The women's choir: Superior rating, first place. The men's choir: Superior rating, first place. And, the overall choir award: RHS women's choir. Congratulations.

The Lime Kiln Middle School Lime Lighters, students who demonstrated their ability to "ROAR" by being responsible, respectful and academically focused for the week ending April 20 were: Michele Mason, Michael Liu, Jared Guymon, Emily Meadows, Justin Lee, Alexis Merka, Haider Hussain, Suhani Patel, Aelia Thakkar and Nicole Neely.

Also, at the Howard County Young Author's Contest, eighth-grader Kimberly Noelle Gordon won first place for her poem, "Wanderlust" and seventh-grader Ellie Hasegawa won first place for her short story, "A Soldier's Paradox." Congratulations and well done!

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