Maloney wins essay contest
Maggie Maloney of St. Henry District High School, shown with Chuck Seal, was the winner of the Florence Rotary Club's Essay Contest.
Four recent alumni from St. Henry District High School were published in the periodical Albricias, the national publication for Spanish Honor Society. Meghan McMahon and John Tangney published works of poetry in Spanish, odes in the style of Pablo Neruda, Jake Fessler published an essay discussing the relationship between technology and contemoporary youth and Sara Hadorn published artwork depicting Spanish flamenco culture. Their works appeared in the Spring 2011 edition of Albricias, and they were renumerated for their contribution. This is a great honor and we congratulate their work and dedication to the Spanish language and culture.
Maggie Maloney, a senior at St. Henry District High School, is the winner of the Florence Rotary Club’s 2011 essay contest.
Maloney was awarded a $500 scholarship for her essay about homeless veterans titled, “Survival in the Jungle.”
Each year Rotary sponsors an essay contest to coincide with Veterans Day and the winner presents the essay as part of the city of Florence Veterans Day Program. She also read the essay at the Rotary Club meeting on Nov. 29.
Maloney is the daughter of Ann and Tom Maloney of Fort Mitchell.
National Merit and Commended Students
Congratulations go out to senior Ryan Bailer for being named a Semifinalist in the 2012 National Merit Scholarship Program. Approximately 16,000 students qualified in the 57th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. High school juniors qualified for this honor by taking the 2010 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT), which served as an initial screening. Good luck to Ryan as he prepares to take the steps necessary to become a finalist.
Congratulations also go out to senior Jessica Bier for being named a Commended Student in the 2012 National Merit Scholarship Program. Approximately 34,000 students are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Commended Students placed among the top five percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2012 competition by taking the 2010 Preliminary SAT / National Merit Scholarship Qualifying test.