US Senate Youth Program: Junior Maura G. was recognized as the state runner-up in the state-wide competition for the United States Senate Youth Program. Hundreds of students across Rhode Island took a test to qualify for the program. Semi-finalists were interviewed and asked about their knowledge of US History, government, and politics. While Maura will not travel to Washington, DC as the state winner, she was named runner-up and awarded a scholarship. What makes her accomplishment even more impressive is that she is only a junior and has yet to complete a course in US History! Great job, Maura.
NE Scholastic Press Association: Junior Victoria B. earned the prestigious New England Scholastic Press Association award for her column, “Is technology too much of a good thing?”, which was featured in the Newport Daily News last November. The NESPA members include public and private high schools from throughout New England and the annual contest is in its 68th year. Victoria is the first Portsmouth student to be recognized. Congratulations, Victoria.
VFW Voice of Democracy: Junior Kelly C. was recently honored by the RI Chapter of the Veterans of Foreign Wars as the state-wide winner of the Voice of Democracy. Kelly's essay on the theme "My Vision for America" was deemed the top entry in Rhode Island and she is now entered into the national competition for a $30,000 scholarship. Congratulations, Kelly.