• May 21, 2021

    Students honored at USCHS Awards Night

    USCHS crestDozens of Upper St. Clair High School students were recently recognized with honors, awards and scholarships during the school’s annual Awards Night on Monday, May 17, 2021. The event was the school district’s first in-person student awards program in more than a year.

    “Being here, at Awards Night, brings me tremendous hope. This evening marks our return to many cherished events,” Dr. John Rozzo, superintendent, said. “I can’t think of a more fitting event to kick-off this phase in our reopening than Awards Night – a celebration of our students’ achievements.”

    Dr. Timothy Wagner, Upper St. Clair High School principal, stated that it was an honor to celebrate the two important components of student life – growth and achievement.

    “Though Awards Night is typically associated with a prize, an accolade, or the announcement of a significant ‘win,’ always remember how important effort, progress and growth are in all that you pursue,” he said. “Tonight, we celebrate your achievements by way of an award – but, simultaneously, we celebrate so much more.  We honor your progress and your growth, and we honor, most importantly, who you are as people.  We could not be more proud of who you are, students, and we thank your families for sharing you with us each day.”

    The following students were recognized: 

    Carson Scholar: Eva Rankin

    Chick Evans Scholarship for Caddies: Lucas Cesar

    DAR Good Citizen Award: Samantha Seewald

    Ellie Levine Memorial Award: Alexandra Hall & Morgan Meddings

    Ghilani Scholarship: Abelardo Sobarzo

    John Small Spirit of Community Award: Eileen Guo

    Joseph F. Argiro Science Award: Reshma Gudla

    Joseph L. Moscov Memorial Award: Ethan Hanson

    Judge Arnoni Leadership in Action Scholarship: Owen Mann

    Outstanding Senior Athletes: Claire Hoffman & Josh Matheny

    Paul Harris Award - USC-Bethel Park Evening Rotary Club: Eva Rankin

    Paul Wildenhain Memorial Scholarship: Christian Chiu & Kyle Ralyea

    Pride of the Panthers Award: Abelardo Sobarzo

    Service Above Self USC – Bethel Park, Breakfast Rotary: Samantha Seewald

    Service Above Self USC – Bethel Park, Evening Rotary Club: Chris Jahn & Sydney Lisak

    Sharon Popp Memorial Award: Stephanie Lu

    Society of Women Engineers Awards: Katherine Li, senior; Aditri Thakur, junior; & Ashvita Saxena, sophomore

    Student of the Year Awards: Brendan Crowley, senior; Anna Hess, junior; Jocelyn Rullo, sophomore; & Isaac Bernstein, freshman

    Superintendent Academic Achievement Award: Amy Bellas, Lucas Cesar, Zhengru Fang, Rebecca Gehring, Eliza Glunt, Taylor Hutter, Caroline Knizner, Katelin Radonovich, Gabriela Gomes & Caroline Wright

    Teresa Fox Memorial Scholarship

    • Student Pursuing a Degree in Special Education: Caroline Sandford
    • Student Who has Overcome a Learning Challenge: Brooke Kramer

    T.J. White Scholarship: Ethan Dahlem

    USC Education Association Scholarship: Caroline Sandford

    USC ESPA/PSEA Transportation Scholarship: Abelardo Sobarzo

    USCHS Counseling Humanitarian Award: Patrick Benedict, Marina Bulazo, Madison Fisher, Eileen Guo, Shay McDowell, Ellie Rising, Abby Rutkowski, Caroline Sandford and Sammy Tindale

    William A. Pope Scholarship: Brooke Reitz

    Women’s Club of Upper St. Clair Scholarships: Mia DePolo, Haley Qin & Owen Mann

    University Book Awards

    • Brandeis University – Jacob Bernstein
    • Chatham University, Rachel Carson Healthy Planet – Vidhur Senthil
    • Harvard University – Phoebe Chen
    • Johns Hopkins University – Scott Cheung
    • Princeton University – Molly Maher
    • Rensselaer Medal – Eden Ma
    • RIT Computing Medal & Scholarship Award – Sophie Chen & Sujay Shah
    • RIT Innovation & Creativity Award – Julia Roeschenthaler & Ritvik Shah
    • Saint Michael's College – Grace Copenhaver
    • Tulane University – Felipe Mola Curi
    • University of Pennsylvania – Dev Patel
    • University of Virginia, Jefferson – Bria Zegarelli
    • William & Mary Leadership Award – RJ Shontz
    • Yale University – William Bacdayan