Graduation day finally arrived for some of Pasadena's best and brightest sons and daughters over the weekend. But before their final walkacross the stage, June graduates from the Class of '91 were honored at Senior Awards Nights last week at Northeast and Chesapeake high schools.
Awards Night is set aside for students who distinguished themselves in the classroom and in a wide variety of extracurricular activities.
At Northeast, Amy Eck received the Presidential Academic Fitness Award. The award is given to graduating seniors who have maintained a3.3 grade-point average since ninth grade and scored in the 80th percentile on the SAT.
Two graduates, Sandra Fox and Sung Yun, received honorable mention in the Maryland Distinguished Scholars program.
Department awards were presented to Scott Floyd, art; Kimberly Smith, business education; Sung Yun, English; Sandra Fox, foreign language; Urcilia Jones, home economics; Amy Eck, mathematics and chemistry; Kerry Ireland, music/choir; Melissa Scarborough, music/band; JoshuaHall and Steven Strauss, physical education; Joseph Rolf, biology; Tanya Eaton, physics; Heather Isaac, social studies; Steven Saunders, technical education; John Castle and Shawna Gerling, vocational experience.
State of Maryland Merit Scholars awards for students who ranked in the top 5 percent of the class were given to Stacey Barton, Tanya Eaton, Amy Eck, Sandra Foz, Deneen Haines, Stephanie Lazor, Laurie Rasnake, Steven Schwaab, Kimberly Smith and Sung Yun.
General Maryland State Scholarship awards were presented to Tanya Eaton, Melissa Galliher and Adam Vernon.
Senior class officer medals were given to Heather Evans, Beth Gavin, Joseph Rolf and Ericka Shade.
Other local, state and general scholarships and awards were presented to:
Amy Eck -- presidential scholarship, Eastern Nazarene College; Tandy Technology Top 2 percent academic scholars award; Maryland Army National Guard Academic Excellence award; letter of academic excellence; Raymond A. Kaufman Memorial; National Honor Society; East Anne Arundel Lions Club.
Sung Yun -- McDonald's Ray Kroc achievement award; Tandy Top 2 percent academic scholars award; Maryland Army NationalGuard academic excellence award and Scholar/Athlete award; letter ofacademic excellence; Kiwanis Club of Mountain Road; National Honor Society.
Sandra Fox -- U.S. Army Reserve National Scholar/Athlete award; trustee scholarship, Western Maryland College; Tandy Technologytop 2 percent academic scholars award; Maryland Army National Guard Scholar/Athlete award; letter of academic excellence; Chesapeake Women's Club; National Honor Society.
Tanya Eaton -- Capital/Gazette All Star Academic Team scholarship; NAACP Merit award; Maryland Army National Guard academic excellence award; National Honor Society. Steven Schwaab -- U.S. Army Reserve National Scholar/Athlete award; Maryland Army National Guard academic excellence award and Scholar/Athleteaward; Anne Arundel County Sun Academic Athletic Team; East Anne Arundel Lioness Club; National Honor Society; Northeast High School PTSA.
Jennifer Lee -- John Paul Jones Sons of the American Revolution Good Citizen award. Kelly Tibbs -- Academic/athletic scholarship, Robert Morris College; Maryland State ASA scholarship; United Auto Workers Local 239 scholarship; Mars Supermarkets, Inc. Kimberly Smith -- Tandy Technology Top 2 percent academic scholars award; Maryland Army National Guard academic excellence award; National Honor Society; Pasadena Sign Co.
Stephanie Lazor -- Tuition Scholarship, Shepherd College; Maryland State ASA scholarship; Maryland Tenpin Bowling Council scholarship; Maryland Army National Guard academic excellence awardand Scholar/Athlete award; Amateur Athletic Union/Mars Milky Way High School All-American award; Florida Marina/Boat Sales Inc.
Russell Curry -- Scholarship grant, North Carolina Wesleyan College. Heather Isaac -- Softball scholarship award, Catonsville Community College;Maryland State ASA scholarship. Paula Cinelli -- Maryland Tenpin Bowling Council scholarship. Tammy Kuebel and Nicole Meister -- MarylandState ASA scholarship.
Melissa Scarborough -- Maryland State ASA scholarship; James E. Griffin Memorial. Susan Rogers -- Trustee scholarship, Villa Julie College. Stacey Barton -- Maryland Army National Guard academic excellence award and Scholar/Athlete award; National Honor Society; Patricia Born Duckett Sunset Elementary PTA; George FoxMiddle School PTSA.
Keith Hupka -- Scholarship award, Norwich University; Northeast High School PTSA; Goodyear Tire Center of MountainRoad. Kristy Zulka -- Scholarship award, Campbell University. DeneenHaines -- Maryland Army National Guard academic excellence award; National Honor Society award; East Anne Arundel Lioness Club.