Three Sophomores Graduate from Youth Leadership Pinellas

(l-r: Samanatha Rubin, Kage Jewell, Hayley Moyer)

Congratulations to sophomores Hayley Moyer, Samantha Rubin and Kenneth "Kage" Jewell, graduates of the Youth Leadership Pinellas program.  Youth Leadership Pinellas is a series of interactive days designed to educate high school teens on community resources and issues, develop an excellence in leadership, build teamwork skills, and foster involvement in community services.

Matt Adan and Alyssa Rodriguez Named
National Merit Scholarship Commended Students

Senior International Baccalaureate (IB) Program students Matt Adan and Alyssa Rodriguez have been named National Merit Scholarship Program Commended Students. Commended students placed among the top five percent of more than 1.5 million students who took the 2011 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).

Sophomore Competes at Olympic Swim Trials

Sophomore Emma Spilman competed at the Olympic swimming trials this summer in Omaha, Nebraska.  The second youngest swimmer at the trials, Emma competed in the 100m & 200m butterfly finishing in the top half in the 200m.  While at the trials Emma had the opportunity to practice with the UF swim team and swam with medalists Connor Dwyer and Elizabeth Beisle.  She also observed Ryan Lochte, Missy Franklin, Michael Phelps and Natalie Coughlin in action.  Emma currently swims 9 practices a week including 3 at 5am.  She plans to compete again for the 2016 Olympics in Rio.

Student Newspaper Awarded Gold Medal

Congratulations to the members of the 2011-2012 The Central Voice staff who were awarded a Gold Medal from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA) for both the print and online editions. This is the second year in a row that the school newspaper has received a Gold for print, and this is the first year the online edition was submitted for critique. CSPA is associated with Columbia University and offers yearly critiques for school publications within the U.S. and abroad.

2011-2012 The Central Voice Staff

Editors (Alumni)
Michael Purcell - editor in chief
Stephanie Cruz - editor
Andy Maher - editor

Staff Members (Current Students)
Abbie Milne - assistant editor
Sophia Gallo - assistant editor
Xavi Pereda - assistant editor
Maddie Schorr - assistant editor
Cameron Soltau - assistant editor
Emily Benko - assistant editor
Ben Kieler - staff writer
Benny Mendizabal - staff writer
Ally Athanason - staff writer
Julian Bayron - staff writer
Louis Castillo - staff writer
Nick deNyse - staff writer
Zach Grandich - staff writer
Clare McMahon - staff writer
Nicole Melendy - staff writer
Philip Pytak - staff writer
Matt Ruppel - staff writer
Andrew Tarcza - staff writer

Dan Lauby
English Faculty
The Central Voice Adviser

Austin Miceli Earns Eagle Scout Rank

Junior Austin Miceli, a member of St. Cecelia Church Troop 455, earned Eagle Scout Rank on May 14 with his project "How to Pray the Rosary - Guidance in the Garden".  Austin constructed two arbor structures on each side of the Madonna statue in the St. Cecelia Church prayer garden along with descriptions of how to pray the rosary.  He also included pictures and verses depicting the mysteries.


Juniors Jessica Bautista and Traci Battle were selected to participate in the Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD) Summer Seminar, a competitive week-long program of workshops for rising high school seniors from around the world.

Last Saturday the CCC Ethics Bowl teams placed 6th and 8th at the 5th Annual Ethics Bowl at the Applied Ethics Institute at St. Petersburg College.   The CCC teams were coached by teachers Mrs. Colleen Kiernan and Mrs. Melanie Kling and parent Rev. Robin Whitlock.  The following students participated: Jason Owens, Xavier Pereda, Kathryn Roy, Susan Fries, Constance Burri, Eric Studstrup, Christina Dris, Gabriella Newman, Asije Whaley and Emily Solis.
National Merit Semi-finalist

Senior Carrie Cramer recently qualified as a National Merit Semi-finalist based on her scores from the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).  The nationwide pool of semi-finalists represents less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors.  Carrie achieved perfect scores on the Critical Reading and the Writing portions of the test. She will have the opportunity to qualify for the National Merit Scholarship offered in the spring.

National Hispanic Recognition Program Scholar, Sam Prieto

National Merit Commended Scholars, Sam Prieto, Jason Owens, Brendan Klovekorn, Michael Purcell, Will Whitlock





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