STUDENT AWARDS

We are proud of the hard work of all Rochambeau students. We acknowledge and thank these students for achieving special honors and mentions for their academic success and community engagement.

Bliss Bagnato-Conlin '18

Bliss Bagnato-Conlin has been recognized as a Semi Finalist by the National Merit Scholarship Program in recognition of her outstanding achievement on the PSAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (NMSQT) in 2017. Bliss was among the top 1% of high school students nationwide for this examination. In addition to earning this distinction, Bliss is a top student at Rochambeau and active in many extra-curricular activities. You will frequently see Bliss in the spotlight as a vocalist with the Blue Eyed Souls and performer in a variety of Rochambeau theatrical and musical groups. 

As a "Rochambeau Forever" student, Bliss joined our preschool program at 2 years old. When we asked her about some favorite memories Bliss mentioned her love of travel and mentioned her two favorite school trips with her CM1 class to Canada and 2nde class to Costa Rica.

Bliss loves the diverse community here at Rochambeau, and it is one of the many things she will miss when she graduates. As she prepares for her next academic adventures, Bliss hopes to study neuroscience and neuropsychology in university, while continuing her dance, singing, and art. She feels well-prepared for these challenges thanks to our school's rigorous academic program and inspiring teachers.

About this award: The PSAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) is a standardized test administered by the College Board and cosponsored by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) in the United States. 

Conor O'Siadhail '23

Technology Contest Middle School


In November 2016, 371 Rochambeau students participated in the  Castor informatique competition and the results of our students were quite noteworthy!

Among all French schools: students who score in the top 10% of this competition are selected to participate in an additional competitive level, the Algoréa competition. (Participants in the competition in 2016: 474,903 students).

At Rochambeau: 27% of our students scored exceptionally well and were selected to take part in the Algoréa competition.

Special honors: Additionally, 5 of our students ranked in the top 100 of all competitors in their categories:

 5° Individuals: 4° Individual:3° Team:
 5° Maya Lewis
5° Chloe Pangas
 4° Matthieu Louat3° Theo Bui 
3° Antoine Rouat


The  Castor informatique competition covers various aspects of Information Technology: information and representation, algorithmic thinking, application usage, data structures, logic games, computers and society. Following this initial contest, students are then eligible to participate in the Algoréa competition in January 2017.

 

Felipe Gonzalez Karg '18

Felipe Gonzalez Karg, 1-S, achieved a top score on the AP Spanish Language and Culture exam administered in May 2016. Felipe earned a score so superior that he received a letter of special recognition from the College Board.

Felipe not only received the top score of 5, but was one of only 108 students in the world (0.07% of all 2016 AP Spanish Language and Culture Exam takers) to earn every point possible on this difficult assessment.

Congratulations, Felipe!


The AP Spanish Language and Culture Exam
assesses students' proficiency in the interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational modes of communication. Exam questions assess all themes outlined in the course and exam description. As much as possible, students read and listen to authentic texts from the Spanish-speaking world throughout the exam.

 

Claire Latendresse '17

Claire Latendresse has received a Letter of Commendation from the National Merit Scholarship Program in recognition of her outstanding perfomance on the PSAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (NMSQT) in 2015. Claire achieved a score in the top 5% of test-takers in this examination. In addition to earning this distinction, Claire is a top student at Rochambeau and active in many extra-curricular activities. You will hear her vocals with the Blue Eyed Souls, and can see her on stage in a variety of theatre groups at Rochambeau and in the Bethesda area. Claire is also a representative in student government (CVL).

We asked Claire what she'll miss most about Rochambeau after she graduates: "The people! Teachers change and buildings change – even ways of teaching and learning changes. But we love spending time with each other as friends. The thing that stays constant are the people who surround you."

About this award: The PSAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) is a standardized test administered by the College Board and cosponsored by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) in the United States.

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