Eatontown: The Marine Academy of Science and Technology held its annual Awards Breakfast at the Sheraton on June 23 with all 69 graduates in attendance. 100% of the class will be going on to colleges and universities with some going to the military academies.
Due to Hurricane Sand, the academy had to move to St. Joseph’s vacant high school building in Keyport. The challenge was well managed by MAST staff and with great cooperation from St. Joseph’s, said Principal Paul Christopher. He praised the students for getting the school up and running and adjusting to the different in the building compared to MAST’s Sandy Hook location.
Breakfast was for 240 students and their families and friends. Scholarship awards were from the Parent Teachers and Students Association, the American Association of University Women, Keyport Kiwanis, Duchatallier Scholarships in the memory of a past student and National Merit Scholarships.
Senior Class Advisor Mary Kay emceed several events of the meeting.
There were some, “FUN FACTs” about the Class of 2013 in comparison to classes over the last 5 years. This Class received more Academy appointmentsand ROTC scholarships; has the highest percentage on the MATH on the HSPA exams; has the highest mean GPA, and highest average SAT scores for Critical Reading and Math. It has the second highest average ACT score, and the highest average PSAT score.
Congratulations went to: Jake Albers, Chloe Brownlie, Jessica Casamassima, Justin DiBenedetto, Tyler Finley, Emily Long, Taylor Lyons, DustinPavlik, Taylor Rogers, Chandler Shaeffer and Nicole Ventrone for their performance on the PSAT and on receiving this Letter of Commendation.
Several students achieved a perfect 800 on one part of their SAT or a perfect 36 on one part of the ACT test: ChloeBrownie, Jessica Casamassima, Tyler Finley, Emliy Long, Laura Marlowe, Chandler Shaeffer, Alex Dwyer, and Carolyn Rehm.