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History scholars honored for perfect scores

Caz students treated to congratulatory dinner at Brewster Inn

HISTORY SCHOLARS REWARDED: Noah Zinsmeister, left, Patrick Marris, Caroline Marshall and Brody Kellish were honored for achieving perfect scores on their history Regents exams last June with a dinner at the Brewster Inn. The Brewster Inn co-sponsors the dinner each year along with teacher Kurt Wheeler to celebrate academic excellence.

HISTORY SCHOLARS REWARDED: Noah Zinsmeister, left, Patrick Marris, Caroline Marshall and Brody Kellish were honored for achieving perfect scores on their history Regents exams last June with a dinner at the Brewster Inn. The Brewster Inn co-sponsors the dinner each year along with teacher Kurt Wheeler to celebrate academic excellence.

— Five students from Cazenovia High School scored perfect 100s on their New York State Regents examinations in United States history and global history last June.

Noah Zinsmeister, Patrick Marris, Caroline Marshall (U.S. history) and Brody Kellish (global history) were recently rewarded for their superb scholarship with a free dinner at the Brewster Inn.

The students were members of Kurt Wheeler’s history classes last year; Jessy Silfer, of Joe Cappella’s class, also achieved a perfect score on her global history exam.

Thirty-two of Wheeler’s other students just missed the dinner by scoring 99-percent on their exams.

Cazenovia High School students performed superbly as a group in history during 2011 with 99-percent passing the Regents exam in United States History, and 93-percent passing in World History.

Sixty-four percent of the tenth grade students scored an 85 or higher on the world exam while a school-record 82-percent of the juniors achieved “mastery” by scoring an 85 or higher on the U.S. exam. Cazenovia students also performed well on the college-level Advanced Placement examination with 79-percent scoring a 3, 4, or 5 on the rigorous test compared to the national average of less than 53-percent.

The tradition of celebrating perfect scores on history Regents exams in Wheeler’s classes is now in its 12th year. The dinners are generously co-sponsored by Richard Hubbard and the Brewster Inn each year as a way of encouraging academic excellence in our local schools.

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