Mackenzie Buzzell '17 Selected as One of 20 Finalists for the 2016-17 Triple-Impact Competitor Scholarship Program
We are pleased to announce that Mackenzie Buzzell ‘17 of Fryeburg Academy has been selected one of 20 finalists for the 2016-17 Triple-Impact Competitor Scholarship Program from across New England by Positive Coaching Alliance-New England (PCA-NE).
PCA honors outstanding high school athletes nationwide who contribute to a positive, character-building sports environment. PCA’s Triple-Impact Competitor Scholarship Program honors those who, in keeping with PCA culture, “do the right thing” and embody the Triple-Impact Competitor ethos of working to improve oneself, teammates and the game as a whole.
Buzzell who is now a senior this year at the Academy competes in girls’ basketball, soccer, and softball. She was selected from the more than 1,500 high school athletes nationwide who completed applications consisting of essays and at least three recommendations, from coaches, school administrators, and individuals familiar with them as embodying Triple-Impact Competitor principles.
“I enjoy the competition and dedication it takes to become a solid athlete. The skills learned on the field not only help me to become a better leader and teammate, but it also offers a practical application in the classroom," said Buzzell. “From tough competition, you learn a lot about yourself — your strengths and weaknesses — and I’ve learned never to give up, work hard, and apply myself both as an athlete and student. I am very honored to receive this recognition by PCA,” continued Buzzell.
Buzzell’s hard work on the field and in the classroom has certainly paid off. Buzzell has been an outstanding student-athlete at Fryeburg Academy since her arrival as a freshman in 2013. She’s been on the honor roll all three years with two of those semesters as high honors. Buzzell even earned the Student of the Year award during her junior year.
As finalists, Buzzell and the other student-athletes were recognized at a pregame ceremony before the August 31 Boston Red Sox/Tampa Bay game and presented them with commemorative t-shirts, Red Sox hats, and tickets to the game, plus award certificates and the PCA book, “Elevating Your Game.” PCA-New England will celebrate the finalists through a combination of events, awards, mentoring, and sharing their stories throughout the 2016-17 academic year.
We are pleased to announce that the College Board has conferred AP Scholar Awards upon 27 Fryeburg Academy students this year, recognizing college-level achievement on AP examinations for 14 students designated as AP Scholars, six further as AP Scholars with Honor, and seven as AP Scholars with Distinction.
FRYEBURG, ME, SEPTEMBER 11, 2019—Officials of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced today the names of approximately 16,000 Semifinalists in the 65th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. These academically-talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,600 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $31 million that will be offered next spring.
This summer, senior Arvin Ma ’20 participated in Berklee’s Aspire: Five-Week Music Performance Intensive in Boston, MA. The five-week program is considered one of the world's preeminent summer musical performance programs for high school and precollege students. Participants of the prestigious program earn a college credit and have the opportunity for one--on-one instruction with well-known artists and scholarships.
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