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Olivia A. Valcarce; Wachusett Regional High School.

AGE: 17

HOMETOWN: Sterling

PARENTS: Karen and Eduardo Valcarce

HONORS AND AWARDS: Take the Lead Honorable Mention for Kandahar Treasure Project, Grade 11; RIT Innovation and Creativity Book Award, Grade 11; National Spanish Exam Gold Award, Grades 10 and 11; third place in painting at the Jim McGovern Congressional Art Show, Grade 11; second place, school science fair, Grade 9; National Merit Scholarship finalist.

SCHOOL ACTIVITIES: Horseback riding, Grades 9-12; Writing Club, Grades 9-12, president, Grades 11 and 12; Think Globally Act Locally, Grades 10-12; YAHOO (Young Adults Helping Out Others), Grades 9-12; Kandahar Treasure Project, a 50-hour community service project to benefit women in Afghanistan, Grade 11; Math Competition team, Grades 9, 11 and 12, won Division B, Grade 11; National Honor Society, Grades 11 and 12; Spanish National Honor Society, Grades 11 and 12; WGBH High School Quiz Show, Grade 12.

PLANS: Possibly study English at Hamilton College, Clinton, N.Y.

OTHER: Student worker at Belle Wood Stables, Grades 10-12; private tutor, Grade 12; summer Art Camp counselor, Grades 9-11; summer and school vacations riding camp counselor, Grades 10-12.


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Date:May 22, 2011
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