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Three Natick Residents Graduate From The Rivers School

WESTON, MA—Three Natick residents were among 90 students to graduate from The Rivers School in Weston on Friday, June 13.

An honor roll student, Simone A. Blake’s spunky, spirited attitude was a great presence on the Rivers campus and was particularly evident in her artistic endeavors. Simone’s dedication to the arts program, particularly in ceramics, earned her an internship with a photographer for her senior project. She also received a Silver Key from the Boston Globe Scholastic Art competition for her ceramics. Simone shared her humor and good nature as a manager of the girl’s varsity basketball team. The daughter of Pamela Blake and Eric Cox, she will attend Howard University in the fall.

Erica B. Chalmers, a high honor roll student and co-president of the school, was elected to the Cum Laude Society and received the Hooper Lawrence Memorial Prize on Prize Day. Previously she had received several awards, including the 2013 Brown University Book Award and the 2013 Columbia Book Award for Community Service. Erica was involved heavily in Model UN and fundraising initiatives on campus to support girls’ education in Africa. She also demonstrated her athletic abilities as a three-year varsity soccer player and behind the scenes as the boys’ ice hockey team manager. The daughter of Greg and Yvonne Chalmers, she will attend Wellesley College in the fall.

A high honor roll student who was elected to the Cum Laude Society on Prize Day, Jae Hee Park was a member of the Conservatory Program, playing the cello in the Rivers Youth Symphony Orchestra all four years and participating in the A Cappella Club. Jenny was a student advisor; the editor of the school’s art and literary magazine, The Current; a writer for the student newspaper, The Edge; and a member of the Debate Club. The daughter of Kwang Min Park and So Young Park-Joe, Jenny participated in a science internship at Boston Children’s Hospital last summer and received the Science Prize on Prize Day at Rivers.

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