THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2022 Page 13 Revere residents among 33 outstanding sophomores inducted into Alpha Omega Psi Honor Society S tudent Success and the First Year Experience offi ce (FYE) at Salem State University recently inducted 33 outstanding sophomores into Alpha Omega Psi; among these students were Revere residents Rana Ahmed, Nursing, and Dania Kenny, Education. Alpha Omega Psi is an honor society for students who demonstrate strong academic performance and engagement at the university. During their fi rst year, these students participated in the Salem State University Emerging Scholars Program and successfully completed all requirements while maintaining a commitment to their academic success. Emerging Scholars participants are paired with graduate student success coaches and participate in a variety of guided sessions and focused programs throughout their first year. The program is designed to build students’ academic and Patriot girls Basketball open season at 1-2 By Greg Phipps A fter dropping its season opener at Everett last Tuesday, the Revere High School girls' basketball team rebounded with a 56-29 win at Somerville last Friday. The Patriots suffered their second loss of the season at Lynn Classical on Tuesday. In the win over Somerville, junior captain Haley Belloise scored a team-high 16 points while Belma Velic contributed 13 and Bella Stamatopoulos eight. Though it was an improvement over the previous 46-28 loss at Everett, head coach Chris Porrazzo told the press after the victory that there is still work to be done. "Even though we won, we noticed a lot of things on the game fi lm that we need to get better at," he observed. "Our best basketball is ahead of us and we are going to keep working hard every day to get better." On Tuesday at Lynn Classical, the Patriots dropped a 58-35 decision to the host Rams. Shayna Smith poured in 12 points and grabbed six rebounds to lead Revere. Marwa Riad added 10 points and hauled down four boards. The 1-2 Patriots resume action when they participate in the Milton Holiday Tournament next week. life skills. The induction ceremony included Emerging Scholars Success Coaches Rashid Abuelmaali and Carolyn Tracy as well as Emerging Scholars program coordinator Ashley Figueroa and Student Success and FYE Assistant Director Megan Wigton. An inspiring keynote address was given by Assistant Dean of Student Success and FYE Mathew Chetnik, and a virtual greeting was off ered by Salem State University Assistant Vice President Lee Brossoit. Inductees received a formal certifi cate and a medallion to wear as part of their commencement regalia when they graduate. Chetnik noted, “Emerging Scholars provides students an opportunity to take ownership of their college experience while taking advantage of a coach whose sole focus is to motivate and guide them on that journey. While college can be hectic, these students completed all required sessions and were able to demonstrate a strong academic record at the end of their fi rst year.” Tracy stated, “The students in this program showed up and engaged, even during a pandemic. They persevered to meet the requirements and we are so proud of their eff orts. I have no doubt that with their dedication and academic success, they will do well in their future endeavors.” The Emerging Scholars Program is one of many initiatives at Salem State University designed to connect fi rst-year students with supports which assist them in achieving success on their journey towards college completion.

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