Awards and Honors

Faculty Awards and Honors

School Awards and Honors

  • Distinction of Honorable Mention as a National School of Character based on outstanding work in character education
  • Median Crossroads student score on year-end ERB exams: Math – 98th percentile | Reading – 95th percentile | Writing – 95th percentile

Recent Student Awards and Honors

Mathematics

  • American Mathematics Competition – AMC-8: Largest number of students in the NH from one school on the Honor Roll (top 5% nationally); Distinguished Honor Roll (top 1% nationwide); Achievement Roll (students in sixth grade or lower who scored in the top 10% nationally)
  • American Mathematics Competition – AMC-10: Achievement Roll (students in eighth grade and younger in the top 15% nationwide); Honor Roll (top 2.5% nationwide), AIME qualifier
  • MATHCOUNTS: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place teams at regional competition, top ten individuals at regional and state competitions, and state team member to national competition; 1st place team in NH
  • Mathleague.org Competition: 1st and 3rd place teams in NH; 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishes in grades 3-6; largest group of students in NH that qualified for nationals in Houston, TX; At national competition, one second place individual finish and team placed in top 10 of over 100 teams
  • The Association for Women in Mathematics and Dartmouth College Mathematics Department: 1st place in middle school regional competition and Honorable Mention in middle school national competition for essays on biographies of contemporary women in mathematics careers

Science, Technology, and Engineering

  • American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS): Publishing of peer-reviewed abstracts of the students’ research and presenting their research at annual AAAS symposiums
  • American Junior Academy of Science (AJAS): Induction into AJAS, which is the only national honor society recognizing America’s premier middle and high school students for outstanding scientific research
  • American Orchid Society: “Conservation of Orchids” award that was given following a judged student presentation at the annual NH Orchid Society meeting in Nashua, NH
  • FIRST LEGO League: 1st place award for Core Values for excellence in teamwork; Champion’s Award (best team overall) at regional qualifiers; 1st place in NH for Project Research (based on research experiment)
  • Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth: National STEM research grant awarded to two eighth graders to devise a way to micropropagate the showy lady’s slipper
  • New Hampshire Clean Water Poster Contest: 1st and 2nd place
  • Solar Sprint competition (NH/VT): 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in speed; the design award; the technical award
  • Verizon Innovative App Challenge: Team of students won “Best in Region” in a national search of approximately 1100 app concepts

History/Geography

  • GeoBee: Final round participant at the New Hampshire state championship
  • National Mythology Exam: Gold, silver, and bronze medals for outstanding knowledge of Greek and Roman mythology
  • The Vermont Historical Society: The Vermont History Award

Language Arts

  • American Legion Junior Oratorical Competition
  • New Hampshire Public Television PBS Kids Writers Contest: Honorable Mention
  • Robert Frost Youth Poet: The statewide award in the Robert Frost Youth Poet Program
  • Vermont Public Radio, RETN (Regional Educational Television Network), and Young Writers Project: Featured Crossroads students’ work (e.g., “Answer to a 5-Year-Old Son” and “The Bird That Dared to Sing“)
  • The Voice, Valley News, VT Digger, Winter Tales, Young Writers Project Anthology 7, Cowbird: Published Crossroads students’ written work

World Languages

  • French National Exam: Top ten ranking nationally, including platinum winners (the highest award); annual competition that includes a written test on French vocabulary, grammar, and cultural sensitivity
  • University of Vermont Latin Day (hosted yearly for high school students): 1st place for group Latin poem recitation, 2nd place for skit performance, two 1st place finishes for solo performances

Academic Recognition

  • Institute for Educational Advancement: Caroline D. Bradley Scholarship for full-tuition to high school program awarded to one of twenty-nine seventh graders selected across the U.S.
  • National Junior Honor Society