Helena Duey Malchione is the daughter of Robert Mario Malchione and Kathleen Ann Duey and the granddaughter of Helen and George Duey of Spokane, Wash., and Thelma and Mario Malchione of Avondale, Penn. Helena is a senior at Polytechnic School.
For two years Helena has been the Life editor of The Paw Print, the Upper School’s student newspaper. She is also chairman of Polytechnic’s Ambassadors program. She has worked on Oakleaves, the student-run school yearbook, and volunteered on the school’s Hurricane Katrina Clothing Drive.
In her junior year, Helena was inducted into the Polytechnic Chapter of the Cum Laude Society. She is a National Merit Semi-Finalist, an AP Scholar with Distinction, and a National AP Scholar. She was named to the Study of Exceptional Talent in 2003 by the John Hopkins Center for Talented Youth. Helena won the prestigious Brown University Book Prize in 2007. Helena began studying French at an early age and was awarded honors among over 22,000 American students in the Grand Concours National French Contest in 2005, 2006 and 2007. She has studied at the International Bilingual School of Provence and won the Pasadena Alliance Francaise’s 2007 Student of the Year Award. She completed the French AP coursework at Polytechnic in her junior year and is currently enrolled in an independent study in democracy in America.