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Academic and Extracurricular Activities

• Christopher Rackey of Madison graduated summa cum laude in May with a B.A. in economics from Tufts University in Massachusetts.

• Cathrina Kothman of Killingworth graduated cum laude in May with a B.A. in music from Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania.

• Theo Rukundo of Madison received his MBA from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

• Mary Sobran of Madison was inducted into the Connecticut Delta Chapter of Phi Sigma Tau, the international honor society for philosophy. To qualify for induction, students must be in their sophomore year, complete two philosophy courses, have both a high overall GPA and a high average in their philosophy courses and rank in the top 35 percent of their class.

• Grant Hesse of Madison received his B.A. in environmental studies in May from Saint John’s University in Collegeville, Minnesota.

• Hannah Elizabeth Walton of Madison graduated in May with a B.A. in psychology from Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

• The following area students graduated in May from Lasell College in Newton, Massachusetts: Nicholas Iannuzzi of Madison graduated with a B.S. in sport management. Emma Velez of Killingworth graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in IDS curriculum and instruction.

• The following Madison students graduated from the University of Vermont in May: Amelia Coon-Williams graduated with a B.S. in psychology. Kelly Gray graduated cum laude with a B.A. in English. Hailee Hoffman graduated with a B.S. in professional nursing.

• The following area students graduated in May from Quinnipiac University in Hamden: Nicolle Annicelli of Madison graduated with a sixth-year certificate in educational leadership. Bradford Boulay of Killingworth graduated with an MBA. Aaron Brenner of Madison graduated with a sixth-year certificate in educational leadership. Cooper Ewald of Madison graduated with a B.S. in computer information systems. Anna Fischer of Madison graduated with an MBA. Jean Fitzgerald of Madison graduated with an M.S. in instructional design. Ryan Florentine of Madison graduated with an M.A. in teaching. Amanda Gere of Madison graduated with an M.S. in special education. Meryl Gersz of Killingworth graduated with a J.D. Evan Jameyfield of Madison graduated with an M.D. Jessica Paolella of Madison graduated with a B.S. in nursing. Garret Russell of Madison graduated with a B.S. in finance. Brooke Vaughn of Killingworth graduated with a B.A. in interdisciplinary studies. Kristen Williams of Madison graduated with an M.S. in nursing. Nora Winkler of Madison graduated with an MBA.

• The following area students graduated from Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts in May: Corinne C. Ouellette of Madison graduated with a B.A. in psychology. Robin C. Baldwin of Killingworth graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in political science and theater arts.

• The following area students graduated in May from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania: Tristan Stritzel of Killingworth graduated with a B.S. in business and economics, major in accounting. Robert Tischbein of Killingworth graduated with a B.S. in mechanical engineering. Brian Venter of Madison graduated high honors with a B.S. in mechanical engineering and a B.S. in integrated business/engineering.

• The following area students graduated from Mercy High School in Middletown in May:

Madison: Cameron Quinn

Killingworth: Mary Darin, Marie Emerson, Cara Ferraro, Lina Luzietti, Grace Murphy, Abigail Smith, and Emma Stillman

Dean’s List

• Nick Ursini of Madison was named to the Dean’s List at Ohio University for the spring 2019 semester and has received a B.S. in communications.

• Megan Small of Madison was named to the Dean’s List at Bucknell University during the spring semester of the 2018-2019 academic year. A student must earn a grade point average of 3.5 or higher on a scale of 4.0 to receive the recognition.

• Lauren Brough of Killingworth was named to the Dean’s List at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine, for the winter semester ending in April 2019. Brough is a senior majoring in sociology and minoring in music.

• Cathrina Kothman of Killingworth was named to Dean’s List for the spring 2019 semester at Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania. To qualify for the Dean’s List, students must achieve a grade point average of 3.4 or higher out of a possible 4.0 for the semester and complete a minimum of 12 semester hours.

• Shayla Di Tolla of Madison was named to the spring 2019 Dean’s List at Emory & Henry College in Emory, Virginia. To qualify for the Dean’s List, students must achieve at least a 3.6 grade point average and must have completed at least 12 credit hours of course work during the semester.

• Erin Bishop Elliott of Madison was named to the Dean’s List for the Easter 2019 term at the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee. To earn a place on the Dean’s List, a student must earn a minimum grade point average of 3.625 on a 4.0 scale.

• The following Killingworth students were named to the Dean’s List at the University of New Haven for the spring 2019 semester: Anthony Cannelli, majoring in business management at the College of Business Patrick Dooley, majoring in electrical and mechanical engineering at the Tagliatela College of Engineering Trevor Hines, majoring in criminal justice at the Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences

• The following Madison students were named to the Dean’s List at the University of New Haven for the spring semester, 2019: Cristian Botello, majoring in communications at the College of Arts and Sciences; and Justin Shafner, majoring in mechanical engineering at the Tagliatela College of Engineering.

• The following area students were named to the University of Delaware’s Dean’s List for the spring 2019 semester:

Killingworth: Cassandra Garrelts, Daria Mazziotti, and Meghan O’Brien

Madison: Mary Cutler, Sarah Pozzi, Madeline Valdez, and Madison Werth

• The following area students were named to the spring 2019 Dean’s List at Roger Williams University in Bristol, Rhode Island:

Killingworth: Daniel Civiello

Madison: Savannah Bunovsky, Marissa Kottage, Mary Santoro, and Amy Zuse

• The following area students were named to the spring 2019 Dean’s List at the College of William & Mary in Virginia:

Killingworth: Natalie Blodgett

Madison: Eric Lyons and Rachel Parthasarthy

• The following Madison students were named to the Dean’s List for the spring 2019 semester at Curry College in Milton, Massachusetts: Justin Cochran, Jack Kallinich and Erin Ryan. To qualify for the Dean’s List, students must earn a grade point average of 3.30 and have no grade of incomplete or lower than C for the semester.

Awards and Honors

• Arnold Moore of Killingworth was honored with the Harold A. Larrabee Prize at Union College. Moore, a member of the Class of 2020, was honored for the best work in philosophy during the year.

• Brittney Miller of Madison was named to the President’s List for the spring 2019 semester at Coastal Carolina University in Conway, South Carolina. To be named to the President’s List, students must achieve a 4.0 grade point average for the semester.

Honor Roll

• The following Killingworth students were named to the Mercy High School Third Quarter Honor Roll for the 2018-2019 school year: Eleni Anzenberger, 2020-High Honors; Kaitlin Cusick, 2020-Honors; Mary Darin, 2019-High Honor; Marie Emerson, 2019-High Honors; Cara Ferraro, 2019-Honors; Kayla Fordyce, 2021-Honors; Kylie Fordyce, 2021-High Honors; Giuliana Judge, 2021-High Honors; Isabel Kessler, 2021-High Honors; Lina Luzietti, 2019-High Honors; bigail Smith, 2019-High Honors; Emma Stillman, 2019-Honors; Allison Tuttle, 2020-High Honors; and Isabella Young, 2020-High Honors

• The following Madison students were named to the Mercy High School Third Quarter Honor Roll for the 2018-2019 school year: Isabella Bartolomei, 2021-High Honors; Jacqueline Egidio, 2020-High Honors; and Cameron Quinn, 2019-High Honors


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