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Honor Roll

• The following area students were named to the Mercy High School Third Quarter Honor Roll for the 2018-’19 school year:

Branford: Jamison Stenger, 2019-Honors

North Branford: Isabella Lucibello, 2019-High Honors; and Grace Neubig, 2019-Honors

Awards and Honors

• Teresa H. Seo of Branford was inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma, the national honor society for business majors at schools accredited by Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International. Seo is majoring in business at Western New England University.

• Allison Rozear of Branford was awarded the University of Rochester Xerox Innovator Award by Sacred Heart Academy in Hamden. Conferred jointly by the science, computer, and math faculty, the award is presented to a junior who shows high motivation in innovation and information technology. Each year, Sacred Heart Academy recognizes outstanding juniors who excel in scholarship, leadership, and personal accomplishments with college or university awards based on the criteria of each institution of higher learning.

• Abbey Parente of Northford was awarded the Saint Michael’s College Book Award by Sacred Heart Academy in Hamden, Connecticut. The award is presented to an outstanding junior in academics, a member of National Honor Society, and a leader who demonstrates a sustained commitment to school and community activities. Each year, Sacred Heart Academy recognizes outstanding juniors who excel in scholarship, leadership, and personal accomplishments with college or university awards based on the criteria of each institution of higher learning.

• Susan Hemingway of Branford was awarded the Saint Anselm College Book Award by Sacred Heart Academy in Hamden. The award is presented to a junior who has earned high academic grades in a very competitive curriculum, has an awareness of social responsibility, and possesses strong character. Each year, Sacred Heart Academy recognizes outstanding juniors who excel in scholarship, leadership, and personal accomplishments with college or university awards based on the criteria of each institution of higher learning.

• Sarah M. Koljaka of Branford was awarded a National Merit scholarship ($2,500). Koljaka studies at the Choate Rosemary Hall in Wallingford and plans to study medicine.

• The following area students were awarded the 4.0 Gold Tassel Scholar by Sacred Heart Academy in Hamden for holding a cumulative four-year minimum average of 4.0 and, following tradition, wore golden tassels during graduation ceremonies in May:

Isabella Crotta of Northford plans to enroll at the University of Connecticut.

Kelsey Poronteau of Branford plans to enroll at Providence College in Rhode Island.

Amanda Savona of Branford plans to enroll at Northeastern University in Massachusetts.

Vivian Wang of North Branford plans to enroll at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut.

Academic and Extracurricular Activities

• Joseph DiMaio of North Branford was one of 18 students from around the world who enrolled in April 2019 for the doctor of chiropractic degree program at Sherman College of Chiropractic in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

• Aleksandra Kopacz of Branford was inducted at the University of Bridgeport to the Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline honor society. Membership is by invitation only and requires nomination and approval by a chapter.

• Boo Kyo Sur of Branford graduated in spring with a B.S. in earth and environmental science from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

• Blake Joseph Cornachini of Branford graduated with an M.S. in fire protection engineering from the Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts.

• The following area students graduated from the University of Vermont in May:

Samantha Brown of Branford graduated with a B.A. in global studies.

Jared Carlson of Branford graduated with a B.S. in computer science and information systems.

Hudson Cassello of Branford graduated magna cum laude with a B.S. in business administration.

Carmen Garofalo of Branford graduated with a B.S. in animal sciences.

Christopher Kruglik of Northford graduated with a B.S. in biochemistry.

Hailey Nelson of Branford graduated cum laude with a B.S. in environmental studies.

Skylar Sandler of Branford graduated cum laude with B.A. in psychological science.

Erin Walsh of Branford graduated with a B.S. in health sciences.

• The following Branford students graduated from the Wesleyan University in Middletown in May:

Justin Campos graduated with a B.A. in college of social studies.

Julia Dietz graduated with a B.A. in biology and neuroscience and behavior.

Katrice Kemble graduated with an M.A. in music.

• The following area students graduated from Quinnipiac University in Hamden in May:

Francesca Bickel of Branford graduated with a sixth-year certificate in educational leadership.

Angela Bonito of North Branford graduated with a J.D.

Meghan Cacace of Branford graduated with an MBA.

James Canavan of Branford graduated with an M.S. in journalism.

Laurie Crouch of Branford graduated with an M.S. in nursing.

Kerry Daniels of Branford graduated with a doctor of nursing practice.

Christina Davino of North Branford graduated with a master of occupational therapy.

Christopher Dean of Branford graduated with a master of social work.

Aidan Deane of Branford graduated with a B.S. in economics.

Emily Dryzgula of North Branford graduated with a B.S. in advertising and integrated communications.

William Duffy of Branford graduated with a B.A. in criminal justice.

Nicole Dwyer of Branford graduated with a J.D.

Morgan Fair of North Branford graduated with a B.A. in Spanish.

Tyler Evon of Branford graduated with a B.A. in English.

Gina Gagliardi of Branford graduated with a B.S. in health science studies.

Eric Gell of Branford graduated with an M.A. in teaching.

Giuliana Grosso of Branford graduated with a B.A. in journalism.

Lisa Hackley of Branford graduated with a B.S. in nursing.

Mark Hales of Branford graduated with a B.S. in health science studies.

Marissa Kosh of Branford graduated with a master of social work.

Justin Krawec of North Branford graduated with a B.S. in finance.

Kristy Latella of Branford graduated with a master of occupational therapy.

Justin Laudano of Branford graduated with an M.A. in teaching.

Lauren Laudano of North Branford graduated with a B.A. in psychology.

Cynthia Lerman of Branford graduated with a B.A. in interdisciplinary studies.

Jack MacNevin of Branford graduated with a B.S. in health science studies.

Morgan Massey of Branford graduated with a master of health science in physician assistant.

Jack Murray of Branford graduated with a B.S. in management.

Sara Olsen of North Branford graduated with a B.S. in behavioral neuroscience.

Hayley Orifice of Branford graduated with a B.S. in diagnostic imaging.

Tiffany Purvis-Torello of Branford graduated with a B.S. in health science studies.

Arlene Roberts of Branford graduated with a B.S. in nursing.

Caitlin Roos of Branford graduated with a B.S. in health science studies.

Agostino Salvati III of North Branford graduated with a B.A. in criminal justice.

Sarah Scott of Branford graduated with a doctor of nurse practice.

Konstantinos Sousoulas of Branford graduated with a B.S. in entrepreneurship and small business management.

Christopher Stankiewicz Jr. of North Branford graduated with a B.S. in athletic training.

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

Branford: Jamison Stenger

Northford: Isabella Lucibello and Grace Neubig

Dean’s List

• Marissa Bale of Northford was named to the Dean’s List at Bates College for the winter semester ending in April 2019. Bale is a senior, majoring in environmental studies.

• The following Branford students were named to the University of Delaware’s Dean’s List for the spring 2019 semester: Jayleen Flores, Robin Norko, Casey Raczkowski, Harrison Smith, Sophia Smith, and James Wallace.

• The following Northford students were named to the spring 2019 Dean’s List at Roger Williams University in Bristol, Rhode Island: Evan Cordova, Anthony Lucibello, and Caterina Teodosio.

• Jessica Giamattei of Branford was named to the Dean’s List for the spring 2019 semester at Curry College in Milton, Massachusetts. 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.

• Ryan Gries of Northford was named to the Dean’s List for the spring 2019 semester at Becker College in Worcester, Massachusetts. Gries is pursuing a B.S. in criminal justice.

• The following Branford students were named to the Dean’s List at the University of New Haven in West Haven for the spring 2019 semester:

Sophia Gentile, majoring in criminal justice at the Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences

Alanna Herskowitz, majoring in criminal justice Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences

Austin Leone, majoring in music and sound recording at the College of Arts and Sciences

Heather Pegnataro, majoring in accounting at the College of Business

Eimanuelle Pendon, majoring in psychology at the College of Arts and Sciences

Hayley Smith, majoring in psychology at the College of Arts and Sciences

Luke Spivey, majoring in business management at the College of Business

Isabella Venegas, majoring in psychology at the College of Arts and Sciences

• The following North Branford students were named to the Dean’s List at the University of New Haven in West Haven for the spring 2019 semester:

Briana Haglund, majoring in psychology at the College of Arts and Sciences

Jordan Higgins, majoring in history and political science at the College of Arts and Sciences

Evan Riley, majoring in criminal justice at the Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences

Nicholas Simons, majoring in psychology at the College of Arts and Sciences

Alessandro Tirollo, majoring in criminal justice at the Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences


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