Underclass awards presented at annual ceremony

The faculty and staff of Lauralton Hall proudly revealed the names of this year’s underclass award recipients at the annual awards ceremony on June 6.  More than 150 students received awards for outstanding accomplishments in academics, athletics, the arts and for community service. This is a partial list of awards: 

Excellence in Mathematics and Science Award: Fairfield University, in partnership with Sikorsky, presents this award to a student who has demonstrated excellence in mathematics and science. Recipient: Jessica Napolitanofrom Hamden.

The Frances Warde Service Award: Presented to students who achieved 100 hours of service in their community during the 2011-2012 school year. The award was given to 7 freshman, 35 sophomores and 34 juniors. (The names of these students are included in the complete list of award recipients to the right.)

The Lauralton Hall Alumnae Association Award: Given to a current Lauralton Hall student who provides encouragement to her classmates; serves the school community with enthusiastic spirit and embodies the values, traditions and ideals of Lauralton Hall: Recipient: Kathleen Sullivan.  Kathleen, a resident of Milford, is a gifted student with an interest in English, particularly British Literature. Her academics, extra-curricular pursuits and dedication to service truly embody the spirit of Lauralton Hall. Kathleen, affectionately known as Casey, is the daughter of Mary-Kate Casey ’80, and granddaughter of Alyce Harkin Casey ’60.)

Patricia M. Kondrath Scholarship: Awarded by the Valley Community Foundation to a deserving student who is in the music program and participates in tennis, swimming or softball at Lauralton Hall. Recipient: Mary Spillane from Trumbull.

The Ruth Pollard Boettcher ’53 Athletic Award: Set up by Ruth’s Lauralton classmates to honor the memory of their dear friend, this award recognizes an underclass woman who has made a positive and significant contribution to the athletic program at Lauralton, either as an athlete or manager. Recipient: Kathryn Rogers from Monroe.

The Sister Mary O’Neil Mercy Character Award: Given in memory of Sister Mary O’Neil, this award is for the student who best exemplifies the Mercy ideals of humility, hospitality, graciousness, friendliness, generosity, intellectual curiosity and commitment. Recipient: Alison Miles from Easton.

In addition, 15 college book awards and prizes were presented to juniors who demonstrated achievements in academics and other areas. 

The Albertus Magnus College Book Award: Given to a junior who shows a commitment to and achievement in academics. Recipient: Maria Flores of Bridgeport

The Cornell University Book Award: Given to a junior who shows awareness of cultural diversity and is an excellent student, good citizen, and innovative thinker.   Recipient: Gabrielle Shkreli of Easton
The Dartmouth College Book Award: Given to a junior who has demonstrated intellectual leadership and has made a positive contribution to the extracurricular life of the school. Recipient: Jessica Napolitano of Hamden

The Fairfield University Book Award: Given to a student who is active in school or community activities and possesses leadership qualities coupled with a sense of concern and responsibility for others. Recipient: Kelly Russo of Norwalk

The Harvard Book Prize: Given to an outstanding student who combines excellence in scholarship with achievement in other fields. Recipient: Rebecca Sherrick of Stratford
The Holy Cross Book Prize: Awarded to a student who presents exceptional academic achievement and evidences sincere concern for others and a responsible attitude in her endeavors.  Recipient:  Dorothy Canevari of Stratford.

The Mount Holyoke Book Award: Awarded to a student who has produced an excellent academic record; is enrolled in Advanced Placement or honors classes and who has exhibited qualities of leadership and service in the school community.  Recipient: Emma Catalfamo of Westport.

The Princeton University Book Prize: Awarded to a student who stands in the top 10% of her class while actively participating in the extracurricular life of Lauralton Hall.  Recipient: Alison Miles of Easton.

Regis College Book Award: Presented to the junior who has displayed outstanding academic promise; has demonstrated academic abilities in English with strong written and oral communication skills, and has demonstrated exceptional leadership abilities within her high school or community.  Recipient: Michelle Martire of Trumbull.

Saint Anselm College Book Award: Given to a junior who has demonstrated academic success and exceptional leadership qualities in the area of civic engagement.  Recipient: Nicole Sweeney of Orange.

The Saint Joseph’s College Book Award:Given to a junior who is interested in the sciences and may be interested in pursuing a degree in the sciences in college.  Recipient: Emily Radesca of Westport.

The Saint Michael’s College Book Award for Academic Achievement with a Social Conscience: Given to a junior who is a member of the National Honor Society and demonstrates a sustained and sincere commitment to community service.  Recipient: Emily Bonzagni of Milford.

The Stonehill College Alumnae Book Award: Given to a junior who has demonstrated outstanding academic performance. Recipient: Katherine Wilcoxson of Shelton.

The Wellesley College Book Award: Honors young women who have demonstrated outstanding academic performance and have also made active contributions to the extracurricular program in their community.  Recipient: Jessica Recce of Shelton.

The Yale Club of New Haven/Yale University Book Award: Presented to a deserving junior at Yale in the fall, giving the recipient the opportunity to tour the Yale Campus. Recipient: Kiley Cappetta of West Haven.

The entire Lauralton community proudly congratulates all the award winners on their outstanding accomplishments.


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