Lauralton honors excellence at Underclass Awards Ceremony

The faculty and staff of Lauralton Hall proudly revealed the names of the 2014 underclass award recipients at an awards ceremony held on May 28. 170 students received awards for outstanding accomplishments in academics, athletics, and arts and for community service. Following is a partial list of the awards that were presented:

  • Devon Rotary “Gloria Dodie Ireland” Service Above Self Award: Which recognizes outstanding service to the Milford community and involvement in the high school community. Recipient: Yvonne Nguyen
  • 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: Jaclyn Brewster
  • The Frances Warde Service Award: Presented to students who achieved 100 hours of service in their community during the 2013-2014 school year. The award was given to 10 freshman, 30 sophomores and 46 juniors.
  • Hugh O’Brien Leadership Award: Given to a student representative who has demonstrated leadership ability within her school and community.  Recipient: Ashley Evans
  • 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: Victoria Stapleton
  • 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: Kelly Aarons
  • 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: Maggie Salandra
  • 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: Maggie Salandra

In addition, several college book awards and prizes were presented to students who demonstrated achievements in academics and other areas. Following is a partial list of these awards:

  • The Albertus Magnus College Book Award: Given to a junior who shows a commitment to and achievement in academics. Recipient: Sarah Boynton
  • The Assumption College Book Award: Given to a junior who is a member of the National Honor Society, in the top 20% of her class and is involved in extra-curricular activities in the community.  Recipient: Devon Valera
  • 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: Amy Izzo
  • 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: Elizabeth Martinez
  • The Harvard Book Prize: Given to an outstanding student who combines excellence in scholarship with achievement in other fields. Recipient: Emily Discepola
  • 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:  Jaclyn Brewster
  • The Mount Holyoke Book Award: Awarded to a junior who earned an excellent academic record and who has exhibited qualities of leadership and service in the community. Recipient: Marissa Favano
  • 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: Marissa Browne
  • 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: Angela Provenzano
  • 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: Lindsey Meyers
  • 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: Meghan Dougherty
  • The Stonehill College Alumnae Book Award: Given to a junior who has demonstrated outstanding academic performance. Recipient: Christine Heisler
  • 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: Olivia Maffei
  • The Yale Club of New Haven/Yale University Book Award: Presented at Yale in the fall to a deserving junior, giving the recipient the opportunity to tour the Yale Campus. Recipient: Megan Hurley 

The Lauralton community congratulates these students on their outstanding accomplishments!


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