Shepaug honors its academic achievers
Published 11:07 pm, Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Shepaug Valley School in Washington honored many students May 27 during its academic awards night.
Outstanding Commitment to Learning: Sebastian Taylor.
Unique and Penetrating Insights into World Literature: Samuel Nast
Extraordinary Enthusiasm in the Pursuit of the Art of Writing: Kristine Klein.
Seriousness of Purpose, Thoughtfulness and Accomplishment: Brianna Miller.
Evolution of Ideas and Improvement in the Art of Writing: Kelsey Johnson.
DAR Outstanding Student in American History: Noah Grunberg.
Achievement & Involvement in Social Studies: James Hagen.
Achievement & Involvement in History: Sarah Cava.
Dedication to Classic Learning in the Humanities: Kaitlyn McGrath.
2015 Award for Excellence in Spanish: Lilyanna Stange.
2015 Award for Excellence in French: Sarah Cava and Haley Pesce.
Connecticut Association of Schools Arts Award: Emily Alworth and Luke Wright.
Excellence in Art: Ana Mejia.
Excellence in Chorus: Luke Wright.
Excellence in Band: Sarah Cava.
Best Female Actors: Emma Virbickas and Jade Walker.
Best Male Actors: Raymond Cook and Luke Wright.
Tech in Need is a Tech Indeed Award: Sebastian Taylor.
Kevin Parzuchowski Better Late Than Never Award: Kelsey Johnson and Molly Mercier.
All Around Gypsy Award: James Hagen.
Dedication and Energy Award: Emily Taylor.
CAREER AND TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION
Excellence in CADD: Michael Goccia.
Excellence in Computer Programming: Jahred Martin and Sean Welsh.
Math Contest Achievement Awards: Joshua Jordan and Haley Pesce (High Score Overall), and John Ascenzi, Alex Darinzo, Paige Johnson, Joshua Jordan, Trevor MacGinitie, Samantha Moravsky, Daniel Ong and Sierra Soletsky (individual test high score).
Participation & Perseverance: Madeline Gorra and Haley Pesce.
Bausch & Lomb Award: Daniel Laranetto.
Rensselaer Math & Science Award: Trevor MacGinitie.
Outstanding Senior Science Award: Kelsey Johnson.
Senior Science Scholastic Award: Noah Grunberg.
PRESIDENT’S EDUCATION AWARDS
Outstanding Academic Achievement: Molly Mercier.
Litchfield County Superintendents’ Student Awards: Maribeth Seeger and Luke Wright.
CABE Student Leadership Award: Sebastian Taylor and Jade Walker.
Scholar Athlete Award: Kelsey Johnson and Samuel Krebs.
Delta Kappa Gamma: Alden Cain.
Harold A. Anson Award: Rachel Crossley.
Harvard Club of Southern Connecticut Award: Haley Pesce.
Saint Mark’s Church Award: Sarah Stratton.
Smith Club Book Award: Emily Taylor.
Friends of the Roxbury Library Citizenship Award: Clayton Firmender and Jemma Roche.
League of Women Voters of Litchfield County: Rachel Crossley.
Yale Book Club Award: Daniel Laranetto.
Wellesley Book Award: Dana Wachsmuth.
Washington Environmental Council Scholarship: Marin Keefe.
U.S. Army Reserve National Scholarship Award: Haley Pesce.
Tutor of the Year - middle school: Lilyanna Stange.
Tutor of the Year - high school: Alex Darinzo.
The Sage Colleges: Samantha Moravsky and John Swanson.
NMSQT Recognition: Trevor MacGinitie.
NMSQT Latino: Cassius Cain and Daniel Laranetto.
AP Scholar with Honor: Sebastian Taylor.
STUDENTS WHO EARNED HIGH HONORS ALL YEAR
Grade 11: John daFonte, Daniel Kotas, Daniel Laranetto, Julia Lindblom, Trevor MacGinitie, Haley Pesce, Clayton Schneider and Dana Waschsmuth.
Grade 12: Sarah Cava, Rachel Crossley and Sebastian Taylor.
SENIOR PROJECT EXCELLENCE WITH DISTINCTION AWARD
Members: Sarah Cava, Rachel Crossley, Brian DiBella, Kelsey Johnson, Kristine Klein, Samuel Krebs, Brian Mackay, Madeleine Martin, Jemma Roche, Sarah Stratton, Michael Taylor, Sebastian Taylor and Emma Virbickas.
Newly elected members: Alden Cain, John daFonte, Alex Darinzo, David DeMeo, Kristine Klein, Clayton Firmender, Rachel Genua, Michael Goccia, Brenda Gutierrez, Noah Grunberg, Lauren Jellen, Giana Johnson, Caroline Kelly, Katherine Klein, Daniel Kotas, Bruce Lavigne, Kaitlyn McGrath, Brianna Miller, Samantha Moravsky, Lydon Palella, Haley Pesce, Clayton Schneider, Maribeth Seeger, Emily Taylor, Dana Wachsmuth, Amber Wright and Luke Wright.