Joseph A. DePaolo Middle School recently announced the names of its June students of the month.
In sixth grade Avery Halloran, Saimir Kaja, and Nick Mowatt were selected by their teams.
Avery is the daughter of Carina and Michael Halloran and won the American Citizenship Award in fifth grade. She volunteered at Alex’s Lemonade Stand at the Apple Harvest Festival and is involved in STEPS. Avery also is part of her church’s youth group and participated in a pancreatic cancer walk.
Saimir is the son of Raimond and Meriban Kaja and is an honor roll student. Saimir plays basketball and football for the town.
Nick is the son of Richard and Karen Mowatt and is an honor roll student. He volunteers at a nursing home and is a Boy Scout. Nick has shown great improvement in all areas of his schoolwork.
In seventh grade Lili McKinstry, Kelly Bergland, and Emma Castellano were selected by their teams.
Lili is the daughter of Jessica and Jon McKinstry and won the Ecyber Mission Award. She is a Community Service Volunteer and assists at the St. Dominic’s church camp. Lili was on the volleyball team, ski club, and drama club at DePaolo.
Kelly is the daughter of Rob and Lori Bergland and was recognized at a Principal’s Breakfast. She is in the jazz band, art club, and drama club at DePaolo. Outside of school, Kelly is involved with softball and basketball.
Emma is the daughter of Susan and Vincent Castellano and has consistently been an honor roll student. She participates in CT recycles and volunteered at Our Lady of Sorrows Church. Emma plays basketball and softball for the town.
In eighth grade Zach Christensen, Julia Mindek, and Hailey Morelli were selected by their teams.
Zach is the son of Russ and Lisa Christensen and is in the National Junior Honor Society. He is an altar server at Zion Lutheran Church and volunteers in their apple fritter booth at the Apple Harvest Festival. Zach ran on the cross country team and was in the Leadership Program.
Julia is the daughter of Natalie Miller and John Mindek and is an honor roll student. She volunteered at Alex’s Lemonade Stand at the Apple Harvest Festival and is part of the Leadership Program. Julia also has volunteered to help the homeless.
Hailey is the daughter of Melanie and Steve Morelli and has consistently been an honor roll student. She was on the school basketball team and currently is the DePaolo softball manager. Hailey is in the Leadership Program and is a black belt in karate.
In Unified Arts Sophia Slowik, Austin Doyle, and Brett Hunter were selected.
Sophia is the daughter of Jeffrey and Regina Slowik and has consistently earned high honors. She is involved in programs at the Southington YMCA and is a part of the Leadership Program. Sophia plays the French horn and is on the Rays swim team.
Austin is the son of Christine Honohan and has consistently been an honor roll student. He has volunteered at the food pantry and at the Relay for Life. Austin plays football for the Southington Knights and is a part of the lego club.
Brett is the son of Diane and Doug Hunter and represented DePaolo at a Hartford County competition for Mathcounts. He is in the jazz band, chess club and ran on the school cross country team. Brett also takes karate classes and piano lessons.