Joseph A. DePaolo Middle School recently announced the names of its October students of the month.
In sixth grade Sophia Swain, Andrew Brino, and Ryan DelMonte were selected by their teams.
Sophia is the daughter of Jeff and Pamela Swain and received the Presidential Award last year at Thalberg. She received a certificate of achievement for DARE and is a Girl Scout. Sophia is in the school band and jazz band and plays soccer for the town.
Andrew is the son of Linda and Pat Brino and also received the Presidential Award in fifth grade. He is a Boy Scout and also is a STEPS ambassador. Andrew is a black belt in karate and plays alto saxophone in the school band.
Ryan is the son of Alisa and Damon DelMonte and also received the Presidential Award in fifth grade. He plays travel football with the Knights and plays baseball and basketball for the town. Ryan runs on the school cross country team.
In seventh grade Micaela Potamis, Livvy Pizzitola, and Mercy Adekola were selected by their teams.
Micaela is the daughter of Lynn and Greg Potamis and was recognized twice last year at a Principal’s breakfast. She is part of the Giving Back Girls and plays in the Southington Soccer Club. Micaela is part of the cross country team, sign language club, and builder’s club at school.
Livvy is the daughter of Danny and Tom Pizzitola and has consistently been an honor roll student at DePaolo. She has raised money for the Mill Foundation and is a peer advocate. Livvy is in the school chorus, drama club, and runs on the cross country team.
Mercy is the daughter of Aderemi and Titilayo Adekola and received a Presidential Award. She volunteers at a homeless shelter in New Britain for her church. Mercy is in the student council, drama club, sign language club, and jazz band for DePaolo.
In eighth grade Shane DiPietro-Bean, Ryan Parent, and Kathryn Kubisek were selected by their teams.
Shane is the son of Dana DiPietro and Clare Bean and is involved with Art for a Cause. He is in also in the school chess club.
Ryan is the son of Randy and MaryBeth Parent and was recognized at a Principal’s Breakfast last year. He is a peer advocate and is part of the Leadership Program. Ryan plays on the school basketball team and is part of the Knights football team.
Kathryn is the daughter of Amy and Joe Kubisek and has consistently been an honor roll student. She is on the cross country team is in the school colorguard. Kathryn is a competing gymnast and took part in a fundraiser for autism.
In Unified Arts Rylee LeClair, Sera Altomari, and Heather Landino were selected.
Rylee is the daughter of Maryann and Ronald LeClair and is hardworking, attentive, and focused. She is in the Leadership Program and runs on the cross country team. Outside of school Rylee is a Girl Scout and participates in gymnastics.
Sera is the daughter of Karen and Richard Altomari and has consistently been an honor roll student. She is in the Mathcounts and the Leadership Program. Sera is participating in a fundraiser for a child with an autoimmune disease.
Heather is the daughter of Beth and Phil Landino and is an honor roll student. Heather has volunteered at Alex’s Lemonade Stand at the Apple Harvest Festival and is part of the girl’s soccer team for DePaolo.