Joseph A. DePaolo Middle School recently announced the names of its November students of the month.
In sixth grade Daniel Semmel, Kaitlin Siedel, and Abby Darling were selected by their teams.
Daniel is the son of Martin and Jennifer Semmel and received an arts and music award in elementary school. He is part of the giving back club and is in the Leadership Program. Daniel plays in the school jazz band and the Southington Brass Band.
Kaitlin is the daughter of Sandi and Michael Siedel and received the Presidential Academic Award in fifth grade. She volunteered for Alex’s Lemonade Stand at the Apple Harvest Festival and participated in a Make a Wish Foundation fundraiser. Kaitlin plays flute in the school band and is part of the Southington soccer club.
Abby is the daughter of Shawn Darling and Sandra Drzewiecki and was a DARE essay winner in elementary school. She is part of the Rainbow Girls and participated in the Relay for Life. Abby is in band, the ABC club, and volunteered for Alex’s Lemonade Stand at the Apple Harvest Festival.
In seventh grade Adam Goralski, Giovanni Donato, and Glen Somers were selected by their teams.
Adam is the son of Mike and Kristin Goralski and was recognized at a Principal’s Breakfast in sixth grade. He is a fundamental flag football volunteer coach and participated in the Relay for Life. Adam is a Peer Advocate, part of the Leadership Program, and plays for the Southington Travel Knights football program.
Giovanni is the son of Angelina and Raffaele Donato and has consistently been an honor roll student. He is an altar server at his church and is a student teacher at his dance studio. Giovanni is in the school jazz band and factor team.
Glen is the son of Doug and Tracy Somers and is an honor roll student. He volunteered his time at Alex’s Lemonade Stand at the Apple Harvest Festival and plays football and lacrosse for the town. Glen is in the ski club, junior next steps, and Leadership Program at school.
In eighth grade Rachel Martins, Natalie Millerick, and Chase Swain were selected by their teams.
Rachel is the daughter of Manuel and Cristina Martins and was recognized at a Principal’s Breakfast. She is in the Mary Our Queen youth ministry and volunteered her time at Alex’s Lemonade Stand at the Apple Harvest Festival. Rachel is in the Leadership Program, sign language club, and yearbook club at school.
Natalie is the daughter of Lisa and David Millerick and is in the National Junior Honor Society. She is a Girl Scout and was selected for the Mathcounts program. Natalie is in the Leadership Program, golf club, and is a peer advocate at DePaolo.
Chase is the son of Pamela and Jeffrey Swain and is in the National Junior Honor Society. He is in the drama club, ABC club, and played on the school baseball team. Chase plays baseball and football for the town.
In Unified Arts Sophie Wojcicki, Ami Kaur, and Jacob Gius were selected.
Sophie is the daughter of Diane and Andy Wojcicki and volunteered her time at Alex’s Lemonade Stand at the Apple Harvest Festival. She takes piano and voice lessons and plays in the school orchestra. Sophie is on the cross country team, newspaper club, and Leadership Program.
Ami is the daughter of TJ Singh and Hargun Kaur and is an honor roll student. She plays violin and is in the sign language club. Ami is also involved in her church.
Jacob is the son of Mark and Janalynne Gius and has consistently been an honor roll student. He is a morning announcer and plays the violin in the school orchestra. Jacob also plays in the con brio group and is a Community Service Volunteer.