Schools

Surviving the Holocaust: Kennedy students hear a first-hand account

June 12, 2015
By
JFK Middle School principal Steven Madancy speaks with Janina Nawarskas, a Holocaust survivor, after she hosted an assembly for the seventh grade class.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER When the topic of social issues in World War II was brought up in Sue DeSimone’s language arts class at John F. Kennedy Middle School, seventh grade student Megan Fortier was reminded of the story of her great aunt, Janina Nawarskas—a story Nawarskas had just begun sharing herself. Having rarely spoken of…

Read more »

UNICO honors the Top 25 students at Southington High

June 11, 2015
By
On Wednesday, June 30, UNICO celebrate the Top 25 students at Southington High School at a dinner at the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville. Front, from left, Tyler Hanna, Jessica Goralski, Kathleen Spagnoletti, Erin Cova, Margaret Mellitt, Ryann Snodgrass, Julia Granato, and Benjamin Herms. Back, Matthew Torrisi, James Hoder (Valedictorian), Victoria Swartz, Meghan Kelley, Bailey Potter, Erik Bergland, Cassidy Race, Julie Falk, Nicole Ricker, Ryan Padden, Priya Patel, Caitlin Young (essayist), Matthew Duszak (slightly behind), Julia Reilly, Kevin Drexler, and Michael Taylor. Not pictured is Jessica Lee. Photo by TAMMI NAUDUS

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Southington’s UNICO honored the Top 25 students in Southington High School’s senior class, recognizing just five percent of the soon-to-be graduates. The annual UNICO Top 25 dinner is a 70 year tradition at Southington High School. With more than 500 students set to cross the stage next week and become the high…

Read more »

St. Paul grads nostalgic but anticipate future

June 11, 2015
By
Class president Jose Silva Jr., of Southington, gives his farewell adress. Silva will be attending the US Air Force Academy next year.

By MIKE CHAIKENEDITIONS EDITOR For the graduates of St. Paul Catholic High School, it was a night filled with hope for the future but also a sense of nostalgia for what they will be leaving behind. Over 100 seniors became graduates as the local parochial school held its commencement exercises at the Cathedral of St. Joseph…

Read more »

Four locals honored at Tunxis

June 11, 2015
By
Tunxis CC logo

Four Southington students were among the list of over 90 award and scholarship recipients at the 32nd Annual “Student Achievement Recognition Ceremony,” held on May 21 at Tunxis Community College, Farmington. Two locals won Tunxis Foundation scholarships and awards provided by the Tunxis Community College Foundation and Advisory Board, Inc. Megan Fazzino earned the EBM-Pabst…

Read more »

Program aimed at navigating middle school at DePaolo on June 11

June 8, 2015
By
Middle School student - girl

The Southington Drug Task Force is presenting a program to help guide students and parents through the challenging middle school years. The program is aimed at students in grades 4 to 7, along with parents and family members. The discussion will be held at DePaolo Middle School on Thursday, June 11. Activities will start at…

Read more »

SHS announces more 3Q honor roll students

June 7, 2015
By
SHSKnightsHeader (web)

Southington High School announced more students for their third quarter honor roll. Grade 12 Lauren Elizabeth Carney and Madison Lin Chapman earned first honors. Grade 11 Kayla Ann Judd earned first honors. Erin Nicole Sullivan earned second honors. Grade 10 Matthew James Dominello earned first honors. Payton Mary Courtmanche and Gabrielle Sophie Veilleux earned second…

Read more »

Kennedy Middle School announced May students of the month

June 7, 2015
By
Kennedy Middle School announced May students of the month. Front, from left, Michael Gurzenda, Dylan Sandow, Evelyn Micacci, and Victoria Sousa. Middle, Michaela Blumetti, Kayley Benson, Nicole Hatheway, and Ricky McBride. Back, Assistant Principal Susanne Vitcavage, James Olender, Elijah Rodriguez, Kiley Cristman, Jianella Zegarra, and Principal Steven Madancy.

John F. Kennedy Middle School in Plantsville recently announced the names of its May students of the month. Teachers nominated these students for their academic improvement on performance, exemplary citizenship, and/or participation in extracurricular activities. Sixth grade students of the month are Kiley Cristman, Ricky McBride, and Dylan Sandow. An excellent student, Kiley has an…

Read more »

Volpe earns white coat at Yale School of Medicine

June 6, 2015
By
Schools - Brittany Volpe 1

Brittany Volpe, a 2009 Graduate of Southington High School and a magna cum laude graduate from Union College in 2013 with a bachelor’s in neuroscience, attended her white coat ceremony on March 27 at the Class of 2016 Yale School of Medicine in New Haven.

Read more »

Southington schools welcome three new principals

June 4, 2015
By
Brian Stranieri, principal of Southington High School.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The Southington Board of Education appointed three new principals last week, welcoming the new administrators to Southington High School and Strong and Hatton elementary schools. During a special meeting on May 21, the board recognized Brian Stranieri as the new principal of Southington High School. Stranieri has been serving as interim principal…

Read more »

SHS students win 3 Halos from Seven Angels Theater

June 4, 2015
By
Members of the Southington High School drama department (from left) Marissa Mayo, Emily Sargent, Rachel Mouris, Jessica Dos Santos and Madison Yurgatis received awards at the 12th annual Halo Awards, hosted by the Seven Angels Theater in Waterbury. After receiving ten nominations, the SHS department won Halos in three categories - Best Choreographer, Best Performance by an Actress in a Comic Role in a Play and Best Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Musical.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER “It felt like the Oscars for high school,” said Southington High School senior Marissa Mayo of last Tuesday evening, when the Southington High School theater department was honored at the 12th annual Halo Awards. The awards, presented by Seven Angels Theater in Waterbury, invited Southington to attend what was described as a…

Read more »