Schools

Parent volunteers recognized by Board of Ed

June 18, 2015
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Superintendent of Schools Timothy Connellan speaks during the parent volunteer recognition luncheon at Hawk's Landing Country Club on June, 16.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER As the season of award ceremonies and end-of-the-year banquets winds down, the Southington Board of Education held one last luncheon this week, to recognize the parent volunteers who have helped plan, organize, and promote the many events and activities held throughout the school year. Nearly 100 parents, faculty members, administrators, and Board…

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Main Street Community Foundation awards scholarships

June 18, 2015
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Main Street Community Foundation has awarded $146,000 in scholarships to a group of over 120 students at varying levels of their academic careers from the towns of Bristol, Burlington, Plainville, Plymouth, Southington, and Wolcott as well as other communities. The majority of scholarship grants were awarded during the foundation’s June 9 Scholarship Reception at Hawk’s…

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DePaolo Middle School announced the students of the month for June

June 17, 2015
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DePaolo Middle School announced the students of the month for May.

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…

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Karolina Chrzanowska presents at ECSU conference

June 16, 2015
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ECSU

WILLIMANTIC—Southington’s Karolina Chrzanowska, an accounting major, presented a poster presentation titled “Forensic Accounting in Developing Nations: The Analysis of Offshore Banking in the Bahamas” at CREATE (Celebrating Research Excellence and Artistic Talent at Eastern), the premier undergraduate research and art conference at Eastern Connecticut State University. CREATE held its inaugural event at the end of…

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Cheshire Academy athletes playing at next level

June 14, 2015
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Cheshire Academy

Nearly 30 Cheshire Academy seniors and postgraduate students have signed letters of commitment to play college sports at competitive schools ranging from Duke University to the University of Delaware and Salve Regina University. With sports ranging from baseball to lacrosse, soccer to tennis and football to basketball, the Academy’s student athletes will continue to reach…

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SHS top 3 students define ‘friendly competition’ with academic success

June 12, 2015
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Southington High School's top three graduating seniors, salutatorian Erik Bergland, left, valedictorian James Hoder, center, and essayist Caitlin Young, right.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER A thick stack of resumes sat in front of Southington High School’s top three students on Tuesday afternoon, noting the many academic achievements that earned them a spot at the top. The three friends—valedictorian James Hoder, salutatorian Erik Bergland and essayist Caitlin Young, gathered to speak about their accomplishments, goals, and plans…

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

June 12, 2015
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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…

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UNICO honors the Top 25 students at Southington High

June 11, 2015
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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…

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St. Paul grads nostalgic but anticipate future

June 11, 2015
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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…

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Four locals honored at Tunxis

June 11, 2015
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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…

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