Schools

223 graduate from Lincoln College of New England

June 16, 2016
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Lincoln College of New England President Denise Lewicki poses with a student during commencement exercises at Wolcott High.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Lincoln College of New England (LCNE) graduated its 50th class this May, with 223 graduates from 24 different degree and certification programs. The college’s commencement ceremony took place at Wolcott High School on May 13, celebrating their milestone anniversary, and the accomplishments of all their graduates. “While so much has changed over…

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Southington senior wins volunteers service award

June 16, 2016
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Recent SHS graduate Samantha Butlier was awarded one of four Wesley A. Kuhry Youth Citizenship Awards by United Technologies. The award is presented for community service. Honorees, above, are presented with their awards. Honores, from left, Kendall Comstock, Vaeyanna Lettman, Stephanie Cota, and Butlier.

Each year, four students are recognized for their dedication to community service at a statewide meeting of the YMCA of Greater Hartford. This year, Southington High School senior Samantha Butlier, was awarded one of four Wesley A. Kuhry Youth Citizenship Awards for Community Service by United Technologies Corporation (UTC) and the YMCA. The award is…

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Parent volunteers recognized for service to schools

June 16, 2016
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER As the school year came to a close, Southington Public Schools took the time to recognize the many parents who volunteered their time to help out teachers, faculty, and students during this past school year. On June 2, the sixth annual Parent Volunteer Luncheon was held at Hawk’s Landing Country Club, recognizing…

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Derynoski welcomes ‘The Wall that Heals’

June 16, 2016
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On Wednesday, June 8, students from Derynoski Elementary School lined the street to welcome “The Wall That Heals” as it passed the school. Local veterans supplied American flags for the front lawn. Student musicians played “Taps,” while teachers and students gathers to applaud the procession of trucks, motorcycles, and first responders that escorted the Wall…

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Christina McKirryher is Southington’s 2016 Teacher of the Year

June 15, 2016
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Plantsville Elementary School kindergarten teacher Christina McKirryher, above, will be recognized by the Southington Board of Education as the 2016-2017 Teacher of the Year during the staff convocation on Aug. 29.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER First grade students at Plantsville Elementary School (PES) have had the pleasure of being taught by the best teacher in town, Christina McKirryher. Southington Public Schools announced on June 9 that McKirryher, who has been teaching first grade at PES since 2001, is Southington’s 2016-2017 Teacher of the Year.  She will be…

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Southington schools recognize 33 retirees in 2016

June 15, 2016
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Along with the 490 Blue Knights who graduated from Southington High School (SHS) last Friday, Southington schools will say goodbye to more than 30 members of their faculty and staff. During the 2015-2016 school year, 33 employees of Southington Public Schools announced their retirement. The list of retirees includes one administrator, Special…

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‘Congraduations’ to the Class of 2016: SHS graduates come together at commencement

June 15, 2016
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On Friday, June 10, Southington High School celebrated 490 graduating seniors during commencement activities on Fontana Field. Graduates Steve Salmon and Mark Threlkeld, above, celebrate with their classmates at the end of the ceremony.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER In her final moments as a Blue Knight senior, Emily Sargent stood before friends, family, and faculty to sing the national anthem at the Southington High School commencement ceremony on Friday, June 10. Just before the second verse of The Star-Spangled Banner, her microphone cut out. Sargent kept singing, and turned to…

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Southington High School graduates 490 locals in the Class of 2016

June 10, 2016
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On Friday, June 10, Southington High School graduated 490 locals at a commencement ceremony at Southington High School for the Class of 2016. The following is a list of graduates (*High Honors, +Honors): *Michael Robert Aberizk; *Andrew John Ackerman; *Steven Thomas Adams; +Christian Yamil Aguayo; *Evan David Aiudi; *Leandro Antonio Alabado Alejandro; *Griffin Richard Alix;…

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Principal for the day

June 9, 2016
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Plantsville Elementary School fifth grader Alexis L’Heureux hands some work to librarian para Jodie Martocchio. L’Heureux was selected to be the school’s “Principal For The Day” on Friday, June 3. Behind her, “sacked” principal Steve Bergin watches in dismay as school business goes on without him. Photo by TAMMI NAUDUS

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Color me purple at Plantsville school

June 9, 2016
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Last Friday, students at Plantsville Elementary School donned purple to support Southington’s Relay for Life event. Students, above, show their support with Principal Steve Bergin. Photo by TAMMI NAUDUS

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