Schools

Reading with feeling

May 16, 2016
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Holly Lombardi of Southington was a semifinalist at the Kingswood Oxford School Speaker’s Forum. For 28 years, the interpretive reading competition been a rite of passage for sophomores at the West Hartford school. Photo by Michelle M. Murphy

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Kennedy Middle School announced their Students of the Month for April

May 16, 2016
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Kennedy Middle School announced their Students of the Month for April. Front, from left, Dylan Sandow, Justin McMeans, Avery Cowen, Jenna Michaud, Stephanie Starrs and Fanola Dede. Back, Asst. Principal Susanne Vitcavage, Hannah Sousa, Justin Lockhart, Aidan Reilly, Emma Plourde, Kiley Cristman, Madeline Fisher, Principal Richard Terino.

John F. Kennedy Middle School in Plantsville announced the names of its April students of the month. Teachers nominated these students for their academic performance, exemplary citizenship, and/or participation in extracurricular activities. Sixth grade students of the month are Justin McMeans, Jenna Michaud, Stephanie Starrs. Justin, an honor roll student, takes great pride in his…

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Bradley Auxiliary awards scholarships

May 16, 2016
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The Hospital of Central Connecticut Bradley Memorial campus Auxiliary announced three local Auxiliary scholarship recipients. Each year the Auxiliary awards three $1,000 scholarships to deserving students. This year’s awardees, from left, Sarah Delaney, Aaron Tiscione and Sofia Possidento.

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St. Paul Catholic High School sets graduation date

May 13, 2016
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Most Reverend Peter A. Rosazza, D.D., Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus, Archdiocese of Hartford, will confer diplomas at the graduation ceremony for the St. Paul Catholic High School class of 2016, on Tuesday, June 7 at 7:30 p.m. in Hartford at the Cathedral of St. Joseph. Valedictorian and Salutatorian of the St. Paul Catholic High School class…

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Knight runners go the distance: Napoli, Garrison sign Letters of Intent

May 13, 2016
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Tracksters Gabi Napoli, left, and Sean Garrison, center, sign NCAA Division I National Letters of Intent during a ceremony at the high school.

  By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Seniors Gabi Napoli and Sean Garrison signed National Letters of Intent on Monday, May 2 in the library of Southington High School. Napoli will be attending the University of Rhode Island (URI), located in Kingston, R.I. in the fall to run for the Division I Rams cross country and track…

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Schools present Profiles in Professionalism awards

May 12, 2016
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Southington Public Schools recognized 14 recipients for the Profiles in Professionalism award. Announced on May 2, the honorees for the 2015-2016 school year were recognized by the Board of Education (BOE) during a meeting on May 12. Earlier this year, each school building and department within Southington Public Schools was asked to…

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Town furthers farming plans

May 11, 2016
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The Farm Heritage Committee (FHC) is taking steps to utilize open space properties in town that were once used for farming, and those lands could potentially operate as self-sustaining farms once again. At a May 9 meeting of the Town Council, plans were finalized to use town-owned farmland off of Belleview Avenue…

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SHS finishes in the top 100 in national video contest

May 11, 2016
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A video, aimed at showing inclusion for special needs, above, finished in the top 100 in a national competition.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Southington High School (SHS) students stepped in front of the camera last month to share their thoughts on SHS and how easy it is to fit in at the local school. Students entered the video in the Unlocker Challenge, a nationwide video contest sponsored by DuraLife. The contest theme was “Through the…

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Honoring exceptional teammates

May 10, 2016
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Kennedy Middle School eighth graders Dean Bauchiero and Stephen Murray, left, received the CIAC Mike Savage Exemplary Unified Teammate award at the 13th Annual Michaels Unified Sports Cup Awards.   For three years, Stephen has been involved with Unified Sports program at Kennedy, and Dean was a founding member of the Derynoski Elementary School team…

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SHS musicians perform at All-State Festival

May 4, 2016
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Seven student musicians represented Southington High School (SHS) at Connecticut’s All-State Musical Festival last weekend. The students—three sophomores, a junior, and three seniors—practiced and performed in the all-state band, orchestra, jazz ensemble, and chorus, with music students from across the state. Sara Ossias, Director of Bands at SHS, said the three-day festival is “a great…

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