Lauralton presents underclassmen awards

The annual Underclassmen Awards Ceremony held last week at Lauralton Hall honored 170 students  for outstanding accomplishments in academics, athletics, the arts and for community service. Following is a partial list of the awards that were presented:

    Devon Rotary “Gloria Dodie Ireland” Service Above Self Award: Which recognizes outstanding service to the Milford community and involvement in the high school community. Recipient: Yvonne Nguyen of Bridgeport

  • Excellence in Mathematics and Science Award: Fairfield University, in partnership with Sikorsky, presents this award to a student who has demonstrated excellence in mathematics and science. Recipient: Jaclyn Brewster of Bridgeport
  • The Frances Warde Service Award: Presented to students who achieved 100 hours of service in their community during the 2013-2014 school year. The award was given to 10 freshman, 30 sophomores and 46 juniors.
  • Hugh O’Brien Leadership Award: Given to a student representative who has demonstrated leadership ability within her school and community.  Recipient: Ashley Evans of Norwalk
  • The Lauralton Hall Alumnae Association Award: Given to a current Lauralton Hall student who provides encouragement to her classmates; serves the school community with enthusiastic spirit and embodies the values, traditions and ideals of Lauralton Hall. Recipient: Victoria Stapleton of Fairfield
  • Patricia M. Kondrath Scholarship: Awarded by the Valley Community Foundation to a deserving student who is in the music program and participates in tennis, swimming or softball at Lauralton Hall. Recipient: Kelly Aarons of Bridgeport
  • The Ruth Pollard Boettcher ’53 Athletic Award: Set up by Ruth’s Lauralton classmates to honor the memory of their dear friend, this award recognizes an underclass woman who has made a positive and significant contribution to the athletic program at Lauralton, either as an athlete or manager.  Recipient: Maggie Salandra of Fairfield
  • The Sister Mary O’Neil Mercy Character Award: Given in memory of Sister Mary O’Neil, this award is for the student who best exemplifies the Mercy ideals of humility, hospitality, graciousness, friendliness, generosity, intellectual curiosity and commitment.  Recipient: Maggie Salandra of Fairfield

In addition, several college book awards and prizes were presented to students who demonstrated achievements in academics and other areas. Following is a partial list of these awards and recipients:

  • The Albertus Magnus College Book Award: Given to a junior who shows a commitment to and achievement in academics. Recipient: Sarah Boynton of Orange
  • The Assumption College Book Award: Given to a junior who is a member of the National Honor Society, in the top 20% of her class and is involved in extra-curricular activities in the community.  Recipient: Devon Valera of Fairfield
  • The Dartmouth College Book Award: Given to a junior who has demonstrated intellectual leadership and has made a positive contribution to the extracurricular life of the school. Recipient: Amy Izzo of Shelton
  • The Fairfield University Book Award: Given to a student who is active in school or community activities and possesses leadership qualities coupled with a sense of concern and responsibility for others. Recipient: Elizabeth Martinez of Ridgefield
  • The Harvard Book Prize: Given to an outstanding student who combines excellence in scholarship with achievement in other fields. Recipient: Emily Discepola of Shelton
  • The Holy Cross Book Prize: Awarded to a student who presents exceptional academic achievement and evidences sincere concern for others and a responsible attitude in her endeavors.  Recipient:  Jaclyn Brewster of Bridgeport
  • The Mount Holyoke Book Award: Awarded to a junior who earned an excellent academic record and who has exhibited qualities of leadership and service in the community. Recipient: Marissa Favano of Norwalk
  • The Princeton University Book Prize: Awarded to a student who stands in the top 10% of her class while actively participating in the extracurricular life of Lauralton Hall.  Recipient: Marissa Browne of Stamford
  • Regis College Book Award: Presented to the junior who has displayed outstanding academic promise; has demonstrated academic abilities in English with strong written and oral communication skills, and has demonstrated exceptional leadership abilities within her high school or community.  Recipient: Angela Provenzano of Milford
  • Saint Anselm College Book Award: Given to a junior who has demonstrated academic success and exceptional leadership qualities in the area of civic engagement.  Recipient: Lindsey Meyers of Fairfield
  • The Saint Michael’s College Book Award for Academic Achievement with a Social Conscience: Given to a junior who is a member of the National Honor Society and demonstrates a sustained and sincere commitment to community service.  Recipient: Meghan Dougherty of Trumbull
  • The Stonehill College Alumnae Book Award: Given to a junior who has demonstrated outstanding academic performance. Recipient: Christine Heisler of Milford
  • The Wellesley College Book Award: Honors young women who have demonstrated outstanding academic performance and have also made active contributions to the extracurricular program in their community.  Recipient: Olivia Maffei of Norwalk
  • The Yale Club of New Haven/Yale University Book Award: Presented at Yale in the fall to a deserving junior, giving the recipient the opportunity to tour the Yale Campus. Recipient: Megan Hurley of Stamford

For a complete list of awards please visit: http://enroll.lauraltonhall.org/underclass-awards-2014

Photo Caption: Ashley Evans ’16 of Norwalk accepting her award from Lauralton Hall President, Dr. Toni Iadarola.

Photo Caption: Ashley Evans ’16 of Norwalk accepting her award from Lauralton Hall President, Dr. Toni Iadarola.

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Frank Juliano