Lauralton presents underclassmen awards

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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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