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Friday, June 8, 2012

Lauralton Hall announces senior awards

The faculty and staff of Lauralton Hall proudly revealed the names of this year’s senior award recipients on May 23, 2012 at a ceremony held in the Claven Auditorium.  Class of 2012 Valedictorian Megan Cogguillo and Salutatorian Abbey Marie Guerino topped a list of accomplished and service-minded graduates who will pursue higher education at some of the most competitive colleges and universities in the country, including Dartmouth, Georgetown, Mount Holyoke, New York University, the University of Pennsylvania, and Vanderbilt.

Over 40 seniors received awards for outstanding accomplishments in academics, athletics and for community service including:

  • The Bishop Peter Rosazza Award: Given to the graduating student who, in the opinion of the faculty, has manifested Christian compassion through humble and joyful service to others. Awardee: Abbey Guerino
·         The Connecticut Arts Awards: Given to musically, artistically and academically gifted students by the Connecticut Association of Schools. 2012 Lauralton Awardees: Victoria Conaway (Performing Arts) and Rebecca Mancini (Visual Arts)
  • Crusader of the Year: Every Lauralton Hall student involved in athletics votes for the senior who, in their opinion, is the finest athlete. Awardee: Marisa Dowling
·         Department Awards: Given to students who, in the opinion of the members of each department, best demonstrated excellence, commitment, and interest in the study of each subject area. Awardees: Mengyan Liu (Betty), Wendy Amidon, Gwen Hawkes, Catherine McAree, Rachel Roberts, Christina Nestor, Megan Cogguillo, Briana Archer, Alexandra Hamar, Nicole Peterson and Erin Montanez
       The Frances Warde Service Award: Presented to students who achieved 100 hours of service in their community during the 2011-2012 school year.  Awardess: Vincenza Bartholomew, Grace Dahlman, Emily Janik, Catherine Knoedler, Jacquelyn Kubicko, Kelly Ann McCarthy, Marissa Matto, Kathleen Morton, Noel Ostrosky, Caitlin Riccitelli, Madeline Rudden, Carolyn Ruther, Laura Schirillo, Rhea Schneider, Sarah Wilkie and Emily Wolpiuk
·         Fred DeLuca Award: The founder of Subway restaurants, Fred DeLuca, started a foundation to help young women and men achieve their dreams of furthering their education.  2012 Award recipient: Ruthy Blackwell
·         The Lezotte Awards: Voted upon by the graduates themselves as best typifying Lauralton ideals. 2012 Awardees are: Abbey Guerino and Micaela Kwochka
·         The United Way of Milford Scholarship: Given to a graduating senior who is a Milford resident, has volunteered during each year of high school to serve an agency that works for the betterment of the Milford community. 2012 Lauralton Awardee: Michelle Vitelli

For a complete list of senior awards please contact: Catherine Urbain at: 203-876-7291, or

1.    Catherine Knoedler (Milford) - Frances Warde Service Award recipient with Principal Ann Pratson
2.    Nicole Peterson (Milford) receiving U.S. Naval Academy appointment from Tom Maxwel



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