CLASS OF 2021 ST JOSEPH HIGH SCHOOL - Introducing the - St. Joseph High School
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St Joseph High School is the premier college preparatory school in Southern Connecticut. It is our students; however, that make us truly special. As we seek to continue our legacy of excellence, we have carefully chosen our incoming freshman class and we are honored to introduce them to you. Each student adds tremendous value to our spirited community. Please take a minute to meet the Class of 2021! *We would like to extend our gratitude to the parents that sent in pictures and biographies to share! There are 203 members of There are 98 the Class of male students 2021 and 105 female students in this class The Class of 2021 will travel from as The Class of 2021 far as Stamford and has the most New Haven to get to 96% of the Class of students placed school every day 2021 shadowed at St in honors courses Joes before making after first review their enrollment in 5 years decision
Graduates of All Saints Graduates of Our Lady of Catholic School Assumption School Bradley Barker Claire Gardella James McCormack Christella Maxamin Madison Tiago Graduate of Amity Middle School, Bethany Steven Ryan Rafael Masbad ear ned Madison Tiago (above) second place in the Graduates of Amity spent this summer exploring Assumption School’s first Middle School, Orange the south of Portugal and annual 3-point shooting Spain. One of her stops contest! He was also Mackenzie Gallagher awarded Best Sport at his 8th Brady Hutchison included a Toboggan (basket) grade class night! ride in Funchal, Madeira in Preston Kral Portugal that can travel one Maeve Malone mile in just 10 minutes! Graduates of Assumption School, Ansonia Preston Kral (center ), was Brandon Ayers named to the 2021 All Stars Janelle Cantil team at the Battle of the Mackenzie Ceccarelli Hot Beds Lacrosse Amelia Cirella Tournament in Newark, DE Robert Lewicki this July! Rafael Masbad Taylor Pelatowski Mikayla Wiacek Maeve Malone (left) is a talented soccer player. Her team won the CT Cup Championship this summer!
Graduates of Bailey Middle Graduates of Fairfield School Woods Middle School Laci Lewis Joseph Harrington Over 15% of the Ava Ruxer Emma Kelly Class of 2021 traveled Julia Wang is tr aveling Jacquelyn Tavella Chloe Mattison to St Joes all the way abroad this summer! from Beijing, China! Julia is a talented artist Graduate of Beijing Haidian who enjoys painting, Foreign Language fashion design and Shi Yan School playing guitar. Julia Wang Marcus Landeen made it to the finals at Invention Convention at UCONN with his creation of a Graduate of Common prototype for a citizen safety app Ground Magnet School called SA4VE (Safety App 4 Victim Ava Ruxer (above) loves Emergency). He also attended the Tyler DuBose playing soccer and is looking state finals in Manchester, CT for forward to playing as a Cadet! running the 100m in track. Marcus plays the bass drum and his school Graduates of Derby band won 1st place in the district Middle School Graduate of East Shore middle school Battle of the Bands Adam Bowlby Middle School this year! Armin Zilic Jacqueline Sullivan Graduate of Discovery Graduate of Easton Magnet School Jacob Dawes (pictur ed top Country Day School far left and bottom far left) Marcus Landeen Andrea Weber traveled to Israel with his 8th grade class this spring! He visited museums and Graduate of Ezra historical sites throughout the Graduate of Eagle Hill country while bonding with Greenwich Academy his classmates. Meredith Saba Jacob Dawes
Graduates of Helen Keller Middle School Graduates of Flood Ashley Edwards-Gillis Middle School Maxwell Gregor Jacquelyn Brown Hailee Desalle Graduates of Hillcrest Dennis Elrod Middle School Matthew Guzzi Justin Russo Michael Brown Cailyn Valentine Christopher Cornell-Neal Megan Frattaroli Elizabeth LaFrance Graduates of Great Oak Samantha Miller Max Kimmel (r ight) Middle School Sophia Molnar was selected as a 2017 Ella Smith CONNY All-Star, Victoria Alves (above) has had an Victoria Alves representing Milford incredibly busy year! She was a Madison Mizak Graduate of Inner Mongol Youth Lacrosse participant in the 2017 Y ou Be the Agricultural University at this summer’s game! Chemist Connecticut State Challenge and Middle School was accepted into the Great Oak Honor Graduate of Greenwich Society in May, and received an Athletic Catholic School Laura Zhao Geno Salvatore was Award for being a member of the track honored with the 8th team! This year she also earned the Anthony Gerace grade Academic Musical Leadership award for the Shelton Excellence in Reading Chamber Singers division of the United Award from Girls Choir. She has volunteered in a Graduates of Harborside Middle School Harborside this year! variety of charities this year and served as co-president of the Immanuel Lutheran Colin Buchner Church youth group. During the Great Grace Cottle Oak Middle School “Moving Up” Katherine Ganser Dennis Elrod was the Student ceremony, she received the President’s Max Kimmel of the Month of May and Award for Educational Excellence and Connor Larson received the President’s Award the Richard Canalori Performing Arts Samir Rajani for Outstanding Academic Award. She was also acknowledged for Achievement in 8th grade. Geno Salvatore Laura Zhao (above) is a talented Outstanding Academic Excellence, Dennis won 1st Place in both Natalie Violetta musician; she plays the piano and Shot Put and Disc Throw at the having achieved high honors throughout Justin Williams violin. In her free time she enjoys League Championship for Boys middle school. After a such an eventful year, her summer hobbies have included swimming and calligraphy. Laura Track & Field at Flood Middle sleeping late, reading voraciously, and spent time in Thailand volunteering School! composing entertaining and spontaneous with elementary school students this songs on her ukulele. spring.
Graduates of Jockey Hollow Middle School Bianca Espaillat (left) was the Salutatorian of her graduating class! Adriana Cabral She was also awarded the Academic Nia Christie Achievement certificate in all subject Jonathan DiMaria areas including Language Arts, Madeline Fried Social Studies, Math and Science. Jessica Noce Bianca’s brother Matthew will also Katherine Spangenberg be joining the St Joes family this year in the The Class of 2021 Class of 2020! graduated from Graduate of John C. 50 different Daniels Middle School Middle Schools! Bianca Espaillat Jonathan DiMaria was recently selected for recognition by the Rotary Nia Christie (left) was voted Club of Monroe for the most athletic at Jockey Hollow Service Above Self Award at this year, and rightfully so! She Jockey Hollow. This special set new school records for High designation is only awarded Jump, Low Jump and 55m to two students each year hurdles. In addition, she competed this July in 3 events in New Britain and won 3 gold medals! Graduates of Jockey Hollow Middle School Adriana Cabral Nia Christie Jonathan DiMaria Madeline Fried Jessica Noce Katherine Spangenberg
Graduates of Madison Sofia Paolella (left) ear ned the Middle School Madison Middle School Award for Graduate of Nathan Hale Academic Excellence, awarded to those Middle School Brooke Eckhart with a GPA OF 4.0+ for 3 years of Andrew Eisenman Joseph Snyder middle school! In addition, she received Grace Hickey the President's Award for Outstanding Brittany Mairano Graduates of Newtown Academic Excellence and the Benjamin Alyssa Mancini Franklin Individual Award at the Middle School Drew Morris Middle School We the People Eric Burbank Sofia Paolella Showcase. This award is particularly Matthew Carpenter Nina Pizzicarola special because it was awarded to Sofia Trevor Jacozzi Caitlin Vozzella for being able to eloquently speak on a Olivia Wilkins wide range of topics from history to modern day and commanded the attention of the room Eric Burbank was selected by the Olivia Wilkins “Liv” is a r egular Principal and faculty at Newtown volunteer with the Trumbull Fire Middle School as the school’s Scholar- Company. She assists with their Leader at the Connecticut Association Annual 9/11 Blood Drive and of Schools. He was honored at a holiday parties. She also enjoys statewide awards banquet in June for serving meals at the Thomas Merton his outstanding scholarship and Center, and assisting her community distinguished leadership in his with her youth group. At school, Liv community. Eric was also honored with keeps busy with the Debate Club and the Newtown Rotary Club Personal brings her talents to the orchestra as a Achievement Award recognizing violinist. She also loves helping her outstanding young people! neighbors by providing a dog Caitlin Vozzella (left) is walking service and babysitting! the USA Gymnastics Level 7 Connecticut State All Around Champion and Bars Champion. She earned a spot Endless amounts of 55 Members of the to represent Connecticut on community service and Class of 2021 have the Regional Team where she volunteer work has been earned an academic placed 3rd on the Balance completed by the Class of scholarship! Beam! 2021—the most popular service being animal rescue!
Graduate of Northeast Graduate of Peking Normal University University Middle School Middle School Benedict Zhang Hannah Liu Graduate of Rodger Graduate of Park City Ludlowe Middle School Magnet School Sven Morrison George Stewart Graduates of Seymour Hannah Liu (pictur ed above, center Graduates of Park City Middle School Benedict Zhang (above) and below) loves the performing arts; Preparatory School is a talented piano Justin Keeler dancing, singing and acting are some player. He also enjoys Mia Alicea Adriana Kolanovic of her favorite hobbies. Hannah playing basketball and is Marquise Fernandes Alyssa Moher played the Stepmother in her Drama a Knicks fan. Club’s production of Cinderella this year. Her Drama Club received first place in their performing arts Mia Alicea (pictur ed competition! In addition to below, far right) sang at performing, Hannah loves this year’s photography, painting, drawing and Barnumpalooza at playing basketball, badminton and Seaside Park! Justin Keeler gr aduated 8th gr ade with High Honors. He was a member of Seymour Middle School Glee Club, which performed Christmas carols at Radio City Music Hall as the opening act for the Christmas Show this year! Justin was also Captain of the Seymour Middle School baseball team and now plays travel baseball with The Clubhouse. Justin also took part in the Turkey Drive to help families in need for Thanksgiving dinner.
Morgan Jose (left) r eceived high honor s every marking period for 7th and 8th grade. She received the Scholar Athlete Award for softball, an award for Academic excellence in Science, and was student of the month in April. Morgan played on the Shelton Intermediate School volleyball, basketball, and softball teams, and also was a member of the Shelton travel lacrosse team. She also enjoys skiing, drawing, baking, traveling, and spending time with family and friends. Graduate of Shanghai Graduates of Shelton Jianqing Experiemental Intermediate School Middle School Olivia Badeaux Oliver Zuo Karl Bruce-Tagoe Nikolas Charney Wyatt Chrisman Christian Colville Oliver Zuo is an avid r eader Luana DaSilva and enjoys science fiction Owen daSilva novels. He loves learning Madison DeAngelo Andrew Zhang (pictur ed above, far r ight) about physics and astronomy. Alexander Dobrzycki received two awards from SIS including Oliver likes acting and even Morgan Jose Student of the Year and Academic Excellence writes plays in his free time. Celine Kilincoglu in Algebra! The former award was given to Sydney Leifer the top ten students in the eighth grade and the Ricky McFarren Sydney Leifer (above) received two awards at this latter to the top 5 students. Andrew also 8 Students have Jesse Rodgerson placed 62nd out of 200 students in a statewide traveled all the Andrew Ross year’s SIS Awards Ceremony Mathcounts Chapter Competition. Andrew way from China Madison Trafecante for Academic Excellence in Language Arts and French I! was also one of three students named to the to join the Class Andrew Zhang of 2021! Fairfield County All-Star Band from SIS.
Graduate of St Aloysius Graduates of St James School School Helen Mahoney Ryan Doan Edward Fredericks AnNa Hughes Graduate of St Andrew Aislin Hynes Academy Amanda Manente Nathan Ortiz Manuel Santos Kristen Ruby Graduates of St Joseph Graduate of St Bernard School School Alexandra Coleman Anabelle Titus LeeAnn Czujak Andy Nguyen Daniel Ramos Graduates of St Catherine of Siena School Ryan Daly Rick Liu is ver y close with Nathan Ortiz (r ight) is his family. In his free time he Patrick Dineen a talented athlete; he has Brian Fitzsimmons likes to listen to music and already started football play sports. His favorite Eleanor Higgins practice at SJ and looks subject is English. His motto Kenneth Martin forward to playing is “Do not put off the work of Patrick McCloat basketball today till tomorrow.” Lauren McGraw Luke Morrisey Carson Rodriguez Helen Mahoney r eceived the St 87% of the Class Margaret Shea Aloysius School “Award for of 2021 are Jack Wallace General Academic Achievement” involved in at least and the award for “Academic one aspect of fine The two most Patrick Dineen was the Achievement Award in and performing popular 8th grade first member of the History”. Helen also placed second arts! clubs from the Class Class of 2021 and the in the Connecticut History Day of 2021 were Student only student to score a competition for her documentary Council and Theater. 100 on the SJHS Math entitled, “Taking a Stand: John Paul Placement Exam this II, Poland, and the Power of One June. Idea.”
Alexa Koletsos (pictur ed left) won the essay Graduates of St Mary School, contest from The Knights of Columbus "Keeping Milford Christ In Christmas” this year. She received the President's Education Award for Outstanding Graduates of St Lawrence Maximilian Acevedo Academic Achievement, The Charles Robert School Elijah Gonzalez Martin Award for her unfailing kindness, Mason Gregory perseverance, and her tremendous work ethic. Joseph Buccigross Emily Haverl Kyla DeBenedetto She also earned a Certificate of academic Timothy Jaglal excellence for receiving high honors for all four Michael DeCesare Jonathan Jazwinski Nicholas Dreyer marking periods and an academic achievement Anthony Rainey award for mathematics. Ava Florczak Brian Robertson Alexa Koletsos Chole Kozlowski William Lesko Graduate of St Mary School, The Class of 2021 Angela Muir Bethel comes from 26 Sean Reilly different towns! Nicole Zito Madison FitzGerald 106 students in the Class of 2021 have graduated from Graduates of St Mark public middle schools and School 96 from private middle Annika Del Rosario schools. Kaitlyn Feliciano Jenna Koonitsky Cristian Lino Matthew Morales Erin Parchinski Kimberly Wu Nicole Zito (left) was an honor r oll student all through middle school. At graduation, she received the Charles and Marie Wilson Award Graduates of St Martin de Kyla DeBenedetto (pictur ed that is given to a student attending a Catholic Porres Academy above) graduated from St School who displays leadership and always put Lawrence with honors and Jiany DeJesus their best foot forward in academics and in the received the President's Education Xiomara Freire community. She played volleyball and Award for Outstanding Academic basketball and hopes to continue playing at St Achievement. In addition to Joes. She is the youngest of three girls. Her dancing competitively for many sister Alyssa graduated SJ in June and Kathryn is years, she now enjoys playing a Junior. Nicole is excited to be part of the SJ volleyball. community!
Blake Macklin (left) was awar ded the 2017 Cardinal Shehan Center honor of Boy of the Year. The Boy of the Year Award recognizes Graduates of St Thomas superior leadership skills, outstanding service to Graduates of St Rose of Aquinas School the Shehan Center and the Community in the Lima School Ava Arico area’s youth. Blake stood out in the selection Luke Braun process for his longstanding service to his Brady Beiser Liam Gelston community, athletics and his commitment to Caroline Berardo Dylan McDermott academics. Blake’s photograph has been Grace Brady Madeline Rader permanently added to the Wall of Fame at the Nicholas Cogoni Cameron Reichenbach Cardinal Shehan Center in Bridgeport, CT. He Evelyn Dooley Rosie Simms has been an active member of the Cardinal Teaghan Doyle Hunter Smith Shehan Center for 10 years and has participated Zachary Foust-Clark Kathleen Tokar in numerous athletic, educational, and Lauren Herley Liam Wolson volunteering programs. Blake looks forward to Dylan Kipp Reagan Knauf learning and contributing to the St Joseph High Christina Nardone School family beginning this Fall! Graduates of St Theresa School Graduates of Thurgood Cameron Reichenbach (pictur ed below, Jack Donofrio Marshall Middle School left) was the St Rose School winner in Maria Tarantino Geography Bee and qualified for the CT Amy Escobar Chloe-Lyn Zalenski National Geography Bee. He received High Blake Macklin Honor Roll for the whole academic year! Cameron played the Lead Role as Shrek in Shrek Jr the Musical at St Rose and won the Drama Award. He was also the recipient of the Charles and Margaret Weiss Scholarship for academic excellence, MVP for the Varsity St Rose Basketball team and was selected as an All Star for the Danbury Parochial Basketball League! Nicholas Cogoni (bottom right and far right) played Scar in the St Thomas Aquinas drama production of The Lion King this spring! His hobbies include drawing and parkour
Jesse Ortiz (pictur ed far left) has spent this summer sailing and attending camps. Jesse attended Greenwood Graduate of Tomlinson Trails, a two week camp that does not Middle School allow any electronics on site, but Jesse Jesse Ortiz stayed busy outdoor camping, kayaking, swimming, playing tennis, and practicing archery. Jesse also Graduate of West Shore attended computer camp at Fairfield Middle School University, where he learned Java coding and game programming. Jesse Zachary Yazdzik wants to be an engineer when he grows up! Graduate of Wintergreen Interdistrict Middle School Christina Kratt Graduates of Wooster Middle School Jack Attanasio Hailey Cocca Marcella Silberger (above) has many Mateo Cruz Christina Kratt (pictur ed far left) Lindsay Zhu (above) won the warm weather hobbies because summer Kyle Shannon recently participated in a mission trip to first prize at the Global Natural is her favorite time of year. This Thomas Shannon Haiti as part of a choral group, Sound History Day with her exhibition summer, she has spent time sailing on Marcella Silberger Affect International. During the trip, and speech, but her favorite the Long Island Sound and soaring the Christina taught local children songs in subject is biology. She likes skies over Vermont in a Glider. She has Haitian Creole leading up to a concert doing oil paintings, recording attended sailing school for three Graduate of Xi'an Gaoxin for the community at the end of the videos and practicing her summers and enjoys racing small boats No. 1 Middle School week. During the afternoons, Christina photography. She also loves to along with sailing her family’s 19 ft worked with younger children engaging play tennis in her free time. Cape Dory Typhoon Sailboat named, Lindsay Zhu them with games and art. Christina was Tyny. As a Cadet Master Sergeant and a among the youngest participants on this Flight Commander at the Stratford trip that included 19 teenagers and Eagles Squadron, Civil Air Patrol, based adults at Sikorsky Memorial Airport, she has had the opportunity to learn how to fly gliders in Vermont. She also enjoys hiking, camping and kayaking!
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