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Northwest Catholic Celebrates Honors Recipients

Northwest Catholic students earning a 3.67+ cumulative average are usually celebrated with a delicious breakfast. This year the biannual Honors Breakfast is put on hold, but the school recognizes these standout students for their academic achievement. Submitted photo

West Hartford’s Northwest Catholic High School has postponed its Honors Breakfast, but still celebrates recipients.

Submitted by Maureen Scudder, Northwest Catholic High School

Before the pandemic altered every school event, Northwest Catholic celebrated students who earned First Honors the previous semester with a delicious breakfast.

Each fall and spring students who earned at least a 3.67 cumulative average the previous semester would gather in the school’s Navin Dining Hall to be recognized and to enjoy a presentation by a Northwest alumnus or alumna. Like so many school events this fall, the Northwest Catholic Honors Breakfast was put on hold.

Northwest Catholic Principal Christopher Stuck had this to say about the postponed event: “Northwest Catholic has a long-standing tradition of inviting back an alumnus or alumna to speak to our highest achieving students at our Honors Breakfast. This year things are different due to the restrictions in place because of the continuing pandemic, but these adjustments should not take away from the stunning achievements of each and every student being celebrated today.”

Stuck continued, “I am very proud of the hard work and effort these students put into their studies at Northwest Catholic, particularly in the environment we find ourselves in this year. To the students: I see you, and I know how hard you are working. Keep it up.” Stuck concluded, “It’s a great day to be a Lion!”

The following students achieved First Honors during the Spring 2020 semester.

Class of 2021: Jessica Akin, Emily Armetta, Justin Asberry, Audrey Bonk, Elijah Botnick, Miles Bryant, Alexandra Bryden,  Keeshia Caguitla, Nicole Chen, Rong Chen, Jada Clark, Maeve Dabney, John Daily, Aidan Deneen, Matthew Deneen, Jordyn Desrosiers, Katherine DeVito, Luke Discenza, Emily Drain, Brooke Duarte, Benjamin Flower, Chloe Frink, Garrett Fusco, Timothy Gage, Hel Gay, Emily Gouin, Ava-Louise Griffin, Holly Gustavsen, Aiden Hasson, Sarah Hicks, Jamirah Honaker, Owen Jacobs, Myles John, William Kasheta, Charlene Lam, Sarah Lamberty, Aubrey Landi, Felicia Link, Griffin Macary, Virginia Machon, Madison Mayo, Emily McKenna, Connor Melanson, Molly Miller, Isabella Morsheimer, Maeve Mullen, Julia Nicholas, Angel Nooks, Conor O’Shea, Madeleine Pascavis, Ester Paw, Matthew Poniatowski, Taylor Popella, Margaret Price, Guo Yun Qin, Anna Robinson, Gregory Russo, Sloane Samele, Evan Sautters, Olivia Schaub, Mary Schuck, Megan Shanley, Patrick Smith, Caiden Stewart, Lyndes Stone-Zelman, Justin Tavares, Aarthi Tippireddy, James Travers, Sean Trombly, Hayley Troy, Maureen VonHassel, Harrison Waterbury, Emily Weiner, Emma Wilkos, Luke Wilson, Aidan Wlochowski, Jiexiao Xu, Kaiwen Yao, Zhenhua Zhang. 

Class of 2022: Lauren Armstrong, Eleanor Barrett, Lillian Bluestein, Lily Borowiec, Aidan Bradley, Grace Bradley, Matthew Bui, Julia Burkacki, Anna Calendrillo, Riley Carew, Ashley Casciani, Nathan Chan, Yuqing Cheng, Matthew Curtis, Caitlin David, Cecilia Davis, Annelie Delgado, Douglas Doyle, Julia Dugan, Deirdre Earley, Nora Eckert, Riley Esposito, Jonathan Guy, Nolan Heffelfinger, Cian Houton, Hannah Kalamarides, Michael Kalinowski, Grace Karangekis, Jakub Kepa, Victoria Laing, Emily LaMorey, Alison Lau, Julia Lazzaro, Elizabeth LeBlanc, Brianna Lebrun, Ashleigh Liu, Zilin Liu, Matthew Maguire, Sean Maguire, Aidan Mahoney, Evan Maseto, Mayson Massaro, John McDermott, Matthew McDermott, Kate McElroy, Alexander McGinnis, James Millerick, Madison Montgomery, Caroline Mugno, Morgan Murphy, Sarah Nguyen, Nuala Nolan, Isabella O’Connor, Charlotte Olin, Om Patel, Jessica Pinckney, Avery Polking, Luke Rice, Daniel Roland, Oliver Roy, Siobhan Rushin, Samantha Serafin, Erin Shea, Chen Yang Shen, Madison Smith, Ethan Sottile, William Sullivan, Ann Tran, Alexander Triff, Christopher Villani, Lauren VonHassel, Ellena Whipple, Aidan Whitsitt, Ryan Whitsitt, Siqi Yu, Yuyang Zheng.

Class of 2023: Rebekah Aldrich, Cory Alissi, Toby Beaudin, Taylor Benaitis, Jessica Burgeson, Nicholas Carvalho, Emma Chipps, Sarah Cioffi, Alina Cote, Sophia Cote, Seamus Culligan, Evin Curtiss, Jacquelyn Drain, Miranda Estrada, Mary Catherine Gage, Alyssa Ganem, Chase Goldstein, Eric Hicks, Jack Hicks, Abby Hubert, Sabrina Juhasz, Ahan Kothapeta, Julia Kumik, Brady Ladouceur, Reid Lamberty, Alina Le, Caroline Levinskas, Grace Lisle, Owen Macary, Qingyi Mao, Michaela Martinez, Vincent Maslauskas, Eben Mathew, Shannon McNally, Victoria Mealha, David Mendoza, Ryan Micari, Michael Mitchell, Anna Montoney, Alejandro Moreno, Theresa Nagujja, Emily Nicholas, Charlotte Nolan, Tanner Ostop, Samuel Peters, Reese Polking, Brooke Popella, Andre Rainville, Natalie Reilly, Jacob Rodriguez, Christopher Russo, Zachary Sinclair, Ehk’lu Soe, Michael Sponzo, Olivia Stevens, Sean Tessman, Sejmora Thomas, Catherine Tolin, Sachi Vallam, Blay Wah, Francine Waterbury, Katherine Wilkos, Zachary Williams, Emma Winters, Abigail Yopchick, Qinxuan Zhu.

Northwest Catholic honors these recipients and looks forward to celebrating them in community when large gatherings are possible.

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