Shelton High School held its first quarter recognition breakfast on Thursday, Dec. 6, in the school’s cafeteria. The goal of the recognition breakfast is acknowledge students who have demonstrated increased motivation, built self-esteem and to encourage students from all academic tracks to continue to improve academically. According to the school’s mission statement we expect students to take responsibility for their education, work independently and cooperatively, think creatively and connect material from multiple academic disciplines. Students are acknowledged at the end of the first, second and third marking periods. Staff members nominate students who have demonstrated significant improvement in academics due to improved attendance, behavior, and/or a result of improving time management/study skills. The Recognition Breakfast was planned by the Guidance Department, who invited parents to share in the festivities.
The following students were honored: James Botti, Allison Brown, Andrew Cunha, Michael Davis, Sara Hummel, Victoria Laliots, Alyssa Lam, Rachel Langdon, Jessica Mehaylo, Rachel Mikuliak, Brandon Morrissey, Alicia Prowse, Marissa Schiavo, William Simics, Enea Stafa, Connor Struyk, Stephanie Sura, Nicolette Vicariolo, Rebecca Wise and Alexis Ziemkiewicz.
Fifty-nine students were inducted into the Shelton High School National Honor Society at a reception at the Stone Barn Restaurant in Monroe on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012. The student-lead ceremony began with a welcome by NHS vice-president Tyler Tice. Following dinner, Shelton High School Headmaster Dr. Beth Smith offered congratulatory remarks.
She indicated that “these students meet the high academic and behavioral expectations as set forth in our school’s mission statement. It is now their job to be living examples of scholarship, leadership, service and character. We are proud of our inductees and expect them to continue to strive for excellence.”
Tice then communicated the history of the National Honor Society. The four pillars of the National Honor Society, scholarship, leadership, service and character were defined by Tice, Sydney Spadinger, NHS secretary, and Kristen Grabarz, NHS treasurer. Tyler Tice presented the new members. The traditional candlelight ceremony was led by Spadinger and Grabarz. Tice then lead the inductees in reciting the NHS oath. The induction ceremony was planned by co-advisors, Lynn Coffin and Erik Martire. School administration and members of the National Honor Society Faculty Council were in attendance, as were 110 guests.
The following students were inducted: Izabela Abissi, Betiana Bargas, Anna Alvarado, Thomas Ball, Victoria Begley, Alessandra Boisvert, Hudson Boles, Bree Callahan, Cara Capoccitti, Rachel Cataudella, Erika Conte, Liam Cummings, Connor Donnegan, Casey Douglas, James Farrell, Henry Feroce, Alyson Ferrante, Laura Ferris, Emily Gaetano, Kaitlyn Giangregorio, Alexandria Gumbs, Emma Hanrahan, Maeve Holler, Myles Hoponick, John Hunter, Erin Johnson, Alyssa Johnson, Jake Johnson, Jan Kocur, Danielle Letendre, Marcelina Lombardi, Jacob Mabee, Casey Maffucci, Timothy Maloney, Matthew Manzo, Cortney Maud, Madison McCurdy, Lauren Montagna, Michael Ortoli, Elida Paiz, Christopher Patrick, Michael Pingree, Alexandra Pirhala, Nina Respeto, Emily Rogalin, Brittany Russo, Kristian Schif, Carly Seamon, Kristen Sewell, Lauren Shearer, Gajaan Sittabalam, Emma Sweeney, Aleksandra Szczesna, Judith Taylor, Shannon Toole, Michael Torres, Jessica Wilm, Rebecca Wise, Rebecca Zaleski.