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DePaolo Recognizes Students for Acheivements 'Above and Beyond'

The school honored 12 students for their work in the classroom and around the community.

Credit: Submitted by Chris Palmieri. (No caption)
Credit: Submitted by Chris Palmieri. (No caption)
The following was submitted by Chris Palmieri, Assistant Principal at DePaolo Middle School.

DePaolo Middle School is pleased to announce their Students of the Month for January.

Teachers and staff chose sixth-graders Ryan Daddona, Andrew Paradis, and Kimberly Delfino.

Ryan is the son of Steve and Amy Daddona and is an honor roll student. He was a member of the DePaolo Middle School soccer team and plays travel soccer. Ryan is in the band and volunteered at Alex’s Lemonade Stand at the Apple Harvest Festival.

Andrew is the son of Beth and Scott Paradis and was given the Presidential Award at Hatton last year. He plays baseball and basketball for the town. Andrew is in the Leadership Program at DePaolo and volunteered at Alex’s Lemonade Stand at the Apple Harvest Festival.

Kimberly is the daughter of Colleen and Ronnie Delfino and is an honor roll student. She is in the mural club and the Leadership Program at school. Kimberly is a cheerleader for Southington Valley Midget Football League and played basketball for the town for two years.

In seventh grade, Calvin Gumprecht, Luke Tedeschi, and Matt Balaoing were selected by their teams.

Calvin is the son of Peter and Tara Gumprecht and has consistently been an honor roll student. He coordinated two fundraisers for Toys for Tots and is in the DePaolo Leadership Program. Calvin plays baseball in the spring and fall for the Town.

Luke is the son of Anthony and Rachel Tedeschi and has consistently been a high honors student at DePaolo. He volunteers for the Bread for Life and is a Peer Advocate. Luke was on the DePaolo cross country team and plays baseball for the Town.

Matt is the son of Bienvinido and Marilou Balaoing and is an honor roll student. He was on the school cross-country team and currently plays on the school basketball team. Matt plays basketball for the town and plays USTA tennis.

In eighth grade Mario Ferreri, Emma Becotte, and Vinnie Viturale were selected by their teams.

Mario is the son of Cynthia and Michael Ferreri and is in the National Junior Honor Society. He is in the DePaolo Leadership Program and volunteered at Alex’s Lemonade Stand at the Apple Harvest Festival. Mario helps make announcements for Southington North Baseball and volunteers to help out the Challengers baseball team.

Emma is the daughter of Patricia and Paul Becotte and has consistently been on the honor roll throughout her three years at DePaolo. She volunteers at Vacation Bible School for Mary Our Queen Church and is in the Leadership Program at Franciscan Life Center in Meriden. Emma is a member ofthe Southington Library’s teen advisory group.

Vinnie is the son of Terese and Ruben Gaona and was recognized at a Principal’s Breakfast for both academic achievement and citizenship. He has played baseball for the past 12 seasons and umpires for Southington North Baseball. Vinnie is in the Student Council and was in the orientation club.

In Unified Arts Amanda Kaczor, Nathan Lam, and Haley Allen were selected.

Amanda is the daughter of Pat and Cathy Kaczor and received the Presidential Gold Award at Hatton Elementary School. She is in the school chorus and plays soccer for the Town. Amanda is a hardworking student who is always willing to help out her classmates.

Nathan is the son of Tammy Bui and Larry Lam and is in the Leadership Program. He is an Animal Helper and is a part of the minecraft club. Nathan is very talented when working with computers.

Haley is the daughter of Lisa and Dennis Charette and has consistently been an honor roll student. She is in the Leadership Program at DePaolo and helps out the special needs team at Central Valley Panthers cheerleading. Haley is also a cheerleader at DePaolo.

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