The following is a press release submitted by Christopher Palmieri, assistant principal at DePaolo Middle School.
DePaolo Middle School is pleased to announce their Students of the Month for October:
In sixth grade Sydney Bradshaw, Jeremiah Segrue, and Praise Adekola were selected by their teams.
Sydney is the daughter of Brian and Karen Bradshaw and was a part of the Young Author’s Program in elementary school. She assisted at both the back to school and the toy drive at NBC studios in West Hartford. Sydney also was a part of the fifth-grade spelling bee and the science fair.
Jeremiah is the son of Jerry and Jeanne Segrue and was recognized for outstanding academic excellence in elementary school. He was in the silver star band and was a safety patrol in elementary school. Jeremiah was also a cub scout and recently signed up for the DePaolo Leadership Program.
Praise is the daughter of Aderami and Tia Adekola and got the Principal’s Award last year. Praise plays piano at her church, is a part of the DePaolo Leadership Program, and is on the school cross country team.
In seventh grade Will Barmore, Marissa Calandra, and Emily Tinyszin were selected by their teams.
Will is the son of Scott and Maureen Barmore and consistently made first honors all 4 marking terms in sixth grade. He will be running in the Hartford marathon with a team to raise money for the Mill Foundation and he is a part of the school cross country team. In addition Will plays football, basketball, and baseball for the town.
Marissa is the daughter of Joelle and Christopher Calandra and received high honors throughout sixth grade. She is a peer advocate and is part of the Leadership Program. Marissa also plays softball and basketball for the town.
Emily is the daughter of Lynne and Ihor Tinyszin and was also a high honor student throughout sixth grade. She is on the DePaolo volleyball team and in the school chorus. Emily studies tap dancing at Dance, Inc. and is on the YMCA swim team.
In eighth grade Nathan Frechette, Austin Abacherli, and Natiya Washer were selected by their teams.
Nathan is the son of Annabella and John Frechette and was recognized at the Principal’s Breakfast in both seventh and eighth grade. He has been part of the Leadership Program and the concert choir for three years. Nathan also plays soccer and basketball for the town.
Austin is the son of Sue and Michael Abacherli and is a member of the National Junior Honor Society. He was on the cross country team in sixth grade and played trumpet in the school band in sixth and seventh grade. Austin also plays lacrosse and wrestles for the town.
Natiya is the daughter of Thavone and David Washer and is a part of the Mathcounts Program. She volunteered at the Apple Harvest Festival for Alex’s Lemonade Stand for two years and is a part of the ski club. Natiya plays lacrosse as well.
In Unified Arts Caitlin Mulligan, Samantha Barmore, and McKenzie Lee were selected.
Caitlin is the daughter of Mary and Neil Mulligan and received a Presidential Award for Academics. She is a cadet girl scout and was a junior volunteer at her church bible school. Caitlin also volunteers for her sister’s girl scout troup and volunteered at a convent.
Samantha is the daughter of Linda and Michael Barmore and consistently made the honor roll in sixth grade. She was a part of the art club and is a peer advocate. Outside of school, Samantha plays tennis and basketball for the town.
McKenzie is the daughter of Scott and Jessica Lee and has been consistently on the honor roll since sixth grade. She is on the volleyball team at DePaolo and participated in a Juvenile Diabetes walk. McKenzie has been on the softball all stars team for 6 years and has studied Irish dance for 6 years.
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