Published in the June 15, 2016 edition
By DAN TOMASELLO
LYNNFIELD — Eighty three Lynnfield High School students in grades 9 through 11 were recognized for academic achievement during Underclass Awards Night June 9.
“The young people in this room have all worked very hard this year and have excelled in one or more areas,” said High School Principal Bob Cleary. “I would like to thank parents, teachers and staff members who have supported and guided these students and helped them achieve their success.”
Guidance Department Head Mike Moresco presented nine book awards during the ceremony.
“Each year, various colleges honor members of our junior class by recognizing their talents and achievements with the awarding of the college’s book,” said Moresco.
Caroline Buckley was the recipient of the Harvard Book Award. Brian Basilesco received the Dartmouth Book Award. The Princeton Book Award was given to Lila Alaka. The Wellesley Book Award recipient was Isabella Floramo.
Ellen Welter was given the Yale Book Award. The Smith Book Award winner was Danielle Colucci. Lilli Patterson received the Saint Anselm College Book Award. The winner of the Saint Michael’s College Book Award was William Klotzbier.
The recipient of the Lynnfield High School Book Award was Kelly Dillon. The LHS Book Award, which is voted on by the faculty, is presented to a junior whose participation at the high school best exemplifies LHS’ ideals.
“The LHS Book is presented to a junior who embodies the principles and ideals upon which Lynnfield High School was built,” said Moresco. “(Dillon) provides leadership through example, is kind, respectful, courteous and honest. She appreciates the intrinsic value of learning; participates wholeheartedly in the daily life of Lynnfield High School and believes what we know to be true that kindness, respect for others, good humor and personal growth are values upon which the quality of our lives depend.”
English Department Head Maryellen Iannibelli presented the English awards.
“Each year, the English Department recognizes students not only in the academic area of language, literacy and composition but also serve as role models to their peers,” said Iannibelli.
The grade 9 English Award winner was Nicholas Dow. Jonathan Luders also received a grade 9 English Award. The grade 9 English Honors Award winner was Alexa Vittiglio. The grade 10 English MCAS Prep Award recipient was Jacquelynne Dalelio. Cody McKinley received the grade 10 English Award. The grade 10 English Award winner was Julia Borriello. Alexandra Ross was the recipient of the grade 10 English Honors Award.
Ava Figucia received the Advanced Placement (AP) Language Award. The American Literature Award winner was Elyse Murphy. Ally Peters received the American Literature CP Award. The American Humanities Award winner was Natalie Albanese.
Social Studies Department Head Michael Boulay presented the social studies awards.
Matthew Gunning was the recipient of the grade 9 World History Award. The grade 9 World History Honors Award winner was Christopher Deschenes. The winner of the grade 10 United States History 1 Award was Alexandra Ross. Olivia Johnian received the grade 10 U.S. History 1 Honors Award. The winner of the grade 11 U.S. History II College Prep (CP) Award was Thomas Powers. Jeffrey Olsen was the recipient of the AP U.S. History Award.
Science Department Head Scott Gordon presented the science awards.
“These students have shown outstanding achievement and effort consistently in these courses,” said Gordon.
Caroline Buckley was the recipient of the Bausch and Lomb Award, which is a scholarship to the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, N.Y. Brian Basilesco received the Rensselaer Medal, which is a $100,000 scholarship to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York.
The Topics in Biology Award winner was Michael Gravante. Eric Joly received the Advanced Topics in Science Award. The recipient of the Biology CP Award was Julia Henriques. The Biology Honors Award winner was Alexa Vittiglio.
Marissa Cimmino received the Topics in Chemistry Award. The Chemistry CP Award winner was Jessica Bloom. The winner of the Chemistry Honors Award was Olivia Johnian. Marcus Zeraschi received the Anatomy and Physiology CP Award. The Anatomy and Physiology Honors Award recipient was Ava Figucia.
The AP Biology Award winner was Lila Alaka. Basilesco received the AP Chemistry Award. The recipient of the Physics Honors Award was Claudio Mazzucchi. Joshua Crockett received the Forensic Science CP Award.
Math Department Head Marylou Sambatakos presented the math and business department awards.
The winner of the MC 1-Algebra Award was Stephanie Robles. Gabriella Passatempo was the recipient of the Geometry CP Award. Zoe Chen received the Geometry Honors Award. The winner of the MC 2 Geometry Award was Edward Caswell. Jessica Bloom received the Algebra 2 CP Award. The winner of the Algebra 2 Honors Award was Analeigha Colarusso.
Zachary Shone received the MCAS Prep Award. The recipient of the MC 3 Algebra 2 Award was Kathleen Hamm. Benjamin Vath received the Functions, Statistics and Trigonometry Award. The recipient of the Pre-Calculus Honors Award was Danielle Colucci. Rebecca Albanese received the AP Statistics Award.
The winner of the Computer Science Award was Justin Nardella. Matthew Ricciardi was the recipient of the Technology for the 21st Century Award.
Foreign Language Department Head Julie Sgori presented the foreign language awards.
Lily Giannasca was the winner of the Italian 1 CP Award. The recipient of the Italian 2 CP Award was Dominic Spinella. The Spanish 1 CP Award winner was Jeremy Banks. Julia Henriques was the recipient of the Spanish 2 CP Award. The Spanish 2 Honors Award winner was Joseph Fabrizio. Joshua Crockett received the Spanish 3 CP Award. The winner of the Spanish 3 Honors Award was Olivia Johnian. The recipient of the Spanish 4 CP Award was Yvonne Corcoran. The Spanish 4 Honors Award winner was John Lynch.
The recipient of the French 2 CP Award was Stephanie Robles. Lucy Madden was the winner of the French 2 Honors Award. The winner of the French 3 CP Award was Anneliese Hardiman. The recipient of the French 3 Honors Award was Elana Kotler. Elizabeth Reed was the winner of the French 4 Honors Award.
Freshmen Jonathan Luders and Michael Axiotakis, along with sophomore David Henriques, received the National Myth Exam Gold Medal. The National Myth Exam Silver Medal winners were Jared Book and Jackson Cleary. The winners of the National Mythology Exam Bronze Medal were Quinn Adams and Molly Smedira.
The recipients of the National Latin Exam Certificate of Merit were Book, Luders, Ryan Miller and Abby Zarakovich. Tracy Rhode was the winner of the National Latin Exam 2 Magna Cum Laude Certificate. The winner of the National Latin Exam 3 Silver Medal was Henriques. Marguerite Martin was the winner of the National Latin Exam 3 Magna Cum Laude Certificate.
Luders received the Latin 1 Award. The recipient of the Latin 2 Award was Henriques. Martin was the winner of the Latin 3 Award.
Art teacher Laura Johnson presented the art awards. Elizabeth Hayden presented the photography awards.
“The art awards recognize achievement, creativity, innovation and collaboration,” said Johnson.
Hunter Allain was the winner of the grade 9 Art Award. The recipient of the grade 10 Art Award was Madelyn Johnson. Marianne Oliveri was the winner of the Art All-State Award and the grade 11 Art Award.
Andres Nino Diaz was the winner of the grade 9 Photography and Design Award. The recipient of the grade 10 Photography and Design Award was Hayley O’Brien. Kathleen Hamm received the grade 11 Photography and Design Award.
High School Band Director Thomas Westmoreland presented the music awards.
“I am pleased to present the band and chorus awards for outstanding musicianship and leadership in the music department,” said Westmoreland.
Ryan Miller received the grade 9 Band Award. The recipients of the grade 10 Band Award were Anthony Wilkinson and Nicholas Bisconti. The winner of the grade 11 Band Award was John Quinn. Jaret Simpson received the grade 9 Music Exploratory Intensive Award.
The winner of the grade 9 Jazz and Rock Ensemble Award was Louis Paine. Anthony Adario received the grade 10 Jazz and Rock Ensemble Award. The winner of the grade 11 Jazz and Rock Ensemble Award was Andrew Adario.
Frederick Plante was the winner of the grade 9 Chorus Award. Aja Parker received the grade 10 Chorus Award. The recipient of the grade 11 Chorus Award was Katie Nevils. Andrew Bunar was the winner of the Musical Award.
Physical education teacher Neal Weidman presented the physical education and health awards.
The ninth grade P.E./Health Award recipients were Jonathan Luders and Gabriella Passatempo. Hunter Angelo and Christina Benvenuto received the grade 10 P.E./Health Awards. The grade 11 P.E./Health Award winners were Dimitri Lampes and Ellen Welter.