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Honor Roll Students

• The Loomis Chaffee School, Winter Term 2012-'13: Lauren Yue, a senior, high honors.

• The Country School, 1st Term 2012-'13: Brendan Kish (grade 6, effort and academic honors), Ryan Kish (grade 8, effort and academic honors), Connor Lemieux (grade 8, effort), Jack Lorenze (grade 7, academic honors), Jimmy McNiff (grade 8, academic honors0. Kevin Mooney (grade 6, effort), Elana Rothberg (grade 6, effort and academic honors), Noah Rothberg (grade 8, effort and academic honors), H. Stelben (grade 6, effort and academic honors), P. Stelben (grade 8, effort and academic honors), and Oliver Zane (grade 7, academic honors).

• Mercy High School, 2nd Marking Period 2012-'13: Erika Bianchi (senior, high honors), Blakeslee Palmer (junior, second honors), and Paige Ryall (senior, second honors).

• Notre Dame High School, 1st Term 2012-'13: Kyle Canna (senior, first honors), Ryan Canna (freshman, second honors), Michael Hall (freshman, first honors), Calvin Hoban (freshman, first honors), Casey Hoban (junior, second honors), David Kegel (freshman, first honors), Jacob Krasnow (senior, third honors), Dylan Latella (freshman, first honors), Derek Longhini (sophomore, first honors), Kyle Mordecai (senior, second honors), Matthew Plaziak (sophomore, third honors), Anthony Sette (freshman, third honors), Paul Sliwinski (senior, first honors), and Kyle Thibault (senior, first honors).

• Phillips Academy, Winter Term 2012-'13: Amy Y. Zhao.

• Xavier High School, 2nd Term 2012-'13: Gianni Calistro (freshman, honors), Jonah Cremin-Endes (junior, high honors), Brendan Cutuli (sophomore, honors), Alex DeMeo (freshman, high honors), Anthony Iorio (senior, honors), Christopher Laggis (senior, honors), Andrew Meoli (junior, honors), Brett Mooney (junior, honors), Callan Noone (senior, honors), Kevin O'Brien (sophomore, high honors), John Oman (freshman, honors), Alexander Pia (sophomore, honors), and Christopher Yerxa (freshman, high honors).

Career Achievements

Suzanne Duran-Crelin was appointed principal of Area Cooperative Educational Services' Wintergreen Interdistrict Magnet School.

Meg Elliott was appointed manager of marketing communications for graduate and law admissions at Quinnipiac University.

Kimberly Hartmann, professor and chair of occupational therapy at Quinnipiac University, received the university's Excellence in Teaching Award.

Bernard Lombardi was hired by FEMA to support Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts.

Camille Murphy, CPA, was elected president of the Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Erika Parent, a teacher at Guilford High School, was named an Unsung Hero in the St. Michael's College Teacher Recognition Program. She was nominated by Allison Mancini, a freshman at St. Michael's.

Dr. Barbara R. Pober has joined the founding faculty of the Frank H. Nutter M.D. School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University.

Todd M. Zeidenberg was named a 2012 Five Star Wealth Manager by Connecticut Magazine.

Service Awards and

Michele Van Epps and Jean Waters were voted the "Most Helpful People in Connecticut" by The Tibetan Association of Connecticut. They were personally introduced to His Holiness The Dalai Lama of Tibet during his fall visit to the state.

Acts of Community Service and Charitable Contributions

Joanna Caneschi participated in the ninth annual Middlesex Community College $cholarship 5K, taking third place in her age division (Women - 20 to 29). The run raised more than $20,000.

• Literacy Volunteers-Valley Shore CT Tutors: Eva Besmer, Anne Charlton, and Heather Sands.

Brian McNamara, a junior at Providence College, spent a week working with Habitat for Humanity as part of the school's Alternative Spring Break 2013 program. He worked on a home project in Concord, North Carolina.


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