Senior Profiles 2016
President of his class for the past two years, Saint Bernard School senior Will Dittman is seen as a natural leader who understands and articulates what needs to be done to accomplish a particular goal.
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Timothy Pinckney plays 11 instruments — the acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass guitar, percussion, piano, flute, tenor saxophone, banjo, ukulele, harmonica and violin — and plans to master the 12th as soon as he gets an old clarinet he's acquired cleaned up.
Alversia Wade never stops. The Waterford High School senior is planning on attending Spelman College in Atlanta next year. In her last year at Waterford High School she has volunteered as a tutor, excelled on the cheerleading team and generally made a good impression on every adult she meets.
Corrina McKelvey jokes that everyone knows her as a "crazy horse girl." But on any given day, she may be working with her horse Teddy at Fox Ledge Farm in East Haddam, training alpacas at Ledyard High School or babysitting a piglet named Clarabelle.
When pouring rain impeded fellow senior Justine Gouvin's walkathon to raise money for a traumatic brain injury organization, Porter still walked. When Gouvin held a screening that had to be rescheduled and "so many people weren't coming, Maddie (Porter) was there anyway."
Ten months ago, as a keynote speaker at a convocation of about 400 educators employed by southeastern Connecticut’s regional educational service center LEARN, Priscilla Eang brought the crowd to their feet for a three-minute standing ovation.
Deyvon Verdini is not the top sportsman at his school. And he won’t be the highest ranked student when he graduates from New London High School later this month. But by many accounts, Verdini is a good bet to be among the most successful from his class because of a strong work ethic and perseverance.
They’ve gone to school together for the past 13 years. Their lockers are even right in a row. Now four members of the Robinson family_ triplets Charlotte, Ruby and Lincoln and their younger brother Colton, will all graduate from Stonington High School on June 13.
The highest-scoring member of Montville High's math team, the secretary of the international club, a member of the Honors Society and a student in several AP classes, she'll be getting a full scholarship for a degree in mechanical engineering at UConn.