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JOEL BARLOW HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 2012 GRADUATION

Thursday, June 28, 2012

The Joel Barlow High School Class of 2012 waits patiently for graduation ceremonies to begin at the O’Neill Center.

Class of 2012 graduation:

A bittersweet affair
by Kaitlin Bradshaw kbradshaw@thereddingpilot.com Members of the Fairfield Gaelic Pipe Band lead the Joel Barlow High School Class of 2012 into the William A. O’Neill Center at Western Connecticut State University on Sunday afternoon for the 52nd annual commencement ceremony. Gayle Powell, class vice president, gave the salutation speech highlighting the bittersweet aspect of graduating from high school. “This is a milestone that cannot be defined as the beginning or the end, because it is both,” she said. Head of School Dr. Thomas McMorran encouraged his students to do the best they can and to not let the economy and lack of jobs get in the way of their future. “I know it is fashionable today to complain about our economy and our educational system. I agree, a jobless recovery is a lousy thing for those folks who are out of work and I agree that it isn’t fair that a quarter of all students who begin high school don’t graduate,” he said. “You will be joining the one-third of the one-twentieth of the world that creates, innovates, dares, faces setbacks with grit, and generates most of the world’s income.” “Our education system needs to expand the franchise of a high school diploma to every American child. Those children should not have to go hungry, fear for their safety, worry about illness, or face a dead-end future. It’s up to you and me and others who have enjoyed the empowering education of Joel Barlow High School to keep this world spinning,” said Dr. McMorran. Breaking from the program, Taylor Owen, a member of the graduating class, presented Les Friedman with a $2,500 donation to the Mikey’s Way Foundation on behalf of the graduating class. The foundation was created by Michael Friedman of Easton, a Barlow student who died of cancer just after his 15th birthday. Its goal is to connect children with cancer and other lifethreatening illnesses with their friends, family and school with technology such as laptops. “We want to donate $2,500 to show our support and
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Austin Alterio wears sunglasses to keep the sun out of his eyes while waiting to walk into the O’Neill Center at Western Connecticut State University on Sunday for Barlow’s graduation ceremonies. During the ceremonies, Douglas Streat, class president, clapped for a speaker. Gayle Powell provided the salutation to the crowd of families and friends.

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June 28, 2012 Pilot, Redding, Conn. 9A

THE JOEL BARLOW CLASS OF 2012 GRADUATES
Katherine Rose Acocella Emily Elizabeth Agosti Brian John Allan Austin Dennis Alterio Erica M. Anderson William Sidney Ashton Taylor Lee Auer Maria Fernanda Avila Vazquez Kristine Victoria Azarian Rachael Alexis Balinski Logan Richard Barer James Philip Barickman Shea Lane Barickman Libby Louise Barlow Jesse Walter Beatty Alexandra Sabina Bender Christopher David Biedermann Matthew John Billy Aaron Connor Blackwell John I. Board Caroline Elizabeth Boffa Christopher P. Bohsung Christopher Michael Booton Julie Lauren Brown Christian Edward Bruzinski Jennie Rose Bunce James Russell Burger Patrick Coyle Callahan Dana Amelia Canfield Michael Fulton Carpenter "John Blaise Cartafalsa, III" Brianna Elizabeth Cellini Megan Marie Ceva Alexander Yuan Cheu Harrison Grant Christy Mica Alexandra Cocco Jeffrey Thomas Cohen Caleb Ragnar Connor Zachary Michael Cordelli Emma Esther Cornell Lily Georgia Creighton Gina Louise Croce Paige Demetria Verna Damascus Christopher Andrew Darrow Jocelyn Blair Davey Russell Joseph Davey Teuntje Deen Amelia Anne DeLise Mark Lucian DelVecchio Carol Kathleen DeSalva Matthew Walter DiPalma Anne Kathleen Dolan Liam Carrington Dotson Siobhan Geraghty Dotson Jack Warren Drake Brittney Ayres Dumas Jeremy Sherwood Edwards Caitlyn Elizabeth Elliott Allyson Drury English Thomas James Esposito Alexandra Leone Eterno Rose Florence Fenwick Alexis Moderno Fernandes Robert Joseph Kozloff Ronald Paul Kwiatkowski River Rose Kynoch Gabrielle Lebowitz Dominic Piers Kawe Lee Elliot Goodman Lee Ruth Ya-yuen Lee Marian Elizabeth LeLash Caroline Beatrice Lellouche Eve Victoria Lemma Isaac Martin Lerner Nina Levison Jake Bryan Lightman Melissa Ann Liik Michael Warren Loder Brittany Anne Lofgren Katherine Marie Lombardi Ava Leigh Lorenz Peter James Lozyniak Samantha Macchio Justin Connor MacDougall Adriana Maconochie Devin Patrick Mahoney Michelle Sarah Maire Hannah Corinne Makowske Kathryn Patricia Marshall Tyler Robert Marx Danielle Suzanne Mathews Michael Jeffrey Mattson Alexandra Amanda Maxwell Paris Pomeroy McAdam Cavan S. McCaffrey Alexis Lee McCarthy Kailley Meagan McGannon Peter F. Meehan Steven Christopher Michos Harris Benjamin Miller Jeffrey Douglas Mintz Samuel Smith Mitchell Megan Alexandra Montanaro Alyssa Katherine Montano Jackson Paul Morris Brianna Frances Murphy Sophia Sjaivo Naser Jeremy Paul Nelle Morgan Lee Netherwood John Robert Neumann Alexandrea Marie Neville Olivia Mae Nickel Performing at the graduation ceremonies were Class of 2012 members of Barlow’s Select Elizabeth Maura O'Brien Marisa Lynn O'Connor Choir. Victoria Allyn O'Halloran Alexandra F. O'Hara Ursula Lochlainn Green James Michael Flynn Mia Gabrielle Weinstein Laura Carolyn Olsavsky Joseph Greenspan Kristen Paige Frier Jacobson Nicolas Quentin Ornaf Evan Chase Grega Caroline Grace Gay Charles Johnson Taylor Graysen Owen Maggie Mae Grinnell Alex Michael George Morgan Donahue Jordan Zachary Thomas Ozyck Atika Mansi Gupta Claire Michaela Geyer David Dongmin Kang Anthony Edward Pantalena Kacey Lewis Hale Lucy Lee Gibaldi Amy Elizabeth Kaplan Ethan Marcus Pearlstone Taylor Catherine Hall Samantha Rose Goldburg Veronica Quinn Karp Jonathan Andrew Pelzar Vance William Hancock Kristopher Thomas Gontzes Henry Ace Knight Grace Elizabeth Pendleton Gage Thompson Herbert Alejandro Gordillo Jacqueline Marler Kocum Cavan Niall Perrott Isabella Grace Hermantin Neal Sanjay Gosain Madison Sloane Kominski Rachel Elizabeth Peyser Miles Kuhrt Hogarth Caitlin Graaf Jonathan Patrick Konkel Dominique Melissa Pignone Carly Elisabeth Hohorst Jannike Xenia Gray Nicholas Richard Kot Michael Pilyugin Christine Elizabeth Hushion Gabriella Noel Greco Alexander Donald Kowalski Patryk John Plonski Gayle Caroline Powell Anne Hayes Preis Jose Luis Quispe Danielle Alexa Raposo Mickinzie Paige Reed Samuel Dylan Reed David Philip Rejeski Matthew Coates Riccio Steven Michael Riccio Amy Jean Riling Zachary James Rizzo Ashley Nicole Robertson Kyle Patrick Robey Margaret Hope Ronk Alissa Jean Rosa Kimberly Clara Ryng Thomas Shay Samaritano Noah Martin Armster Sanderson Matthew Joseph Sarnelli Jakob R. Schloss Ryan A. Schwaeber Maxwell Ryan Schwear Jackson Scott Sennett Alison Nicole Siegel Jane Lee Skalkos Baldyga Maeve Virginia Smith Samantha Nicole Smith Shavon Christopher Smith Elizabeth Claire Sniffen Benjamin Jacob Spilka Thomas Gilbert Starkey Nolan Pillsbury Stauffer Cory Davies Stirling Savannah Leigh Stone Ethan David Strang Douglas Andrew Streat Anna Frances Sullivan Erin Marie Sullivan Austin Paul Sundlof Lucas James Tatta Nicholas Howard Taylor Duncan Mark Arthur Tennant Olivia Jacqueline Tompkins Wyatt Reed Tompkins Samuel Torchio Emma Caroline Tower Frank Traggianese Emily Charlotte Ullman Anna Rebecca Valentine Olivia Deborah Ventricelli Danielle Hannah Wachs Christina Jean Wade Kylie Kristina Wallin Peter Thacher Wastrom Todd Alan Waterman, Jr. Caroline Amy Webel Sarah Katherine Weggeman David Dodo Wei Allison Violet Wendt Heather Anne Wexler Emily Louise Winter Halie Elizabeth Witkins

‘A cheesy graduation speech’
by Anne Dolan Commencement Speaker Grilled cheese and tomato soup. It is by far my favorite school lunch. In elementary and middle school, I was always prepared with a few extra dollars in my backpack just in case the cafeteria unexpectedly served my favorite meal. This, of course, was way back in the day before all you had to do was punch in your student ID, but there was no way I was ever going to miss out on grilled cheese day. My middle school self did have one complaint about this practically perfect combination: One grilled cheese sandwich was just not enough! The ratio of soup to sandwich wasn’t balanced. After taking three bites of your sandwich, it was practically gone. And then there would be too much tomato soup left over and nothing to dip into it! But, as distressing as this situation was, one grilled cheese is better than no grilled cheese, right? So then here I was, September of freshman year, overwhelmed by the number of options in the cafeteria. We were no longer limited to just a chicken patty and a handful of tater tots. There were salads, pizza, paninis, and a create your own sandwich station, too! On any other day, I might have struggled with the choices, but on this particular day, my eyes scanned across the servery and focused in at the station in the far right corner. There sat a gigantic container of tomato soup and a large tray full of grilled cheese sandwiches. The choice was obvious. I waited in line, impatient and excited. And when I finally stepped up, I watched with amazement as the cafeteria worker put not one, but TWO grilled cheese sandwiches on my tray. It was pretty much the greatest day of my life. I finally felt like a big kid, like a real high schooler,

Anne Dolan was one of the two commencement speaker.
and all it took was an extra two slices of bread and a piece of American cheese. Joel Barlow recognized that a 9th grader needed a bit more sustenance than a middle schooler. The best part was I didn’t even have to ask, they just handed me what I so desired. It was such a small thing, but four years later, I still look back and smile when I think about that moment. It’s cheesy, I know. But high school is cheesy. And when we reflect on our time at Barlow, there are so many small, happy, cheesy moments that we don’t necessarily appreciate. While not everyone here shares the same love for grilled cheese and soup that I do, I believe there is at least one thing about Barlow that you can look back and smile at. We can collectively remember the relief and accomplishment we felt as we handed in our Senior Synthesis papers to our respective English IV teachers. We can remember passing time at a rest stop on I-84 because Mr. Huminski left the Six Flags tickets at school. And we can remember standing under the tent during our Senior Banquet watching torrential downpour around us. The cast of the Senior Show can recall the dance parties that took place as soon as the curtains closed. We can remember the camaraderie and pride that Gayle Powell exemplified as she infamously sobbed tears of joy at a late night dress rehearsal. And we can remember leaving those dress rehearsals at 11 o’clock at night, ignoring all of our homework, and finally going to sleep. The crowd at the Whiteout basketball game jumped [up] and down in the stands and experienced genuine school spirit. The Powderpuff team cheered every time someone made a catch at practice.
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Henry Knight was a commencement speaker at the graduation ceremonies.

‘Great “un”expectations’
by Henry Knight Commencement Speaker Graduates, classmates, friends. Welcome. As many of you know, I initially intended to assemble a collage of fun facts to represent the class of 2012. Unfortunately, the brevity of this speech precludes me from doing so. The sheer volume of our accolades abbreviated in the summation of a laundry list would surely bore you, for each of you is distinctly aware of how special our class is, and how awesome all of you are. Instead, I decided to focus on a few things I find equally as important: ducks vs. rabbits, playgrounds, and sombreros. So, to begin, let us delve into the disparity between rabbits, which, as we know, have ears, and ducks, which, conversely, have beaks. A week ago, a package addressed from JBudd, my senior English teacher, surfaced amidst the clutter of my kitchen table. Via express mail, he shipped each of the students in my class a children’s book entitled, “Duck! Rabbit!” The New York Times bestseller explores the visually ambiguous depiction of a neck jutting from the bottom of each page, atop which a puzzling head is perched. A black eye adorns the ovu-

lar head, with two distinct extremities emerging from the face such that the image may be perceived as a rabbit furling its ears or a duck snapping the bills of its beak. The debate stems from the paradoxical realization that a rabbit does not quack with its ears, nor does a duck sniff with the back of its head. The authors of this maddening work of literature surely intended to confuse or puzzle the smallest of children. So did JBudd. To this text, which arrived out of the blue uninvited, he ascribed deliberate value: “Enjoy Duck!
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10A Pilot, Redding, Conn. June 28, 2012

BARLOW’S TOP 12 STUDENTS

DiPalma Matthew Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Samantha Goldburg Barnard College

Vance Hancock Cornell University

David Kang Amherst College

Henry Knight Brown University

Jake Lightman Colgate University

Hannah Makowske University of Michigan

Paris McAdam Boston College

Laura Olsavsky Northeastern University

Kyle Robey Middlebury College

Douglas Streat Yale University

Peter ‘Thacher’ Wastrom Middlebury College

Affair
Continued from page 8A thanks,” Taylor said. Chris Darrow and Justin MacDougall also made announcements to the friends, family, and faculty members present. The first was that a memorial will be put in the courtyard at Joel Barlow High School in memory of Rob Smuniewski, a member of the Class of 2011 who lost his life in an accident last year. Class funds will pay for the memorial to carry on his legacy, they said. Liam Baker was also on the mind of the two boys. Liam passed away in the eighth grade and

would have been part of the Class of 2012. “He is present in our hearts and thoughts today.” A moment of silence was held in memory of the two boys. Continuing on with the ceremony, commencement speakers Henry Knight and Anne Dolan addressed their fellow classmates and the 2012-13 Select Choir performed. Dr. Bernard Josefsberg, superintendent of Easton, Redding and Region 9, completed his first year as superintendent as the Class of 2012 completed their last year at Barlow. “On behalf of our teachers and parents, I hope that we have equipped you to fly high and land well. Most importantly, I hope that we have equipped you to walk straight and upon

solid ground,” said Dr. Josefsberg. “I wish you a good walk — unspoiled by any thin soles, strait laces or loose heels you may experience along the way.” Dressed in white caps and gowns, the 229 Joel Barlow High School seniors accepted their diplomas from Cathy Gombos, Region 9 Board of Education chair. Maurizio Viselli and Nicole Sherwood, members of the Class of 2013, called out the names of the seniors as they walked across the stage. Senior class president Douglas Streat closed the ceremony with parting remarks to his class and the Joel Barlow High School Orchestra lead the recessional with Pomp and Circumstance.

Cheesy
Continued from page 9A The Angell-Breault-Staley Advisory left the last meeting with balloons, doughnuts, and Ramen Noodles supposed to represent our past, present, and future. And the field hockey team sang “Don’t Stop Believin” at the top of our lungs on every single bus ride home. Let’s be honest, it doesn’t [get] any cheesier than that. I could stand up here and reminisce forever, but my memories are not yours. While as a class we have a number of common

Barlow seniors march into the O’Neill Center. Once inside, Alexandra Bender reacts to a speaker’s words while Veronia Karp shakes hands with Cathy Gombos, Region 9 board chair.

experiences, I can’t possibly identify your individual cheesy moment. It may have occurred on a playing field or in a classroom. It may have involved a teacher, a friend, or a stranger. But there is for certain at least one thing over the past four years that has made your face light up. And if middle school was one grilled cheese and high school was two grilled cheeses, now we have the chance to find a third grilled cheese. Since freshman year, Barlow sustained us with lunches and knowledge and experiences. But by now, two grilled cheeses are just not enough! We are ready for more options and greater autonomy. We

are ready to explore new things and to find new reasons to smile. Just... don’t expect them to appear out of nowhere. Take charge. Pinpoint the things that make you happiest, and incorporate them into your life. Go to the grocery store, buy some bread and cheese, and make yourself as many grilled cheese sandwiches as you want. If you’re feeling adventurous, add tomatoes or bacon or mustard or something else entirely. Enjoy your sandwich, and enjoy the life you have ahead of you. Move forward. But occasionally, look back on high school and embrace the cheesiness of it all.

Great
Continued from page 9A Rabbit!,” he admonished, “and keep it close whenever the tendency strikes you to form judgments too quickly.” Vintage JBudd, keeping us on our toes, keeping us guessing, keeping us cognizant. He is by no means the exception to the rule, though he does exemplify it: Our school hoard’s creative teachers who constantly surprise us. This is the gift Joel Barlow High School has bestowed upon us, and the gift for which we must thank you: The freedom to be unexpected. To be bold. To be brazen. To be audacious. Our teachers allowed us to be who we are, to explore who we may become, and to discern how exactly we may grow into the men and women we want to be. The gift to which I refer is not merely the information we’ve learned, but rather, the

way in which we’ve learned it. It is not mandated by our curriculum, nor does it manifest in the facts we’ve memorized, the equations we’ve manipulated, or the literature we’ve analyzed. Instead, this present, of which we are the recipients, arose in Mr. Huot’s tangents, which were rarely, if ever, mathematically tangential and in Mr. Eller’s, “Hey look! A squirrel!” moments, which never failed to impart wisdom pertinent to life as it should be lived. So how may we use the gift of the unexpected, embodied by our teachers, to impact the world we now inhabit? Believe it or not, it’s possible that the wisdom we derive from the duck-rabbit conundrum is integral to our success. Sooner than we anticipate, jobs applications will displace college applications, and life’s blunt edge will strike us with the hefty force of reality. A degree is now merely a piece of paper scribed in fancy calligraphy. Fifty-three percent of bachelor’s degree recipients under the age of twentyfive languished without a job this year. The world is satu-

rated with thousands of graduates exposed to the plight of unemployment, waving their degrees in despair and asking the world, “Why me?” But the question any employer or admissions officer will ask is, “Why you?” And what a defining question that is! Yes! Why you? Why me? Why us? What can we do to differentiate ourselves? “Unexpectation.” Success is increasingly predicated upon risk, creativity, and innovation. If you don’t believe me, consider Google’s hiring practices. Management poses quirky questions to its interviewees to elicit inventive responses. Past applicants solved the logistics of fitting an elephant inside of a refrigerator while others devised a zombie apocalypse evacuation plan for the city of San Francisco. So, Class of 2012, if you were shrunk to the size of a nickel and thrown into a glass blender, how would you get out before the blades started to move? You have sixty seconds. GO. And if you manage to answer in the next sixty seconds, Google expects you to derive six additional

solutions to the same problem. The point is, we can’t afford to be generic if we hope to have a meaningful future. Instead, we must risk being unexpected. Original. Imaginative. Anne Dolan once imagined, “What if the government built massive playgrounds for adults to play on? Wouldn’t that be awesome?” Isn’t that what life should be? A jungle gym! The exchange of ideas among playmates! Remember that we build the playground itself, and the playful interaction which its existence necessitates, upon the scaffolding of unadulterated imagination. Steve Jobs adopted this mindset when he advised, “Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.” YES! What if we all loved what we did? There must be more to chase in this world than comfort. Maybe, just maybe, if we inform our work with insatiable passion and an open mind, our imaginations will sneak up on us in mysterious and unexpected

ways. And perhaps, if we are unexpected in our pursuit of passion, our passion will be unexpected in its pursuit of us. Calvin and Hobbes epitomizes “unexpectation.” The comic strip’s profound insights explore the wisdom of Calvin, a cunning six-year old boy, and his stuffed tiger, Hobbes. One strip I find particularly applicable to today. In the first panel, Calvin props himself against a tree, his eyes glazed by indifference and his arms crossed with apathy. Hobbes asks, “What are you doing?” to which Calvin responds, “Being cool.” Hobbes observes, as only an animate stuffed animal can, “You look more like you’re being bored.” Calvin extrapolates, “The world bores you when you’re cool.” Hobbes adopts a pensive stare. He takes a leave of momentary absence and returns wearing a sombrero. He sidles up to Calvin, points to his sombrero, and exclaims, “Now we can both be cool!” Calvin rolls his eyes and replies in indignation, “A sombrero? Are you crazy? Cool people don’t wear sombreros.” Hobbes traipses off in dismay, but leaves us with

this nugget of wisdom: “What fun is it being cool if you can’t wear a sombrero?” And really, isn’t he right? If we cannot meld work and play into a fun and challenging hybrid of the two, then why must we attain an education, a degree, and a job? So in closing, I leave you with one charge: Find your sombrero, Class of 2012. Stay hungry. Stay bold. Stay unpredictable. Do not settle for stability: Take risks, even the ones that may be foolish or embarrassing. A world devoid of sombreros is a world that casually accepts boredom and inevitably adopts indifference. Many years ago, in elementary school, I was bored, and I said so. My mom replied, “No, you’re not! Boredom doesn’t exist in this world. Stop whining.” Do not let the parasite of stagnation infect your life: Stoke your imagination and prod the innovation that slumbers amidst us all. Be unconventional. Be unexpected. Be you. The fiesta of our first reunion awaits us, Class of 2012. Don’t forget your sombrero.

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JOEL BRLOW HIGH SCHOOL RECOGNIZES STUDENTS WITH AWARDS
Katherine Acocella Katherine Acocella Brian Allan
• Jesse P Sanford Boys' and Girls' . Club • The National Honor Society Award • US Marine Corps Semper Fidelis Award For Music Excellence • Weller Foundation - Eleanor F. Moore Business Award

Lily Creighton

Award in Health • The National School Choral Award

Atika Gupta

Cormac Cummiskey Paige Damascus

• The Lynn Bielawa Memorial Athletic Award • The Joel Barlow High School English Oratorical Award

Vance Hancock

• The National Honor Society Award • Randy Potter Memorial Award • The Joel Barlow High School English Oratorical Award • Weller Foundation - Senior Science Award

River Kynoch Ruth Lee

• The Myron L. and Claire B. Gordon Foundation Award • The National Honor Society Award

Steven Michos

• US Marine Corps Distinguished Athlete Award

Jackson Morris Jackson Morris Jackson Morris

• US Marine Corps Distinguished Athlete Award • Joel Barlow Arts Foundation Award for Fine Arts - Music • The Joel Barlow Alumni Association Scholarship • The Joel Barlow Education Association Outstanding Student Award in Drama • The Joel Barlow High School English Oratorical Award • Weller Foundation - Paul w. Broggi Communications Award • Mikey's Way Foundation Award • The National Honor Society Award • Michaels Jewelers Award • The National Honor Society Award • The Joel Barlow High School English Oratorical Award

Noah Sanderson

Student Council Award - Vice President

William Ashton

Maria Fernanda Avila-Vazquez Rachael Balinski Logan Barer
• The Easton Redding Community Coalition Scholarship • The Joel Barlow High School English Oratorical Award • The Joel Barlow Education Association Outstanding Student Award in Overall Music Instrumental • The Greater Bridgeport Retired Teacher’s Award • The Joel Barlow Alumni Association Scholarship

• The James Morros Memorial Award • The Joel Barlow Scholarship Fund Award • The National Honor Society Award • The National Honor Society Award

Christopher Darrow

• The Joel Barlow High School • The Joel Barlow Education English Oratorical Award Association Outstanding Student Award in Physical Education Isabella Hermantin • The Joel Barlow Education • The National Honor Society Award Association Outstanding Student Carly Hohorst Award in Technology • Scholastic Art Award • Joel Barlow Arts Foundation Award • The National Honor Society Award for Visual Art Mia Jacobson • Joel Barlow Arts Foundation Award • The National Honor Society Award for Fine Arts - Visual Arts

Peter Heitsmith

Marian LeLash

• Science Research Awards • Scholastic Art Award

Jakob Schloss

• The Louis Armstrong Jazz Award • The Peter Burton Hanson Memorial Award for Humanity Fund • The Redding Garden Club • Scholastic Art Award • The Joel Barlow Education Association Outstanding Student Award in Art • The Joel Barlow High School English Oratorical Award • The National Honor Society Award • The Rhode Island School of Design Annual Art Award • The John Philip Sousa Band Award • The National Honor Society Award • Scholastic Art Award

Caroline Lellouche Eve Lemma

Maxwell Schwear

• The Joel Barlow High School English Oratorical Award • The National Honor Society Award • Michaels Jewelers Award • The National Honor Society Award • The Dwight Eisenhower Award - Sponsored by the Redding Republican Town Committee • Ken. W. Harman Memorial Scholarship • The Randy Potter Barlow Spirit Award

Jake Lightman Zachary Loery

Elizabeth O'Brien Laura Olsavsky Taylor Owen

Charles Johnson

Teuntje Deen

• The Harrison T. Doyle Award • The Joel Barlow Memorial Scholarship • Scholastic Art Award

James Barickman

Amelia DeLise

Morgan Jordan

• The Joel Barlow Education Association Outstanding Student Award in Business • The Joel Barlow Scholarship Fund Award • Science Research Awards • The National Honor Society Award • The Parent-Teacher Student Association Reflections Contest Award - Literature - 1st Place

Jackson Sennett

Katherine Lombardi Peter Lozyniak

Jane Skalkos-Baldyga Nolan Stauffer

Jesse Beatty

Carol DeSalva

• The Joan Parker Memorial Scholarship • The Joel Barlow Education Association Education Award

Zachary Ozyck

Samantha Macchio

Alexandra Bender Alexandra Bender

Christopher Biedermann Matthew Billy

• The National Honor Society Award • The National Honor Society Award • The Joel Barlow Education Association Outstanding Student Award in Health • The National Honor Society Award • The Outstanding Service to Student Council Award - President • The Russell Lloyd Equi Memorial Award • Jesse P Sanford Boys' and Girls' . Club • The John Hichawa Award for Outdoor Adventure • The Madman As Hero Award • The National Honor Society Award • The National Honor Society Award • Al and Rose Wittemen Annual Award • The Joel Barlow Education Association Outstanding Student Award in the Study of Emergency Pre-hospital Care • The Joel Barlow Education Association Outstanding Student

Julie Brown Julie Brown

Jennie Bunce

• Joel Barlow Arts Foundation Award • Fairfield County Math League for Fine Arts - Performing Team Top Scorer • The Spanish Community Outreach • Michael J. Friedman Memorial Award Award • The Joel Barlow High School • The National Honor Society Award English Oratorical Award Amy Kaplan • The National Honor Society Award • The National Honor Society Award • The Unico Scholarship Award Veronica Karp Bridgeport Chapter • The Barlow Spotlight Award Matthew DiPalma • The Joel Barlow High School • American Mathematics English Oratorical Award Competition - 12th Grade School Henry Knight Top Scorer • The Joel Barlow Education Anne Dolan Association Outstanding Student • The Barlow Spotlight Award Award in Social Studies • The National Honor Society Award • The Joel Barlow Education • The National School Orchestra Association Outstanding Student Award Award in English Siobhan Dotson • The Joel Barlow Education • The Joel Barlow Education Association Outstanding Student Association Outstanding Student Award in Science Award Overall Music - Choral • The National Honor Society Award Program

David Kang

Justin MacDougall

• The National Federation of State High School Association Award of Excellence • The National Honor Society Award • The John Hichawa Award for Outdoor Adventure • The Robert Smuniewski Memorial Scholarship • The Joel Barlow Education Association Outstanding Student Award in Science • The National Honor Society Award

Anthony Pantalena Grace Pendleton

• Ken. W. Harman Memorial Scholarship • The Dean Brush Memorial Award • The Joel Barlow Scholarship Fund Award • US Marine Corps Semper Fidelis Award For Music Excellence • The Joel Barlow Education Association Outstanding Student Award in Art • Scholastic Art Award • Regional Internship Program

Savannah Stone Douglas Streat

• The Joel Barlow Education Association Outstanding Student Award in Physical Education • The Easton Garden Club • The Administrator's Service Award • The Joel Barlow Education Association Outstanding Student Award in Spanish • The National Honor Society Award • The National Honor Society Award • The Joel Barlow Education Association Outstanding Student Award in Social Studies • The National Honor Society Award • The National Honor Society Award • The Joel Barlow Education Association Outstanding Student Award in Technology • The National Honor Society Award • The Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra Scholarship • The Joel Barlow Education Association Education Award • The Chartwells Scholarship • The Joel Barlow Education Association Outstanding Student Award in Latin • The National Council of Teachers of English Award • The National Honor Society Award

Olivia Tompkins Samuel Torchio

Hannah Makowske

Dominique Pignone Gayle Powell

Caitlyn Elliott

Jacqueline Kocum

Jack Cartafalsa Megan Ceva

Allyson English Kristen Frier

• The Georgetown Veterinary Hospital Award • The Greater Bridgeport Board of Realtor's Award • Regional Internship Program • Joel Barlow Principal's Leadership Award • Science Research Awards • The National Honor Society Award • The Joel Barlow Scholarship Fund Award • Regional Internship Program

Alexander Cheu

Madison Kominski

• The Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants Award • The Joel Barlow Education Association Outstanding Senior Award • The Joel Barlow Education Association Outstanding Student Award in French • The National Honor Society Award

Zachary Cordelli Zachary Cordelli

Samantha Goldburg Samantha Goldburg Jannike Gray

Nicholas Kot

Emma Cornell

Alexander Kowalski

• The National Federation of State High School Association Award of Excellence • The National Honor Society Award • The Joel Barlow Education Association Outstanding Student Award in Math

Gabriella Greco

• The Daughters of the American Revolution - Eunice Dennie Burr • Joel Barlow High School Art Award Chapter for Graphics and Computer • The National Honor Society Award • The Easton Lions Club - Bob Monk Jose Quispe Memorial Award • The Barlow Spotlight Award • The Joel Barlow Scholarship Fund • The Parent-Teacher Student Award Association Reflections Contest Tyler Marx Award - Visual Arts - 2nd Place • The Alvin Ruml Environmental Danielle Raposo Studies Prize - Sponsored by the Redding/Georgetown Democratic • The National Honor Society Award • The Outstanding Service to Town Committee Student Council Award - Treasurer Jaime Mastroni David Rejeski • The Barlow Spotlight Award • The Joel Barlow Education Paris McAdam Association Outstanding Student • The Cathy Shoults Munro Award in Business Memorial Scholarship Matthew Riccio • The Pamela Goodpaster Service • The Joel Barlow Education Award Association Outstanding Student • The David Sanford Memorial Award in English Scholarship • The Joel Barlow Education Kyle Robey Association Outstanding Student • Andrew E. Lange Memorial Award Award in Math • The Joel Barlow Education • The National Honor Society Award Association Outstanding Student Alexis McCarthy Award in French • The National Honor Society Award • Regional Internship Program • The Joel Barlow Education Kimberly Ryng Association Outstanding Senior • The National Honor Society Award Award • The Outstanding Service to

Kathryn Marshall

Emma Tower

Frank Traggianese

Charlotte Ullman

Olivia Ventricelli Kylie Wallin

Thacher Wastrom

Emily Winter

• 2012 Integrity Scholarship Award • The Fairfield Rotary Foundation Scholarship - "Service Above Self" • The Joan Hollinghurst Memorial Award • The National Honor Society Award

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