Students celebrated for impressive achievements

A packed house of Whittier families and friends celebrated our top students and their academic and vocational-technical achievements last night at our Annual Awards Night. Thirty-two juniors in our Health Occupations Program were pinned as CNAs, 26 juniors and seniors were inducted into the National Technical Honor Society, and 81 students were honored for Scholastic Achievement for earning straight As for all three marking periods this year. And there was more.

The honorees are:

Certified Nursing Assistant: Skye Augustonovich, Julia Bates, Taylor Bennett, Jessi Bomba,  Jillian Bouchicas,  Sarah Bussey, Tainna Cabrera, Maya Carney, Wildred Chery, Emma Dalton, Malina Dim, Sophia Eisenhaure, Paige Gately, Taylor Gerry, Dayleny Guerrero, Tyler Hrubes, Briana Jackson, Angelique Jacobs, Bailey Johnson, Macey LaValley, Christopher Leeper, Olivia LoConte, Janat Mawa, Rebecca Miller, Mackenzie Olson, Yaderaliz Phillips, Gisselle Rosado, Mashayla Simpson, Chantelle Vazquez, Jacy Velazquez, Stacy Velazquez and Bianca Villers

National Technical Honor Society

Seniors: Kelsea Arsenault, Emily Dickopf ,Genesis Lajara, Amanda Matthes, Chibuzo Onwuka, Morgan Savage, Janelle Severino, Tyler Vrettos, Tiana Warren

Juniors: Angel Alicea, Maya Carney, Philip Colladay, Estefania Cruz Aviles, Cassandra Donovan, Melissa Elm, David Foy, Mackenzie George, Taylor Gerry, Elizabeth Jarmolowicz, Corey Jones, Makayla Larochelle, Emily LeBlanc, Mackenzie Maguire, Matthew Papageorgiou, Jacob Pimentel, Bianca Villers

Scholastic Achievement:

Seniors: Brianna Ballard, Olivia Beauchesne, Selina Brito, Peter Cook, Michael Corsaro, Andrea Faria, Bethany Faria, Nicole Garland, Kylie Gates, Scout Germaine, Shannon Jordan, Christian O’Connor, Samuel Rebinskas, Noah Rivera, Kaycee Salgueiro, Andrew Spellman

Juniors: Nathaniel Bacon, Taylor Bennett, Rachel Vevelaqua, Kourin Breen, Sarah Bussey, Jason Clarke, Cameron Colby, Philip Colladay, Ceyda Dayiouglu, Malina Dim, Cassandra Donovan, David Foy, Ryan Garrett, Dylan Gaumont, Caroline Hailson, Nicholas Hardy, Tyler Hrubes, Briana Jackson, Makayla Larochelle, Olivia LoConte, Bryce Marshall, Ryan Mitchell, Christian Nieves, Mackenzie Olson, Rachael Pelletier, Troy Pender, Jacob Pimentel, Matthew Scharn, Jacklyn Verrette, Iyana White

Sophomores: Sean Bresnahan, Mackenzie Collins, Olivia Jones, Kendra Knight, Maya Looker, Liam McAllister, Tabitha Noyes, Kimberly Roope, Emily Shal, Allison Stacey, Allasandra Thompson

Freshmen: Jameson Bartholomew, Tatyana Bettencourt, Amber Bioren, Olivia Bunting, Samantha Cervera, Ryan Chapman, Alycia Delgado, Zachary DePaolo, Tiara Dube, Emma Dupre, Sarah Dupre, Ryan Geneus, Ashley Gilbert, Jake Igoe, Chantal Kelley, Jillian Marden, Amaury Martins, Dalen Masters, Catherine McNulty, Tyrus Melvin, Lilah Swain, Heather Twombly, Charles West, Christopher Wilkinson

Perfect Attendance:

Seniors: Brett Bateman, James Baxter Peter Cook Michael Corsaro*, Lexi Lariviere (*all four years)

Juniors: Angel Alicea, Kourin Breen, Devon Em, Ryan Garrett, Julio Joubert, Bryce Marshall, Thomas Tanzella, Jacklyn Verrette

Sophomores: Sean Bresnahan, Mackenzie Collins, Olivia Jones, Kendra Knight, Maya Looker, Liam McAllister, Tabitha Noyes, Kimberly Roope, Emily Shal, Allison Stacey, Allasandra Thompson

Freshmen: Hayley Bourque, Tabitha Coolen, Amy Delacruz, Marc Fils, Emely Gonzalez, Alexus King, Vanessa Matos, Rachael McGrath

SkillsUSA Recognition

Over 75 students participated in the SkillsUSA State Leadership and Skills Conference in Marlborough on April 27-29, 2017. Our four Gold Medalists will advance to the National Competition in Louisville, Kentucky on June 19-23, 2017.   

GOLD MEDALISTS:   Health Knowledge Bowl -  Erin Archambault Hayleigh GorrassiKylie Gates Briana Jackson

A Bright Promise -- The Kathleen Moynihan Marino Award -- Brianna Jackson

$500 awarded to a junior in the top 10 percent of his or her class who shows "a bright promise." The winner is eligible for a second $500 award at the end of senior year if he or she maintains an academic status in the top 10 percent. Retired Teacher Jim Marino, who taught English at Whittier Tech for 37 years, bestowed the scholarship in memory of his wife.