DHS students take home awards
The following Darien High School students received awards at a ceremony May 22:
Sarah LeHan, Oberlin College Award; Merlyn Tejada, Barnard College Book Award; Megan Berry, Brandeis Book Award; Noah Hathaway, Brown Book Award; James Degnan, University of Chicago Book Award; Alison Lui, Columbia Book Award; Julianna Lee, Dartmouth College Book Award; Luke Sheridan, Denison Book Award; Stephen Barston, Fairfield University Book Award; Ian Burgoyne, Gettysburg College Book Award; Nicolai Ostberg, Harvard Club Book Award; Morgan Peters, University of Michigan Award; Kelsey Hartfelder, Middlebury College Book Award; Elizabeth Fucigna, Mount Hoklyoke Book Award; Amanda Sload, Princeton Alumni Association of Fairfield County Award.
Kate Richter, St. Lawrence Book Award; Michael Farren and Anne Johnston, St. Michael's College Book Award; Johanna Vossler, Smith Club Book Award; Kate Halabi, Trinity College Book Award; Nicolai Ostberg, Vassar Book Prize Award; Nicholas Tuzinkiewicz, University of Virginia Jefferson Book Award; Allegra Molkenthin, Southern Connecticut Wellesley Club Book Award; Melanie Turner, Yale Award; Avery Maley, Delta Kappa Gamma Book Award; Mary Brown and Julia Russo, the Board of Education Award.
Jordan Cassetta and Alexander Rayhill, Superintendent's Citizenship Award; Sebastian Rivero, Darien Board of Education Chairman's Book Award; Matthew Coley, Computer Technology Achievement Award; Michaela Schneidermeyer and Craig Maguire, Kiwanis Award; Robert Juterbock, Technology Award; Benjamin Giorgio, Technology Club Award; Kyra Brook, Isabel Patten and Schuyler Platt, Art Department Drawing and Painting Award; Caroline Cone, Art Department Photography Award; Bettina Arkhurst, Global Art Award; John West Bielstein, Video Service Award; Alana McKay and Ryan Yuen, Blue Wave News Service Award; Matthew Coe, Video Award.
Julia Rae Hodenfield and Samuel Pagano, Current Award; Barbara Bell, Edward Meyjes, Isabelle Perticone, Amanda Sload, Colin Sullivan and Cameron Van de Graad, Neirad Editorial Award; Edward Meyjes and Colin Sullivan, Neirad Production Award; Brittany Henry, Isabel Patten and Cameron Van de Graaf, English Department Award; Andrew Boe, John Forbes, Henry King and William Steinthal, Theatre 308 Award for Technical Theatre; Dylan Gabriel and Claire Hilton, Theatre 308 Performance Award; Lindsay Bates, William Bidell, Caroline Koenitzer, Craig Maguire, Christopher Perkowski and Caroline Wetterauw, Theatre 308 Service Award; Kristen Misthopoulos and Peter Traver, Theatre 308 Director's Award.
Alexander Rayhill, Matthew Lesko, Brittany Henry and Caroline Granath, Northeast Conference Awards; Matthew Coe and Marco Criscuolo, American Field Service Award; Laura Anglade, John Rallo Award for Excellence in Two World Languages; Catherine Lacy, Anna Leunis and Christopher Perkowski, Kiwanis Musicians Award; Julia Evans, Sonia Gandhi, Amanda Sload and Melanie Turner, Music for Youth Scholarship Award; Jordan Cassetta and Peter Traver, Connecticut Association of Schools Arts Award; Barrett Heyde, Music Service Award; Catherine Lacy, Outstanding Musicianship Award; Katie Tsui and Dorry Zhao, Math Team Award; Matthew Coley, Harold A. Peterson Math Award.
Catherine Lacy, Senior Mathematics Award; Noah Hathaway, Junior Mathematics Award; Alison Lui, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Award; Kate Halabi and Nicholas Tuzinkiewicz, Society of Women Engineers Award; Megan Kristof, Elaine Fattibene Book Award; Kate Richter, the Darien Nature Center Environmental Award; Chloe Zhou, American Chemical Society Award; Alexander Sedlack, William McNichol Award; Leah Hotchkiss, Authentic Science Research Award; Melanie Turner, Bausch and Lomb Honorary Science Award; Nicolai Ostberg, Fairfield University School of Engineering and Sikorsky Aircraft Award; Kate Halabi and Alexander Rayhill, Daughters of the American Revolution.
William Russell, Western Civilization Book Award; Sarah Lehan, World Studies Book Award; Corey Frate, Sam Hougas Memorial Award; Cameron Van d Graaf, Dr. Helen Merritt Award; Kate Richter, Economics Book Award; Leah Hotchkiss, Law and Government Award; Sloane Bessey, European History Award; Austin McLaughlin, Michael Noonan, Cristina Naujaim and Carter Scott, Special History and Social Science Award; Edward Pankowski and Cameron Van d Graaf, Debate Team Leadership and Excellence Award; Chloe Zhou, Team Best Novice Debater Award; Alexander Rayhill, the Western Connecticut Military Officers Young American Award; Rebecca Durango and John Foley, Veterans of Foreign Wars Award; Catherine Lacy and Cameron Van de Graaf, CAS/CIAC Scholar Athlete Award.
Brian Davey, Robert Fitzpatrick, Taylor McDonald, Haley Okun, Hollis Perticone, George Phillips, Dillon Schoen and Matthew Staubi, Senior Excellence in Athletics Award; Colten Appleby, Zachary Basu, Emma Byrne, Caroline Cator, Nick Cohen, Brendan Donohue, Caroline Granath, Peter Kreuch, Bradley McCarthy, Mary Katherine McCarthy, Zachary McEwan, Alec Mosher, Patrick Nelson, Emma Nolte, James Patrick, Jane Roach, Mira Venkat, James Farrington, Tyler Hill, Alexander Rayhill, John Sparkman, Peter Del Col, Alec Mosher, Robert Oxer, Patrick Magee, Zachary McEwan, Andrew Pidgeon, Nicholas Saggese and Ryan Yuen, Town of Darien Certificate of Appreciation; Darien Youth Asset Team, Mary McKee Award; Sean Doran, The Depot Service Award; Madeleine Cush, the Alicia Sillars Depot Director's Award; Eliza Wisinski, The Depot Spirit Award.
John West Bielstein, the Paul Engemann Heart and Soul Service Award; Nicolai Ostberg, Governor's Scholars Semifinalist; Matthew Staubi and Cassidy Stauffer, CAS Student Leadership Award; Margaret Riegel and Silas Wyper, CIAC Award of Excellence; Reed Barthold, the Tom Ryan Student Government Award; Avery Brook, Chloe Zhou, Merlyn Tejada and Matthew Ross, Darien High School Parents' Association Award; Sloane Bessey and Marco Criscuolo, Fairfield County Association of Secondary School Principals Scholar Leader Award; Rohit Datta, Ralph M. Gibbs Award; Brian Alter, Owen Brannigan, Haley Close, Matthew Coley, Peter Del Col, Nicole Gagne, Harry Gillespie, Tyler Hatfield, James Ice, Peter Kreuch, Timothy Martin, Jocelyn Mendez, Isabelle Perticone, Olivia Piazza, Courtney Plutte, Ivy Poon, Jane Roach, Emily Roney, Morgan Sawitsky and Patrick Wright, Principal's Award.
Brian Abberley, Chima Azuonwu, Christopher Bolger, Dylan Bravo, Alexandra Burke, Emma Byrne, Julia Domiziano, Ryan Ehlers, Natasha Espitia, Bozhidar Grozdev, Barrett Heyde, Julia Rae Hodenfield, Kyle Misthopoulos, Danika Hornick, Jessica Jones, Bradley Magnusson, Zachary McEwan, Gillian McKay, Robert Oxer, Samuel Pagano, William Petti, Colin Raymond, Jacob Rucquoi, Megan Slaughter, Hannah Solus, Samantha Stine, Emily Van Ingen, Michelle Wall and Dorry Zhao, Faculty Award; Cameron Van de Graaf, Salutatorian Award; Catherine Lacy, Dr. Stewart Atkinson Valedictorian Award.