Jasmin Morse, Veritas Editor-in-Chief and Web Editor
At the end of each school year, RHS holds an academic underclassmen awards ceremony in which three RHS alumni are inducted into the RHS Hall of Fame, and the present outstanding scholars are honored for their achievements.
New to this year’s ceremony was the location. This year, the ceremony was held in our very own RHS/RMS auditorium where students and families joined together to honor the evening’s award recipients.
Principal Dr. John Harrison announced each award winner and assistant principal Kathy Paulding and dean Fredrick Damon presented the awards, along with teachers from each department.
Tyler Beatrice and Sarah Pollard received the St. Michael’s Book Award for Academic Achievement with a social conscience.
Freshman Zachary Solomon and Emily Gaboriault with Ms McComb
Ms Thompson and Ms Medieros and McKenzie Tsiantoulas and Julia DeLima, Grade 9 Art Award Winners.
Ms Paudling and Mr Damon with sophomore, Tyler Beatrice who won the overall academic achievement award.
Ms Thompson and Ms Medieros with junior, Sarah Pollard
Juniors, Mireese Wilson and Mercedes Johnson with Ms McComb.
Ms McComb and sophomore Kayla Mantell. Mantell received her award for achievement in Music.
Ms Hoyo and sophomore, Lorena Soldevila who received
Math Team members received awards for an outstanding year.
Ms Hoyo and junior, Mark Sprague
Boys/Girls State attendees: Emmy Kelley, Sarah Pollard, John Ellard, and Justin Sherlock
Ms Thompson and Ms Medieros with sophomre Neleh Dunn and Bryce Taylor, Grade 10 Art Award recipients.
Grade 10 world language winners: Nicolle Ligia Gudiel Winter and Kathryn Buckley
Ms Hoffman with junior Matthew McPartlin who won the Math Achievement award for Grade 11
Mr MacAllister with freshman, Greta Russo, the Grade 9 Academic Achiever for Social Studies.
Hissam Dubois and Ms. Dore. Hissam won the Grade 9 French award.
Grade 11 Multi award winners: From left: Leah Drago, Tyler Beatrice, Jasmin Morse, Emmy Kelley, Michelle Ramoska.
Ms Hoffman and sophomore Sean Belmonte
Meghan Dion received the National Leadership “I Dare You” Award from Dean Fredrick Damon
Freshman, Grace Henry and Ms Dore
Junior, Meghan Diver and Mr MacAllister. Diver won the Social Studies Academic Achievement Award for Grade 11
Ms Paulding and Mr Damon with freshman, Ann Kelley who was the Overall Academic Achiever for Grade 9.
Ms Lannin-Cotton with junior, Molly Grass who won the Digital Media Award for Grade 11.
Ms Thompson and Ms Medieros with junior, Elizabeth Kelley.
Sophomore Hannah Wyllie with Ms. Hoyo
Nicole Ligia Gudiel-Winter with Ms Dore
Grade 9 Multi Award winners: From left: Jared Allen, Devin Cavicchi and Russell Jones.
Ms Paulding and Mr Damon with juniors, Krysta Doherty and George Selados
English academic achievers, James T and Cullen Rogers with Ms. Cahill, English Department head.
Grade 10 multi award winners: From left: Kerin Dalton, Oliver Reera, Zack Belcher and Austin Wood.
Ms Donovan and freshman, Maryiah Velez who received the Family Consumer Science Achievement Award.
Grade 9 Pre-Engineering Award winner with Ms Hoyo
Mr Damon and Ms Paulding with sophomore, Julia Yeadon. She received a Leadership Award.
Ms Paulding and Mr Damon with sophomore, Kathryn Buckley
Ms Dore with junior, Francisco Oliveira. He won the Grade 11 French Academic Achievement Award.
Mr MacAllister with sophomores, Julia Yeadon and Zachary Webb who received the Social Studies Awards for Grade 10.
Gianna Gervasi, Zackary Phripp.
Ms Hoyo and sophomore, Joseph Messier. Messier got his award for Pre-engineering and Robotics
John Ellard III received the Rensselaer Medal for outstanding achievement in math and science. Presented by Ms. Paulding and Mr. Damon
Ms Cahill with sophomores Cynthia Elliot and Jordan Pierce. They received their awards for English.
Grade 9 Computer Science Award winner with Ms Hoyo
Ms Paulding and Mr Damon with junior, John Ellard who was named Overall Academic Achiever of the Junior Class.
Sophomore, Erin Kearns with Ms Donovan. Erin received her award for Consumer Science.
Juniors Dan McHugh and George Selados with Ms Folsom
National Leadership Award (formerly I Dare You Award) – Meghan Dion
Rensselaer Medal Scholarship Award – Mathematics and Science – John Ellard III
Recognition of Math Team – Grade 11- Tyler Beatrice, Krysta Doherty, John Ellard III, Bonnie Gasdia, Michelle Ramoska, Kara Sullivan, Angelina Vuong– Grade 10 – Jessica Demarco, Cynthia Elliott, Matthew Griffin, Tyler Johnson, Krystal LaFrance, Sabrina Morgan, Zachary Webb – Grade 9 – none
Art Awards: Elizabeth Kelley – Special Congressional Participation Recognition from the 9th District Congressional Art Competition
Art All State – Elizabeth Kelley
High Honors Three Terms This Year: Grade 11 – John Ellard III; Grade 10 –Sean Belmonte, Kathryn Buckley, Tyler Gambon, Tyler Johnson, Zachary Webb; Grade 9 – Jared Allen, Julia DeLima, Bridget Hughes, Ann Kelley, Devin Cavicchi, Mardally Freitas, Russell Jones, Cullen Rogers
St. Michael’s College Book Award – Tyler Beatrice, Sarah Pollard
Academic Excellence Certificates and Academic Letters:
Juniors: Krysta Doherty, George Selados III
Sophomores: Melyssa Almeida, Stephanie Beatrice, Jad Bendarkawi, Jakob Benson, Makayla Berardi, Mathew Bruzzese, Kathryn Buckley, Riley Cadogan, Nicholas Cedrone, Maria Ciano, Kerin Dalton, Jessica DeMarco, Caroline Elie, Cynthia Elliott, Elyse Finerty, Ashley Gallagher, Tyler Gambon, Madeline Gear, Melanie Harris, Frank Hawe III, Kyley Houde, Tyler Johnson, Ashley Kelly, Maryn Monett, Sabrina Morgan, Hannah Murphy, Alyssa Patten, Jordan Pierce, Dakota Pike, Oliver Reera, Lorena Soldevilla, Troy Therrien, Zachary Webb, Hannah Wyllie, Julia Yeadon
Boys State – John Ellard III, Justin Sherlock (Boys & Girls State 6/16-22/2018)
Girls State – Elizabeth Kelley, Sarah Pollard @Stonehill College, Easton
Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership Award – Julia Yeadon
Mass STAR Youth Leadership Award – Kathryn Buckley
Gr. 9 Julia DeLima, McKenzie Tsiantoulas
Gr. 10 Neleh Dunn, Bryce Taylor
Gr. 11 Sarah Pollard
Gr. 9 Nicholas Earner
Gr. 10 Lorena Soldevilla
Gr. 11 Molly Grass
Gr. 9 James Tsiantoulas, Cullen Rogers
Gr. 10 Cynthia Elliott, Jordan Pierce
Gr. 11 multi-winners
FAMILY CONSUMER SCIENCE
Gr. 9 Austin Woods, Mariyah Velez
Gr. 10 Pierre Comeau, Erin Kearns
Gr. 11 Josie Hatch, Michael Norris
Gr. 9 Grace Henry
Gr. 10 Kathryn Buckley, Melyssa Almeida
Gr. 11 multi-winners
Gr. 9 Hissam Dubois
Gr. 10 Nicolle Ligia Gudiel Winter
Gr. 11 Francisco Oliveira
Gr. 9 Gianna Gervasi, Zackary Phripp
Gr. 9 multi-winners
Gr. 10 Sean Belmonte
Gr. 11 Matthew McPartlin
Gr. 9 Zachary Solomon, Emily Gaboriault
Gr. 10 Kayla Mantell
Gr. 11 Mireese Wilson, Mercedez Johnson
Gr. 10 Stephanie Beatrice
Gr. 11 Daniel McHugh, George Selados III
Gr. 9 Samuel Nascimento, Althea Olsen
Gr. 10 Hannah Wyllie
Gr. 11 multi-winners
Gr. 9 Catherine Hailer
Gr. 10 Joseph Messier
Gr. 11 Mark Sprague
Gr. 9 Greta Russo
Gr. 10 Zachary Webb, Julia Yeadon
Gr. 11 Megan Diver
Gr. 9 Nicholas Leander
Gr. 10 Noah Coughlin
Gr. 11 Anthony DeCecco
Gr. 9 Devin Cavicchi World Language/Spanish, Mathematics
Jared Allen World Language/French, History/Social Science
Russell Jones Computer Science, Mathematics
Gr. 10 Kerin Dalton World Language/French, Music
Oliver Reera Mathematics, Pre-Engineering/Robotics
Zachary Belcher Physical Education, Science
Austin Woods Family Consumer Science, Science
Gr. 11 Tyler Beatrice World Language/Spanish, Pre-Engineering/Robotics
Jasmin Morse Communication/Digital Media, English
Elizabeth Kelley Art, World Language/French
Michelle Ramoska English, Mathematics, Science
Leah Drago Science, World Language/Spanish, History/Social Science
OVERALL OUTSTANDING ACADEMIC ACHIEVERS
Grade 9 Ann Kelley
Grade 10 Tyler Gambon
Grade 11 John Ellard III