Class of 2019 Commencement

Posted by Julia Budd on 6/15/2019 12:00:00 PM

The Woodstock Academy Commencement Exercises on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. on the Woodstock Common celebrated the graduation of over 300 students.

 

Senior class president, Madelyn Grube, welcomed classmates and guests.

 

Margaret Virginia Ritzau was honored as the valedictorian of the Class of 2019 and Katherine Rose Harrington as the salutatorian.

 

The Woodstock Academy’s most prestigious awards, the Yale Honor Cup and the Donald and Hope Williams Scholarships, were presented during Saturday’s commencement exercises.

 

The Yale Honor Cup is the highest honor bestowed on a graduating senior by The Woodstock Academy’s faculty. The Yale Cup was established in 1930 by nine Academy Alumni who graduated from Yale. These Alumni presented the school with two cups to be presented to the best all-around senior girl and boy. The first presentation was made at a Class Day ceremony in 1930. The 2019 Yale Cups were awarded to Margaret Ritzau and Zachary Paige.

 

The Donald and Hope Williams Scholarships are awarded to students who have exhibited outstanding academic achievement, demonstrated a commitment to excellence and a willingness to accept challenges, and are active participants in The Academy community through service to others, and as leaders. The 2019 Donald and Hope Williams Scholarships were awarded to Margaret Ritzau, Zachary Paige, Madelyn Grube, and Katherine Harrington.

 

Ame Faith Tsamaase addressed her fellow graduates with an adaptation of her first place essay, “Don’t Give Up,” from the Kathryn Robertson Essay Contest. The award is one of the highest academic honors a writer can achieve at The Woodstock Academy and was established in memory of Kathryn Robertson, English Department Chair at The Woodstock Academy from 1948 to 1963.

 

In addition to meeting the requirements necessary to receive a Woodstock Academy diploma, graduates were recognized for grade point averages deserving of summa cum laude, magna cum laude, cum laude, as well as membership in eleven distinct honor societies.

 

The Woodstock Academy Class of 2019

 

Ethan T. Adams 13, 15

Samuel George Allegretti 3, 11, 12, 14

Mingxin An 3

Chase Richard Anderson

Ashleigh Lyn Angle 3, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14

Sophie Rose Archambault 3, 12, 15

Victoria R. Arnold

Irene Alycia Askitis 13, 14

Peyton Justis Aubin 3, 10

Renee Jean Auger

Elaina Marie Babbitt

Harmony Barna

Patrick Barrows

Vanessa Kyle Barylski

Morgan Elizabeth Bassett 5, 10, 12, 13

Joshlyn Blayke Bates

Asa Joseph Bazinet

Avery Brooke Beausoleil

Hannah Elizabeth Becker

Hannah Faith Bessette 9

Michael David Bilica

Emmalee Louise Binette

Kenneth Birlin

Orlane Kuzo Bisamaza

Abigail M. Blais

Eric Stephen Blanchard

Damian P. Bonneau

Eric Anthony Borkiewicz

Owen Robert Borski 5, 13, 15

Luigi Boselli

Kathleen Rose Boshka 5, 7, 13

Abigail Emma Botta 3, 12, 15

Dominic J. Bove

Adam Michael Bradley

Brianna Leigh Bradley

Ashlyn Marie Bright

Anthony Brown

Zachary R. Brown 6

Kyle Buell

Andrew Howard Burdick

Hannah Nicole Burgess 3, 11, 12, 13, 15

Olivia Rose Burrell

Logan P. Burton

Nguyen Thao Nguyen Cai 3

Bailey Todd Canedy

Thomas M. Catsam

Grant M. Cerrone

Shyonne Promise Challinor

Cameron Grant Chandler

Summer Rose Chaponis 3, 15

Jasmine Rose Charland

Yilin Chen 4, 11

Devin Ryan Chenail

Du Cheng

Xu Cheng

Jada Victoria Childs

Amina Sohail Choudhry

Hannah May Chubbuck 16

Noelle Christine Ciccarelli 3, 14, 15, 16

Isabel Vanahi Cintrón Aguiar 5

Emma Mary Ciquera 13

Leighelle Clarke

Emily Ann Colangelo

Spencer A. Collins

Heather Diane Converse 3, 10, 11, 12, 13

Abraham Steven Cooke

Lucas Charles Couture 16

Alexander Benjamin Cremé

Allison Crescimanno 5, 10, 13

Stasia M. Czernicki

Daniel Roy Dade

Shannon D’Alessandro 9

Minh Tran Duc Dang

Julia Alexis Davis

Isidro X. De Icaza Quiñones

Ronald Niamke DeGray

Brianna Lynn Dennett 15

Brooke Amber Deorsey

Haoxuan Ding

Seyla H. Dodge

Waverly Isabella Dombkowski

Rebecca Dorothy Douglas

Zachary John Douglas

Ely Bushnell Driscoll 4, 12, 14

Adam Pritchard Drouin

Rachel Lee Durand

Pham Khanh Duy

Mackenzie Morgan Eaton 3, 10, 12, 13

Clayton R. Edberg

Angalie Rose Elliott

Samuel Tyler Ennis

Caleb Richard Feen 13

Jared Thomas Feragne

Noah J. Fernandes

Nicholas James Ferrara

Zachary A. Fontaine

Dyson Elias Frank

Benjamin Michael Frechette

Wei Fu

McKenna Niland Gagnon 4, 12, 13, 15, 16

Isabella Garbutt 9, 13

Ivy Elisabeth Gelhaus

Aria P. Gianfriddo

Giorgia Giannini 3

Mikal Gjerde

Jenna Rose Gormley

Joseph F. Graley

Emma Renee Green 16

Cole Myers Gremo

Madeline W. Gronski 5, 13

Madelyn Jane Grube 3, 11, 12, 13, 15

Ethan Fisher Haass

Cole James Hackett 3, 13, 15

Katherine Rose Harrington 2, 3, 6, 13

Ava Sakura Hassell

Cecilia Marie Hawkins

Chong He 5, 11, 14

Erika Priscilla Helmetag 4, 12, 15

Savannah R. Henault

Shannon Elizabeth Hermann

Ngan Kim Ho 5

Ethan B. Holcomb 13, 14

Danuse Horka

Jack Thomas Hovestadt 3, 11, 12, 13, 15

Lauren Pamela Hovestadt 13, 15

Chen-Fu Hsu 5

Ke Aaron Hu 3

Yuhan Huang

Natalie D. Humphrey

Jacob E. Ireland

Tiara Islas Escobar 5

Hannah Rae Ives 15

Nikolas Michael Jakubowski

Hailey M. Jaques 4

Ellie Anne-Rose Jellison 4, 13, 15

Sofia Isabela Jendrewski 5, 15 Zhiqi Ji

Nathan William John 3, 13, 15, 16

Aaron Kenneth Johnson

Arielle Elizabeth Johnson

Parker L. Kalafus

Spencer L. Kalafus

Regan Brianne Kasacek 13

Nicole V. Katinas

Emma Grace Kelleher 15

Seth Bradford Kelly

Mohammed Khan

Emily Jane King 16

Blake Michael Kollbeck

Charles Jude Kratochvil

Emilia Lacedelli

Kaylynn Grace LaFemina

Zachary Lee Lambert

Jonathan James Latham 8

Ryan Thomas Latour

Kyle A. LaVoie

Elliot Cruser Paul Lawrence IV

Alyssa A. Lawton

Abbe Eleanor Lecuyer

Jacob L. Ledbetter

Xingze Li

Rundong Liu

Kira Anne Lizotte

William Patrick Loftus

Junyu Long

Natalie Anne Low 13, 15

Noah P. MacAlister 5

Robert Joseph Maheu

Olivia Grace Majek 4, 12, 14, 15

Gabrielle Ayanna Maldonado

Zoë Angelina Manfredi 9, 13, 16

Matthew Manthorne

Nicole Marie Marmat 8

Jake Thomas Marsalisi

Dylan John Martin

Jarod Ryan Martin 9

Kathryn Rose Mason

Luke Morgan Mathewson 13

Cole Aaron Matylewicz

Braden Nicholas Mayo

Jadon Stephen McArthur

Aidan Davis McCarthy

Liam Christopher McDermott 3, 12

Leah Marie McFarlin

Sophia M. McGee

Delaney A. McIntire 14

Eridon Mehmeti 3

Emily Rose Menard 3

Anthony Peter Menounos

Alexa Lauren Michalski

Vincent Trevon Mitchell 13

Mariella Auguste Mizero

Matthew Ethan Moffitt

Reece Anthony Morelli

Samantha Lorraine Mowry

Zachary Alan Mowry

Kasidit Muenprasitivej 3

Selena Muniz

Aleena Nadeem

Sarah Naveed

Lauren Emilie Neely 9

Orion Alfred Newall-Vuillemot

Anh Huy Nguyen 3

Anh Huynh Minh Nguyen

Lam Nguyen

Benjamin W. Nichols

Chloe Elizabeth Nolin 3, 8, 11, 12, 14

Amanda Nowak 15

Danylo Ntamwemezi

Julianna Eve Nuttall 4, 12, 13, 15

Matthew Douglas Odom

Samantha Raye Orlowski 5, 13, 16

Tavia Jane Orvos

Zachary Richard Paige 3, 16

Carson Joseph Pajak

Pari V. Patel 5, 12, 15

Alivia May Peabody

Brooklyn Cassandra Penkauskas

Noah Joseph Pepper

Cameron Joseph Phillips

Brando Piantoni

Holden Michael Pimental 13

Schuyler Zacc Platt

Samuel August Plummer

Audrey C. Poehler

Sophia Louise Pontbriand

Eric A. Preston

Nathan James Price 4, 11, 12, 13

Megan Lee Rainville

Tristan Raszka 5

Shane A. Rickell

Margaret Virginia Ritzau 1, 3, 10, 11, 12

Nicole Dorice Robichaud

John Joseph Rogers

Justin A. Roireau

Andrew T.A. Roy

Mariangela J. Ruggeri 3, 12, 13, 14, 15

Adam H. Sanderson

Preston Avery Santos

Cooper Gerard Sarette

Maria Evelyn Scandalito 13, 15

Madison M. Schafmayer

Star R. Schofield

Mason J. Scott

Sean M. Seabold

David Petrucelli M. Seibel

Lauren Elizabeth Semancik 5, 13

Dylan Kyle Shea

Zicheng Shen

Zhipeng Shi

Haley Elizabeth Short 9

Grace Elizabeth Simon

Emilia Sinatra

Madison Lynn Skellett 10, 13

Lydia Rose Smith

Peter Anthony Spada

Olivia Katherine Stanikmas 10, 13

Victoria India Staples 13

Connor James Richard Starr

Codi A. Staveski

Mason Douglas Stewart

Emma Evelyn Strandson 13

Regan O’Sullivan Stuyniski 10, 13

Lydia Kaleen Taft 5, 12, 13

Shi Yun Tang 5

Madeline Grace Tassoni 6

Cheyenne B. Terranova

Derek Thompson 5, 10, 13

Ethan Thorpe

Matthew R. Tiffany 13

Ricardo Tovar

Aislin Tracey

Nathan William Tracy

Sophia Marie Trifone 4, 15 S

amuel Normand Trudeau

Ame Faith Tsamaase 5

Kelsey May Tyler

Abigail Frances Vaida 3, 11, 12, 13, 15

Emma Bailey Vallone

Geoffrey Benjamin Vallone

Jessica Michelle Vennart

Madisen Jean Ventura

Yong Wang

Destiny Monea Watkins

Brandon Jay Webber

Jia Wei

Rebekah X. Wesler 3, 11, 12, 15

Daniel Walker White

Madalin Frances Wilcox 9

Mikayla Delima Wilcox 4, 12, 13, 15

Ashley Elizabeth Williams

Justin K. Wise

Joseph J. Woronecki III

Hannah Wotton 5, 13

Kejian Wu 3, 7, 11

Yanning Wu

Zhexuan Wu

Xuan You

Ivy Sweet Young

Morgan Leo Zajac 10

Luke T. Zavorskas

Chuyi Zhang

Michael Zheng 3, 6

 

Honor Codes

  1. Valedictorian
  2. Salutatorian
  3. Summa cum laude
  4. Magna cum laude
  5. Cum laude
  6. Chinese National Honor Society
  7. French National Honor Society
  8. German National Honor Society
  9. Italian National Honor Society
  10. Latin National Honor Society
  11. Math National Honor Society
  12. National Honor Society
  13. Scholar-Athlete Honor Society
  14. Science National Honor Society
  15. Spanish National Honor Society
  16. Tri-M Music Honor Society