East Hartford High School announces top 20 students in Class of 2011
By Frances Taylor - Staff Writer
East Hartford - posted Fri., Jun. 3, 2011
Students in the Class of 2011 at East Hartford High School will be moving on to University of Connecticut, Dartmouth College, Rochester Institute of Technology, University of Hartford and many other institutions.
In addition to being excellent scholars, the students ranked in the top 20 are there because they are well-rounded students who have participated in a range of activities during their high school years.
Class valedictorian Patrick Shea and salutatorian Alexander Clancy have both received full scholarships to the University of Connecticut. Shea will major in civil engineering, and was a member of the football, swimming and baseball teams, as well as the National Honor Society, Student Council, marching band and jazz band.
Clancy was a member of the soccer, swimming and track teams during his years at EHHS, and was also a Governor's Scholar nominee.
“It’s not just based on their grade point average,” said Frank Staples, head of the guidance department at EHHS. “It’s also based on the rigor of their academic programs, how many Advanced Placement and honors classes they have taken. All these students are well-rounded, with high academic achievement, and they have taken important roles in their community.”
Students ranked in the top 10 also include Stephan Foran, who is a co-captain of the varsity tennis team, and varsity cross-country; Renee Haughton, who will attend Dartmouth College, and was a member of the orchestra and a CAPT scholar; Anthony Quattropani, who will attend University of Connecticut, and is a member of the soccer and tennis teams; and Lisa Murawksi, who will attend University of Connecticut and has been a captain of the girls’ swim and tennis teams.
Other top 20 students include: Dionna Givens, Chelsea Koenig, Samantha Pulley, Frank Bartold, Joshua Robinson, Jenna Ouellet, Alycea Landry, Louis Diaz, Paul Hogan, Carly Cuadras, Stephen Rogers, Kevin Derohanian, Sophia Benjamin and Kelsey Derohanian.