Members of the Gilfert family had lots to celebrate this year. Joseph recently graduated from The Prout School with honors and received the Westerly Airport Association Humphrey J. Amedeo Jr. Aviation Scholarship and a merit scholarship to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, where he will major in aeronautical science. He was inducted into the Rhode Island Honor Society and was a member of Prout’s boys tennis team, which won the Rhode Island Division II championship. Laura graduated from Monsignor F. Clarke with high honors and was inducted into the school’s chapter of the National Junior Honor Society. She also received the Teacher Appreciation Award. They are the children of Thomas and Maria Rosa Gilfert of Westerly and the maternal grandchildren of Josephine Mastrandrea of Westerly and the late Joseph Mastrandrea and the paternal grandchildren of the late Thomas and Marilyn Gilfert.