Frank Abate of Westerly was awarded the WBLQ Community Service for the month of April.

Morgan McFarland and Hannah Schonenberg of Westerly, Laura Souza of Charlestown and Megan McCann of Pawcatuck were named to the dean’s list at Simmons University for the fall 2018 semester.

the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi initiated two local students into the society recently. Natalie Turco of Westerly was initiated at Alfred University and Brooke Foster of Hope Valley was initiated at Florida State University.

Ashley Kelly of Westerly received a Master of Science, management and leadership; Jennifer Gale of Pawcatuck received a Master of Science in nursing - leadership and management; Katherine O'Brien of Pawcatuck received a Master of Science in nursing education; Sara Isaacs of Ashaway received a Master of Science in special education and Mary Ellen DiJulio of Hope Valley received a Bachelor of Science in nursing from Western Governors University. 

Several local residents, all students at College, made presentations recently at the Lasell College Connected Learning Symposium. Elizabeth Castaldi of Westerly presented "Defiant Footwear: Designing Everyday Shoes to Accommodate Leg and Foot Disabilities," Kaitlyn Whipple of Stonington presented a social justice project, "The Race Card Project" and Dana Sutcliffe of Carolina presented "On Deadline…" The presentations were made under the mentorship of Professor Marie Franklin.

The following local students were named to the honor roll at Saint Bernard School: Westerly residents, grade 10, Emilia Janes, high honors and grade 12, Aaron Calouro, honors; Pawcatuck resident, grade 11, Beatrice Cox, honors; Stonington residents, grade 6, Violet Kunka, grade 7, Sophie Addison and Will Hamburger, grade 8, Joseph Basso and Mary Kunka and grade 10 Kejia (Vivian) Cui, headmasters;  grade 6, Maxwell Savin, grade 8, Phoebe Foley, grade 10, Rachel Kunka, grade 11, Brigid Kunka and grade 12, Ruixia (Jojo) Wang, high honors; grade 8, Addysen Helbig and grade 11, Sophia Duhig, honors; North Stonington resident, grade 9, Yufei (Fay) Jin, honors; and Mystic residents, grade 6, Alexander Hatch and Benjamin Teague, grade 7, Sidhaarth Bulusu, Maria Carseli, Olivia Mayorga and Audrey-Jane Turner, grade 8, Sophia Ortega-Diaz, grade 9, Lillian Turner, grade 11, Isabella McClure and Liam Power, headmasters; grade 6, Marc Sauchuk and Evan Whitten, grade 7, Magnus Henson, Thomas McLaughlin and Jason O'Donnell, grade 8, Brooke O'Donnell, grade 9, Kathleen Power, grade 11, Qi (Dylan) Hu, Lauren O'Donnell and Sean Power, grade 12, Claire McCarthy and Emily Nelson, high honors and grade 7, Lucy Mclaughlin and grade 9, Aidan Whitten, honors.

Pamela Elizabeth Gadbaw of Stonington received a Master of Science in nursing from Simmons University.

Aaron Lahah of Pawcatuck and Nathaniel Pepler of Hope Valley have been accepted for admission at Delaware Valley University.

Mackenzie Turrisi of North Stonington, a sophomore at Drexel University majoring in music industry with a concentration in recording art and music production, and minoring in business administration and music theory and composition, was named to the dean's list for the winter term. A graduate of Wheeler High School, Turrisi is also a member of Drexel's honor's program.

Alexa Galluci of North Stonington has been inducted into Pi Lambda Theta at Curry College.

Lucy McLaughlin of Mystic, a seventh-grader, and sophomore Sam Salas of New London, were named as April Students of the Month at Saint Bernard School.

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