8th grader Lydia Gambacini and 7th grader Natalie Brennan, both of Southington, were awarded Maxima cum Laude by the American Classical League for their achievement on the Latin I National Latin Exam. The NLE is a prize exam administered annually to over 153,000 middle and high school Latin students.
On Saturday, June 28, Melissa Carey married Michael Fitzpatrick at a
ceremony at St Joseph’s church in Newport. The reception was held at
Oceancliff Resort later in the day.
Melissa attended Mooreland with her sisters, Alison (’99), and Rachel. She
is an alumna of Suffield Academy and Union College and is pursuing a
Master’s degree in museum curating at Seton Hall University.
Dr. Michael Timura, III, 51, of North Providence, RI and recently of
Farmington passed away on Monday, April 21, 2014. He was born in New Britain
on August 8, 1962 to Michael and Florence Timura of Farmington and Old Lyme.
He was a graduate of St. Paul Catholic High School in Bristol; received his
bachelor’s degree from Merrimack College; MBA from Bryant University and a
PhD in education from UConn. The last position during his career was a
professor at Johnson & Wales University in Providence where he taught
graduate courses – thoroughly enjoying his profession and students. Michael
was a very gregarious and compassionate person that loved to be around
people, talk and tell stories. He departed us way too soon and will be truly
missed by all, but we know he is in good company enjoying himself in Heaven
and being with the Lord. Besides his parents, he is survived by his three
brothers: Wayne and Jacqueline of Colorado; Gary and Linda of Unionville;
Brian, MD of Vermont; and his beloved little dog, Trinket. There will be no
calling hours. His final resting place will be in Portage, PA. Donations in
his memory may be made to the American Diabetes Association
(www.diabetes.org). The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St, Rte. 4, Unionville
is handling the arrangements. For online condolences or to share a memory,
please visit www.ahernfuneralhome.com. – See more at:
Fourteen Mooreland Hill School students received diplomas in ceremonies at the Mooreland Hill School’s 81st commencement on Wednesday, June 4th.
Kristin Abato – The Masters School, Brendan Elrick – Undecided, Anson Melick – Homeschool
Christopher Boivin – Undecided, Lauren Boucher – Westover School, Annabella Capaccio – Guilford High School, Samuel Casertano – Dublin School, Sophie Gustafson, – The Masters School, Olivia Luppino – Miss Porter’s School, Connor Marshall – Avon Old Farms School, James Matino – Hall High School, Jordan Oberstein – Hebrew High School of New England, Spencer Planco – St. Paul’s Catholic High School, Ryan Smith – Avon Old Farms School
2014 COMMENCEMENT AWARDS AND HONORS
OUTSTANDING STUDENTS in Grades 8 & 9 RECEIVING INDIVIDUAL DISCIPLINE AWARDS:
Art – Sophie Gustafson, Anson Melick, English – Annabella Capaccio, Kristen Abato, History – Olivia Luppino, Brendan Elrick, Latin – Annabella Capaccio, Math – Jordan Oberstein, Brendan Elrick, Science – Connor Marshall, Brendan Elrick, Spanish/French – Annabella Capaccio, Kristin Abato, Music – Annabella Capaccio, Anson Melick
The Margaret Hart Young Scholarship was presented on behalf of the Young Family for effort, growth, character and achievement by Headmaster, Michael D. Dooman ‘78 to Gabrielle Brewer.
Francis A. Cichowski III Memorial Scholarship
The Francis A. Cichowski III Memorial Scholarship was presented for demonstrated substantial academic improvement, sound or improved effort, and growth in character by Headmaster, Michael D. Dooman ‘78 to Kathryn Plourde.
The Citizenship Award, given annually by the Board of Trustees, was presented to Annabella Capaccio in recognition of her achievements in academics, athletics, extracurricular activities and service to the school.
Class of ’82 Spirit Award
The Class of 1982 Spirit Award was presented to Lauren Boucher.
Outstanding Athletes of the Year
Recognized as outstanding athletes for the year were Lauren Boucher and Ryan Smith.
HIGHEST ACADEMIC AVERAGE:
Ninth Grade: Brendan Elrick
Eighth Grade: Annabella Capaccio
Seventh Grade: Lydia Gambacini
Sixth Grade: Natalie Brennan
Photo taken by Richards Studio, Newington CT.