Congratulations and Farewell to the HTIS Class of 2011
The following graduated from Holy Trinity Interparochial School on June 10, 2011: Kristene Aguinaldo, Olivia Katelin Anys-Anderson, Michaela Elizabeth Brennan, Clark Duncan Burnett, Eliot Madeline Clark, Andrew J. Dellechiaie, Daniel A. Dellechiaie, Sarah Emily DiIorio, Brian Michael Doyle, Connor M.D. Fech, Allison Reed Fennik, Alexandra Quinlan Forbes, Caitlin Theresa Glynn, Steven Michael Guastamacchia, Peter Joseph Herbert, Anne Patricia Howath, Sara Elizabeth Hughes, James J. Killeen, Kristen Nicole Klein, Carly Knapp, Catherine Victoria Massa, Bridget Louise McAllister, James McGlew III, Frances Week Ngo, Nicole Gabrielle Notar, Luke Oliver, Lindsey Allerton Penders, Madeline Pikus, Marilyn Rodriguez, Patricia Anne Salazar, Alexander James Serpico, John W. Skinner, Morgan Grace Sosnowski, Kianna Naomi Spaulding, Karla Adriana Torres, Caroline Marie Verdic, Colleen Marie Verdic, and Emily Aileen Wieszczek.
These students received academic awards at graduation: Kristene Aguinaldo (First Honors and Spanish), Olivia Anys-Anderson (First Honors), Clark Burnett (First Honors and Video Broadcasting), Eliot Clark (Honors and Video Broadcasting), Andrew Dellechiaie (Honors), Sarah DiIorio (General Excellence Medal, French, and Algebra), Alexandra Forbes (Presidential Silver Award for Achievement), Caitlin Glynn (Honors), Steven Guastamacchia (Honors), Peter Herbert (First Honors), Sarah Hughes (Presidential Silver Award for Achievement), Carly Knapp (First Honors and Language Arts), Catherine Massa (Honors), Bridget McAllister (First Honors and Creative Writing), Nicole Notar (Honors), Luke Oliver (Honors), Lindsey Penders (Honors), Marilyn Rodriguez (Honors), Patricia Salazar (First Honors and state level of the Geography Bee), Alexander Serpico (Honors), John Skinner (Honors and Science), and Emily Wieszczek (First Honors, Fine Arts, and Computer Science). All students receiving General Excellence, First Honors and Honors earned Presidential Academic Fitness Awards.
The following received other recognition and named scholarships: Kristene Aguinaldo (Msgr. Henry J. Watterson Award for personal integrity, moral development, and excellence in religious studies), Sarah DiIorio (Daughters of the American Revolution American History Award), Michaela Brennan and Peter Herbert (Good Citizenship Medals donated by the Daughters of the American Revolution), Kristene Aguinaldo and Clark Burnett (Christian Leadership Award), Carly Knapp and Emily Wieszczek (Scholar-Athlete Award), James Killeen (Rich Dursee Memorial Award), Allison Fennik (Knights of Columbus Award), Emily Wieszczek (Loyola Scholarship), and Marilyn Rodriguez (Pantano Family Foundation Mercy Scholarship).
The Class of 2011 earned scholarships to Mother Seton Regional High School, Mount Saint Mary Academy, Saint Peter?s Preparatory School, Oratory Preparatory School, Union Catholic Regional High School, Saint Joseph High School, Cranbrook School, and Seton Hall Preparatory School. Approximately 70% of the graduates will attend the Catholic high school of their choice. About 24% of the class will attend programs in the Union County Magnet Schools. The remaining 6% will attend public schools. This year?s graduates were awarded over $230,000 in scholarship monies.
Sean Puzzo HT '09 and St. Joseph High School'13 stared as Mr. Myers Q.C. in St. Jospeh Theatre Company's Fall 2010 production of Witness for the Prosecution and in the Governor/ Inkeeper in Man of La Mancha in Spring 2011. Sean is continuing his acting career at St. Joseph under the direction of Br. Ron Travers and Ms. Anne Redlin Curto.
May 2011 ~ On May 10th, Madeline Motyczka (6-A) and Daniel Scalia (5-C) accepted their awards from the United Fund of Westfield’s poster contest for "ABCs of Westfield" for their letters "I" (Madeline) and "E" (Daniel). There were 9 winners, one for each letter of "Westfield". The contest was open to Westfield residents in grades K-12. Each winner received a print of the completed word and a Westfield gift coin.
March 2011 ~ RECOGNITION OF PERFECT SAT SCORES?Nicholas Zahorodny ’08 was recognized by the Westfield Board of Education at their March 22, 2011 meeting for being one of 19 students at Westfield High School who scored a perfect SAT score of 800 this year. Approximately one-half of one percent of the more than 1.4 million students taking the SAT score a perfect 800.
March 2011 ~ Bobby Slaski ?08 and Saint Peter?s Prep ?12, starred as Brick in Saint Peter?s Preparatory School?s recent production of Tennessee Williams ?Cat on a Hot Tin Roof?. The play was directed by Jack Campion, faculty member of the English department. Slaski is a graduate of Holy Trinity Interparochial School and is the son of Robert and Carolyn Slaski of Westfield.
March 2011 ~ Sean Siburn ?08 Recognized for Volunteer Service, Scotch Plains, NJ, March 3, 2011 ? Westfield resident and Union Catholic senior, Sean Siburn, has been honored for his exemplary volunteer service with a state-level Certificate of Excellence from the 2011 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program.
February 2011 ~ Amanda Williams ’09 placed 2nd in the awards for the Voice of Democracy Contest sponsored by the local Veterans of Foreign Wars post 10122. Presently, a sophomore at Mount Saint Mary Academy in Watchung, Amanda’s piece answered the question, "Does my generation have a role in America’s future?" Amanda’s piece, along with two other girls from the Mount swept the local competition and will now advance to the county level of the competition.
February 2011 ~ Lauren Monaco ’09 and three classmates from Mount Saint Mary’s Mural Club
reached out to a community program, Agape House in Somerville in February. Four Mount students
answered the request from Agape House Family Residents to paint a banner symbolizing unity and hope.
Under the direction of the Mural Club moderator and art teacher, Duffy Dillinger of Metuchen,
elementary residents and "Mounties" worked together to create this special project.
Agape House is a 60-bed shelter providing temporary housing and case management to homeless families and individuals. Necessities such as food, clothing, child enrichment, and transportation are available.
January 27, 2011~ Brian Serzan, HT'2001, is subject of an ABC/WAPT.com news piece from Jackson, Mississippi: Program Brings Teachers from Other States to Mississippi ~ Teach for America Initiative Recruits College Graduates.
January 2011: Congratulations to the following HTIS students who are winners
in the 2011 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Association of Westfield?s annual
essay, poetry and art competition for the intermediate school division.
Essay- 1st Place Sarah DiIorio 8th Grade
Art- 2nd Place Alexandra Lebovitz 7th Grade
The students were recognized at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration Service which was held at the First Baptist Church of Westfield on Monday, January 17th
November 2010 ~ Congratulations to Ryan Baird, HT ’08 whose club soccer team, the Ironbound Predators, captured the U16 National Soccer title at the North American Finals held in Florida on November 23rd. In addition, Ryan, currently a junior at St. Peters Prep, was also named Tournament MVP.
November 2010 ~ Congratulations to Marissa Minnicino and Maggie Fitzpatrick, HT ’07 who were instrumental in getting a fellow classmate emergency medical treatment for an incident that occurred during the school day at Mount Saint Mary Academy where both girls are seniors. For complete details, please see the attached press release which was published in the Suburban News.
November 2010 ~ Holy Trinity Girls’ Varsity Volleyball Team won the CYO Championship "B" Division by defeating Academy Gold on November 21st. Congratulations to the girls on a great season!
10/27/10 ~Scholastic Olympics: Sr. Maureen Fichner, principal of Holy Trinity Interparochial, announced that on October 27, seventeen eighth grade students participated in Roselle Catholic High School?s 39th Scholastic Olympics. They joined 200 students from area catholic schools in nine categories of competition. Holy Trinity’s entrants and winners were:
Art Olivia Anys-Anderson 2nd Place
Current Events Catherine Glynn 2nd Place
Luke Oliver ·
English Peter Herbert 3rd Place
Caroline Knapp 1st Place
History Clark Burnett
Bridget McAllister 1st Place
Math Andrew Dellechiaie 3rd Place
Sarah DiIorio 1st Place
Religion Kristene Aquinaldo 1st Place
Science Jack Skinner
Emily Wieszczek 3rd Place
Spelling James McGlew 2nd Place
Patricia Salazar 3rd Place
Forensics Eliot Clark
Holy Trinity?s Scholastic team placed 1st overall by a margin of fourteen points ahead of the two teams that tied for second place. Congratulations to the participating students and their teachers!
10/23/10~ Jacqueline McNulla, Anthony Scalia, and Julia MacDonald were recently honored at a statewide awards ceremony for gifted children held by the Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth. This took place at Seton Hall University on Saturday, October 23rd. They were invited to this awards ceremony based on an exceptional performance on a rigorous, above-grade-level test given to second through eighth grade Talent Search participants. Each received a High Honors Certificate for their performance on the SCAT (School and College Activity Test). Congratulations for outstanding work and bringing honor to our school and your families!
May 2010~ Jake Penders ’07, pictured with Mayor Andy Skibitsky Westfield-Jake Penders recently completed his Eagle Scout project located at the corner of Watterson Street and Rahway Avenue. Jake raised $9,600.00 to enhance Paul Robeson Park. The project involved the construction of a 45’ stone pathway and the installation of 6 iron benches and 2 tables for the community to enjoy. Jake is a 2007 graduate of Holy Trinity Interparochial School and is currently a senior at Seton Hall Preparatory School in West Orange, NJ.