Greenwich High School #Classy Not Trashy, #2015, #wemadeit – Octothorpes, Honor Society & Merit Scholars

 

Andrew Gilbert

Andrew Gilbert presented Dr. Winters with a personal recycling bin and a $25.00 gift certificate to Chicken’s Joe’s. Credit: Leslie Yager

At graduation, Senior class secretary Andrew Gilbert presented the Greenwich High School Headmaster with a recycling bin in honor of his efforts to get the student center cleaned up this year.

Andrew reminded everyone to stay #classynottrashy. “We believe you can lead by example.We got you your very own recycling bin,” he said. In honor of the nearly complete MISA project Andrew also presented Dr. Winters a book, I Can Read Music: A Note Speller for Piano, Level 1.

The class of 2015 also donated $2,000 in scholarships, including $1,000 to the Greenwich Education Association and $1,000 to the Greenwich Scholarship Association. They also gave $1,000 to the incoming class of freshmen, the class of 2019.

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Max Minichetti

Max Minichetti said he’d he had recently been struck that high school graduation was closer than it appeared while gazing in his car’s side view mirror. Inspired, he said that in 10 years he would still remember getting Snapple facts and Bruins on a roll at Corbo’s Deli.

Quoting Snapple Fact 724,” Minichetti said, “The pineapple is neither an apple nor a pine. It is in fact a large berry.”

He likened his peers at GHS to pineapples, labeled in certain ways that might not fit, such as athlete, popular, nerd or slacker.

“As John F Kennedy once said, ‘The great enemy of the truth is not the lie – deliberate, contrived and dishonest – but the myth – persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.’ By using labels we assign meaning to something regardless of its truth,” Minichetti said.

“The only labels that matter are the ones you assign to yourself. You are only an athlete or a nerd if that is what you want to be,” he said.

Snapple Fact 433 talks about one label we see every day: The # sign is actually called an octothorpe,” Minichetti said, recalling how telephones for a time octothorpe pound signs, and these days with the emergency of Twitter the octothorpe has transitioned to hashtag.

“Let us remember #2015, #wemadeit!” Minichetti said!

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Uma Ramesh talked about success and failure, recalling how she felt a failure when she was the slowest in her sophomore PE class to run the mile. Credit: Leslie Yager

Uma Ramesh said it was a challenge to find a common thread in the diverse GHS class of 2015, but everyone has experienced both failure and success.

Recalling her own humiliation Uma said, “I remember a particularly sad PE class during my sophomore year when I huffed and I puffed with all my might and I still did not come close to running the mile in under ten minutes. I was so embarrassed at being by far the slowest student in my class that I considered fleeing to Canada.”

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Peter Russell quoted Walt Whitman and Alphonse Karr. Credit: Leslie Yager

“Friends, this trip is done. Our high school prize is won,” said GHS senior Peter Russell, in a play on Walt Whitman’s words 150 years ago. But, he said, “The more things change, the more they say the same, quoting Alphonse Karr, likening tough teachers, coaches and directors to the bosses that high school graduates will encounter.

Russell pointed out that he and his classmates had endured both crushing pressure and soul searching.  “In the real world, soul searching and the pressure to perform isn’t going to stop,” he said, adding that the good news is that GHS seniors are ready to face the challenge.


*   National Honor Society
** National Merit Scholar

Bella House
Peter Agro
Elizabeth Aiello * **
Mary Andrews *
Catherine Ann Angotto
Natalie Anibal *
James Arca *
Jason Bacon
Alexander Baietto * **
Colleen Bennett * **
Annika Bjerke *
Daynasha Bland
Jake Bloomfeld
Logan Bohbot
Mia Bonanno *
Nicholas Bonanno
Holton Bosile
Steve Bozzuto
Caitlin Brady *
Kathleen Brogan *
William Budkins
Thomas Byrne
Danielle Calagna
Michael Cantavero
Jayson Chojar *
Ana Cid
Sarah Cinquegrana
Langdon-Grace Coen
Domenic Colasacco
Lindsay Coleman
Chloe Comesana-Vila
Kiana Comizio *
Chase Cortese
Caroline Crowley
April Culver
Samuel Curtis
Sarah D’Oliveira
Anna Daccache *
Tera Del Vecchio
Eduardo Deschapelles * **
Christopher DiBella
Emilia Donnelly
Iain Edmundson *
Samuel Embree
Justin Fagella
Julia Fama
Carlos Fernandez
Gabriella Ferraro
Patrick Feuerman *
Philip Glasser
Igor Godoy
Jeremy Gonzalez
Noah Granoff
Tilly Griffiths
Christopher Hann * **
Brett Hartley
Luisa Hernandez *
Noah Hoffman
Samuel Hoffman
Dicken Hollister
Tristan Homewood
Sarah Howard
Alex Jarombek *
Patryk Jarosz
Sara Jarosz *
Pamela Jennemyr
Brian Jordan *
Lucas Juliao
Jenna Kahn *
Marissa Kelland
Lacey Kennedy *
Jack Kerwin *
Aaron Kim
Jennifer Knoeller
Paul Koch
Patricia Kohn *
Benjamin Langley *
Rebecca Latto *
Caysy Livia
Philip Lohr
Austin Longi
Alexander Loparco
Alma Maldonado Bautista *
Caroline Marino
Filip Mark *
Kyle Mautner
Devin McGrath
Audrey McGuire
Irene Michalos
Carlos Molina
Marisa Monick
Zachary Moran *
Kevin Moriarty *
Clayton Morrison
Sebastian Nowogrodzki
Peter O’Connor
Katherine O’Rourke
Daniel Ozizmir *
Natalie Paletta
Rachel Pennella * **
Spencer Pevsner * **
Veronica Prezioso * **
Jesse Prottas
Kristen Ragusa *
Uma Ramesh * **
Rachael Revel
Rebecca Revel
Mariana Rodriguez *
John Rohrbach *
Robert Rohrbach *
Mirella Rojas
Valentina Ruiz-Jiménez * **
Kyle Sandlock
Alayna Santarosa *
Jackson Schultz
Audrey Sherr
Virginia Sideleva
Elizabeth Singer *
Eva Skoufalos *
McKay Steigerwald *
Maeve Story *
Emma Stow
Alexander Tennenbaum
Nicole Touri
Liam Tracey
Thomas Williams *
Christopher Young

 Cantor House
Hugh Allan
Kelley Allogna
Ashley Annakie
Raniely Arruda
Lara Balikci *
Matias Beccaglia
Patrick Bernardino
Alyssa Bernstein *
Hansini Bhasker * **
Madison Blair*
Amanda Blieberg
Samuel Boaknin
Jeffred Bonghanoy
Jessica Borker *
Brendan Boucher
Sean Byrne * **
Priscilla Camarillo
Gabriele Cattoni *
Moises Cebanos
Caterina Ceci
Michaela Ceci
Matheus Chaves *
Sarah Cicchetti *
Molly Clisham
Fernando Collada
Maykel Cordova
Christel Corrales
Cassandra Cortina
Donald Curran
Nicole D’Andrea
Dylan DeChiara
Isabella Del Priore * **
Gianna DeMasi *
Jenna DeMasi
Kelian Dequeker
Andrew DiPaola
Megan Downey * **
James Duffy
Anne Dunster
Sophia Ertel *
Victoria Fabio*
Maurice Fernandez
Paulina Fernandez *
Paul Fontana
Christopher Forsberg
Peter Forsberg
Jack Freiheit
Ian Fulton
Leigh Galletta *
Jonathan Guerrero
Catrina Hacker * **
Cassandra Haid
Griffin Harkins
Heidi Hernandez
Randolph Hinojosa
Izabela Horzempa *
Cullen Iwata
Matthew Jacobson
Adaja Joseph
Catherine King
Douglas Klamka *
Jamie Kockenmeister * **
Christine Kuesel * **
Adam Lamoureux
Sophia Lanuza
Julia Lee
Maria Jose Lequerica
Maria Sofia Lequerica
Andressa Machado
Nicole Macchiavello
Mike Macrohon
Lauren Mahr
Marianna Martino
Isabella McKinney
Seryna Meisel
Isabel Meskers *
Justin Montier
Kristin Moore
Alexa Moses *
Mark Nielsen
Kyle O’Brien
Aya Okada *
Estevan Palacios
Jose Palacios
Tyler Pastore *
Ethan Polan *
Katherine Polan *
Oliver Prose
Luisa Pulgarin
Andrew Rendon
Patrick Riley*
Tiffany Rivera
Kiera Rumbough *
Samantha Salamon *
Victor Sanchez
Alexandra Sazhin
Beatriz Silva
Chad Silver
William Stanback
Sarah Stinebaugh *
Matthew Strati
Brianna Tam *
Sophie Thalheim
Phillip Tibberts **
Annika Tilly
Daniel Torres
Karina Velez
Ines Villemure *
Isobel Walker
Terrell Wall
Elana Weinstein *
Luke Whooley *
Alexander Zim *

Clark House
Jonathan Aguirre
Henrique Albino
Amanda Almeida
Stephen Aly
Jordan Ambrogio
Bryan Archino
Elizabeth Archino
Kelly Archino
Maya Barak
Devon Bedoya *
Alexandra Belmont
Keara Berisso
Taulant Bici
Oliver Bird
Matan Blechman
Andrew Bologna
Isabel Bonebrake *
Frederick Brock *
Elizabeth Brown
Anthony Busani *
Natalie Camacho * **
Daniel Caridi * **
Nicolas Caridi * **
Porter Carlson
Tomas Cespedes
William Chapin * **
Haoyue Chen
Kyle Clifford
Meghan Collins
Sophia Collins
Laura Corrigan *
Jacqueline Crispino *
Nicole Cutler *
Kailee Donnelly
Lawrence Dunn *
Marcos Eslava * **
Robert Faryniarz * **
Antonio Fazzino
Alec Febbraro
Christopher Fischer
John Fischetti
Robert Fletcher
Nicholas Fonte
Tyler Fronio
Mana Fujiwara
Rosanna Furano
Aleksander Geske *
Steven Gil
Andrew Gilbert *
Emma Gilson
Paulina Goossens
Yangly Guiza
Ashmika Gupta
Elaine Harris
Christian Holmberg
Emily Hunt *
Leonel Hyatt
Ryan Keller
Jun Kim
Brooke Klair
Izabela Kloskowicz-Chudy
Matthew Koester
Matthew Kramer **
Olivia Lazar
Christian Lee
Kun Lin
Jonathan Liongson
Jenna LoDebole
Gabriel Lustosa
Antonia Lycouris
Isabelle Madoff *
Julia Marache *
Naquan Massey
Katherine McCaffrey *
Brianna McDonald
Scott McDonald *
Chase Metter
Arie Michalos
David Michaud *
Maxmillian Minichetti * **
Jael Montenegro
Fernanda Moreno
Edward Moss
Amanda Moy
Megan Muratore
Adrian Navarro
Kendyl Nethercott
Mitchell Nethercott
Courtney O’Connell *
Paula Ortiz
Kamron Parsa
Rohini Parthasarathy
Lindsay Pecora *
Justine Perloe *
Alexander Pineda
Anna Piper *
Marina Pipher *
Katherine Piro *
Lilly Pochintesta *
Mary Polistina
Emma Potsklan
Daniella Putrino
Corinne Reilly
Blake Reinken
Jeremy Rivera *
Thomas Rogan
Patrick Rooney
Michael Russell
Ramil Salmanov
Brendan Santini
Ronald Santos
Dakota Sarcone
Rachel Scarano
Wyatt Semenuk
Olivia Siano
Graeme Simmons
Georgia Smith
Stephen Song
Aron Statler
Ethan Stroud * **
Derek Sudell
Richard Takita
Isabelle Tetzlaff
Kazuki Toba
James Tooher
Christopher Tsamisis
Naohiro Tsuruta
Gillian Vaccari
Ebony Vargas
Shelsea Villatoro
Celia Volkwein
Julia Wang * **
Agustina Whamond * **
Margaret Whelan
Kent Whitaker
Katharine Williams *
Joshua Yudkovsky

Folsom House
Adan Acevedo
Cole Addonizio *
Ace Francis Aguilar
Macario Cruz Agustin
Lindsay Alfano *
Sarah Ambrose *
Michael Anarumo *
Mariana Armelin *
Jessica Arroyo Cervantes
Alessandro Bastone
Casey Benda
Sylvie Brounstein *
Jeremy Brugo
Julia Bunte-Mein *
Emmanuel Calderon
Valerie Calkosz
Jason Capozza
Pascale Carrel * **
James Cavataro
Emily Cesarini
Nicholas Cesarini
Thomas Chessman
Séan Clarke *
Danielle Colbert * **
Alex Criollo
Charlotte Crouchley
Shelby Curley
Crystyle Davis
Peter Delepine
Joseph DeMuyt
Louise DeVivo *
Megha Dhond **
Grace DiChristina
Thomas Dillinger *
Nicholas Disa
Shaelyn Dutton
Thomas Feda
Franco Flores
Emily Fountain *
Josué Franco-Carrera
Andrew Frano
Zachary Frey * **
Christopher Galeano
Erin Gallagher *
Michael Genaro *
Jennifer Goggin *
Emma Goodman * **
Madeline Graves *
Sara Hagstrom *
Marie Claire Hamet
Kyle Herman
Brennan Heslenfeld
Andrew Hoffmeister * **
Mercedes Horner
Patricio Houson
Colin Ingraham
Trevor Ingraham
Tania Iskandar *
Lucas Kamakura
Sydney Katz
Margaret Keatinge * **
Daryl Kennedy *
Sabrina Kheng *
Saira Khurana
Thayer King
Chester Kocot
Makenzie Larson
Montana Larson
Katherine Lawrie *
Angelo Lobo
Renata Lopez
Andrew Ma * **
Santiago MacLean *
Ashley Marroquin
Matthew Marzulla
Logan Meath
Alexis Mecca
Venus Meza
Nayro Mojica
Carina Monheim
Luisa Muñoz
Alejandra Narvaez
Warren Nelson
Nicholas Oram *
Alec Oropall *
Manuela Ospina *
Oliver Ostriker *
Ryan Pasquali
Niko Patrk *
Walkiria Pelaez
George Petrides *
Melanie Pfetsch *
Richard Phillips
Kevin Piotrzkowski
Jack Portu
Paul Quiroga
David Ramirez
Kathryn Renz * **
Wanran Ri*
Rebecca Riolo
Douglas Rivelli
Olivia Scharfman **
Sara Setian *
Riley Sheets * **
Tenzing Sherpa
Brian Silard*
Alex Slabbert
Megan Slabbert
Elizabeth Sledge
Mary Grace Solidum
Karl Souffrant
Maggie Sperduti-Matesevac *
Laura Stasio *
Michael Sullivan
Griffin Tiedy
Jason Trabish
Eric Valdovinos
George Vallejo
Carlos Vanegas
Cristobal Venegas
Natalie Wallington **
Emily Walsh
Talia Waxman * **
Matthew Whittaker
Alexander Zabik
David Zhao **

Sheldon House
Elias Abbasi *
Brandon Aguda
Claire Ahneman
Luis Alvarez
Karen Amarillo *
Emanuel Arceo
Karena Ardaji
Carlos Arevalo
Beatriz Arias
Nitza Balderas
Grace Barber
Martha Belshaw
Jessica Bilhuber
Christian Blume
Taylor Bogaty *
Anne Burke
Kathleen Burke *
Agustina Buscaglia *
Princess Bustos
Elizabeth Cardini
Eamon Cartine *
Natalie Cepeda
Alexander Collins *
Carmen Collins *
Paul Collins *
Meghan Connors
Christina Coughlin *
Charles Craveiro
Bruna DaCunha
James DeFazio
Lauren DeVito
Ana DeWitt
Kenneth Dorian * **
Samantha Duncan
Mary Lisa Escobar
Jina Marie Estoesta
Catalina Etchegaray
Malena Etchegaray
Francisca Etchegaray
Christopher Fenaroli * **
Matthew Fox
Noah Freeman * **
Naoya Fukuchi *Noah Gabriel
Kylie Ginsberg *
Griffin Golden
Benjamin Green
Anisa Hajdari
Alexis Hartigan * **
Natalia Hartwell *
Emma Heerdt **
Piero Hermoza
Madeline Hohmeister
Leah Hotaling *
Elizabeth Ilagan
Diana Jarin
Nicholas Jayakar *
Karl Johnson
Karol Juszczyk
Nicole Karlikowski
Sean Keyser * **
Yelena Khajekian
James Kitt
Matthew Lamanna
Edward Larkin *
Jace Larriuz
Chelsie Lee
Madison Lefton
Rebecca Litt * **
Mark Lodato *
Matthew Lodato *
Blake Manca **
Alexandra Maniglia *
Angela Marini
John Martin
Spencer Matonis
Emily Matthews *
Juliette McGinnis *
Michael McTiernan *
Arin Melikian
Peter Michalos
Aliana Michals *
Artem Morozov
Walker Nadeau *
Yui Nagase
Alexandra Ng *
Audrey Niblo
Charles Novek * **
Connor O’Brien
Grace O’Hara
Carlissa Ogilvie
Kelley Oliva
Tobias Orellana
Nicholas Palastro
Isabella Pehrson
Daniela Perez
Lucas Perez
Andrew Peterson
Jack Plants
Alexis Pollack
Jonathan Pulitano *
Daisy Ramos
Jason Riggans
Julia Rosenfeld *
Peter Russell * **
Habib Salehzadeh
Christopher Salisbury
Brianna Sanchez
Faran Savitz * **
Lena Schipper *
Christopher Soria
Matheus Souza
Matthieu Streiff
Anna Svedin
Matthew Swaby
Brooke Sweeney *
Diego Tardio
Silah-Mae Tarroza
Kimberly Tello
Sophia Thielman
Anna Tolette *
Ethan Tulud
Rolando Vera
Emma Wagner
John Weigold
Jonathan Wilder
Michael Wittner *
David Woodbury
Michael Woodbury *
Liam Woodland
Andrew Yin
Haruka Yoshida *
Addison Yost
Caitlyn Zarra
Kyle Zeta

Congratulations to the entire GHS class of 2015!

See also: The Thrill of Graduation: Greenwich High School Class of 2015

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The thrill of graduation 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager


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