East Providence High School holds annual Class Awards Night

Recipients receive accolades for 2022-23 term

Posted 5/31/23

East Providence High School held its annual Class Night awards banquet for the 2022-23 term Tuesday night, May 30 in the Arthur Elmasian Auditorium.

Makena Petsch, President of the Student …

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East Providence High School holds annual Class Awards Night

Recipients receive accolades for 2022-23 term


East Providence High School held its annual Class Night awards banquet for the 2022-23 term Tuesday night, May 30 in the Arthur Elmasian Auditorium.

Makena Petsch, President of the Student Council, served as master of ceremonies. Claire Martins, Secretary of
the Student Council, led the salute to the flag. Petsch and Amaiya Winter sang the National Anthem. And the welcome address was given by Gayatri Buchta, Vice President of the Student Council

Recipients were as follows:

Junior Book and Leadership Awards
Society of Women Engineers Award for Excellence in Math and Science: Erin DiStefano, Ian Plante
St. Lawrence University Book Award: Hannah Gould
Endicott College Book Award: Jacklyn Vieira
University of Rochester: Bausch & Lomb Science Award: William Laroche
University of Rochester: Xerox Award for Innovation and Information Technology: Ayden Caraballo
University of Rochester: George Eastman Young Leader Award: Nathan Tavares
University of Rochester: Frederick Douglas and Susan B. Anthony Award: Justin Medeiros-Potter
University of Vermont Book Award: Lena Shanty
The Rensselaer Medal Award: Jayden Carlson
St. Anselm’s Book Award: Justin Petion
Salve Regina University Book Award: Christina Vieira
Saint Michael’s College Book Award: Brayden Rouette, Charlotte Kane
Springfield College Book Award: Xavier Hazard
Suffolk University Book Award: Isaiah Mason
University of Rhode Island Book Award: Ian Plante
Bowdoin Book Award: Erin DiStefano
Worcester Polytechnic Institute: Erin DiStefano
University of Virginia’s Jefferson Book Award: Eva Laroche
Brown Book Award: Nathan Tavares
Harvard Book Prize: William Laroche
General Treasurer’s Young Leader Award: Miguelangel Flores
Secretary of State’s High School Civic Leadership Award: Eva Laroche, Jaydon Massa
Charles Bentley Award: Brayden Rouette
Class of ’74 Award: Eva Laroche

Senior Awards
Academic Achievement
Valedictorian: Gayatri Buchta
Salutatorian: Benjamin Fortin
3rd Highest Ranked Student in Class: Camryn Correira

Student Council Awards
Arthur Elmasian Memorial Award: Camryn Correira
Kathryn Crowley Inspiring Change Award: Paris Martin
George Babcock Memorial Award for Exceptional Character: Jacob Poore

Senior Non-Monetary Awards
Lt. Governor’s Leadership Award: Paris Martin
Pell Medal: Gayatri Buchta
Rhode Island College Book Awards: Sara Medeiros, John McKnight
Mathematical Society Award for Outstanding Achievement in Mathematics: Gayatri Buchta

World Language Honor Society Induction
French Honor Society: Iris Baird, Madison Bento, Emma Bergeron, Alexander DaSilva, Michael Robinson, Brandon Rowe
Portuguese Honor Society: Camryn Correira, Heidemarie Eisel, Xavier Graca, Keira Quadros, Sara Pereira, Kevin Cabral, Andre Soares
Spanish Honor Society: Emily Cabral, Paris Martin, Gayatri Buchta, Gladys Barrera Velasquez, Benjamin Fortin, Henry Lastor Castro, Olivia Norwood, Jacob Poore, Julia Williamson, Dirceu Sotomayor

Biliteracy Seal Recipients
Jnessa Goncalves - Spanish - Silver Seal; Isaac Suarez - Spanish - Silver Seal; Gladys Barrera Velasquez - Spanish - Silver Seal; Gayatri Buchta - Spanish & Swedish - Gold Seal; Jacob Poore - Spanish - Silver Seal;
Dirceu Sotomayor - Spanish - Silver Seal; Benjamin Fortin - Spanish - Gold Seal; Anita Rufo - Spanish - Silver Seal; Ana Julia Araujo - Spanish & Portuguese - Silver Seal

RIDE Commissioner’s Seal Council Designation
Amaral, Sydney E.; Araujo, Jake L.; Bento, Madison R.; Bergeron, Emma V.; Braga, Andrew J.; Brogan, Jordyn M.; Buchta, Gayatri K.; Calouro, Zander C.; Cardona, Evan; Coia, Alex C.; Correira, Camryn H.; D'Agostino, Sarah N.; da Silva, Alexander J.; DaSilva, Jaelyn K.; Decker, Evin C.; Depina, Jason K;. Dos Reis, Jasmine P.; Eisel, Heidemarie F.; Feola, Brookelyn J.; Ferreira, Jai-Lynn N.; Fontaine, Ava R.; Fortier, Kieran; Fortin, Benjamin D.; Francis, Jacob; Furtado, Katelyn R.; Garcia, Evan H.; Gillheeney, Emma L.; Gillis, Carolina R.; Gomes, Victorino; Graca, Xavier M.; Langille, Jacob J.; Leiter, Ashley-Nicole; Lemos, Jacob W.; Martin, Paris; Martin, Thomas J.; Martins, Claire I.; McKnight, John K.; McLaughlin, Erin M.; Medeiros, Sara G.; Mendence, Ava G.; Miguel, Caitlin E.; Moleiro, Jacob S.; Norwood, Olivia B.; Palumbo, Jonathan P.; Pannone, Olivia E.; Petsch, Makena B.; Poore, Jacob T.; Quadros, Keira M.; Reed, Allyson M.; Riel, Christopher M.; Robinson, Michael P.; Robinson, Tyler M.; Rufo, Anita; Santos, Manuel P.; Schoenfelder, Li Li D.; Schwab, James M.; Silva, Ryan M.; Sosa, Josley R.; Sotomayor, Dirceu A.; Stover, Ryan; Suarez, Isaac J.; Teves, Nathan J.; Vieira, Ariana; Vieira, Derick D.; Whitman, Ethan K.; Willey, Jake D.; Winfield, Robert R.

RIDE Educator Pinning Recognition for Future Educators
Samantha Cummins, Ace Resende, Julia Hardy, Alexia Cortes, Ava Mendence, Brookelyn Feola, Makena Petsch, Nicholas Ricard, Amaiya Winter, Gabriella Maini

Senior Scholarship Awards
Aspen Aerogels: Jacob Langille
Dorman W. “Dolly” Searle Memorial Scholarships: Jaleigha Cabral, Claire Martins
Jacob Crowell Memorial Scholarship: Paris Martin
United States Navy: London Coogan, Dylan Mays, Tyler Robinson (ROTC Scholarship)
RI Blood Center: Gallon Grads: Camryn Correira, Michael Robinson
Picerne Family Charitable Foundation: Jacob Langille, Arina Deh, Keira Quadros, Paris Martin
Maria Pinheiro Memorial Scholarship: Paris Martin, Ariana Vieira
EPEA Scholarship: Makena Petsch, Ariana Vieira
Amaral Family Scholarship: Xavier Graca
Honey Dew Donuts Scholarship: Xavier Graca
Scholarship Foundation of East Providence: Thais G. Akpabie, Sydney E. Amaral, Emma V. Bergeron,
Mary-Katherine Boudreau, Gayatri K. Buchta, Jaleigha M. Cabral, Zander C. Calouro, Ariana L. Castrillon, Maddox D. Craig, Jaelyn K. DaSilva, Arina Deh, Nathan J. Desrosiers, Jasmine Dos Reis, Jai-Lynn Ferreira, Benjamin D. Fortin, Katelyn R. Furtado, Emma L. Gillheeney, Jayveeon L. Gonsalves, Xavier M. Graca, Ryleigh E. Grant, Natalie Hughes, Ahmya N. Ingram, Isaiah P. Jean-Louis, Yaniaha Jones, Jacob J. Langille, Divinerose B. Lukusa, Jared J. Martin, Paris Martin, Thomas J. Martin, Claire I. Martins, John K. McKnight, Ethan J. Medeiros Caitlin E. Miguel, Brett Nadrowski, Emma J. Nordquist, Sherly Norisca, Olivia B. Norwood, Sarah Pereira, Caterina L. Perry, Makena B. Petsch, Jacob T. Poore, Keira M. Quadros, Allyson M. Reed, Manuel P.Santos III, Li Li D. Schoenfelder, Ryan M. Silva, Janessa M. Steele, Ryan Stover, Ariana J. Vieira, Jillian Ward, Ethan K. Whitman, Julia J. Williamson

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