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RI HS Seniors Honored by Mollis at 2013 Civic Leadership Awards

Saturday, May 11, 2013


Friday evening, Secretary of State A. Ralph Mollis honored high school students from all over Rhode Island with his office’s 2013 Civic Leadership Awards, which are given annually to members of the senior class who make outstanding contributions to their school and their community.

Students were honored for work ranging from tutoring recent immigrants to volunteering with organizations including the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and Ronald McDonald House. Others served as president of their student governments.

“This award recognizes students who show an understanding of the importance public service has in a democratic society,” said Mollis. “These students take the principles of civics and put them into action at home and at school.”

As hundreds of family and friends looked on under hazy sunshine, Mollis honored nearly 100 students with awards during a ceremony on the main plaza of the State House grounds.

Nick, Ron and Pete Cardi of Cardi’s Furniture gave the keynote address. Well known for their support for charitable causes, the Cardis encouraged the award winners to continue their commitment to civic leadership after graduation.

Mollis asked high schools around the state to nominate members of the Class of 2013 who best met the ideals of the award: public service, leadership ability and academic achievement.

Nearly 70 high schools ranging from Barrington High to Woonsocket High nominated seniors for the honor. This is the seventh consecutive year Mollis has presented the awards.

“My goal is to encourage young people to get involved," Mollis said. "Their enthusiasm and willingness to participate in the civic life of their school and community are vital to the strength of our democracy. I hope their example inspires next year’s senior class."

2013 Honorees

Alvarez High School: Decontee Roberts
Alvarez High School: Jesus De Los Santos
Barrington Christian: Academy Epiphany Smith
Barrington High School: Molly Williams
Barrington High School; Michael Miniati
Beacon Charter High School: Victoria Pagnozzi
Beacon Charter High School: Jared Robert Potts
Bishop Hendricken High School: Nicholas DeCiantis
Bishop Keough High School: Aryana Wazar
Blackstone Academy Charter School: Juliana Velez
Blackstone Academy Charter School: Michael Holman
Block Island School: Elizabeth Grace O'Neill
Block Island School: Jaixen Hall
Burrillville High School: Cristina J. Carosi
Burrillville High School: Benjamin R. Brooks
Central Falls High School: Michelle Arias
Central Falls High School: Michael Diossa
Central High School: Leomary Toribio
Central High School: Jessy Anderson
Chariho Regional High School: Madeline Neff
Chariho Regional High School: Khasan Dymov
Charles E. Shea Senior High School: Claudia Morris
Charles E. Shea Senior High School: Seth Larbi
Classical High School: Jinyun Wang
Classical High School: Adrian Ramos
Coventry High School: Alaa Esam Eid
Coventry High School: Scott Francis
Cranston Area Career & Technical Center: Alyssa Males
Cranston Area Career & Technical Center: Jarred Michael London
Cranston High School East: Carissa Groccia
Cranston High School East: Samuel Cavas
Cranston High School West: Elizabeth Grammas
Cranston High School West: William Accetta
Cumberland High School: Melissa Mardo
Cumberland High School: David Rosa
East Greenwich High School: Rachael Morley
East Greenwich High School: Matthew Cruise
East Providence Career & Technical Center: Linsey Covington
East Providence Career & Technical Center: Steven Rego
East Providence High School: Samantha Nicole Landry
East Providence High School: Andrew M. McBride
E-Cubed Academy: Emi M. Escobar Quiroz
E-Cubed Academy: Olayemi M. Williams
Exeter-West Greenwich High School: Sophia Neff
Exeter-West Greenwich High School: Nathan Stomberg
Hope High School: Keila Almonte
Hope High School: Jacob Viveiros
Jacqueline M. Walsh School for the Performing & Visual Arts: Audrey V. Girard
Jacqueline M. Walsh School for the Performing & Visual Arts: Charles Augenti
Johnston Senior High School: Nisa Villareal
Johnston Senior High School: James Rotondo, III
Juanita Sanchez Educational Complex: Rosa Ramos
Juanita Sanchez Educational Complex: Candido Moya Ariza
LaSalle Academy: Evelyn Jansen
LaSalle Academy: Christopher Jeffrey
Lincoln High School: Taylor Flaxington
Lincoln High School: Joseph Flanagan
Lincoln School: Kelsey Anderson
Lincoln School: Shayreen Izoli
Masters Regional Academy: Destiny Smith
Masters Regional Academy: Donald Foster
Middletown High School: Zoe Simanski
Middletown High School: Gunnar Rice
Mount St. Charles Academy: Alexandra Cesare
Mount St. Charles Academy: Daniel Householder
Mt. Hope High School: Hannah Lytle
Mt. Hope High School: Daniel Simonds
Mt. Pleasant High School: Lamlat Badaru
Mt. Pleasant High School: Kevin Desire
Narragansett High School: Gabriella Smith
Narragansett High School: Jeffrey Pistacchio
NEL/CPS Construction & Career Academy: Brianna Izzo
NEL/CPS Construction & Career Academy: Alex Pacheco
North Kingstown High School: Marisa DeCollibus
North Kingstown High School: Nicholas Tierney
North Providence High School: Christina Corvese
North Providence High School: David Caracciolo
North Smithfield High School: Nicole Paul
North Smithfield High School: Erik Pelletier
Pilgrim High School: Kelsey McQueeney
Pilgrim High School: Daniel Collabella
Portsmouth Abbey: Julia Noble
Portsmouth Abbey: Min Jae Cho
Portsmouth High School: Elizabeth Mostert
Portsmouth High School: Ben Wilkinson
Providence Career and Technical Academy: Stacey Tejeda
Providence Career and Technical Academy: Clarence Gallop
Providence Country Day School: Sarah Schwartz
Providence Country Day School: James Alves-Southern
Rocky Hill School: Assitan Lakin Coulibaly
Rocky Hill School: Nicholas Joseph Charbonneau
Rogers High School: Dylan Burke
Rogers High School: Haley Murphy
Saint Raphael Academy: Marisa C. Faltus
Saint Raphael Academy: Zachary A. Mitsmenn
School One: Tess Berkowitz
Scituate High School: Heidi Weidele
Scituate High School: Joseph Tudino
Smithfield High School:  Jessica L. Beaton
Smithfield High School:  John Hindley
South Kingstown High School: Elissa Kis
South Kingstown High School: Matthew J. Crudale
St. Andrews School: Angelika Rae Pellegrino
St. Andrews School: Jamison Macomber Braz
St. Mary Academy Bay View: Ashley Anne Motta
The Metropolitan Regional Career & Technical Center: Gianna Salazar
The Metropolitan Regional Career & Technical Center: Aiden Goncalves
The Prout School: Sara Carpenter
The Prout School: Andrew Webb
The Wheeler School: Stephanie Cannistra
The Wheeler School: Felipe Ferreras
Times2 Academy: Sydaya Tompkins
Times2 Academy: Michael Kimbrough
Tiverton High School: Elizabeth Janick
Tiverton High School: Samuel Turner
Tollgate High School: Haley Moen
Tollgate High School: Tyler Inkley
Tolman High School: Kelly Cano
Tolman High School: Andrew Soares
Trinity Christian Academy: Brandon Rollins
Trinity Christian Academy: Luis Vargas, II
Warwick Area Career & Technical Center:  Brett Prescott
Warwick Veterans Memorial High School: Napatsone Soupharath
Warwick Veterans Memorial High School: John McNally
West Warwick High School: Amanda Gregory
West Warwick High School: Jesse Lawrence
Westerly High School: Katherine Eichorn
Westerly High School: Noah Carsten
William M. Davies, Jr. Career & Technical High School: Sarah Ogundore
William M. Davies, Jr. Career & Technical High School: Jacques P. Dorval
Woonsocket Area Career & Technical Center: Christine Thompson
Woonsocket Area Career & Technical Center: Matthew Brennan
Woonsocket High School: Brianna Tavares
Woonsocket High School: Troy Witter


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