On Sunday, October 1, 2017, Salesian High School celebrated its annual Academic Awards Mass and Communion Breakfast. At this event, students in grades 10, 11, and 12 are recognized for excellence in all subject areas during the 2016-2017 school year. Also recognized were those students who, although they did not have high averages, deserved special recognition for their hard work and efforts to improve. New 10th Grade members of the Honors program and new 9th Grade Math Leaders were also recognized. The event began with 9:00 a.m. Mass with Fr. John Serio, SDB, President, and Fr. Richard Rosin, SDB, Principal, as presider and homilist. Mr. George Janvier, Salesian High School Coordinator of Youth Ministry, and Br. Ky Nguyen, SDB, led a portion of the new school choir in the music.
The award winners included: Excellence in Religion 9, Nicholas Badillo; Most Improved-Religion 9, Chris Nicaj; Excellence in Religion 10, Joseph Panarese; Most Improved-Religion 10, Joel Garcia; Excellence in Religion 11, Bryan Vasquez; Most Improved-Religion 11, Justin Riera; Excellence in Art II, Justin Le; Most Improved-Art II, Jonathan Saez; Excellence in English 9, Michael Krajniczyn; Most Improved-English 9, Nicholas Kola; Excellence in English 10, Antonio Ferrer; Most Improved-English 10, Freddy Burnett; Excellence in American Literature, Michael Krmic; Most Improved-American Literature, Max Gruenbaum; Excellence in Social Studies 9, Gian Paul Calle; Most Improved-Social Studies 9, Tristan Alfonso; Excellence in AP World History, Justin Le; Most Improved-Social Studies 10, David Vettuchiaryil; Excellence in American History, Michael Krmic; Most Improved in American History, David Franklin; Excellence in Integrated Algebra, Sean Considine; Most Improved-Integrated Algebra, Damon Hamblin; Excellence in Geometry, Connor Shanley; Most Improved-Geometry, Dean Alfaro-Goggin; Excellence in Algebra 2/Trigonometry, Michael Scarangella; Most Improved-Algebra2/Trigonometry, Seth Nicholas; Excellence in Biology, Nicholas Badillo; Most Improved-Biology, Austin Haney; Excellence in Earth Science, Joseph Berisha; Most Improved-Earth Science, Nicodemus Nonis; Excellence in Chemistry, Kevin Kocovic; Most Improved-Chemistry, Frank Williams; Excellence in Physics, Bryan Vasquez; Most Improved-Physics, Jason Akujobi; Excellence in Spanish I, Eric Abreu; Most Improved-Spanish I, Dylan Bello; Excellence in Spanish II, Michael Crespo; Most Improved-Spanish II, Terrell Richards; Excellence in Spanish III, Merenda Connor; Most Improved-Spanish III, Julian Cotrich; Excellence in Italian I, Christopher Elias; Most Improved-Italian I, Michael Grizzaffi; Excellence in Italian II, Jonathan Scerbo; Most Improved-Italian II, Gabriel Zambrana; Excellence in Italian III, Luigi Auriemma; Most Improved-Italian III, Thomas Ripka.
Also honored were the new members of the Honors Program, Syed Abdurrahman, Eric Abreu, Bryan Avila-Alas, Nicholas Badillo, Gian Paul Calle, Angel Campoverde Delgado, Timothy Capper, Hector Cruz, Gabriel Droz, Christopher Elias, Andrew Hall, Austin Haney, Damien Jameison, Vincent Lombardozzi, Christopher Lopez-Castro, Hamid Malik, Aidan Martinez, Emanuel Mazzella-Rodriguez, Jack Morrissey, Mathias Oyervide, Michael Passanisi, Keanu Richards, Daniel Solis, Kaiden Sookdar, Ryan St. Jean, Joseph Subick, and Brandon Torres, as well as the new members of the Math Leaders Program, Alessio Campione, Joao Lopes, Luke Mullane, Liam O’Driscoll, Jonathan Rosado, and Joseph Trosa.
Special thanks to Mrs. Agnes McNamara, Dean of Academics, Sr. Barbara Wright, OP, Assistant Principal for Academics, and Mr. Steven Sallustio, Director of Admissions, for organizing the Awards Mass and Breakfast, and to William and the cafeteria staff for preparing and serving the breakfast.