KENILWORTH, NJ – David Brearley Middle School held its Annual Eighth Grade Awards for Achievement on June 1. Approximately 36 awards were given.

In addition, the top 10 students received yellow cords to wear at graduation from the David Brearley Middle School PTO.

Michael Graham and Michael Dotro were awarded the PTO Valedictorian and Salutatorian, respectively. In addition, they received the Margaret and Josette Klugman Memorial Award, presented to two students with the highest scholastic achievement in the four major subject areas.

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Graham and Asiana Vi were presented with the GCMS Science Award, given to highly motivated science students. Dotro and Angelina Martello received the Kenilworth Bears Award, which was presented to the male and female athletes with the highest grade point average.

A full list of awards and recipients was provided by the district and can be found below:

Ryley David: Tim Carbone Memorial Scholarship Award – Presented to the student who demonstrates integrity and good character and displays a helpful, caring attitude towards others - $50 Check

Karen Perez-Velazquez and Christian Ballaga: Rotary Club Award - presented to two students who were involved in the school community - $50 Gift Card each

Michael Dotro and Michael Graham: Margaret and Josette Klugman Memorial Award - presented to two students with the highest scholastic achievement in the four major subject areas - $75 check each

Jack Balwierczak, Robert Cox, Grace Devlin and Ryley David: P.B.A. Administrative Merit Award - presented to the four students who have been academically outstanding, cooperative and dependable - $50 Gift Card each

Michael Padula and Kylah Spranger: Kenilworth Volunteer Fire Department/Rescue Squad Award - presented to the two students who show good community or school service –$100 Check each

Salvatore Larosa: Kenilworth Senior Citizen Club Award - presented to the student who shows outstanding progress in computer literacy and has maintained average grades in all subjects - $25 Check

Katia Flosa and Jonathan Villalva: The Rose Emmert Scholarship Award - presented to two students who demonstrate the love of reading and learning - $50 Check each

Michael Dotro and Angelina Martello: The Kenilworth Bears Award - presented to two athletes with the highest scholastic average - $100 Check

Nicholas Borg, Emma Kessler and Madison Mulhall: Kenilworth Veterans Center/VFW Post 2230 Award - presented to three students who demonstrate interest in America’s Veterans - $100 Check each  

Ava Figueiredo and Ryan Rodrigues: Better Auto Care Inc. of Kenilworth Award - presented to two students who improved the most in the fourth marking period - $50 Check  

Joseph Conklin, Joseph Lardiere and Danilo Lopez: Soccer Club Award - presented to three soccer players with the highest average - $50 Check each

Casey Rafter: Kenilworth Education Association Award - presented to the student in recognition of outstanding good citizenship - $50 Check

Michael Graham and Asiana Vi: GCMS Science Award - presented to two highly motivated Science students - $25 Gift Card

Anthony Mazzeo: Council Leadership Award - presented to the student that has taken an active role in student council and all supporting activities throughout the school year - $50 Check

Gustavo Carreto and Jessica Skwarek: Recreation Commission Award - presented to two students with outstanding achievement in athletics and sportsmanship - $100 Check each  

Theresa Klemm and Julianna Rei: Jeanne S. DeFillipo Award for English & Literature - presented to the students who demonstrate enthusiasm for English and Literature and are compassionate and understanding towards others - $25 Check each

Nazeer Elias and Katrina Magtalas: David Brearley Scholar-Athlete Award - presented to two students athletes with a high scholastic average - $25 Check each

Logan Church: David Brearley Enthusiastic Scholar Award - presented to a student with a strong work ethic and love for learning - $25 Check

 Grace Devlin: The David Brearley Social Concerns Award - Presented to a student who realize the value of helping others despite his/her busy schedule and looks for nothing in return but the gratification of paying it forward - $100 check

Presentation of Chords to the Top 10 Students: Michael Graham, Michael Dotro, Owen Herrera, Christian Ballage, Michael Padula, Madison Mulhall, Kaia Krysiak, Jessica Lojano,  Melanie dos Santos and  Dylan Wyss

PTO AWARDS

Michael Graham: PTO Valedictorian (Number One in the Class) - presented to the student who has the highest grade point average in the class - $50 Gift Card

Michael Dotro: PTO Salutatorian (Number Two in the Class) - presented to the student who has the second highest grade point average in the class - $50 Gift Card  

Ginamarie Famiglietti: PTO Bruin’s School Spirit Award - presented to student who has made significant contributions toward fostering school spirit - $25 Gift Card  

Grace Devlin: PTO Reading Award - presented to the student who has demonstrated a fondness for reading and literature - $25 Gift Card

Vito Larosa: PTO Performing Arts Award - presented to the student who has shown outstanding talent in the area of performing arts (vocal, music, instrumental. drama or dance - $25 Gift Card

Joseph Lardiere: PTO Good Sportsmanship Award in Memory of Stephanie Rothstein - presented to the student who demonstrated a willingness to serve their school and their fellow students in a friendly, trustworthy and sportsmanship like manner - $25 Gift Card

Anthony Mazzeo: PTO 911 Memorial Award in Memory of Sgt. Robert Kaulfers - presented to the student who shows good citizenship and respect for the school and community - $25 Gift Card

Ginamarie Famiglietti: PTO Memorial Award in Memory of John Tobin - presented to the student who shows good citizenship and respect for the school and community - $25 Gift Card

Grace Devlin: PTO Memorial Award in Memory of Tim Carbone - presented to the student who demonstrates integrity and good character, and displays a helpful caring attitude towards others - $25 Gift Card

Michael Padula: PTO Mathematics Award - presented to the students who has demonstrated strong Mathematical abilities - $25 Gift Card

Grace Devlin: PTO Art Award - presented to the student who has demonstrated strong abilities in the field of Art - $25 Gift Card

Michael Padula: PTO Science Award - presented to the students who has demonstrated strong abilities in the field of Science —$25 Gift Card

Antonio Famiglietti: PTO Charles Vitale “Good Character” Memorial Award - presented to the student who consistently exemplifies desirable qualities of personality, cooperativeness, integrity, reliability and has concern and respect for others - $25 Gift Card

Michael Padula: PTO Social Studies Award - presented to the students who has demonstrated strong abilities in the area of Social Studies - $25 Gift Card

Anthony Mazzeo: PTO World Language Award for Spanish - presented to the student who has demonstrated strong abilities in the area of Spanish - $25 Gift Card

Vito Larosa: PTO World Language Award for Italian - presented to the student who has demonstrated strong abilities in the area of Italian - $25 Gift Card

Antonio Famiglietti: PTO Most Improved Award - presented to the student who has demonstrated significant improvement/progress in academics - $25 Gift Card