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Westfield High School Seniors Honored at Awards Night

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More than 130 awards were presented to graduating Westfield High School seniors during the school's annual awards night. Credits: Jill D'Ambrosio
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WESTFIELD, NJ — More than 130 awards were presented to graduating Westfield High School seniors last week during the school’s annual Awards Night. According to the school district, the following students received awards:

Isaac Amador - Westfield PTC Scholarship; Isaac Amador- Peggy H. and Jeremiah A. Lott Scholarship Fund Award; Isaac Amador - Forensics Award; Isaac Amador - Douglas C. Yearley Memorial Scholarship; Matthew Baker- Intro to Design, Engineering and Architecture - IDEA Award; Jake Barrow- National Merit Scholarship Program – Commended; Jake Barrow- AP Computer Science Award; Caroline Barry-Kelly Mazzucco Journalism Award; Ryan  Bass- United States Marine Corp - Navy Scholarship; Jonathan Bergman- Edmund K. Faltermayer Journalism Scholarship; Jonathan Bergman- Katherine E. Cuthbertson Memorial Achievement Award; Christopher Boutsikaris -The Westfield Education Association Scholarship; Katherine  Brown - Barbara Philpot Memorial Spirit Award; Samuel Brown - Westfield PTC Scholarship; Anna  Browne- Westfield PTC Scholarship; Mitchell Bryk- Katherine E. Cuthbertson Memorial Achievement Award; Mitchell Bryk - Environmental Science Award; Max Carle- Westfield Chapter UNICO National Awards;  Max Carle- Douglas C. Yearley Memorial Scholarship; Courtney Casale-National Merit Scholarship Program – Commended;  Albert Chen- National Merit Scholarship Program – Winner; Albert Chen -Seminar in College Mathematics Award; Albert Chen- Madeline Wild Bristol Award; Albert Chen -Westfield High School Distinguished Student Award;  Julie Ann Cuenca -Waldron W. Holck and Sydna Holck Eddy Memorial Fund Scholarship; Ryan Dang- National Merit Scholarship Program – Finalist; Ryan Dang- Excellence in Physics 2 AP; Sarah Davis -Rachel Mather Sullivan Scholarship; Marina DeCotiis - National Merit Scholarship Program – Commended; Elisabeth Diamantopoulos - Westfield Jaycees Scholarship; Julia  DiBella - Italian Club Achievement Award; Christian  Dobosiewicz  - Mandeville-Rentrop Scholarship;  Siddiq Douglas - Joseph E. Rood Memorial Award; Jessica Doyle - Optimist Club Thom Hornish Youth Volunteer Award; Jessica Doyle - English Department Book Lover's Award;  Jessica  Doyle - French Elan Award; Sidharth Eleswarapu - National Merit Scholarship Program – Commended;  Alan Fang - National Merit Scholarship Program – Commended; Jack Fico - National Merit Scholarship Program – Commended;  Jack Fico - Laura Meierhans Memorial Award; Jared Foley -  Social Studies Department Award;  Cecile Fountain-Jardim - National Merit Scholarship Program – Commended; John Frankola  - The Westfield Future Achievement Scholarship; William Frey - Calculus Award; Julia Frontero - Margaret Dietrich Award; Danielle Gabuzda - Marc Hardy Memorial Latin Award;  Samantha Gargiulo - Barbara Philpot Memorial Spirit Award; Samantha Gargiulo - Westfield PTC Scholarship; Samantha Gargiulo - Westfield Chapter UNICO National Awards; Samantha Gargiulo  - Douglas C. Yearley Memorial Scholarship; Katharine  Gillen - Bruce Dunning Memorial Award; Jarek Gozdieski - The Les Jacobsen "SBATAI" Award; Alexander Grom - Katherine E. Cuthbertson Memorial Achievement Award; Veronica  Grycan - Italian Club Achievement Award; Frankanthony Guerriero - National Merit Scholarship Program – Commended; Frankanthony Guerriero - J. Isabella Dodds Award; Frankanthony Guerriero - English Department Award for Excellence in Literature; Frankanthony Guerriero - Italian Club Achievement Award; Frankanthony Guerriero - Model United Nations and Youth and Government Award;  William Harmer - Col. & Mrs. Henry Bayard McCoy Scholarship; Jah'Cara Harrison - The Westfield Future Achievement Scholarship; Liam Heinbokel- National Merit Scholarship Program – Commended; Eloise Hendricks - National Merit Scholarship Program – Commended; Eloise Hendricks - Charles E. Brown Prize in History; Eloise Hendricks - Excellence in Biology 2 AP; Jordan Hindes - National Merit Scholarship Program – Commended; Ana Islas - The Westfield Future Achievement Scholarship; Alison Jaruzelski  - National Merit Scholarship Program – Commended; Shanna Kelly - The Barry Judd Memorial Scholarship; Shanna Kelly - Kelly Mazzucco Journalism Award; Catherine King - Col. & Mrs. Henry Bayard McCoy Scholarship - Matching Foundation Award; Jake Klofta - David M. Hart Science Award ; Ann-Sophie Koglin - Exercise and Sports Science Award; Mackail Liederman - J. Isabella Dodds Award; Mackail Liederman - The Westfield Education Association Scholarship; Mackail Liederman - Westfield PTC Scholarship; Mackail Liederman - Katherine E. Cuthbertson Memorial Achievement Award; Mackail Liederman  - Sylvia Cummin Outstanding Business Student Award;  Briana  Litchholt - State Farm "Good Neighbor" Scholarship;  Jesse Liu - National Merit Scholarship Program – Commended; Jesse Liu -Charles Frankenbach, Sr. Memorial Scholarshi; Jesse Liu - J. Isabella Dodds Award; Elise Lloyd - The Charles Addams Memorial Art Award; Catalina Londono - F.L.A.G. – Foreign Language Awareness Group Award;  Jakob Lorenzo - Laurence F. Greene Achievement Award; Jessie Luterbach - Laurence F. Greene Achievement Award; Rachel  Mattessich  -National Merit Scholarship Program – Commended; Jazsmin Mayer - The Westfield Future Achievement Scholarship; Megan Melillo - Westfield PTC Scholarship; Felicia Mermer - National Merit Scholarship Program – Commended; Felicia Mermer - English Department Award for Excellence in Language; Felicia Mermer - Model United Nations and Youth and Government Award; Felicia Mermer - Spanish Club Academic Achievement Award;  Felicia  Mermer - Excellence in Chemistry 2 AP; Madelyn  Metzger  - The Westfield Future Achievement Scholarship; Jonathan Miller – The Kelly Mazzucco Scholarship; Amalia Montes - William E. Wyman Memorial Award; Amalia Montes - Westfield Jaycees Scholarship;  Amalia Montes - John Byrne Memorial Scholarship;  Thomas Morley - The Westfield Future Achievement Scholarship; Sarah Morton - Excellence in Physics 2 AP; Nicholas Mueller - Exercise and Sports Science Award; Hopper Murray - Robert & Marilyn Bunting Award;  Hopper Murray - The Cindy Gallagher Memorial Award; Hopper Murray - Westfield Jaycees Scholarship;  Hopper Murray - Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce Scholarship;  Hopper Murray - John Byrne Memorial Scholarship; Hopper Murray - Westfield Chapter UNICO National Awards;  Lukas Naeveke - Most Outstanding World Language Student; Rowan Oberman - Westfield Democratic Committee Public Service Award; Kevin Palmer - Intro to Design, Engineering and Architecture - IDEA Award; Paul Parker - The Westfield Future Achievement Scholarship; Anthony Pericolo - Westfield Young Republican Committee Public Service Award; Anthony Pericolo - J. Isabella Dodds Award;  Anthony Pericolo - Excellence in Chemistry 2 AP;  Grace Pfeifer - Lisa K. Monteleone Teaching Scholarship;  Julia Pierce - Katheryn Brennan Memorial Award;  Nova Qi - National Merit Scholarship Program – Finalist; Nova Qi -Excellence in French Award;  Nova  Qi - AP Calculus BC Award;  Jenna Rediker - AP Calculus AB Award; Hailey Reilly - Frank A. and Margaret R. MacPherson Fund Award; Hailey Reilly - The Gail Trimble Memorial Award; Hailey Reilly - Physical Education Award; Bryanna Reinhardt - Model United Nations and Youth and Government Award; Bryanna Reinhardt - Westfield Jaycees Scholarship; Amelia Ritter -Westfield Art Association Award; Madeleine Rosenthal - Madeline Wild Bristol Award; Madeleine Rosenthal - Westfield Welcome Club Scholarship; Tyler Roth - Justina V. Taylor Memorial Award; Deanna Sanchez - Douglas C. Yearley Memorial Scholarship; Brooke Schaeffer - National Merit Scholarship Program – Commended; Brooke Schaeffer - Liesja Tortorello "Carpe Diem" Award; Chanel Shum - Jean M. McDermott Fine Arts Award; Chanel Shum - Steven Lapidus Memorial Scholarship; Erica Simmons - The Douglas J. Odenkirk Memorial Award; Erica Simmons - Barbara Philpot Memorial Spirit Award; Erica Simmons - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Association/Dorothy Kirkley Memorial Scholarship; Erica Simmons - The Westfield Future Achievement Scholarship; Erica Simmons - Katherine E. Cuthbertson Memorial Achievement Award; Erica Simmons - Douglas C. Yearley Memorial Scholarship; Julia Simpson - Noel and Thelma Taylor Memorial Award; Elizabeth Smith - National Merit Scholarship Program – Commended; Elizabeth Smith - Westfield Democratic Committee Public Service Award; Elizabeth Smith - AP Statistics Award; Elizabeth Smith - Model United Nations and Youth and Government Award; Ryan Soldati - The Excellence in History Award; Sarah Steiner - National Merit Scholarship Program – Finalist; Emma Stierhoff - Optimist Club Thom Hornish Youth Volunteer Award; Aidan  Sumner - The Westfield Education Association Scholarship;  Robert Suriano - Physical Education Award;  Natasjia Taylor  - John S. and Helen Bell McMartin Award; Cassandra  Teschner  - Katherine E. Cuthbertson Memorial Achievement Award; Megan Troutman - Joel V. Langholtz Memorial Award; Megan Troutman -Westfield Association of Administrators and Supervisors Scholarship;  Aarie Vann - Westfield High School Blue Devil TV Award; Michael Vricella-Stokes - Westfield PTC Scholarship; Brianna Whitfield - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Association/Dorothy Memorial Scholarship; Brianna Whitfield - Katheryn Brennan Memorial Award; Dakota Williams - Discrete Mathematics, Probability & Statistics Award;  Allison Worms - Spanish Club Service Awards; and Diana Wu – National Merit Scholarship Program – Commended.

In addition, teacher and staff award recipients included: Scott Rutherford - The Above and Beyond Award; Maria Martinez - Robert L. Foose and Linda J. Foose Memorial Award; Christopher Tafelski - WHS Distinguished Teacher Award; Christopher Vitale - PTSO Teacher of the Year; and Leah Jarvis – Westfield Municipal Alliance Volunteer of the Year Award.        

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