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Westfield Students Receive 175 Awards at Annual WHS Awards Night

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Alexandra Jackman receives an award at Westfield High School’s annual Awards Night. Credits: Westfield Public Schools
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WESTFIELD, NJ — At Westfield High School’s annual Awards Night last month, 175 awards were presented to graduating seniors, according to Westfield Public Schools.

The following students received awards at the May 24 event, held in the school’s auditorium:

Italian-American Club of Westfield Terry DiFalco Scholarship – Nicolina Albano ● Italian Club Achievement Award - Nicolina Albano ● Model United Nations and Youth and Government Award -  Ben Albert Halevy ● National Merit Scholarship Program  -  Commended - Alisha Asija ● Dorothy Kirkley Memorial Scholarship/The Dr. MLK, Jr. Assoc – Aliyah Barnes ● Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce Scholarship – Aliyah Barnes ● William E. Wyman Memorial Award – Aliyah Barnes ● Westfield PTC Scholarship – Aliyah Barnes ● Westfield High School Blue Devil TV Award – Hal Barnes ● National Merit Scholarship Program  -  Commended – Owen Bartok ● The Charles Addams Memorial Art Award – Matthew Bernstein ● Jean M. McDermott Fine Arts Award – Dale Beyert ● National Merit Scholarship Program  -  Commended – Evan Binder ● The Buriss Music & MacRitchie Technology Award – Noah Bram ● Bruce Dunning Memorial Award – Claire Brennan ● Westfield Democratic Committee Public Service Award – Grace Brindle ● Col. & Mrs. Henry Bayard McCoy Scholarship  -  (female) Matching Foundation Award – Grace Brindle ● John S. and Helen Bell McMartin Award – Elizabeth Brown-Cordero ● Dorothy Kirkley Memorial Scholarship/The Dr. MLK, Jr. Assoc – Elizabeth Brown-Cordero ●  Westfield PTC Scholarship – Elizabeth Brown-Cordero ● French Elan Award – Elizabeth Brown-Cordero  ● Forensic Science – Sydney Bryant ● National Merit Scholarship Program  -  Commended – Eli A Burk ●

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The Westfield Future Achievement Scholarship – Sergio Cabrera ● Katherine E. Cuthbertson Memorial Achievement Award – Nicholas Calgano ● Sylvia Cummin Outstanding Business Student Award - Nicholas Calgano ● United States Marines Patriot Award – Brian Callahan  ●

Peggy H. and Jeremiah A. Lott Scholarship Fund Award – Loukas Carayannopoulos ● Seminar in College Mathematics Award – Loukas Carayannopoulos ● National Merit Scholarship Program  -  Commended – Loukas Carayannopoulos ● Westfield PTC Scholarship – Ava Carey ● Madeline Wild Bristol Award – Soo Min Chung ● United States Marines Scholastic Excellence Award – Soo Min Chung ● National Merit Scholarship Program  -  Finalist  - Soo Min Chung ● F.L.A.G. – Foreign Language Awareness Group Award – Camila Coelho ● F.L.A.G. – Foreign Language Awareness Group Award – Sara Correa ● National Merit Scholarship Program  -  Commended – Stefan Crigler ● Westfield PTC Scholarship – Jacob Davis ● Andrew Karp Award – Samantha Della Fera ● Model United Nations and Youth and Government Award – Samantha Della Fera ● The Seeing Eye Puppy Raising Program Scholarship – Shannon Devitt ● Italian - American Club of Westfield Terry DiFalco Scholarship – Christina Di Bella ● Italian Club Achievement Award – Christina Di Bella ● Social Studies Department Award – Claudia Dougherty ● Exercise and Sports Science Award – Joshua Ebel ● Charles Ropars Memorial Scholarship – Joshua Ebel ● Steven Lapidus Memorial Scholarship – Marie Eisenhauer ● Joel V. Langholtz Memorial Award – Rayanne Elsherif ● National Merit Scholarship Program  -  Commended – Melissa Endy ● Environmental Science Award – Michael Ferraro ● The Les Jacobsen "SBATAI" Award – Mark Fico ● Laura Meierhans Memorial Award – Mark Fico ● AP Computer Science Award – Spencer Fishman ● National Merit Scholarship Program  -  Commended – Spencer Fishman ● National Merit Scholarship Program  -  Commended – Katherine Foley ● National Merit Scholarship Program  -  Winner (Corporate-sponsored)  - Hanna Frankel ● United States Marines Distinguished Athletic Excellence Award – Jeffrey Gagum ● Physical Education Award (male) – Jeffrey Gagum ● The Westfield Education Association Scholarship – Sara Gargiulo ● Model United Nations and Youth and Government Award – Lucy Hale ● National Merit Scholarship Program  -  Winner (College-sponsored) – Olivia Hamilton ● F.L.A.G. – Foreign Language Awareness Group Award – Olivia Hamilton ● Laurence F. Greene Achievement Award – Ava Harrison ● Justina V. Taylor Memorial Award – Christina Harvey ● Douglas C. Yearley Memorial Scholarship – Christina Harvey ● English Department Award for Excellence in Language – Michael Hauge ● AP Calculus BC Award – Michael Hauge ● National Merit Scholarship Program  -  Winner – Michael Hauge  ● Physics AP – Michael Hauge ● Westfield High School Distinguished Student Award – Michael Hauge ● AP Statistics Award – Christopher Hoerrner ● Chemistry 2 AP – Christopher Hoerrner ● National Merit Scholarship Program  -  Commended – Emily Holtzman ● The Excellence in History Award – Emily Holtzman ● Madeline Wild Bristol Award – Matthew Hopen ● Rachel Mather Sullivan Scholarship – Matthew Hopen ● National Merit Scholarship Program  -  Commended – Sophie Hurwitz ● Lisa K. Monteleone Teaching Scholarship – Jenna Iorio ● Westfield Association of Administrators and Supervisors Scholarship – Jenna Iorio ● Westfield Jaycees Scholarship – Alexandra Jackman ● State Farm "Good Neighbor" Scholarship – Alexandra Jackman ● AXA Achievement Award – Alexandra Jackman ● Optimist Club Thom Hornish Youth Volunteer Award – Alexandra Jackman ● Barbara Philpot Memorial Spirit Award – Alexandra Jackman ● National Merit Scholarship Program  -  Commended – Alistair Kapadia ● The Westfield Education Association Scholarship – Haley Kasko ● Westfield PTC Scholarship – Haley Kasko ● Certificate of Appointment to the US Military Academy (West Point) – Benjamin Kelly ● National Merit Scholarship Program  -  Commended – Max Kleiman-Lynch ● Semper Fidelis Award for Musical Excellence – Mark Kostyack ● Margaret Dietrich Award – Olivia Kuzman ● United States Marines Patriot Award - Benjamin Kwok ● National Merit Scholarship Program  -  Commended – Rafaela Laitamaki ● Model United Nations and Youth and Government Award – Rafaela Laitamaki ● Spanish Club Academic Achievement Award – Rafaela Laitamaki ● National Merit Scholarship Program  -  Commended – Julia Li ● National Merit Scholarship Program  -  Commended – Catherine Li ● National Merit Scholarship Program  -  Finalist  - Amy Liang ● The Kelly Mazzucco Scholarship (aka Wilson School School) – Hannah Liddy ● Andrew Karp Award – Emmy Liederman ● Douglas C. Yearley Memorial Scholarship – Emmy Liederman ● Westfield PTC Scholarship – Emmy Liederman ● Marc Hardy Memorial Latin Award – Nicholas Maher ● Kelly Mazzucco Journalism Award – Julia Mazzucco ● John Byrne Memorial Scholarship – Cameron McLaughlin ● Westfield Young Republican Committee Public Service Award – Michael Mohr - Ramirez  ● F.L.A.G. – Foreign Language Awareness Group Award – Michael Mohr-Ramirez ● The Westfield Future Achievement Scholarship – Keren Moncayo ● Ezra Kennedy Memorial Scholarship – Isabella Montes ● Katherine E. Cuthbertson Memorial Achievement Award – Isabella Montes ● Intro to Design, Engineering and Architecture  -  IDEA Award – Griffin Morgan ● Ezra Kennedy Memorial Scholarship – John Mulvanerty ● National Merit Scholarship Program  -  Commended – Ryan Murphy ● Mandeville - Rentrop Scholarship – Brianna Muselli ● Waldron W. Holck and Sydna Holck Eddy Memorial Fund Scholarship – Brianna Muselli ● Westfield PTC Scholarship – Brianna Muselli ● The Douglas J. Odenkirk Memorial Award – Brianna Muselli ● The Westfield Future Achievement Scholarship – Brianna Muselli ● Joseph E. Rood Memorial Award – Jack Neiswenter ● The Gail Trimble Memorial Award – Hailey Nettler ● Westfield Welcome Club Scholarship – Hailey Nettler ● Excellence Award in Mandarin – Christopher Ng ● State Farm "Good Neighbor" Scholarship – Ethan Otis ● Westfield PTC Scholarship – Ethan Otis ● Westfield Art Association Award – Christopher Parmelee ● National Merit Scholarship Program  -  Commended – Charlotte Perez ● Westfield Jaycees Scholarship – Cindy Qiang ● National Merit Scholarship Program  -  Commended – Cindy Qiang ● Dorothy Kirkley Memorial Scholarship/The Dr. MLK, Jr. Assoc – Tristan Quallis ● Edmund K. Faltermayer Journalism Scholarship – Zoe Rader ● National Merit Scholarship Program  -  Commended – Noah Reich ● National Merit Scholarship Program  -  Commended – Danielle Rinaldi ● Physical Education Award (female) – Danielle Rinaldi ● Noel and Thelma Taylor Memorial Award – Danielle Rinaldi ● Douglas C. Yearley Memorial Scholarship – Michael Rodriguez ● Westfield PTC Scholarship – Michael Rodriguez ● English Department Award for Excellence in Literature – Charles Rule ● Westfield Chapter UNICO National Awards – Alessandra Sabba ● David M. Hart Science Award – Alessandra Sabba ● Italian Club Achievement Award – Alessandra Sabba ● National Merit Scholarship Program  -  Commended – Henry Sacco ● Douglas C. Yearley Memorial Scholarship – John Sanders ● J. Isabella Dodds Award – Cameron Scaleran ● John S. and Helen Bell McMartin Award – Cameron Scalera ● Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce Scholarship – Cameron Scalera ● John Byrne Memorial Scholarship – Cameron Scalera ● Westfield Chapter UNICO National Awards – Cameron Scalera ● AP Calculus AB Award – Cameron Scalera ● Most Outstanding World Language Student – Cameron Scalera ● John Byrne Memorial Scholarship – Leigh Scarano ● Westfield PTC Scholarship – Matthew Schiff ● Katherine E. Cuthbertson Memorial Achievement Award – Sara Schneider ● Star of Progress in Mandarin Award – Sara Schneider ● Calculus Award – Caroline Seery ● Kathryn Brennan Memorial Award – Charlotte Seltzer ● Westfield Municipal Alliance, Volunteer of the Year Award – Sara Slavin ● Kelly Mazzucco Journalism Award – Rebecca Smoot ● Laurence F. Greene Achievement Award – Matthew Stravach ● Kathryn Brennan Memorial Award – Kathleen Sullivan ● Robert & Marilyn Bunting Award – Kathleen Sullivan ● The Kelly Mazzucco Scholarship (aka Wilson School School) – Kyra Sullivan ● Frank A. and Margaret R. MacPherson Fund Award – Christopher Swingle  ● Discrete Mathematics, Probability & Statistics Award – Katerina Truch ● Westfield PTC Scholarship – Katerina Truch ● Ezra Kennedy Memorial Scholarship – John Tyahla ● The Barry Judd Memorial Scholarship – Paige Venturino ● Charles E. Brown History Prize Award – Paul Vernick ● Katherine E. Cuthbertson Memorial Achievement Award – Peter Walter ● Biology AP – Kevin Wang ● English Department Book Lover's Award – Katherine Whipple ● Excellence in French Award – Katherine Whipple ● F.L.A.G. – Foreign Language Awareness Group Award – Katherine Whipple ● National Merit Scholarship Program  -  Winner – Nicholas Youssef  ● Charles Frankenbach, Sr. Memorial Scholarship – Philip Zanfagna ● Liesja Tortorello "Carpe Diem" Award – Philip Zanfagna ● Westfield Democratic Committee Public Service Award – Philip Zanfagna ● Col. & Mrs. Henry Bayard McCoy Scholarship (male) – Philip Zanfagna ● National Merit Scholarship Program  -  Commended – Natalia Zeller – MacLean.

In addition, teacher and staff award recipients included: 

PTSO Teacher of the Year Award – Mr. John Brzozowski ● WHS Distinguished Teacher of the Year Award – Ms. Molly Dennis ● The Above and Beyond Award – Mr. Daniel Devlin ● Robert L. Foose and Linda J. Foose Memorial Award – Mr. Kevin Womack.

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