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The Valley Breeze & Observer 05-23-2019

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SMITHFIELD SCITUATE FOSTER GLOCESTER EDITION | VALLEY BREEZE & OBSERVER | MAY 23-29, 2019 IN OUR SCHOOLS 9 cer, and baseball, and was MVP of Division 2 North for baseball. Pierce also earned the Wheaton Presidential Scholarship and a Rensselaer Medal. When asked what motivated him to excel, he said, "I hold myself to the highest possible expectations, and also am motivated by providing for my current and future family." Pierce said he will remember the friendships he has made, his suc- cesses and sports, and the funny moments with friends from his time at SHS. Salutatorian Justin Andreozzi, 18, son of James and Christine Andreozzi, is studying chemical engineering at the University of Connecticut in the fall. He said his parents and family motivated him to succeed, and he's always been per- sonally motivated as well. Andreozzi is the lead percussion- ist in concert and jazz band, and a member of the drum ensemble. He earned the National Honor Society, serving as an officer. He also received the Red Sox Spirit of Service Scholarship, the St. Michael's College Book Award, and the Pell Medal for Excellence in U.S. History. He said he has fond memories of the school, his friends and teachers. Lyndsey Cairone, 17, daugh- ter of Gina and Dean Cairone, is attend- ing the University of Rhode Island to study pharmacy after graduation. She said her parents, future career, and life after high school motivated her to excel. Cairone earned all-tournament and all academics on the soccer team, and the Providence Water Leadership Award. She is a member of the National Honor Society, the soccer captain, and participated in Unity Basketball and the Unity Club. Katie Grenon, 18, daughter of Gail and Michael Grenon, will study chemical engineering at URI. She received the Society of Women Engineers Award. Grenon is the captain of the girl's volleyball team, and her volleyball team earned second-team all division. She said she has the drive to achieve the most suc- cess she can attain, and attributes her success in high school to her best friends and her favorite teacher, Dr. McCarthy. "I will remember being a part of an amazing, close-knit class," Grenon said. Daniel Costello, 18, son of Kathleen and Peter Costello, will attend American University for the honors program in international rela- tions. While at SHS, Costello was the president of the National Honor Society, the junior class president, and played soc- cer. He received the Rhode Island Secretary of State Civic Leadership Award. Costello said he attributes his suc- cess to his teachers and friends, and was motivated in school by the local level of competition and future suc- cess. Sydney Austin, 18, daughter of Monica and David Austin, is attend- ing Salve Regina to study studio art and biology in the fall. While at SHS, she was a member of the HOSA Club, the Art Club, muay thai and did extensive volunteer work. She received an honorable mention from Jack Reed, won the McCauley scholarship, and took home the Yale Book Award for intellectual promise and personal character. "I always look for a challenge to overcome and new things to try. I take challenging classes because I am surrounded by people who want the same as I do and they are support- ive," Austin said. Valerie Zammarelli, 17, daugh- ter of Mary Ann Gallo and Thomas Zammarelli, will attend the University of Connecticut to study pathobiology after graduation. As SHS, Zammarelli was the lacrosse captain, played basketball and was a member of the HOSA Club and National Honor Society. She said she will remember her friends and teachers from SHS, and all the support she received from them and her family. She said her parents, future family and people she will help in the medical field moti- vated her to excel. Lauren Malouin, 17, daughter of Michelle and Joseph Malouin, will study biochemistry and cellular and molecular biology at Quinnipiac University. She said her parents, younger sis- ter, Rep. John Lombardi, her closest friends and her school counselor con- tributed to her suc- cess at SHS. While there, she earned the Rhode Island Civic Leadership Award, a citation from the U.S. House of Representatives, and awards from the National and Rhode Island Honor Society. "SHS has come to feel like a fami- ly rather than just a school," Malouin said. Michael Reynolds, 18, son of Chris and Joey Reynolds, is plan- ning to attend URI to study mechanical engineering in the fall. While at SHS, for wrestling he earned all-state honors three times, and all-district and all-county twice. He also played football. He said he will remember "the grind" of SHS, and received motivation from himself, his friends and his coaches. Aidan Nolan, 18, son of Karen and Sean Nolan, will attend Bryant University to study finance. He is the senior class secretary and was the junior class vice president as well as the vice president of the Chess Club. He participated in unified basketball, the boy's volleyball team and the Rhode Island and National Honor Societies. "I will always remember how much effort the teachers at Scituate High School put into their work to help their students succeed," Nolan said. SHS From Page One CAIRONE GRENON COSTELLO AUSTIN ZAMMARELLI MALOUIN REYNOLDS NOLAN See TOP 11, Page 11

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