New Opportunities announces 29th Annual Scholarship recipients

Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Waterbury, CT

New Opportunities today announced the winners of the organization’s 29th Annual Scholarship awards. Winners include:

Patricia H. Mayfield Memorial Scholarship

  • Kendria Kinsley of Waterbury -- Warren F. Kaynor Technical High School

Kay Wyrick Memorial Scholarship

  • Michelle Saunders of Waterbury -- Waterbury Arts Magnet School

New Opportunities Employee Scholarship

  • Viana Lazaro of Waterbury -- Crosby High School
  • Stephanie Cruz-Rincon of Waterbury -- Wilby High School
  • Cleary McKenzie of New Haven -- Wilbur Cross High School & The Educational Center for the Arts
  • Alexa Dudley of Meriden -- Platt High School
  • Julissa Martinez of Torrington -- Torrington High School
  • Samuel Marte of Waterbury -- Warren F. Kaynor Technical High School

Afro-Latin Indian Scholarship

  • 1st Place, Poetry Category -- Santina Gianni-LaPlante of Waterbury -- Waterbury Arts Magnet School
  • 1st Place, Essay Category -- Danixa Molina of Waterbury -- Crosby High School
  • 1st Place, Art Category -- Imani James of Waterbury -- Kennedy High School
  • 2nd Place, Poetry Category -- Malik Edwards of Waterbury -- Crosby High School
  • 2nd Place, Poetry Category -- Tasaya Northover of Waterbury -- Crosby High School
  • 2nd Place, Essay Category -- Emily Drewry of Waterbury -- Sacred Heart High School
  • 2nd Place, Art Category -- Randy Molloy (Waterbury) -- Warren F. Kaynor Technical High School
  • First Place, Poetry, Grade 6 -- Emma Denihan, Seth Drewry & Lauren McDuff of Blessed Sacrament
  • First Place, Poetry, Grade 7 –- Jacob Adorno of North End
  • First Place, Poetry, Grade 8 -- Aiyana Ward of Blessed Sacrament
  • First Place, Poetry, Grade 9 –- Jennifer Carroll of Holy Cross & Emily Gardin of Waterbury Career Academy
  • First Place, Poetry, Grade 10 -– Xheklin Nano of Kennedy
  • First Place, Poetry, Grade 11 –- Joshua Adorna of Wilby & Desira Blanchard of WAMS
  • First Place, Essay, Grade 6 -- Ava Mullin of Blessed Sacrament
  • First Place, Essay, Grade 7 –- Maggie O’Leary of Blessed Sacrament
  • First Place, Essay, Grade 8 -- Nyshay Northover of Wallace
  • First Place, Essay, Grade 10 -– Xheklin Nano of Kennedy
  • First Place, Essay, Grade 11 –- Desira Blanchard of WAMS
  • First Place, Art, Grade 6 -- Jaslin Santos of West Side
  • First Place, Art, Grade 7 –- Journey Singleton of Chase Collegiate
  • First Place, Art, Grade 8 -- Preston Senderoff of Wallace
  • First Place, Art, Grade 9 –- Gillian Greene of Chase Collegiate
  • First Place, Art, Grade 10 -– Xheklin Nano of Kennedy
  • First Place, Art, Grade 11 –- Stuart Mena of Kennedy
  • Second Place, Poetry, Grade 6 -- Clive Rose of Reed School
  • Second Place, Poetry, Grade 7 -- Natasha Angel of Blessed Sacrament
  • Second Place, Poetry, Grade 8 -- Kathryn McDuff of Blessed Sacrament
  • Second Place, Poetry, Grade 9 -- Kyla Hamilton of Holy Cross
  • Second Place, Poetry, Grade 10 -- Maaliyah Gaston of WAMS
  • Second Place, Poetry, Grade 10 -- Jaida Woods of Kennedy
  • Second Place, Poetry, Grade 11 -- Liz Angelicola of Kaynor
  • Second Place, Essay, Grade 6 -- Douglas Riofrio of Blessed Sacrament & Elena Acevedo of St. Mary’s
  • Second Place, Essay, Grade 8 -- Jayson Langlois of Blessed Sacrament
  • Second Place, Essay, Grade 10 -- Jacob Levin of WAMS
  • Second Place, Art, Grade 6 -- Kristi Lavoy of St. Mary’s
  • Second Place, Art, Grade 7 -- Kristina Deyo of WAMS
  • Second Place, Art, Grade 8 -- Sean Kurutan of St. Peter & Paul
  • Second Place, Art, Grade 9 -- Xhoana Agolli of Kennedy
  • Second Place, Art, Grade 10 -- Jamie Rinaldi of WAMS
  • Second Place, Art, Grade 11 -- Savannah Nido of Seymour

Scholarship winners will be honored at the 29th Annual Scholarship Reception held on Thursday, July 17th at New Opportunities headquarters, located at 232 North Elm Street in Waterbury. Tickets are $25 to attend with an RSVP required. Those interested can RSVP online at newoppinc.org, or by calling Francine Nido at (203) 575-4202.

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