St. Mary School is proud of all it's alumni, and this graduation season was a good of example of why this is. Many awards, scholarships and accolades were given to former SMS students as they graduate high school, but two of them stand out for their remarkable achievements.
Megan Cogguillo graduated Valedictorian of this year’s Lauralton Hall, Class of 2012. She is heading to Dartmouth in the Fall.
The faculty and staff of Lauralton Hall proudly revealed the names of this year’s senior award recipients on May 23, at a ceremony held in the Claven Auditorium. Class of 2012 Valedictorian Megan Cogguillo topped a list of accomplished and
service-minded graduates who will pursue higher education at some of the most
competitive colleges and universities in the country.
Megan also was honored with the following awards: Connecticut Association of Secondary Schools Leadership Award, Excellence in English Literature & Language, High Honors for First Three Quarters of Senior Year, Mathematics Department Medal, National Merit Scholarship Program Commended Student, New Haven Register & Yale University Senior Spotlight, President Obama Recognition of Educational Excellence Award.
Patrick Hayes graduated as Man of the Year from Notre Dame High School, Class of 2012. Patrick is headed to Boston College in the Fall.
Notre Dame of West Haven announced its highest honors during the School’s 63rd Commencement Exercises on May 27, 2012. Patrick Hayes ’12, of Milford, was named the Class of 2012 Man of the Year, given annually to the senior who in the judgment of the faculty made the greatest positive contribution to school life during his senior year.
A member of the National and Latin Honor Societies, teachers describe Hayes as "respectful, mature, intelligent, and always concerned for the needs of others." He has served as class president, captain of the soccer team and track team and was selected as both a Peer Counselor and Team ND member. He was President of the National Honor Society and represented Notre Dame at a Holy Cross Leadership Conference. His list of community service activities is quite impressive and includes being a lector at his own parish.
Patrick has also been honored with several other awards. At the Honors Convocation held May 17, he was named a SCC (Southern Connecticut Conference) Scholar-Leader, he received the English Composition Award as well as the Cavanaugh Award for Sportsmanship while representing Notre Dame on the athletic fields. This past April, he was named one of the 10 Scholar Athletes in the SCC for that month and he also received the President Obama Recognition of Educational Excellence Award.
We wish Megan, Patrick and all of this year's graduates success in their next chapter.