Quinebaug Middle College High School Class of 2020
18 June 2020
376 Hartford Turnpike, Hampton, CT 06247
PROGRAM OF EVENTS
Processional - “Pomp & Circumstance”
Welcome and Introduction - Mary Kay Tshonas
Inspirational Speaker - Michael Dube
Presentation of Awards - Mary Kay Tshonas
- The John Wooden “Pyramid of Success” Award
- The Gino LoRicco Teachers’ Award
- The William Glasser Quality Citizenship Award
- The Seth Kreisberg “Transforming Power” Award
- The John Russo “Mission Possible” Award
- The Gary Miller Environmental Science Award
- The John Reed Leadership Award
- The Nan Hirst “Inspiration, Kindness, and Respect” Award
- The Ami Densmore Friends of QMC Award
- University of Connecticut Scholarship Awards
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Presentation of Diplomas and Turning of the Tassel Featuring Student Speakers - Mary Kay Tshonas
- Natalia Marie Reali, Valedictorian +*
- Maxwell Ryan Dionne, Salutatorian +
- Jacob Haugland +~
Remaining Diplomas awarded in alphabetical order by last name
Closing Remarks - Karyn Eves
Recessional “We Are the Champions” - Queen
QUINEBAUG MIDDLE COLLEGE Class of 2020
+ Indicates students who are National Honor Society Scholars
* Indicates students who completed a Capstone of Distinction
~ Indicates students who are National Art Honor Society members
Carmen Eliza Aponte *~
Mandi Lynn Beckman +~
Cheyanne Rae Bricault
Zachary Daniel Cady +*
Antonio A. Carver +
Alexis Marie Currier
Zia Christine Donais +
Lilian Mae Freitag
Autumn Marie Gardner
Spencer J. Gelinas
Kacee-Jean M. Hanlon *
Michael H. Miller
Jasmine Rae Olson +~
Ariel Ortiz ~
Eduardo Perea Hernandez +*
Garrett N. Pompeo
Laura Sage Pudvah ~
Nicholas Ryan Turner
The John Wooden “Pyramid of Success” Award
"Success is peace of mind which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you did your best to become the best you are capable of becoming." John Wooden This award is given to the student who understands and uses the attributes that make up Coach Wooden’s Pyramid of Success which include: Industriousness, Friendship, Loyalty, Cooperation, Enthusiasm, Intentness, Initiative, Alertness, Self-Control, Condition, Skill, Team Spirit, Confidence, Poise, Competitive Greatness, Ambition, Adaptability, Resourcefulness, Fight, Faith, Patience, Integrity, Reliability, Honesty, and Sincerity.
The Gino LoRicco Teachers’ Award
This award is given to the student who has made the longest journey, and has persevered and thrived despite having to negotiate around, over, or through great obstacles in their pathway to happiness and success.
The William Glasser Quality Citizenship Award
This award is given to the student who understands and has used William Glasser’s 7 Connecting Habits, “Caring, Listening, Supporting, Contributing, Encouraging, Trusting and Befriending,” to help others and improve our learning community.
The Seth Kreisberg “Transforming Power” or “Power With” Award
This award is given each year to a student and a staff member who understand and live the transformational “power with” approach within the teaching and learning process within the greater QMC Learning Community.
The John Russo “Mission Possible” Award
This award is given each year to a student who set a mission and goal for themselves and acted upon that mission and goal to achieve success within the community.
The Gary Miller Environmental Science Award
The QMC student who best exemplifies a profound interest in the interactions of the physical and biological worlds and discovery of solutions for contemporary environmental issues.
The John Reed Leadership Award
The student and the staff member who lead the community with kind- ness and exemplify the “Constancy of Purpose” for continual improvement of the community, while putting others ahead of oneself.
The Nan Hirst “Inspiration, Kindness, and Respect” Award
The student who best exemplifies the Core Values and Beliefs of Quinebaug Middle College. This individual consistently embraces “inspiration, kindness, and respect” each and every day.
Ami Densmore Friends of QMC Award
QMC benefits greatly from its community partnerships, and this award is given to an individual who has devoted their time to supporting and enriching QMC.
Student with the second highest cumulative GPA
Student with the highest cumulative GPA
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Special Thanks to:
Gary S. Mala
Mary Kay Tshonas
QMC Faculty and Staff
EASTCONN Technology Solutions
EASTCONN Hampton Security & Facilities
Thank you for celebrating the class of 2020!
We are the champions, my friends. And we'll keep on fighting 'til the end...
Click here to view the Live Stream on June 18, 2020
2020 Senior Showcase Slideshow
2020 Senior Slideshow
Please carefully exit the parking lot immediately following the ceremony.
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