Meet the 2015 Top Five!
May 18, 2015
Valedictorian Lauren Davis was honored this spring as the Academy’s 2014-2015 Scholar Athlete, as well as the New Haven Tap-Off Club Scholar Athlete, and the CIAC Academic All-State Scholar-Athlete, in recognition of her outstanding academic and athletic achievement. Lauren was a dedicated varsity volleyball and basketball player, serving as captain of both teams her senior year. She was the recipient of the Yale Book Award in junior year and participated in two Moody’s Mega Math Challenges, grueling fourteen hour tests, for which she received honorable mention. Lauren was recently recognized as a Summa Scholar by the Archdiocese of Hartford for her record of academic excellence. In addition to her academic and athletic accomplishments, she has served as a volunteer at Clelian Adult Day Care Center, St. Martin dePorres Academy, Special Olympics, and the Midnight Run. In summer 2014, she was selected for an internship at AXA Advisors in Milford where she researched different types of investments. Lauren hopes to put that experience to good use in the fall at Bentley University where she earned a full academic merit scholarship.
Salutatorian Isabella Siegel was named 2015 Southern Connecticut Conference Scholar Leader in recognition of her dedication to academics and leadership inside and outside of the classroom. A National Merit Commended Scholar, Isabella served as president of Key Club and National Honor Society and was an officer in Art Club. Her artwork has been displayed at local galleries where she has earned prizes for her artistic talent. She was the recipient of the University of Rochester Xerox Award, the Harvard Book Award, a CT Science Fair Award, as well as a nominee for the Governor’s Scholar Award. She interned two summers at the Yale Pulmonary Critical Care and Sleep Department as a molecular cell biologist. Isabella was named as a Summa Scholar by the Archdiocese of Hartford. A Sister Antonine Signorelli, ASCJ Scholar in recognition of her outstanding academic potential, Isabella is the embodiment of a model student. In the fall, she will attend Haverford College, where she was accepted early decision.
Third in the class, Jane Lockery boasts a diverse range of accomplishments. She was a member of four national honor societies: National Honor Society, Science National Honor Society, Spanish National Honor Society, and Mu Alpha Theta— the Math National Honor Society. Jane was awarded the Wellesley College Book Award her junior year in recognition of her outstanding academic potential and was recently recognized as a Summa Scholar by the Archdiocese of Hartford. Gifted in the arts, she was a member of both Art Club and Photography Club all four years.Outside of Sacred Heart, Jane a devoted girl scout, was the recipient of the Girl Scouts of Connecticut Community Service Award, and is also an accomplished pianist. She will attend Worcester Polytechnic Institute in the fall as Presidential Scholar.
The number four student, Cassidy Tobin is known for her dedication to service as well as her academic achievement. A lifelong girl scout, Cassidy has received many awards, including a Bronze and Silver Award as a Cadet. She volunteered as an altar server in her parish, St. Joseph’s of Shelton, and at St. Joseph School Summer Day Camp, and was a member of our Sister to Sister Club. She was a member of four honor societies as well as the recipient of the Villanova University Book Award during junior year in acknowledgement of her scholastic potential and commitment to service. Cassidy was recognized as a Summa Scholar by the Archdiocese of Hartford and will attend Georgia Institute of Technology in the fall.
A National Merit Finalist, Erinn Halasinski graduated fifth in the class. A distinguished athlete and scholar she was a varsity member of both indoor and outdoor track teams and received the Varsity Athlete Scholar Award in freshman, sophomore, and junior year. Academically, Erinn distinguished herself as one of the only students in the school to take eight advanced placement courses. She is a member of three national honor societies and is a devoted member of the Technology Club, Key Club, and participates in the school musical. She was recently recognized as a Summa Scholar by the Archdiocese of Hartford for her record of academic excellence and will attend Fordham University on a full academic merit scholarship this fall.