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Secretary of State Gregg M. Amore Presents Civic Leadership Awards to High School Students

PROVIDENCE, RI On Friday, May 12, 2023, Secretary of State Gregg M. Amore honored the more than 120 high school students selected as 2023 Rhode Island Civic Leadership Award winners at a State House ceremony. The award is given annually to high school students who have made outstanding contributions to their schools and communities over the past year.

"My years in the classroom have shown me that our students are capable of tremendous acts of service and civic engagement, and that belief has only been strengthened by my visits to schools around our state," said Secretary of State Gregg M. Amore. "I am impressed by the leadership shown by these students and look forward to seeing them continue to grow as community leaders."

Schools from around Rhode Island nominated two students who have excelled in areas such as public service, leadership, and academic achievement.

Click here to see photos from the event. Click here to watch Capitol TV's coverage of the ceremony.

The students honored were:

Barrington High School: Samuel Barber, Sophia Ford

Beacon Charter High School for the Arts: Alexander Reynolds, Ezra Cisse

Bishop Hendricken High School: Blake Lukens, Daniel D'Alessio

Blackstone Academy Charter School: Boluwatife Favour Akinnagbe, Layla Charron

Blackstone Valley Prep High School: Alejandro Zuluaga, Gezibella Soto

Central Falls Senior High School: Alondra Santos-Godinez, Elijah Nunez

Central High School: Bibiana Baez Camacho, Shaylyn Giron

Chariho Regional High School: Gabrielle Macaruso, Jackson Boyd

Charles E. Shea High School: Evelise Barros, Gleneris Santos

Coventry High School: Emily Smith, William Chace

Cranston Area Career and Technical Center: Christian Mak, Talia Petit

Cranston High School East: SarahJean Sainristil, Timothy Yean

Cranston High School West: Peter Vachon, Thea Marses

Cumberland High School: Madeleine Estes, Nolan Rogalski

Dr. Jorge Alvarez High School: Terrell Osborne, Xaris Cifuentes

East Greenwich High School: Alana Modi, Tyler Caterson

East Providence High School: Eva Laroche, Jaydon Massa

Highlander Charter School: Jacqueline Joly, Olivia Hazard

Hope High School: Diego Hurtado Cespedes, Valeria Liranzo Concepcion

Jacqueline M. Walsh School for the Performing and Visual Arts: Hunter Roman, Sarah Sousa

Johnston Senior High School: Cameron Ferrara, Logan Brennan

La Salle Academy: Lolaoluwa Alarapon, Nicholas D'Attelo

Lincoln High School: Jennifer Hayden, Sophie Ashman

Lincoln School: Anabel Schiller

Mount Pleasant High School: Benjamin Rodriguez, Julissa Davis

Mount Saint Charles Academy: Laurel Christensen, Sebastian Iacuone

Mt. Hope High School: Lucien Chidester, Victor Bullard

Narragansett High School: Aidan Flynn, Delia Tanzi Buchbaum

NEL/CPS Construction and Career Academy: Gianni Ciccarelli, Marisa Gould

North Kingstown High School: Gabriel Anthony

North Providence High School: Nora O'Connor, Thomas Niosi

North Smithfield High School: Hailey Hoyle, Kaiden Dalby

Paul Cuffee Upper School: Leeasia Garway, Magdalene Karmo

Pilgrim High School: Andrew Vicino, Audra McDonnell

Ponaganset High School: Jaina Yekelchik, Riley McCormick

Portsmouth High School: Keira Boxell, Makayla Boxell

Providence Career and Technical Academy: Jeffry Orellana Ardon, Naomi Felix Monanci

Rhode Island Nurses Institute Middle College Charter High School: Jajacob Santiago, Samantha Tamayo

Rocky Hill School: Imanol Acevedo, Lauren Zheng

Rogers High School: Jelani Jackson, Kendra Kirwin

Saint Raphael Academy: Clare Bradley, Sharbel Mikhail

School One: Harriett Kay, Sienna Smyth

Scituate High School: Abigail Chatelle, Maura Pendergast

Smithfield High School: Owen Richard, Riley Trainor

St. Andrew's School: Ari Steinberg, Sydney Green

St. George's School: Mae Lial, James McCarron

St. Mary Academy - Bay View: Annabelle Tracy, Katey Sattel

St. Patrick Academy: Andres Morales, Emily Cruz

The Greene School: Damanti O'Connell, Kai Roberts-Speaker

The Metropolitan Regional Career & Technical Center: Lacie Brown, Nicole Cruz

The Prout School: Clare Flaherty, Richard Engelman

The Regional Career and Technical Center at Coventry High School: Jully Myrthil, Makaila Fosu

Tiverton High School: Cameron Lambert, Eillish Condon

Toll Gate High School: Vaibhavi Mandalam

Trinity Academy for the Performing Arts: Carlos Alvarez Cabrera, Karla Medrano

Trinity Christian Academy: Jeremy Linval, Kaylee Chambers

West Warwick High School: Liliana Badessa, Riley Maynard

Westerly High School: Camden Kelly, Eric Fusaro

William B. Cooley, Sr. High School/Prov. Academy of International Studies High School: Emily Rinda, Nehemia Etando

William E. Tolman High School: Dylan Brouillette, Natalia Alvarado

Woonsocket Area Career and Technical Center: Azalea Mueller, Daishanay Francis

Woonsocket High School: Mandolyn Holliday, Matthew Cusson

YouthBuild Preparatory Academy School: Aiyana Hazard, Jarinys Martinez

360 High School: Nicole Mcclelland, Nurkis Payamps

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  • Department or agency: Office of the Secretary of State
  • Online: http://www.sos.ri.gov/
  • Release date: 05-25-2023

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