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    61 Students Awarded Pell Medal for Excellence in U.S. History

    Newport, R.I. — 61 students from across Rhode Island earned the Herbert and Claiborne Pell Medal for U.S. History this year. The medal, originally presented by Senator Claiborne Pell and his wife, Mrs. Nuala Pell, recognizes college and high school students in the state who have excelled in U.S. History.

    “The students in Rhode Island continue to earn well-deserved recognition for their exceptional dedication to U.S. history,” said Clay Pell. “It has long been a goal of my family to learn from the past and prepare for the future.”

    “Studying our past and truly understanding it fosters well-rounded citizens and future leaders,” said Pell Center Executive Director, Dr. Jim Ludes. “The Pell Center is proud to continue honoring those Rhode Island students who have excelled in the study of American history.”

    Established by the Pell family, the Pell Medal is named for Representative Herbert C. Pell and his son, Senator Claiborne Pell. Herbert Pell served as a member of Congress and American Minister to Portugal and Hungary, while Claiborne Pell, who is responsible for the creation of the Pell Grants and the National Endowment for the Humanities, served in the Senate for 36 years and worked to strengthen American foreign policy.

    The winners of the 2018 Herbert and Claiborne Pell Medal for excellence in the study of U.S. History are:


    Madison Palmieri, Barrington High School

    Hong Tao Zhu, St. Andrew’s School


    Ryder Ferris, Mt. Hope High School

    Daniel Pittore, Roger Williams University

     Central Falls

    Manuel Gomez, Central Falls High School


    Audrey Buffi, Coventry High School


    Emma Boucher, Cranston High School East


    Caroline Squizzero, Cumberland High School

    East Greenwich

    Benjamin Weinstein, East Greenwich High School

    Esteban Wu, Rocky Hill School

    East Providence

    Alexander Costa, East Providence High School

    Henry Schaefer, Providence Country Day School


    Elliot Lafond, Burrillville High School


    Abigail Agnew, Johnston Senior High School


    Autumn Elizabeth Guillotte, University of Rhode Island


    Bethany Reeve, Lincoln High School

    Lillian Rida, William M. Davies Jr. Career and Technical High School


    Natalie Huntoon, Middletown High School


    Anna Pratt, Narragansett High School


    Jack Garforth, Rogers High School

    Allison Graves, Salve Regina University

    North Kingstown

    Nora Ong, North Kingstown High School

    North Providence

    Stephen Grivers, North Providence High School

    North Scituate

    Jacob Harwood, Ponaganset High School

    North Smithfield

    Katarina Dulude, North Smithfield High School


    Melanie Gomes, Charles E. Shea Senior High School

    Bryce Gillis, St. Raphael Academy

    Sinavath Minea, William E. Tolman High School

    America Ordoñez Pineda, Blackstone Academy Charter School


    Daniel Pantini, Portsmouth High School


    Ernest Andreoli III, Providence College

    Marisa Calise, Rhode Island College

    Ceili Florence Conway, Rhode Island School of Design

    Olivia Cooley, Moses Brown School

    Morgan DeLaCruz, The Metropolitan Regional Career and Technical Center

    Kerrick Edwards, Brown University

    Moises Lozano, Hope High School

    Peyton Luiz, La Salle Academy

    Sophia Papandonatou, The Wheeler School

    Elianny Ramirez, Central High School

    Noah Salvatore, School One

    Ruby Schlaker, Classical High School

    Faye Thompson, Lincoln School


    Sydney Ellis, St. Mary Academy Bay View


    Justin Andreozzi, Scituate High School


    Timothy Ferron, Smithfield High School

    Zeynap Kazmaz, Bryant University


    Samantha Bond, Tiverton High School


    Lillian Hogan – South Kingstown High School

    Gregory Violet, The Prout School


    Helen He, Pilgrim High School

    Chana Odom, Community College of Rhode Island

    Nicholas Petrone, Toll Gate High School

    Joseph Quijioc, Bishop Hendricken High School

    West Greenwich

    Tessa Lyman, Exeter West Greenwich High School

    West Warwick

    Marissa Carlone, West Warwick High School


    John Mancini, Westerly High School

    Wood River Junction

    Elizabeth Coppes, Chariho Regional High School


    Rachel Breitenbach, Mount Saint Charles Academy

    Dominique DiSpirito, Woonsocket High School

    Michael Rannacher, Beacon Charter High School for the Arts


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  1. Hacker Combat says: August 9, 2018 at 4:38 amReply

    Congrats to all

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