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62 Rhode Island Students Awarded Pell Medal for Excellence in U.S. History

NEWPORT, R.I., July 10, 2024 Sixty-two students from across Rhode Island have earned the Herbert and Claiborne Pell Medal for U.S. History this year.  Originally presented by Senator Claiborne Pell and his wife Nuala Pell, the award recognizes college and high school students in the state who have excelled in U.S. History.

The Pell Medal was established by the Pell family and 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 medal, which features a pelican on the left side and an anchor on the right, symbolizes the Pell family and the state of Rhode Island.  The Pell Center at Salve Regina University is proud to honor outstanding students of American history in Rhode Island.

The recipients of the 2024 Herbert and Claiborne Pell Medal for excellence in the study of U.S. History are:

Barrington High School

Cameron Kelley

Beacon Charter High School for the Arts

Mason Jacobs

Bishop Hendricken High School

Alexander Arnold

Blackstone Academy Charter School

Joshua Silva

Brown University

Emma Gardner

Bryant University

Evan O’Neill

Burrillville High School

Connor Marengo

Central Falls High School

Darwin Nunez Nieto

Central High School

Jessiret Pena Gomez

Chariho High School

William Ellis

Charles E. Shea High School

Lorena  Fonseca

Classical High School

Kylie Tiemeyer

Community College of Rhode Island

Carissah Bizzle

Coventry High School

Aidan Simao

Cranston High School East

Madeline Flinn

Cranston High School West

Isabella Perrotta

Cumberland High School

Nathan Bessette

East Greenwich High School

Finán Gammell

East Providence High School

William Laroche

Jacqueline M. Walsh School for the Arts

John Chamblee

Johnston Senior High School

Logan Brennan

La Salle Academy

Kali Hauser

Lincoln High School

Olivia Riley

Lincoln School

Sofie DeForbes

Middletown High School

McKay Gleason

Mount Saint Charles Academy

Benjamin Sousa

Mt. Hope High School

Lucienne O’Brien

Mt. Pleasant Early College and Career Academy

Max Vasquez

Narragansett High School

Madeleine O’Neill

North Kingstown High School

Alice Dunning

North Providence High School

Kai Capitumini

North Smithfield High School

Carter Deslauriers

Paul Cuffee Upper School

Darius Lenus

Pilgrim High School

Keaney Bayha

Ponaganset High School

Riley McCormick

Portsmouth Abbey School

Aralyn Bradshaw

Portsmouth High School

Kaelyn Mahoney

Providence College

Holly Carew

Providence Country Day School

Lana Kooloian

Rhode Island College

Dylan Kelly

Rhode Island School of Design

Michael Gunn

Roger Williams University

Debra Mulligan

Amanda Leung

Rogers High School

Julia Connelly

Salve Regina University

Alicia Shook

School One

Ava Pollard

Scituate High School

Austin Simas

South Kingstown High School

Abigail Babigian

St. Andrew’s School

Aislinn Sidloski

St. Mary Academy Bay View

Lauren Kenol

The Greene School

John Sargent

The Prout School

Skyelyn Bozzi

The Wheeler School

Phoebe Porter

Tiverton High School

Ethan Goetz

Toll Gate High School

Katelyn Watson

Trinity Academy for the Performing Arts

N’vey Brown

University of Rhode Island

Violet Johnson

West Warwick High School

Madison Walsh

Westerly High School

Andrew Plumpton

William E Tolman High School

Britnnie Minaya

William M. Davies, Jr. Career & Technical High School

Ezequiel Barrera

Woonsocket High School

Matthew Cusson