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62 Rhode Island Students Awarded Pell Medal For Excellence In U.S. History

Newport, R.I. — 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.

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 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 winners of the 2022 Herbert and Claiborne Pell Medal for excellence in the study of U.S. History are:


Jakub Ozarek, St. Andrew’s School

Yael Goldstein, Barrington High School


Addison Boisvert, Roger Williams University

Noelle Craveiro, Roger Williams University

Chase Jackson, Mt. Hope High School

Central Falls

Darisel Velez, Central Falls High School


Owen Morelli, Coventry High School


Anika Poshkus, Cranston High School East


Megan Taylor, Cumberland High School

East Greenwich

Cyrus Davoudi, East Greenwich High School

East Providence

Finley Stock-Guild, Providence Country Day School

Grant Wosencroft, East Providence High School


Bridgette Golden, Burrillville High School


Ava Palma, Johnston Senior High School


Madison Warwick, University of Rhode Island


Brady Mellen, Lincoln High School

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


Isabelle Huntoon, Middletown High School


Gary Jennison, Narragansett High School


Eleanor Coen, Rogers High School

Cecilia Sanders, Salve Regina University

North Kingstown

Tanner Mitchell, North Kingstown High School

North Providence

Emily Barrow, North Providence High School


Isabella Lapriore, William E Tolman High School

Benjamin Leiva, Blackstone Academy Charter School

Oluwatosin Okele, Saint Raphael Academy

Luis Andrade, Shea High School


Cheonjung Kim, Portsmouth Abbey School

Amory Kirwin, Portsmouth High School


Omofolarin Baloguin, Classical High School

Ryan Childs, Rhode Island College

Kate Dario, Brown University

William Kopans, The Wheeler School

Abby Lee, Moses Brown School

Rachel F. Lee, Rhode Island School of Design

Rey A. Londres​​​​​​, Rhode Island School of Design

Lauren Richard, La Salle Academy

Gretchen Richardson, Providence College

Martha Savage, Lincoln School

Deren Sozer, School One

Johany Duran, Central High School

Ashley Herrera Mantanico, Paul Cuffee School


Grace Bourassa, St. Mary Academy Bay View


Julia Robichaud, North Smithfield High School


Maya Hanna, Ponaganset High School

Julienne Racine, Scituate High School

Alexa Barrows, Bryant University


Paige Klos, Tiverton High School

West Greenwich

Frederick Minda, The Greene School

Kaia Bennet, Exeter-West Greenwich High School


Aubrey Costello, South Kingstown High School

Jesse Fitzelle-Jones, The Prout School


Emily Goldman, Pilgrim High School

Alexander Morin, Bishop Hendricken High School

Abigail Saccone, West Warwick High School

Thomas Torres, Toll Gate High School

Jennifer Viera, Community College of Rhode Island


Chiara Andrews, Westerly High School

Wood River Junction

Maisie Datson, Chariho High School


Emily Dulak, Woonsocket High School

Emily Jalette, Beacon Charter High School

Marykate Maguire, Mount Saint Charles Academy

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