Redding students create Little Free Library

Outside the Redding Community Center on Lonetown Road stands a two-foot by two-foot box in the shape of a castle. It’s painted purple and royal blue. The box is the town’s new Little Free Library. The nonprofit organization, Little Free Library, provides people with instructions and tips on how to build a little library. The little library gives people of all ages the opportunity to borrow a book to read at their own time. When borrowers are finished, they may return the book and take another. Or, they may donate their own books to the library. It works on the … Read more

Weston High School graduation ceremony is today

Weston's 2016 graduation ceremony was held outdoors under a large tent. —Scott Mullin photo

The members of the class of 2018 will take part in Weston High School’s 48th annual commencement exercises on Friday, June 22. The graduation ceremony is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. under a tent between the high school and the intermediate school — rain or shine. Parents and guests are urged to arrive with plenty of time before the ceremony begins, as parking will be limited. Guests will not be allowed to “save seats” — any markers, signs, or items left to do so will be immediately removed. Police will be stationed at checkpoints along School Road to direct … Read more

Joel Barlow’s top 10 graduates

Top ten students in the Class of 2018 at Joel Barlow High School, with the colleges they are attending. Adam Boczar Purdue University Jessica Dolcimascolo Colgate University Sumudu Dileka Gunawardana Rice University Jonathan Lam Cooper Union Jacob Lenes University of Connecticut Madeline Massey University of Virginia Emily Shaw University of Connecticut Grace Smith Skidmore College Rachel Wagner Tufts University Melani Zuckerman Boston University

Slideshow: Joel Barlow High School graduation ceremony

Joel Barlow graduates show off their diplomas. — Bryan Haeffele photo

All photos by Bryan Haeffele Barlow graduates urged to embrace change, be optimistic Joel Barlow High graduate Finn Navin urged his fellow students to embrace everything they experienced in high school. “Appreciate what you’ve been these last four years,” he said. During a speech at Barlow’s June 17 graduation ceremony, Finn noted all these experiences are well-documented by social media in today’s world, “forcing us to self-reflect.” He pointed out how he’d matured from being a slightly intimidated, chubby-faced youngster with a squeaky voice and bowl haircut in the ninth grade to realizing he was a full-fledged member of the … Read more

List of 2018 Joel Barlow High School graduates

Joel Barlow High School graduation was Sunday, June 17. —Bryan Haeffele photo

Joel Barlow High School graduates Sara Marie Adriani Sara J. Agosti Nathan Aime Madison Nicole Amente Edward Krzysztof Anderson Jacob William Anderson Kyle Charles Andreoli Leyla Arici Andrew James Aris Sophie Elizabeth Bacas Jennifer Rose Ball Samantha Jordyn Ballas Amelia Gwyneth Barrow Olivia Renee Bass Caroline Rose Bast Peirce Beach Jack Detmer Bebon Victoria Rose Biafore Amelia Rose Blackwell Adam James Boczar Emma C. Boland Elena Nicole Bosak Daniel Patrick Brey Brendan Hugh Briones Samantha Brown Abigail Elizabeth Bruce Aidan Martin Burke Mackenzie Lee Byck Colleen Elizabeth Callahan Marissa Calvert Ava Campano Dennis Canada IV Molly Rose Carroll Bryce Raymond … Read more

Redding and Weston students graduate from the Wooster School

Among the Class of 2018 graduates from the Wooster School in Danbury, four students were from Redding and three were from Weston. Redding graduates are Ian McBrayer, Caitlyn Strauss, Qianchen (Messon) Ma, and Liam Weaver. Ian McBrayer and Qianchen (Messon) Ma were named members of the Cum Laude Society. Qianchen (Messon) Ma was also the recipient of the student Art Award. Weston graduates are Emily Glazer, Gib Shea, and Alexander Stein. Emily Glazer was the recipient of a Senior Independent Study Commendation, and the Donald G. Schwartz ’36 Award for Excellence in 12th Grade English. Gib Shea was the recipient … Read more

Weston finance board postpones action on second school resource officer

Weston voters approved the town, education and capital budgets today at the referendum.

After an exhaustive discussion at its June 14 meeting, the Weston Board of Finance moved to table a $120,000 supplemental appropriation request for a new school resource officer (SRO). The board will take up the measure again at its meeting on Thursday, July 12. The measure was the topic of about 90 minutes of debate among board members, representatives from the Weston Board of Education, the Weston Police Department and the Weston Board of Police Commissioners. The police commissioners submitted the special appropriation request. The proposal would add a second school resource officer to two existing police officers stationed at … Read more

Weston students are Offutt award winners

Weston High School seniors Alexander Leo, Nathan Katz, David Katz, Gabriel Kiran Edwards, and Ian Borowik each received a $500 scholarship from the Daniel E. Offutt III Charitable Trust. The trust awards scholarships to graduating seniors who have demonstrated passion, dedication, and the ability to inspire others in the field of visual, technical, music, theatre, and film/videography and who plan to pursue further education in the Arts.

Three Barlow students receive Republican awards

Joel Barlow High School

Three Joel Barlow High School Students were recipients of awards sponsored by the Redding Republican Town Committee as part of JBHS Award Night on May 31. The students and awards given were: Julia Mullin – The Ronald Reagan Award for a member of the junior class demonstrating excellence in history and/or social sciences. Jack Warren – The Dwight D. Eisenhower Award for a member of the junior class demonstrating excellence in math and/or science. Molly Healey – The David A. Sanford Award for a student demonstrating commitment to Redding’s Emergency Medical Services Chris Hocker, vice chair of the Redding Republican … Read more

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