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TORRINGTON — Torrington Savings Bank recently announced that Jordan Haggard of Falls Village and Lauren Searles of Burlington are the recipients of the bank’s 2022 scholarship award.

Each year, the bank offers two graduating seniors a $10,000, 4-year academic scholarship, $2,500 per year.

Haggard attends Tufts University in Boston, MA, where she will study English and Art History. She graduated from Housatonic Valley Regional High School with an overall GPA of 4.2. Jordan was a member of the Future Farmers of America, the National Honor Society, and the Student Council, and served as class vice president for all four years.


She also competed in lacrosse and volleyball. In 2021 she received the Bernard Berenson Art History Award and was a member of the first place team that won the Humanities Award in the 21st Century Fund sponsored community project Design Your Own School. She has worked as a volunteer at the Norman Rockwell Museum and the DM Hunt Library. She was also a volunteer content creator for Colonial Williamsburg helping launch a new brand, Craft & Forge.

Searles attends Michigan State University where she will study Hospitality Business. After graduating from Lewis S. Mills High School with an overall GPA of 4.29, she was a member of the National Honor Society and the National Foreign Language Honor Society. She also served on the United Way Youth Board and was a Day of Caring volunteer. While at Mills, Lauren was a member of the girls’ soccer, basketball, and track and field teams. She has attended Model UN, Book Club, Humanitarian Club, and Mills Club, among others.

Northwest Connecticut students received scholarships

The Northwest CT Community Foundation has awarded more than $291,000 in scholarships and awards to local students for the 2022-2023 academic year. Scholarships and awards are made possible through the Northwest CT Community Foundation Funds, established by generous individuals and families. The following students were awarded scholarships:

Anthony “Frank” Amicone Memorial Scholarship: Angel Arias (Torrington)

Russell Anderson, Carmen Brooks Anderson and Henry Vail Brooks Scholarship: , Kara Banche (Torrington), Marbelyn Benavides (Torrington), Joshua Coleman (Torrington), Louise Leonard (Torrington), Ethan MacRae (Torrington), Faith McKenzie-Thomas (Torrington) , Lily Medeska (Torrington), Shalyn Neary (Torrington), Carolina Peterson (Torrington), Brandy Quichimbo (Torrington), Kaitlyn Quizhpi (Torrington), Tatjana Thomas (Torrington), Emily Zarcone (Torrington)

Stephen G. Andre Memorial Scholarship: Leah Darby (Torrington)

Regina Tate Balfe Memorial Nursing Scholarship: Hannah Audia (Torrington)

Mae Casali Bonvicini Scholarship: Cooper Suminski (Torrington)

Jack & Ruth Calder Scholarship: Brandy Quichimbo (Torrington)

Erman Cavagnero Memorial Scholarship: Catherine McGillicuddy (Torrington)

Steven A. Chupka Memorial Scholarship: Julianna Minard (Torrington)

Fred J. Coffin Memorial Scholarship: Lawrence Ballesteros (Torrington)

Shawn Collins Memorial Fellowship: Camila Salcedo Pena (Torrington)

Tim Considine Memorial Scholarship: Marbelyn Benavides (Torrington), Sierra Doyle (Torrington)

Dick Cooke Memorial Fellowship: Amelia Russell (Torrington)

Eva M. Coty Memorial Fellowship: Leah Darby (Torrington)

Helen H. Dautrich Fellowship: Jadyn Colgan (Torrington)

Edward W. Diskavich Fellowship: Sierra Doyle (Torrington), Kolby Driscoll (Torrington), Julianna Minard (Torrington), Joshua Roy (Barkhamsted), Maxwell Tagan (Torrington)

Cornelius Donahue Memorial Fellowship: Zachary Kruezer (Torrington)

Robert G. Doyle Memorial Scholarship: Sophia Lestrud (Torrington), Cooper Suminski (Torrington)

Frances H. Ducci Fellowship: Kadija Crapo (Litchfield), Jack Yeung (Canaan)

East School Pto Robert Kelly Scholarship: Isabela Roy (Torrington)

Marion Wm. Edwards Scholarship: Kara Banche (Torrington)

Elizabeth & Santo Fainelli Scholarship: Jennifer Redrovan (Torrington)

Kathleen T. Finn Memorial Fellowship: Louise Leonard (Torrington)

Charles and Pierina Fossati Fellowship: Marbelyn Benavides (Torrington)

Helen And Mario Garbin Scholarship: Miranda Bossi (New Hartford), Julia Dunn (Litchfield), Ethan MacRae (Torrington), Devin Rhoads (Goshen)

Bob and Ray Good Scholarship: Devin Morales (Torrington)

Florence Hakalski Fellowship: Skylar Robinson (Torrington)

Michael G. Haschak Fellowship: Brando Pillco (Torrington)

Health Aid Scholarship: Avery Tripp (Falls Village), Luke Mollica (Cornwall)

Italian-American Republican Club Scholarship: Kaitlyn Luba (Torrington)

Diane and Jeff Johnson Scholarship: JessaRose Beeman (Goshen), Sydney Cardello (Goshen)

Robert C. & Margaret G. Lizotte Art Grant: Quynh Ngo (Torrington)

Julia Mcdonnell/Henry Fries Scholarship: Rachel Boston (Torrington)

Frank “Frankie” J. Mcgowan, Jr. Memorial Fellowship: Exodus Rosado (Torrington)

Fellowship John A. and Ann K. Mettling: Catherine McGillicuddy (Torrington)

John J. and Anne M. Mileweski Fellowship: Brandy Quichimbo (Torrington), Justin Skarupa (Torrington)

Donald F. and Norma K. Mougenot Scholarship: Erin Daley (Norfolk), Kaelyn Gallaway (New Hartford), Jacob Janco (New Hartford), Madison Keneston (Torrington), Sarah Nicholson (Litchfield), Kelly Ruiz (Torrington), Conor Smith (Warren), Nolan Turtoro (Goshen), Makayla Williams (New Hartford)

James Murphy Memorial Fellowship: Dustin Chen (Torrington)

Victor Mussell, Sr. Memorial Scholarship: Haley Hanscom (Torrington)

North School Pto Scholarship: Melissa Sestito (Torrington)

Piemontese Club Memorial Scholarship: Amel Puskarevic (Torrington)

Michele Farley Pittler Scholarship: Cooper Suminski (Torrington)

Friends Of John Ponte Memorial Scholarship: Declan Bernetich (Burlington); Lauren Searle (Burlington)

Leonard Rendino Fellowship: Jose Millord (Torrington)

Joseph and Bernice Repas Fellowship: Deanna Goddard (Torrington)

Margaret Ringstad Riefe Fellowship: Skylar Robinson (Torrington)

dr Shenoi & Family Scholarship: Mary Nelson (Torrington)

Shepard Family Scholarship: Devin Boyden (Falls Village), Lukas Bushka (Harwinton), Audrey Chairvolotti (New Hartford), Jackson Chairvolotti (New Hartford), Beth Christensen (Winsted), Ashley Civelli (Torrington), Aaron DiLorenzo (Bethlehem) , Victoria Dodge (Canaan), Noah Dube (Harwinton), Marissa Gnitzcavich (Harwinton), Jordan Haggard (Falls Village), Mason Holderman (Canaan), Emily Kern (Bethlehem), Liam Koval (Washington), Kaylie Langer (Barkhamsted), Abi Laure (Litchfield), Kendra Link (Norfolk), Colin McAuliffe (Salisbury), Steven McCabe (Litchfield), Mallory McCarthy (New Hartford), Addie Mehl (Winsted), Luke Mollica (Cornwall), John Morgan (Litchfield), Brooke Neller (Goshen), Marissa Perachi (Washington), Christopher Rega (Canaan), Michael Reid (Salisbury), Andrew Romanowski (Warren), Russell Sears (Sharon), Haley Simmons (North Canaan), Cameron Sivilla (Litchfield), Audrey Terhune (Litchfield), Isabelle Terhune (Litchfield), Benjamin Upson (Salisbury), Sarah Upson (Salis b Ury), Natalie Wadsworth (Falls Village), Abigail Wilber (New Hartford)

Southwest School Scholarship Commemorating Marion Wm. Edwards: Brandy Quichimbo (Torrington)

Jeff Stannard Memorial Scholarship: Olivia Egliskis (Torrington)

Apolonia Stanulis Scholarship: Miranda Bossi (New Hartford), Olivia Bryant (Litchfield), Haley Considine (Salisbury), Kadija Crapo (Litchfield), Zajans Crapo (Litchfield), Grace Crispino (Washington), Julia Dunn (Litchfield), Mackenzie Fischer (Litchfield), Ashley Hamel (Harwinton), Natalie Hamel (Harwinton), Ethan MacRae (Torrington), Sara Mitnik (Litchfield), Brandy Quichimbo (Torrington), Gabriel Stradtman (Litchfield)

Nellie J. Sullivan Memorial Fellowship: Lawrence Ballesteros (Torrington)

Svna Educational Enrichment Program Scholarship: Brooke Neller (Goshen), Eleanor Olsen (Norfolk)

Svna Health Care Related Educational Scholarship: Erin Daley (Norfolk), Micah Matsudaira (Cornwall), Luke Mollica (Cornwall)

Tapsg Marion Mussel Award: Marissa Burger (Torrington)

Mariantonia Tate Memorial Allied Health Scholarship: Amelia Russell (Torrington)

Jill Pudlinski Tavano Memorial Scholarship: Jesse Barrera (Torrington), Logan Wilson (Torrington)

Student Council Scholarship: Zachary Kruezer (Torrington)

Torrington High School Bundled Scholarship: Evan Slate (Torrington)

Torrington Mutual Benefit Club Lithuania Scholarship: Deanna Goddard (Torrington)

Torrington Unico Thomas M. Acerbi Scholarship: Kara Banche (Torrington)

Scholarship Torrington Unico Francis J. and Donald G. Albreda: Sierra Doyle (Torrington)

Torrington Unico Rt. Reverend Monsignor William Botticelli Scholarship: Gabriel Stradtman (Litchfield)

Torrington Unico Dicks Restaurant Scholarship: Daley Curry (Torrington), Mariah Doyle (Torrington), Justin Mattiello (Torrington), Zoe Orie (Torrington), Brandy Quichimbo (Torrington), Emily Zarcone (Torrington)

Torrington Unico Founders Grant in honor of Silvio Berti: Bryanni Fana (Torrington), Val Lenis (Salisbury), Eleanor Olsen (Norfolk), Sage Sobek (Litchfield)

Torrington Unico Antonio Gioia Scholarship: Kyle Banche (Torrington), Joanna Idrovo (Pittsfield, MA), Jillian Jones (Torrington), Lindsey Veneziano (Torrington)

Torrington Unico Italian Heritage Scholarship: Audrey Chairvolotti (New Hartford), Madison Perry (Winsted), Brett Stater (Torrington), Luke Vermilyea (Litchfield)

Torrington Unico Carmela, RN, and Vita “Jennie” Lopardo Scholarship: Matthew Smith (Harwinton)

Torrington Unico Erico Marola Scholarship: Conor Smith (Warren)

Torrington Unico Andrew J. Oneglia Scholarship: Molly Lennon (Litchfield)

Scholarship Torrington Unico Raymond A. and Gloria Oneglia: Brianna-Michelle Duba (Harwinton)

Torrington Unico Fiore & Edith Petricone Scholarship, KSG: Cooper Suminski (Torrington)

Torrington Unico Brian Piccolo Memorial Award: Dominic Samele (Torrington)

Torrington Unico William Romani Scholarship: Marbelyn Benavides (Torrington)

Torrington Unico Joseph Sclafani Scholarship: Logan Wilson (Torrington)

Torrington Unico John Sullo Founders Grant: Marissa Gnitzcavich (Harwinton)

Albert C. and Rose Turri Fellowship: Zajans Crapo (Litchfield), Abigail Hanlon (Torrington)

The United Nations Association of Connecticut Scholarship: Marissa Gnitzcavich (Harwinton)

William and Sally Vaun Scholarship: Grace Crispino (Washington), Inez Ortiz (Torrington)

Frederick J. Wilcox Sportsmanship Scholarship: Jason Clinkscales (Torrington)

James P. & Mildred Gregg Zucco Scholarship: Rachel Aiudi (Winsted), Matthew Bradshaw (Barkhamsted), Janessa Green (Barkhamsted), Isabella Gregor (New Hartford), Matthew Harwood (Barkhamsted), Liana Masangkay (Winsted), Karoline Morton ( New Hartford), Danielle Ray (New Hartford)

Information on the 2023-2024 scholarships will be available as of January 2023 at www.northwestcf.org/scholarships. Established in 1969, the Northwest CT Community Foundation serves 20 cities in Northwest Connecticut. Its endowment, which spans more than 280 funds, has grown from an initial $15,000 to over $125 million. Last year, combined grants and scholarships totaled over $5 million.

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