Bethany, Milford, Orange, Woodbridge residents’ achievements
• Cadet Zhi Tao of Woodbridge earned Academic Honors for the third grading term at Fork Union Military Academy, being awarded Academic Citation for completing his coursework this grading term with at least a 3.0 grade point average. Tao is the son of Jia Xu of Woodbridge. He has attended Fork Union Military Academy since August 2016 when he enrolled as a sophomore.
• Air Force Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Kayla M. Katt graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio. Katt earned a bachelor’s degree in 2016 from the University of New Haven, West Haven. She is the daughter of Linda Katt of Chester, N.Y., and Thomas A. Katt of Waldorf, Md. She graduated in 2012 from John S. Burke Catholic High School, Goshen, N.Y.
• The following local residents made the Dean’s List at Rochester Institute of Technology for the fall 2016 semester:
Madelyn Baker of Bethany, who is studying in the new media design program. Tessalie Caze-Cortes of Bethany, who is studying in the physics program. Jake Dulin of Orange, who is studying in the software engineering program. Jared Loewenthal of Orange, who is studying in the electrical engineering program. Micaela Nelson of Orange, who is studying in the biology program. Nora Pfund of Woodbridge, who is studying in the photographic sciences program. Julia Provenzano of Milford, who is studying in the chemical engineering program. Sami Yousef of Milford, who is studying in the business administration-management program.
• The winners of the 25th annual Father Seggel Free Throw Contest held to kick off the St. Mary School, Milford, Invitational Basketball Tournament, winner first and runner-up second, are:
Grade 3 girls: Grace Tonelli, Kaitlyn Dzialo. Grade 3 boys: Arnav Sharma, George Ganim.
Grade 4 girls: Faith Doyle, Isabella Eyler. Grade 4 boys: Jackson Doyle, Jack McInnis.
Grade 5 girls: Abby Savoie, Maggie Wetmore. Grade 5 boys: Will Swanson, Chase Bryant.
Grade 6 girls: Lauren Vitti, Sarah Rice. Grade 6 boys: Matt Piechota, Luke Dana.
Grade 7 girls: Alex Hart, Katelyn Heslin. Grade 7 boys: Nolan Piselli, Matt Rosati.
Grade 8 girls: Emily Haverl, Jade Petalcorin. Grade 8 boys: Travis Nguyen, Chris Hibson.
• Janae Staltaro of Orange made the Dean’s List for the fall 2016 semester at Fairfield University.
• Eleanor Henn of Woodbridge is a member of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute lacrosse team. Henn, a biology major, helped the Engineers to an 9-5 victory over SUNY Oneonta in the season opener.
• Binghamton University, State University of New York, Dean’s List for the fall 2016 semester includes: Melissa Padilla of Milford; Jonathan Gelernter of Woodbridge; Rachel Kwan of Woodbridge; Sebastian Nario-Malberg of Woodbridge; Cameron Viezel of Woodbridge.
• Students named to the Marist College Dean’s List for the fall 2016 semester include: Nicole Briel of Milford, a member of the class of 2016 and majoring in interior design; Alexa Kovlakas of Milford, a member of the class of 2016 and majoring in biomedical sciences.