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Scholastic Writing Competition

Congratulations to Lucie Casinghino who was recently awarded a Gold Key in the Flash Fiction category at the regional level in the Annual Scholastic Arts and Writing Competition. The regional level included the entire Northeast, from Maryland and Pennsylvania up to Maine. Lucie will continue on to the national competition, which will be announced in March.

Science Fair Club News

The Science Fair Club is proud to announce that Senior Marissa Guzzo has been named a candidate in the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. The U.S. Presidential Scholars Program was established in 1964, by executive order of the President, to recognize and honor some of our nation’s most distinguished graduating high school seniors. Being honored as a nominee for the Presidential Scholars is one of the nation’s highest honors for high school students.

The nationwide Regeneron Science Talent Search has awarded their prestigious Digital Science Research Badges to both Zachariah Service and Marissa Guzzo. The Digital Research Badge is for serious national level research and will aid both these seniors in their search to enter that high level university with a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) major.

The National Science Bowl hosted their regional jeopardy style competition at UConn on Saturday, February 24. For the first time, the Science Fair Club sent five 8th grade Suffield Middle School students: Avie Vasantlal, Aarya Vasantlal, Cole Cutler, Alexander Litvak and Jack Shanks. The winning team will advance to the National Science Bowl in Washington, D.C., all expenses paid.

Junior Lizbeth Serrano was selected to make a formal science fair presentation of her project “A Novel Approach to Holistic Medicine for Dog Allergies” at the Junior Science and Humanities Symposium at UConn Health Center in March.

National Merit Scholarship Finalist

Congratulations to Joseph Rossi, who was selected as a Finalist in the National Merit Scholarship Program. Only 15,000 students of the 1.6 million are selected as Finalists following confirmation of PSAT scores by performing similarly on the SAT, as well as maintaining an outstanding academic record and essay submission. Every Finalist competes for one of 2,500 National Merit $2,500 Scholarships, about 1,000 corporate-sponsored Merit Scholarship awards or 4,000 college-sponsored Merit Scholarship awards.

Academic Quiz Team

The Academic Quiz Team once again qualified for the National History Bowl in Washington, D.C. with a fourth-place finish at the CT regional tournament on March 3. This will be the third time the quiz team has been able to represent Suffield at the national tournament.

International Geography Bee

Junior Dario DeCosmo has qualified for the International Geography Bee, held in July in Berlin, Germany. This exclusive completion will include matches against people, not only from the U.S., but from around the world.


The Boys Indoor Track team finished second in the NCCC, the highest team finish since 2012 and the highest points scored at the conference meet since 2006. This season was highlighted by six all-conference selections and three school records broken.

The Girls Indoor Track team finished second in the NCCC, with the highest points scored at the conference meet since 2011. The season was highlighted by nine all-conference selections.

The Girls Varsity Ice Hockey team finished the regular season 15-2-1. This fun, athletic hard-working team won the SCC North Conference title and is ranked number four in the state out of 23 teams. The team beat Amity-New Haven-Cheshire 3-2. The team lost in the semi-finals in March.

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