Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Cameron Zadziejko
Post HS Plans: Planning on attending QVCC.
“Cam, I have enjoyed getting to know you through our discussions during homeroom and the lunchroom.
You are a kind person who does kind things behind the scenes, and you don’t look for recognition. I wish
others were more like you!”- Mrs. Fusco

Monday, June 15, 2020

Gabriel Waldron
“I think the big mistake in schools is trying to teach children anything, and by using fear as the basic
motivation. Fear of getting failing grades, fear of not staying with your class, etc. Interest can produce
learning on a scale compared to fear as a nuclear explosion to a firecracker.” – Stanley Kubrick
Post HS Plans: Planning on attending QVCC.
“Tourtellotte certainly will not be the same without seeing Gabe walk past me every morning and wish
me “Good morning” in his friendliest, sarcastic way. I will miss his quick wit and his sense of humor.”
– Mrs. LaFlamme

Saturday, June 13, 2020

Evan Torres
“ I may look like a burnt chicken nugget, but I still love myself.”
Post HS Plans: Planning on attending QVCC to study film production.
“From a quiet shy freshmen to an amazing, hilarious singing senior, Evan has grown and changed the
most over these past four years he has spent in our TMHS Music department. Evan has given back so
much to this school community through his music including singing multiple times with his siblings at
various concerts. Keep singing and inspiring us all to find our voice and ROAR like the TMHS tigers we
all are!!” – Mrs. Anderson

Friday, June 12, 2020

Gianna Stoico
“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.” – Henry David
Thoreau
Post HS Plans: Planning on attending QVCC.
“A lovely, soft-spoken soprano who has blessed us with her vocal talents since her arrival here at TMHS.
From her traveling stories to her awesome taste in books, Gianna’s sweet smile will be what we will miss
the most from our TMHS Music family.” – Mrs. Anderson

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Taze Snow
“ I spent 2,340 days of my life for a paper and a handshake.”
“Taze and another student made a plant stand for my classroom. It was their idea and they custom built it
so it fits perfectly on the lab table. We will miss Taze and the way his mind works to help others.”
– Miss Pirie

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Anthony Smith
“I don’t have homework.” – Tony Smith
Post HS Plans: Planning on attending QVCC.
“It has been a pleasure getting to know you and your family over these last four years. I have really
appreciated your contributions to our sports teams and watching you play. But I think I will mostly miss
your daily visits to the office asking to get your charger from your car. Best wishes.” – Mr. Polun

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Nick Skaradowski
“Have more than thou showest, speak less than thou knowest, lend less than thou owest, ride more than
thou goest, learn more than thou trowest, set less than thou throwest; leave thy drink and thy *****, and
keep in-a-door, and thou shalt have more, than two tens to a score.” – William Shakespeare
Post HS Plans: Planning on attending Nichols College to study accounting.
“Nick, congratulations on qualifying as a finalist as part of the National Merit Scholarship Program. Your
many hours of volunteering these past two years as part of the VITA Program and Junior Achievement
have helped many in our community. Continue to help others by offering your time and talents.”
– Mrs. Tupaj

Monday, June 8, 2020

Stephen Scrapchansky
“What’s good?”
Post HS Plans: Planning on attending Eastern Connecticut State University to study Business.
“Steve has an energy that will be sorely missed at our school. He’s a talented athlete that lives up to his
nickname of “Scrappy”. I have always enjoyed his upbeat nature.” – Mr. O’Brien

Saturday, June 6, 2020

Ashton Rocha
“I dress this way just to keep them at bay, ’cause Halloween is everyday”
Post HS Plans: Planning on attending the University of Connecticut to study art.
“Ashton’s amazing guitar playing skills, song writing hooks, and visual art talent is something that will
propel them into stardom, one way or another! Watch out for this talented force of nature!” – Mrs.
Anderson

Friday, June 5, 2020

Nicholas Prouty
“I’m your huckleberry” – Doc Holliday
Post HS Plans: Planning on attending QVCC.
“Nick, your creativity and willingness to work well with others are great strengths. Over your four years,
you have been a contributing member of FBLA and our school community. Continue to set your goals
high and to strive to achieve a successful career in the criminal justice field.” – Mrs. Tupaj

Thursday, June 4, 2020

Serena Porra
“I wish to accomplish my goals and succeed in future, including letting go of all the negative people to
make a better future.”
Post HS Plans: Planning on attending the University of New Haven.
“Your four years here at Tourtellotte have been remarkable. You have grown and matured so much since
your first day of ninth grade. I have appreciated your diligence and perseverance as you have worked to
earn your high school diploma. Best wishes.” – Mr. Polun

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Madeline Podgorni
“Have some fire; be unstoppable; be a force of nature. Be better than anyone here and don’t care what
anyone else thinks.” – Christina Yang (Gray’s Anatomy)
Post HS Plans: Planning on attending QVCC for 2 years for a medical assistant degree, and then
transferring to a 4-year college for nursing.
“Maddy, I am so proud of the young lady that you have become. Your perseverance and tenacity are truly
commendable” – Mrs. Maliff

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Tyler Persson
Post HS Plans: Planning on attending QVCC.
“I have very specific memories of Tyler, and his big blue eyes, from elementary school. He always played
well with others and asked questions that were meaningful. His big heart and questioning mind did not
change as I watched him grow into a young man in high school. Keep up the kindness and keep asking
questions. We will miss you Tyler. ” – Mrs. Ten Eyck

Monday, June 1, 2020

Prince Patel
“ Just Be Lazy.”
“Prince, you have been an asset to TMHS since you entered our halls in your senior year. Great job
stepping up to the plate to join our school’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program. Your volunteer
hours and dedication in our community has helped several families this year. Continue to strive to do
your best and to offer assistance to those in need.” – Mrs. Tupaj

Saturday, May 30, 2020

MacArthur Monahan
“Would I rather be feared or loved? Easy. Both. I want people to be afraid of how much they love me.” –
Michael Scott
Post High School Plans: Planning on attending University of Connecticut Avery Point
“Mac, I appreciate your cheerfulness that you share often with me. Your kind comments will stay with
me. Thanks for cheering me on! I hope I have done that for you as well. You have a bright mind and
have at times shown me that you understand situations deeply beyond your years. Be well!”
– Mrs. Fusco

Friday, May 29, 2020

John (Jack) Merrill
“A wise man can always be found alone. A weak man can always be found in a crowd.” – Bruce Lee
Post HS Plans: Planning on attending Anna Maria to study criminal justice.
“Jack, your drive to succeed in both the classroom and on the field has been admirable. Congratulations
on being named a TMHS Scholar Athlete. You have ventured out of your comfort zone to explore new
sports, areas of interest, and academics while at Tourtellotte. Great job volunteering in Mrs. Kinsella’s
4th grade classroom as part of Junior Achievement. Continue to challenge yourself in college and in the
criminal justice field.” – Mrs. Tupaj

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Paige Majorowski
“Since I couldn’t do Braille, I am just going to do this.”
Post HS Plans: Planning on seeking employment.
“Paige is a person who wears her heart on her sleeve. She has both a determined toughness and an ample
amount of kindness. She is a talented musician and is not afraid to try new things such as her terrific
portrayal as the Tin Man in the school production of The Wizard of OZ. I will miss seeing her in the halls
of Tourtellotte.” – Mr. O’Brien

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Aydan Lavallee
“Let the adventure begin…”
Post HS Plans: Attending QVCC for medical science before attending a four-year program for nursing.
“Aydan’s personality is as big as his size. Six-one has shown me an empathetic side toward classmates
this year that will truly be missed.” – Mrs. Spinelli

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Desiree Grochowski
“Be good… and if you can’t be good, then be careful.” – Judie Whitney
Post HS Plans: Planning on attending QVCC to study accounting.
“Desiree is a natural leader who exudes confidence and maturity.” – Mrs. Ouillette

Monday, May 25, 2020

Audrey Gray
Post HS Plans: Plans to seek employment
“A sensitive soprano whose beautiful musical talent will let her voice continue to soar like a bird’s song
travels in the wind. Thank you for sharing your talents with us Audrey!” – Mrs. Anderson

Saturday, May 23, 2020

Jake Giroux
Post HS Plans: Continued employment for Verizon
“Jake, you possess a strong work ethic and a desire to help others. Continue to work hard every day and
never lose that infectious smile you sport when completing a task.” – Mrs. Tupaj

Friday, May 22, 2020

Robert Gatzke
“I will be the President of the United States in 2044”- Robert Gatzke
Post HS Plans: Planning on attending Umass Amherst to study political science
“I’ve only known Robby for less than two years due to his late entry to Tourtellotte, but he’s made quite an
impact in terms of his colorful personality and strong work ethic as a student in that short time.
Tourtellotte has benefited greatly as a result of his short tenure as a part of our community.” – Mr.
Charron

Thursday, May 21, 2020

William Austin Frost
Post HS Plans: Planning on attending QVCC to study manufacturing.
“Austin, you have always been honest with me in our discussions about life. I also appreciate your
respectful manner when we have conversed. Make sure you use that good head on your shoulder!”
– Mrs. Fusco

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Laura Fournier
“We are here to make beautiful music!”- Kate Anderson
Post HS Plans: Planning on attending Rhode Island College to study nursing
“Our TMHS Concert Choir Student Conductor Laura has been singing with TMHS Music all four of her
years which includes her participation in the All State and All Eastern CMEA Music festivals, Tri M,
National Anthem Singers, just to name a few. We will miss your warm smile, Dunkin’ coffee, and
soprano “divaness” so much!!! Thank you Laura!” – Mrs. Anderson

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Justin Dumont
Post HS Plans: Planning on seeking employment
“Justin is a warm and welcoming young man. He always strives to be a good friend and willingly helps
anyone in need. We are so thankful to have Justin as part of our community.” – Ms. Boin

Monday, May 18, 2020

Stephanie Daly
I want a special thanks to go out to my grandfather for all the inspirational talks and life lessons he has
taught me. Also, a special thanks to my mom for pushing me to become the young adult I am today.
Post HS Plans: Planning on joining the Air Force
“Stephanie has a wry sense of humor that I have grown to enjoy over the years. She’s an outstanding
athlete with some fine leadership abilities. In softball, she played catcher which is a position she’s good
at, but not her preferred position. She did so to benefit the team as she was the one best suited to play that
position. Her work ethic and her willingness to sacrifice are trademarks that will serve her well in the
future.” – Mr. O’Brien

Saturday, May 16, 2020

Devin Dalpe
“ Life is like a sandwich, the bread always comes first.”
Post HS Plans: Planning on attending QVCC
“Devin, your eagerness and enthusiasm to contribute to a class discussion can be both a challenge and a
joy to a teacher. Never lose that desire to dive deeper into a topic or to question someone for a better
understanding of an issue. Continue to develop your leadership and management skills to be successful in
your career.” – Mrs. Tupaj

Friday, May 15, 2020

Kailei Copley
Post HS Plans: Planning on pursuing training and a career in cosmetology
“Kailei showed up every day to do the job that no one else wanted. She showed great fortitude,
perseverance, and commitment in a thankless position. We will miss her in the halls and on the field.” –
Mrs. Spinelli

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Jason Burn
Post HS Plans: Planning on working right after high school, and racing cars
“I could always count on Jason to make an effort to stop by and see me at some point in the day just to
check in and see how things were going. I miss having our conversations between classes and after
school about Heavy Metal and NASCAR. This was always a highlight of my day.” – Mr. Charron

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Jaylen Brinson
“If you keep lookin’ back, you gon’ trip going forward.”- Gucci Mane
Post HS Plans: Attending QVCC and pursuing a career in engineering
“You have been a wonderful part of the Tourtellotte community. As a lineman in football, you do all of
the tough work without the recognition. I think this is an appropriate comparison for you academically
too. But I have a great respect for the honor and character you have displayed throughout your career at
Tourtellotte. Best wishes.” – Mr. Polun

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Kody Bostwick
“To the German Commander: NUTS!, The American Commander.” (American response to the German
demand for surrender at Bastogne, 1944)
Post HS Plans: Planning on attending QVCC to study Computer Technology
“Kody may be quiet, but his smiling eyes give him away. Strike up a conversation with Kody and you’ll
be glad you did.” – Mrs. Ouillette

Monday, May 11, 2020

Channing Boss
“Do the right thing for the right reason.” – Andrea Boss
Post HS Plans: Planning on attending University of New Haven to study Communications
“Channing goes about her days with sincere interest in all those she encounters. She’s an intelligent
young lady who strives to learn and do the right thing. She has demonstrated strong talents in video
production and drama club, and I believe she will find success throughout her life.” – Mr. O’Brien

Saturday, May 9, 2020

Maya Blair
I would like to say thank you to all my teachers and friends that have made me the person I am today.
High school has been the best and I will always remember it, even if it has been cut short. I love to hang
out with friends, stay active and make new memories to cherish forever.
Post HS Plans: Planning on attending QVCC for two years, before transferring to a four-year college
somewhere very warm to major in Business
“Maya is truly a ray of sunshine. Her smile can light up a room, and it will be missed in the halls of
Tourtellotte next year. ” – Mrs. Ten Eyck

Friday, May 8, 2020

Jonathon Bickelhaupt
“In the beginning the universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely
regarded as a bad move” – Douglas Adams
Post HS Plans: Plans on attending Emerson College for a degree in Creative Writing
“Jonathon isn’t just brilliant-he is thoughtful, caring, kind, and a positive leader who truly knows the
meaning of respect.” – Mrs. Ouillette

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Jacob Bergeron
“Learn to love without condition. Talk without bad intention. Give without any reason. And most of all,
care for people without any exception.”
Post HS Plans: Planning to become a certified EMT
“Jacob is an outspoken young man who stands up for others. He will have a positive impact in the lives of
others after graduation.” – Mrs. Ouillette

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Adrianna Aubin
“Strength is built by one’s failures, not by one’s successes.” – Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel
Post HS Plans: Plans on attending QVCC to study Psychology
“Adrianna is somebody, who makes everybody feel like a somebody” – Ms. Kiff

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Emily Angelo
I’m a sports loving, iced coffee drinking girl who enjoys spending time with friends and family, and can’t
wait to see what the future holds. I want to thank my teachers, coaches and teammates who gave me
memories and bonds that will last a lifetime. Although our senior year wasn’t what we expected, it will be
talked about for years to come, and everyone will remember the class of 2020.
Post HS Plans: Plans on attending Merrimack College to study exercise science
“Emily doesn’t like being in the spotlight, but she pushes herself beyond her comfort zone to contribute to
her school community, especially as a student representative.” – Mrs. Ouillette

Monday, May 4, 2020

Brady Anderson
Post HS Plans: Plans on attending QVCC for Biology before transferring to University of Rhode Island
for Oceanography
“A brave, independent student…Brady joined the TMHS Music department as a percussionist and leaves
the tradition of his amazing bass-jamming skills behind to a worthy junior! He will be missed by
all of his TMHS Concert Band mates. Thank you Brady!” – Mrs. Anderson

Saturday, May 2, 2020

Joslin Durand
“I’m thankful for the struggle because without it I wouldn’t have found my strength”
Post HS Plans: Obtain a degree in criminal justice and get an EMT certification in the fall, while
eventually planning to attend the Police Academy.
“Thank you for your service especially during this unprecedented time. Working as a firefighter and on
our ambulance is truly amazing. Your courage is extraordinary.” – Mrs. Vear

Friday, May 1, 2020

Ashley Morin
Class of 2020 Secretary
Ashley is a three-sport varsity athlete on the soccer, basketball, and track and field teams for all four years, a member of nine different clubs at Tourtellotte, and the secretary of the Class of 2020 for three years.
Post HS Plans: Planning to attend Regis College to major in nursing and play on the women’s soccer team
“Ashley has a strong work ethic, a fairness of play, and great leadership skills on and off the field. She has the ability to engage others and make them better with her unselfish and empathic interactions.” – Mrs. Spinelli

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Mary Monaghan
Class of 2020 Vice President
Senior Quote: “I guess I’ve been working so hard, I forgot what it’s like to be hardly working”
– Michael Scott
Post HS Plans: Planning to attend college at the University of Tampa to study business
“Whether as a member of the National Honor Society or the Leadership Team, Mary has volunteered
many hours of her time in order to give back to her school and local community.” – Mrs. Ouillette

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Robert Terrell
Class of 2020 President
“Work harder than you think you did yesterday.”
Post HS Plans: Study business and political science
“Robert’s smile and infectious laugh is what gets your attention, his dedication to a project
is what keeps you listening. I looked forward to our daily conversations. My hope for Robert is that he
will go on and do great things. I will miss him.” Mrs. O’Connell

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Nima Sherpa
Class of 2020 Salutatorian
Class of 2020 Treasurer
“That glorious vision of doing good is so often the sanguine mirage of so many good minds.”
– Charles Dickens
Post HS Plans: Attending the University of Connecticut and pursuing a degree in Business Management
“Success is not an easy path. To outsiders, it may appear so. For those striving to be the best they can be,
only they know the challenges they have overcome. Nima Sherpa, is truly an outstanding young man that
has come into his own. I am so proud of all that he has aspired to be and achieved. I’ve no doubt that his
impact on the world will be impressive.” – Ms. Parrette

Monday, April 27, 2020

Jesse Trottier
Class of 2020 Valedictorian
“Every act of conscious learning requires the willingness to suffer an injury to one’s self-esteem. That is
why young children, before they are aware of their own self-importance, learn so easily” – Thomas Szasz
Post HS Plans: Planning to attend UConn and get a degree in biomedical engineering
“Grit, persistence, determination-Jesse Trottier has all of these qualities and more. Jesse does “what is
right, not what is easy.” Jesse is truly a young man with integrity.” – Mrs. Ouillette