NEWS & EVENTS
The Milford Columbus Committee
2020 Award Recipients
In remembrance of John and Grace Esposito and Frank and Sunda Longo.
James Rodrigues is a graduating senior from the Engineering and Science University Magnet School in New Haven, and an athlete at Joseph A. Foran High School. He participated in the Cross Country and Indoor and Outdoor Track teams for all four years of high school, with the last year serving as captain for both Cross Country and Indoor Track. James is also a current Eagle Scout candidate, as a member of Boy Scout Troop One in Milford. James’ Eagle Scout project will enhance the Cross Country course at Eisenhower Park in Milford. He will be attending Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston majoring in Civil Engineering.
Deanna Dempsey graduated from Joseph A Foran, class of 2020. Her year was cut short due to COVID-19, but her memories and friends stay close to her heart. She battled through the last couple months of online classes and ended the year on the honor roll. Deanna is part of the National Honors Society for the Arts, Future Business Leaders of America, volunteered within the community and played as a member of the Foran softball team for four years. She is attending Pace University, studying marketing and graphic design. She always loved the city and is thrilled about studying there. It means a lot to her that she was chosen for this scholarship and she is deeply grateful.
Anthony Capua is a young man who has set strong goals for himself to achieve in his collegiate years and beyond. In his 4 years at Joseph A. Foran High School, Anthony was involved in a number of clubs and organizations such as the National Honor Society and Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), which he accredits most with helping him to shape and refine his interests. He has been a proud member of the Foran Lions Baseball team for the last 3 years. Although his senior athletic campaign was cut short this spring on the baseball diamond, Anthony deeply enjoyed high school competition. Receiving the honor as a co-captain of the 2019-20 Foran Indoor Track Team, he reached his longtime personal goal of qualifying for the CIAC State Championship with a long jump of 18 feet, 11 inches. Outside of school, Anthony remains an active member of the local community. On May 18th, he achieved the rank of Eagle Scout in Boy Scout Troop 701 of Milford, an honor 7 years in the making. For over a year, Anthony has enjoyed working at River Street Restaurant as a busser. In the Fall, he will be attending Fairfield University studying marketing with a minor in communications. Thankful to his community for shaping him into the man he is today, he looks forward to the future.