The Milford Columbus Committee
2020 Award Recipients

Scholarship Recipients 

James Rodrigues
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

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

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.

Past Honorees
2019 Mark Tutino
2018 Vincent J. Lambiase Jr.
2017 Suzanne Greco
2016 Donald Cozzolino
2015 Doug Edo
2014 Phil Vetro
2013 Michael Petrucelli
2012 Lenny Napoli
​2011 Gene LaPorta
2010 Carol Sorbo McInnis
2009 Tina DeNapoles
2008 Anthony Candido
2007 Gary Montano
2006 Chief Keith Mello
2005 Paul Lewis Otzel
2004 Dr. Anthony Cernera
2003 Mayor James Richetelli
2002 Louis & John D'Amato
2001 Dr. Anthony Russo
2000 Dr. Lawrence DeNardis
1999 Alberta Jagoe
1998 John LaBarca
1997 Fred DeLuca
1996 Dr. Nickolas Coassin
1995 Armand Cantafio
1994 Leonard Napoli, Sr.
1993 Jim Argo
1992 Dr. Gioacchino Parrella
Past Scholarship Winners
2020 James Rodrigues
         Deanna Dempsey
         Anthony Capua
2019 Michael Giordano
         Cecelia Lickteig
         Rachel Wywoda
2018 Julia Bryant
         Abigail Huebner
         Michael Sciancalepore
2017 Francesca Giannattasio
         Gino Esposito
         Olivia Tramuta
2016 Alyssa Paladino
         David Carelli
         Leo Merturi 
2015 Dante Esposito
         Shaina Arsenault
         Paul Flynn
2014 Lindsey Attolino
         Sabrina Scarpetti
         Sophia Tramuta
2013 Casey Oliver
         Julia Elia
         Timothy J. Attolino Jr.
2012 Ashley Fitzgerald
         James L. Richetelli III
         Theodore Boynton IV
​2011 Andrea DePucchio
        Sage Esposito
​        Margeaux Settineri
2010 Jeannie E. Jalbert
         Ryan Springer
         Alec Tutino
2009 Kevin Jalbert, Jr.
         Shelby Grich
         Melanie Dutton
2008 Joe Forzano
         Nathaniel Czajkowski
         Katherine Guarino
2007 Christopher Bachiocchi
         Molly Clifford
         Casey Farricielli
2006 Peter Petrini
         Steven Genova
         Christina Ciacci
2005 Drew DeFonzo
         Michelle Bartlett
2004 David Benigni
         Katie Hatch
2003 Christopher Palumbo
         Lauren Secondi
2002 Anthony Pietrini
         Maria Fitzgerald
2001 Stephen Russo
         Adam Goodfellow
2000 Nicole Secondi
1999 Anthony Romano
         Frank Santoro
1998 Sarah Forte
         Jennifer Bottacari
         Audra Napolitano
1997 Nikki Collucci
1996 Alyson Pinto
1995 Jennifer Collucci
1994 Christopher P. Richetelli
1993 Elizabeth A. Barbieri

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