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Across the Area

 

Featured Event 

5th Annual Babies Heart Run, Sunday August 18th 9 a.m Fitch High School Run Starts at Noon 101 Groton Long Point Rd, Groton www.babiesheartrun.com

 

August 14

  • The Edward & Mary Lord Family Health Center ground breaking ceremony 7:45-9 a.m. 47 Town St. Norwich 860.822.4146 or pkinder@ucfs.org
  • The Civil War & The Sea 7 p.m. Groton Public Library 860.441.6750
  • Rock the Docks featuring Melaena, 6-8 p.m. Howard T. Brown Park Norwich

August 15

  • Flicks at 6 Beautiful Creatures Cragin Memorial Library Colchester 860.537.5752
  • Summer Nights at Harkness “Opera Under the Stars” 6 – 10 p.m. Harkness Memorial State Park Waterford 860.434.1882

August 16

  • “Alkan & Chopin: An Odd Couple” 6 p.m. Lecture Series at the La Grua Center 32 Water Street Stonington
  • Dig Into Reading Pizza Party 1 – 2 p.m. Public Library of New London, 63 Huntington St. New London 860.447.1411 www.plnl.org
  • Natchaug Trail Hike 7.6 miles along the blue-blazed trail 9 a.m. Natchaug State Forest, Pilfershire Road, Eastford
  • Paddle the Hollow 4 p.m. Bring own canoe/kayak, paddles. Lifejackets must be worn Mansfield Hollow State Park, Bassett Bridge Rd., Mansfield Sue Audette 860.456.4906 baglady@charter.net
  • Goodwin Center Walk 2:30 p.m. James L. Goodwin Conservation Center, 23 Potter Road, Hampton Steve Broderick or 860-455-9534

August 17

  • OysterFest 11 – 2 p.m. Enders Island www.nessf.org pmunro@nessf.org
  • Sgt. Tupper Fundraaiser 12 – 4 p.m. Firemen’s Field 210 Elm St. Old Saybrook
  • Passengers from the Past, William & Helen Gillette on the Essex Steam train essexsteamtrain.com/steam.html
  • Downton Abbey Tea Party 1 – 3 p.m. $20/person please register 860.445.1637 Avery-Copp House 154 Thames St Groton
  • Sound Community Tag Sale, 8:30 – 2 p.m. 21 Montauk Ave. New London
  • Old Fashioned Summer Lobster and Clam Bake 1 p.m. Ledyard Senior Center $45 /person 12 Van Tassell Dr. Gales Ferry 860.464.0478
  • Dinosaur State Park Days 10 – 3 p.m. Dinosaur State Park, 400 West St., Rocky Hill
  • Joseph Potter Colonial American Magician Ebenezer Avery House Groton 860.446.9257
  • Talk by Salt Marsh Opera Guild 10 a.m. Westerly Public Library401.596.2877, Ext. 3. 44 Broad Street, Westerly, RI
  • No Child Left Inside® Centennial Campout 12 p.m. Gay City State Park, Route 85, Hebron Diane Joy, (860) 424-3973

August 18

  • RiverQuest, morning cruise on the lower CT River, ctriverquest.com or 860.662.0577
  • Weedstrong Brewfest to raise stroke awareness 2-6 p.m. Quassy Amusement Park Middlebury Robert Carlson 860.601.7929
  • Music at the Meeting house Home Grown String Band 3 p.m. $15. Frist Church of Christ, Congregational in East Haddam 860.537.2052
  • “Women in the Military” Lecture 5 p.m. at the La Grua Center 32 Water Street Stonington 860-535-2300
  • Gallery Talk – Minerals and More 2 p.m. Florence Griswold Museum 96 Lyme St, Old Lyme 860.434.5542
  • Astrological Society of CT, Inc. NEW AGE FAIR! 10 – 4 p.m. The Keeney Memorial Center 200 Main Street Wethersfield
  • 5th Annual Babies Heart Run, Sunday  9 a.m Fitch High School Run Starts at Noon 101 Groton Long Point Rd, Groton www.babiesheartrun.com

August 19

  • Beginning Computers, basic computer skills 6:30 p.m. Groton Public Library 860.441.6750

August 20

  • Big Screen Movies on the Beach The Little Rascals 8:30 p.m. 321 Atlantic Ave. Misquamicut
  • VNA of SECT spounsored blood pressure clinic 1-2 p.m. New London Shop Rite
  • Emerson Theater Collaborative’s Audition for Fight Night 4-8 p.m. First United Methodist Church 23 Willow St. Mystic cross@emersontheater.org

August 21

  • SECT Women’s network host luncheon 11:30 a.m. Groton Inn & Suites Rt. 184 Groton www.sectwomensnetwork.org
  • RiverQuest, evening cruise on the lower CT River, ctriverquest.com or 860.662.0577
  • Flicks at 6 Identity Thieft Cragin Memorial Library Colchester 860.537.5752
  • A Civil War Medical Program 7 p.m. Groton Public Library 860.441.6750
  • Civilian Conservation Corps 80th Reunion 12 p.m. Chatfield Hollow State Park, 381 Route 80, Killingworth

August 22

  • Civil War Soldiers of Color from SE New England 7 p.m. Groton Public Library 860.441.6750
  • Decoding food labels 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Cragin Memorial Library Colchester 860.537.5752
  • Gallery Talk – Minerals and More 2 p.m. Florence Griswold Museum 96 Lyme St, Old Lyme 860.434.5542
  • Shoreline Greenway Ribbon-Cutting and Bike Ride 10 a.m. 34 mile ride Hammonasset Beach State Park, 1288 Boston Post Rd., Madison
  • Emerson Theater Collaborative’s Audition for Fight Night 4-8 p.m. First United Methodist Church 23 Willow St. Mystic cross@emersontheater.org

August 23

  • Bus Ride to Nowhere, trip around town, free with museum admission. 860.691.1111 Children’s Museum of SECT

August 24

  • RiverQuest, cruise down the CT River to see the inner and outer lighthouses ctriverquest.com or 860.662.0577
  • Passengers from the Past, Mark Twain on the Essex Steam train essexsteamtrain.com/steam.html

August 25

  • Antique Truck Anniversary Show RI-CONN Historical Air Field 2357 Plainfeild Pike Coventry, RI 401.647.7226

August 26

  • Beginning Computers, basic computer skills 6:30 p.m. Groton Public Library 860.441.6750
  • Author Sydney Sherman 6 – 7:30 Westerly Public Library 44 Broad Street, Westerly 401.596.2877

Ongoing Events

  • “Everyday People” with Ann Buonocore. Hear us at 980 AM or at www.wxlm.fm. Show Hours 9:06 AM – 10 AM (EST).
  • US Submarine Veterans, Groton, holds monthly social lunches at clubhouse. 11:30 am 860.514.7064
  • La Grua Center in Stonington has free admission , Saturdays from 12-3 p.m. 860.535.2300
  • Chapter 10 Norwich Disabled American Veterans meets the last Thursday of each month 7:30 p.m.
  • Mystic Farmers Market Tuesdays, 2 pm – 6 pm
  • May 7 – October 29 Quambaug Fire House, 50 Old Stonington Road
  • The Waterford Rotary Club meets weekly at Filomena’s in Waterford on Mondays at 12:15. 860.448.4260
  • The Children’s Workshop in Westerly offers summer programs for children up to Pre-K. 401.315.5544
  • Niantic Farmers’ Market Every Thursday from June 20 to October 10, 3 PM to 6:30 PM. Methodist Street in Niantic
  • Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center Senior Center Activities Monday – Friday call Peggy Kilmartain 860.599.3258 ext. 15
  • “Samplers of the Avery Women” Exhibit tours at Ebenezer Avery House, until Labor day. 57 Fort St. Groton 860.446.9257
  • School supplies needed contact Renee Bailey, BaileyR@newportfederal.com or 860.912.7814
  • Lyme Farmers Markets Saturdays, 9:30 am – 12 pm June 1 – October 12 Ashlawn Farm 78 Bill Hill Road
  • Norwich VFW post 594 meets the 2nd Tues. of each month 7 p.m. 860.892.1400
  • Joseph’s Living Center offers a monthly bluegrass jam. 7 – 9 p.m. Monthly on third Tuesdays. 860.455.9400
  • Full Throttle Biker Church Meets the second Friday at Seaport Community Church 28 Great Brook Road Groton (860)448-6224
  • Robotics Camp Aug 12-16, 13:30 – 4:30p.m. Children’s Museum of SECT 860.691.1194
  • Vacation Bible School St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church East Haddam Aug 12 – 16 6-8 p.m. 31 Main St. 860.873.9547
  • Fridays in the Park Picnic Lunch Aug. 2 – 23rd 12 – 1 p.m. Mohegan Park 860.889.2365
  • Civil War Exhibit Aug. 12 – Sept 2. Groton Public Library 860.441.6750
  • “Sweet Summer Surrender” Gallery Show, Aug 7- Sept. 1st. 7 Canal St. Westerly, RI 401-596-2221
  • The Slave Inside of Me Aug. 15 – 18th writersblock2@gmail.com or 860.442.5625
  • Artreach’s Annual Music Showcase Aug 15 & 16 Donald Oat Theatre on Broadway Norwich 860-887-0014
  • Julius Caesar in the Park, Aug 15 – Sept. 1st, Tues. – Sun. 8 p.m. Edgerton Park 75 Cliff St. New Haven www.elmshakespeare.org
  • Oceanography – Unexplored places on earth. Aug. 19-23rd. 12:30-4 p.m. Children’s Museum of SECT 860.691.1194
  • Healthy Exchange Book Club First Wednesday of the month 6:30 p.m. Brainerd Memorial Library 920 Saybrook Rd Haddam 860.345.2204
  • Mad Lib Mondays every Monday 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Public Library of New London 63 Huntington Street New London 860.447.1411
  • Stonington Farmers Market Saturdays, 9 12 p.m. May 4 – October 26 Town Docks
  • Dig Into Drumming every Tuesday 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Public Library of New London 63 Huntington Street New London 860.447.1411 www.plnl.org
  • S’ More Stories every Tuesday. 10:30 – 11:30 AM. Public Library of New London 63 Huntington Street New London 860.447.1411 www.plnl.org
  • Make a Painting Sundays 1 – 5 p.m. Florence Griswold Museum 96 Lyme St, Old Lyme 860.434.5542
  • Colchester Farmers Market Sundays, 9 am – 1 pm June 16 – October 27 Colchester Town Green, 98 Hayward Ave.
  • 112th Hamburg Fair Aug 16,17,18 Lyme Grange Hall & Fairgrounds Fri.5pm-11pm,Sat.9am-11pm, Sun.9am-6pm. Rte.156,Lyme

Students Win Scholarships from Chelsea Groton Bank

Chelsea Groton Bank has awarded 15 scholarships to local high-school graduates, recognizing their community service, academic excellence, and strong leadership skills.
The recipients all live in the communities served by Chelsea Groton Bank. “It’s exciting for us to watch these students’ passion and commitment to their education take flight,” said Community Education Specialist Pam Days-Luketich. “Fostering educational opportunities is rewarding for everyone. We believe the more we can assist in terms of education and service, the more our community benefits and thrives. This is central to our mutual philosophy of shared trust, purpose and respect.”
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Scholarships, in the amount of $500 each, were awarded to: Yuna Jun, The Academy of the Holy Family; Puja Patel, East Lyme High School; Caitlin Noel, Fitch High School; Hariany Lopez, Grasso Tech; Brittany Schaffer, Griswold High School; Adedoyin Ladoja, Ledyard High School; Emily Liang, Montville High School; Dimitri Wallace, New London High School; Kyle Liang, Norwich Free Academy; Cami Morion, Norwich Technical High School; Mackensie Crowley, Stonington High School; Benjamin Whewell, Saint Bernard High School; Gabriel Morosky, Waterford High School; Emily Hamilton, Williams High School; and Victoria Adams, Wheeler High School.

Scholarships, in the amount of $500 each, were awarded to: Yuna Jun, The Academy of the Holy Family; Puja Patel, East Lyme High School; Caitlin Noel, Fitch High School; Hariany Lopez, Grasso Tech; Brittany Schaffer, Griswold High School; Adedoyin Ladoja, Ledyard High School; Emily Liang, Montville High School; Dimitri Wallace, New London High School; Kyle Liang, Norwich Free Academy; Cami Morion, Norwich Technical High School; Mackensie Crowley, Stonington High School; Benjamin Whewell, Saint Bernard High School; Gabriel Morosky, Waterford High School; Emily Hamilton, Williams High School; and Victoria Adams, Wheeler High School.

Siena College Announces May 2013 Graduates

LOUDONVILLE, NY (08/14/2013) — The following local residents graduated from Siena College in May:

Jonathan Molzan of Ledyard graduated with a master’s degree in accounting.

Olivia Phetteplace of Ledyard graduated magna cum laude with bachelor’s degrees in English and philosophy.

Siena awarded 805 bachelor’s and 52 Master of Science in Accounting degrees at this year’s Commencement ceremony.

Founded in 1937, Siena College is a private, Catholic Franciscan, residential, liberal arts college with a student body of about 3,000. Siena College offers 30 degree programs, 45 minors and certificate programs, and professional curricula in teacher preparation/education, pre-medical, pre-law and social work. A student-to-faculty ratio of 14-to-1, average class size of 21, rigorous academics, Division I athletics, intramural sports and widespread service and advocacy experiences nurture each student’s personal growth while providing the education of a lifetime.

Third Trimester Honor Roll for Sacred Heart School, Taftville

Sacred Heart School

 Grade 8:    Honors:  :  Peter Gravelin, James Miskiewicz, Drew Preston  

 Grade 7:   High Honors-  –    Laura D’Elia        - Honors:  Sydney Collins,   Christopher Consiglio, Erica Dinneen, Regina Grant, Summer Pelligrini, Arthur Thibeault, Rebecca Wood, Sarah Wolak      Honorable Mention:   Zahena Dieujuste

 Grade 6:  High Honors  Ashlee Cardin, Anna Kukulka   ––Honors:   Madeline Brady, Meredith Godere , Christopher Maffuid, Tristan Naples   Honorable Mention:   Stena Zhang

Grade 5:  High Honors:     Katarina Bromkamp, Lilia Burdo, Emelie Gallow, Eric Heaton,  Marissa Kaika,  Brendan Phaneuf, Madison Ramsey, Luke Tischio, Jillianne Trott       –Honors:   Deanna Bernard, Cierra Caron, Christian Gonzalez, Hayleigh Huhtala, Anthony Sylvia, Cade Wolak   Honorable Mention  -    Denard Dunlap

Matthew Rathkey Graduates from Carleton College

NORTHFIELD, MN (08/12/2013)– Matthew Rathkey received the Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics and Music, magna cum laude, from Carleton College during its 139th Commencement ceremony, held on Saturday, June 15.

Rathkey is the son of Julia Rathkey of Old Lyme, CT

Two seniors spoke at the ceremony. Charlie Bentley, a linguistics major from Springfield, Mo., presented a speech entitled “The Problems That Don’t Yet Exist.” Chloe Zelkha, a religion major from Woodside, Calif., gave a speech entitled “Try.”

Carleton also presented two honorary degrees during the commencement ceremony. Bruce Alberts, a professor of biochemistry at the University of California at San Francisco, is the editor-in-chief of the academic journal Science and one of President Obama’s first three Science Envoys. Alberts was awarded the degree Doctor of Science, honoris causa. Michael S. Harper, a professor of English at Brown University and poet laureate emeritus of Rhode Island was awarded the degree Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa. Both Alberts and Harper briefly addressed the graduating class, as did Carleton College’s eleventh president, Steven Poskanzer.

Ranked among the nation’s top liberal arts institutions, Carleton is a private, co-educational college of 2,000 students located 40 miles south of Minneapolis and St. Paul. High academic standards, an excellent teaching faculty and a diverse student body contribute to Carleton’s outstanding reputation.

 

 

Engineering Student Earns Honor While Studying in Germany

EASTON, PA (08/08/2013) — Thomas Todd of Uncasville has been named to the 2013 spring semester Dean’s List at Lafayette College. To qualify for Dean’s List, a student must achieve at least a 3.60 semester grade point average out of a possible 4.0. Thomas, a mechanical engineering major in the Class of 2015, is a graduate of Montville High School.

Thomas spent the 2013 spring semester studying engineering, German language and culture in Lafayette’s faculty-led program at Jacobs University Bremen in Germany. The program enables Lafayette engineering students to study abroad while keeping current with the requirements for their major, taking classes from Lafayette professors as well as those at host institutions. They also take part in field trips, which are planned and led by Lafayette faculty with the help of local organizers.

Read about and view photos from the College’s study-abroad trips in Bremen.

Lafayette is a top liberal arts college with 2,400 students and 215 full-time faculty that offers a wide variety of undergraduate degree programs including engineering.

Local high school students win Saint Michael’s College Book Award For Leadership in Volunteer Service & Academic Achievement

COLCHESTER, VT (08/06/2013) — The following local high school students were awarded the 2013 Saint Michael’s College Book Award for Academic Achievement with a Social Conscience:

Eric Behringer of Old Lyme, a student at Lyme-Old Lyme High School.

Rachel Carey of Colchester, a student at Bacon Academy.

Hanna DeBruyn of Old Lyme, a student at Lyme-Old Lyme High School.

John Dong of Pawcatuck, a student at Stonington High School.

Gracye Dyer of New London, a student at Saint Bernard School.

Arianna Fustini of Gales Ferry, a student at Ledyard High School.

Zakkiyya Griffin of Groton, a student at New London High School.

Zachary Higgins of Gales Ferry, a student at Ledyard High School.

Lauren Hodkinson of Taftville, a student at Norwich Free Academy.

Samantha Horner of Niantic, a student at East Lyme High School.

William Jeckel of North Stonington, a student at Wheeler High/Middle School.

Dillon Johnson of Uncasville, a student at Montville High School.

Kevin Lei of Niantic, a student at East Lyme High School.

Grace Martino of Waterford, a student at Waterford High School.

Alyssa Mattison of Uncasville, a student at Montville High School.

Joseph Meese of Lebanon, a student at Lyman Memorial High School.

Jessica Morgan of North Stonington, a student at Wheeler High/Middle School.

Evin O’Shea of Norwich, a student at Norwich Free Academy.

Sarah Pavlich of Lebanon, a student at Lyman Memorial High School.

Neel Shah of Waterford, a student at Waterford High School.

Keith Verdini of New London, a student at New London High School.

Rochelle Wang of Pawcatuck, a student at Stonington High School.

Casimir Woznica of Voluntown, a student at Saint Bernard School.

The award recognizes students who demonstrate a commitment to leadership in volunteer service and academic achievement. Saint Michael’s, located in Burlington, Vermont, one of America’s top 10 college towns, was founded on the belief that serving others is part of its Catholic tradition, and through the award seeks to honor those who demonstrate the true spirit of volunteerism.

Award recipients, named at schools throughout the country, are high school juniors who are inductees of the National Honor Society or an equivalent school-sponsored honors organization. They must demonstrate a commitment to service activities in high school or community organizations, taking leadership roles in these activities.

Winners were presented the book First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers (HarperCollins 2000) by Loung Ung, a 1993 Saint Michael’s College graduate who has become a widely acclaimed author. In “First They Killed My Father,” Ung gives a powerful autobiographical account, from a child’s perspective, of surviving captivity during the genocidal Pol Pot regime in Cambodia. She reveals an indomitable spirit in the face of profound suffering, including the loss of both her parents and two of her siblings. Ung has written a riveting memoir about a family’s survival, and in turn, about the development of Ung’s on-going crusade for a landmine free world.

About Saint Michael’s

At Saint Michael’s College www.smcvt.edu students are challenged to do their best, find their niche, take on opportunities to grow, and immerse themselves in academic pursuits. Intellectual rigor, compassion, teamwork, caring-these characterize a Saint Michael’s experience. A residential Catholic college, Saint Michael’s is steeped in the social justice spirit of its founding priests, the Edmundites. Saint Michael’s is located three miles from Burlington, Vermont, one of America’s top 10 college towns. Headed by President John J. Neuhauser, the college has 1,900 undergraduate students and 500 graduate students. Identified by the Princeton Review, 2014 as one of the nation’s Best 378 Colleges, and included in the Fiske Guide to Colleges 2014, Saint Michael’s students and professors have received Rhodes, Woodrow Wilson, Goldwater, Pickering, Guggenheim, Fulbright, and other grants and awards. The college is one of the nation’s top-100, Best Liberal Arts Colleges as listed in the 2013 U.S. News & World Report rankings.  

Waterford Rotary Club

The Waterford Rotary Club recently held an Installation Dinner to install their new President, Board and Officers.

President: Cathy Newlin

President: Cathy Newlin   Past President: Rodney Denham

President: Cathy Newlin
Past President: Rodney Denham

Past President: Rodney Denham

President Elect: Manly Church

Secretary:  Cindy Kirchhoff

Treasurer: Mike Kegler

Sargent At Arms: Diana Cramer

Director: Gerry Swope

Director:  Aaron Rogovin

Director: Cindy Silverstein

Director: Ray Currier

 

The Waterford Rotary Club is part of an International Organization. Waterford Rotary was founded in 1973. The Rotary motto is Service Above Self. Rotary is thoughtfulness and helpfulness to others.

 

As Rotarians we meet for lunch every week and get together to help our community both here in Waterford and in other countries as well

For a small club of about 35 members – we are very busy and we do good things in our community and in the International communities as well!

Waterford Rotary meets weekly for lunch at Filomena’s Restaurant.  For more information contact Anne Ogden, 860.448.4260

 

Groton Rotary Club Installs New Officers

John Scott photo-reduced size

Groton Rotary Club’s new president John Scott IV

GROTON – John F. Scott IV will serve as president of the Groton Rotary Club for the 2013-14 Rotary year.  Club officers were officially sworn in at a special luncheon meeting held recently at the Thames Club in New London.

Other officers installed were:  Donna Hogan, vice president; Dee Hauber, treasurer; and Conrad Heede, secretary.

At large members of the Board of Directors are:  John Silsby, Cathy Lathrop, Diane Thomas, R.B. Kent, Ken Startz, Lian Obrey and Peter Grader.

The Groton Rotary Club has changed its meeting times in an effort to attract new members.  The club will continue to meet at 12:15 – 1:30 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of the month.  But, in order to encourage prospective members to join, the club will meet on the second, fourth, and fifth Tuesdays, if it applies, from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. for a fellowship hour.  All meetings are held at the Octagon Restaurant in the Mystic Marriott Hotel on Route 117 in Groton.

President Scott says he is hopeful that the evening meetings will make it possible for more local business people to become Rotarians.  Many people are unable to leave their officers for an hour and a half during the middle of the work day, he explained.  “We purposely designed our new meeting schedule to accommodate those folks,” Scott emphasized.

The Groton Rotary Club is a community organization dedicated to the theme, “Service Above Self”, and welcomes new members. Persons interested in joining the club should visit the Club’s web site at grotonrotary.org or contact a local Rotarian.  A list of Rotary Club members is on the web site.

Danny Abdeen of Salem Awarded Order of the Engineer

ROCHESTER, NY (07/25/2013)– Danny Abdeen, a resident of Salem, Conn., (06420) was awarded the Order of the Engineer at a ceremony at Rochester Institute of Technology in May.

The Order of the Engineer, a national recognition, is given to graduates and registered engineers to foster the spirit of pride and responsibility in the engineering profession.

Abdeen earned a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from RIT’s Kate Gleason College of Engineering.

Harvey Palmer, dean of the engineering college, bestowed the Order onto 105 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students, and administered the oath. The designation is recognized nationally and graduates are invited to accept the Obligation of the Engineering to “practice integrity and fair dealing, tolerance and respect, and to uphold devotion to the standards and dignity of the profession.”

Caroline Boulanger initiated into Lambda Alpha Epsilon at William Woods Universit

FULTON, MO (07/25/2013) — Caroline Boulanger of Voluntown, Conn., was one of six William Woods University students inducted into Lambda Alpha Epsilon criminal justice fraternity this past academic year.

Lambda Alpha Epsilon is a national fraternity for those employed in the criminal justice system or studying criminal justice. Benefits of membership include annual scholarships, conferences and awards, including Gold Key Awards. A Gold Key is awarded to members who meet the association requirements with a GPA of 3.5 to 4.0.

Alastair Clements of Lyme CT Graduates from Choate Rosemary Hall

 WALLINGFORD, CT (07/26/2013)– Alastair Clements of Lyme, son of Mr. Nicholas Clements and Ms. Elizabeth Baxter Lightfoot, was among 265 seniors at Choate Rosemary Hall in Wallingford, Connecticut, to graduate at the school’s 123rd Commencement on June 2. Clements will attend Columbia University in the Fall. Choate Rosemary Hall is an independent secondary school enrolling 865 boarding and day students from 40 states and 40 countries.