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Alex Triscritti, 17, of Naugatuck, is among 50 students nationwide who have been selected to participate in the Four Star Leadership program July 12-19 in Oklahoma City. Triscritti, a senior this fall at Naugatuck High School, was chosen for his demonstrated leadership abilities and outstanding character. Triscritti is the Corps Commander of his Air Force Junior ROTC unit, a member of the color guard and soccer team and the National Honor Society. Each session will follow curriculum designed to develop leadership skills and challenge students through team-building exercises, collaboration, spontaneous problem solving and competition. Excursions during the week will provide participants opportunities to further develop and employ those skills through cultural experiences and service projects. -CONTRIBUTED

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The Prospect Historical Society recently presented its 2014 Nellie and Ruth Cowdell Scholarship to Woodland Regional High School graduate Angeline Rosato. Rosato will attend American University in Washington D.C. this fall. While at Woodland, Rosato was on the Student Council, played varsity sports and was named to the National Honor Society and the Math Honor Society. The scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior from Prospect who is attending an institution of higher learning. It is awarded based on scholarship, financial need, service and a short essay about Prospect. ‘My childhood has been the best possible,’ Rosato wrote in her essay, ‘and I can only credit that to living in Prospect.’ For more information, visit www.prospecthistoricalsociety.org. Pictured (front row from left) Prospect Historical Society member Beth Whelan, Rosato, society members Nancy Via, Linda Weingart (back row from left) John Guevin and Tom Jokubaitis. -CONTRIBUTED

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Four generations of a Naugatuck came together June 8. Pictured, from left, Ronald Kezelevich Sr., Judy Hugerford holding Ronald Kezelevich III, and Ronald Kezelevich Jr. -CONTRIBUTED

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H.J Bushka & Sons Lumber and Millwork held a grand opening ceremony June 6 for its new location at 25 Great Hill Road in Naugatuck. -CONTRIBUTED

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Andrew Hopkinson, right, of Laurel Ledge School in Beacon Falls celebrated his birthday June 11 with a ride to school in a fire truck from Beacon Hose Company No. 1. Hopkinson’s mom won the prize in the Beacon Falls Lioness Club’s silent auction at the recent Beacon Falls Duck Race. Hopkinson invited his friends, Caleb and Robert to join him. -CONTRIBUTED

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Ellen Demagistris, RN, of Prospect, right, won the Mary Schumacher Leadership Award with fellow nurse Kate Topazio of Shelton. The nurses were honored by Griffin Hospital during a recent Nurses Week luncheon and ceremony. -CONTRIBUTED

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Cheryl Santiago, RN, of Prospect, (pictured above third from left), was among four nurses at Griffin Hospital to be named 2014 Nightingale Award for Excellence in Nursing winners. The winners were recognized during a recent Nurses Week luncheon and ceremony. The Nightingale Award celebrates outstanding nurses and elevates the nursing profession. -CONTRIBUTED

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Saint Mary’s Hospital has appointed Prospect resident Robin Sills, RN, as physician liaison. ‘As we continue to cultivate exceptional relationships with our physicians and other providers, effective communication and relationship management will be imperative. Sills will lead our efforts in this area,’ said Joe Connolly, vice president of community affairs and chief marketing officer. A graduate of the Saint Mary’s Hospital School of Nursing, she worked in Saint Mary’s orthopedic/neurological unit. Most recently she served as physician relations specialist and marketing coordinator at Naugatuck Valley Radiology Associates. Sills is also a member of the Saint Mary’s Hospital Foundation Board of Directors.-CONTRIBUTED

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Alex Triscritti, 17, of Naugatuck, is among 50 students nationwide who have been selected to participate in the Four Star Leadership program July 12-19 in Oklahoma City. 
Triscritti, a senior this fall at Naugatuck High School, was chosen for his demonstrated leadership abilities and outstanding character. Triscritti is the Corps Commander of his Air Force Junior ROTC unit, a member of the color guard and soccer team and the National Honor Society. Each session will follow curriculum designed to develop leadership skills and challenge students through team-building exercises, collaboration, spontaneous problem solving and competition. Excursions during the week will provide participants opportunities to further develop and employ those skills through cultural experiences and service projects. -CONTRIBUTEDThe Prospect Historical Society recently presented its 2014 Nellie and Ruth Cowdell Scholarship to Woodland Regional High School graduate Angeline Rosato. Rosato will attend American University in Washington D.C. this fall. While at Woodland, Rosato was on the Student Council, played varsity sports and was named to the National Honor Society and the Math Honor Society. The scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior from Prospect who is attending an institution of higher learning. It is awarded based on scholarship, financial need, service and a short essay about Prospect. ‘My childhood has been the best possible,’ Rosato wrote in her essay, ‘and I can only credit that to living in Prospect.’ For more information, visit www.prospecthistoricalsociety.org. Pictured (front row from left) Prospect Historical Society member Beth Whelan, Rosato, society members Nancy Via, Linda Weingart (back row from left) John Guevin and Tom Jokubaitis. -CONTRIBUTEDFour generations of a Naugatuck came together June 8. Pictured, from left, Ronald Kezelevich Sr., Judy Hugerford holding Ronald Kezelevich III, and Ronald Kezelevich Jr. -CONTRIBUTEDH.J Bushka & Sons Lumber and Millwork held a grand opening ceremony June 6 for its new location at 25 Great Hill Road in Naugatuck. -CONTRIBUTEDAndrew Hopkinson, right, of Laurel Ledge School in Beacon Falls celebrated his birthday June 11 with a ride to school in a fire truck from Beacon Hose Company No. 1. Hopkinson’s mom won the prize in the Beacon Falls Lioness Club’s silent auction at the recent Beacon Falls Duck Race. Hopkinson invited his friends, Caleb and Robert to join him. -CONTRIBUTEDEllen Demagistris, RN, of Prospect, right, won the Mary Schumacher Leadership Award with fellow nurse Kate Topazio of Shelton. The nurses were honored by Griffin Hospital during a recent Nurses Week luncheon and ceremony. -CONTRIBUTEDCheryl Santiago, RN, of Prospect, (pictured above third from left), was among four nurses at Griffin Hospital to be named 2014 Nightingale Award for Excellence in Nursing winners. The winners were recognized during a recent Nurses Week luncheon and ceremony. The Nightingale Award celebrates outstanding nurses and elevates the nursing profession. -CONTRIBUTEDSaint Mary’s Hospital has appointed Prospect resident Robin Sills, RN, as physician liaison. ‘As we continue to cultivate exceptional relationships with our physicians and other providers, effective communication and relationship management will be imperative. Sills will lead our efforts in this area,’ said Joe Connolly, vice president of community affairs and chief marketing officer. A graduate of the Saint Mary’s Hospital School of Nursing, she worked in Saint Mary’s orthopedic/neurological unit. Most recently she served as physician relations specialist and marketing coordinator at Naugatuck Valley Radiology Associates. Sills is also a member of the Saint Mary’s Hospital Foundation Board of Directors.-CONTRIBUTEDFEAT_COMM_Cowdell
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