Head of the class: Woodland’s Jessica Patrizi


The Citizen’s News recently  sat down with the valedictorian and salutatorian from Woodland Regional High School and Naugatuck High School to find out how they felt about graduation and what their plans are for the future. Here’s what they had to say.

Jessica Patrizi

Jessica Patrizi


Woodland Regional High School


  • How does it feel to have earned salutatorian honors?

“I was shocked when first told that I was the salutatorian this year. I had no idea that I was even in the running. Ultimately, I am very proud of myself and all that I have accomplished.”

  • To what do you attribute your success?

“I attribute my success to not only my hard work and dedication, but to my parents, teachers, and friends who supported me throughout high school. Without them, I would be lost.”

  • What are your plans after graduation?

“I plan to major in biochemistry (pre-physical therapy program) at St. Joseph College in West Hartford.”

  • What is your fondest memory of high school?

“My fondest memory would be winning the NVL Volleyball Tournament in the 2009-2010 season. Volleyball is very important to me and I will continue to play as a setter for St. Joseph College this fall.”

  • What message would you like to give your fellow graduates?

“Good luck in everything you do and never give up.”