Treasurer Magaziner honors 57 high school juniors in Rhode Island with ‘Young Leader’ Award

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Rhode Island Treasurer Seth Magaziner recognized fifty-seven high school juniors from across the Ocean State with the Young Leader Award. 


The award is presented to high school juniors in the state of Rhode Island who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in math, economics, finance and business-related courses, and is active in his or her community.


The Treasurer presented the 2019 Young Leader Award to the following students:


Jorge A. Vargas, Academy for Career Exploration (ACE)


Juliana E. Johnson, Barrington Christian Academy


Owen Voigt, Barrington High School


Aidan C. Piekarski, Beacon Charter School


Robert Whalen, Bishop Hendricken High School


Barthima Nyeswa, Blackstone Academy Charter School


Devon J. Gravel, Burrillville High School


Leslie Henriquez, Central Falls Senior High School


Lina Altaan Al Hariri, Central High School


Ayanna Rowe, Classical High School


Zachary A. Crute, Coventry High School


Colin J. Theilig, Cranston Area Career Technical Center


Matthew D. Mellor, Cranston High School East


George K. Cacchiotti, Cranston High School West


Daniela Munoz, Cumberland High School


Dory J. Aine, Dr. Jorge Alvarez High School


Morgan Elizabeth Prior, East Greenwich High School


Jordan Durfee, East Providence High School


Cassidy Martins, East Providence Career and Technical Center


Angel A. Pichardo De La Cruz, E-Cubed Academy


Malinda P. Fry, Exeter-West Greenwich Regional High School


Jose Quintanilla, Hope High School


Dylan Prew, Jacqueline M. Walsh School for the Performing and Visual Arts


Christopher L. Flanagan, Johnston Senior High School


Colby Acciardo, Lincoln Senior High School


Keegan Bonds-Harmon, Metropolitan Regional Career and Technical Center


Regan H. McEnroe, Middletown High School


Matthew H. Andrews, Moses Brown School


Juan J. Fernandez Castellanos, Mount Pleasant High School


Aidan Turner, Mount St. Charles Academy


Madison E. Rodriques, Mt. Hope High School


Aiden J. Moran, Narragansett High School


Ryan F. Duarte, NEL/CPS Construction Career Academy


Nathan A. Murphy, Newport Area Career and Technical Center


Cecelia C. Mascena, North Kingstown Senior High School


Ethan Gemma, North Providence High School


James R. Hanlon, North Smithfield High School


Olivia R. Kiernan, Pilgrim High School


Samuel DiNovella, Portsmouth High School


Glenmarie Figueroa Perez, Providence Career and Technical Academy


Naiviv Ortiz, RI Nurses Institute Middle College Charter High School


Ben Pogacar, Rocky Hill School


Stella E. Garcia, Rogers High School


Brenden Machowski, Scituate High School


Sayara Silwal, Shea Senior High School


Timothy Ferron, Smithfield High School


Joseph Noel, St. Raphael Academy


Sean Petrie, The Prout School


Brittany Bennet, The Wheeler School


Harshil R. Patel, Tiverton High School


Sara J. Crook, Toll Gate High School


Virsavia Goretoy, West Warwick Senior High School


Nicholas L. Lauzon, Westerly High School


Erica Prempeh, William E. Tolman Senior High School


Soraia Hazard, Wm. M. Davies Jr. Career-Technical High School


Christian Teachout, Woonsocket Area Career and Technical Center


Holly Viphakone, Woonsocket High School            


“As I meet with students across the State, I am constantly inspired by their dedication,” said Treasurer Magaziner. “From Westerly to Woonsocket; these high school juniors have a record of achievement in the classroom, as well as being active in their community. It is my privilege to recognize members of this generation’s outstanding young leaders.”


The award, which was presented during a ceremony at the Rhode Island State House on Monday evening, recognizes the students’ outstanding achievement in business-related courses, as well as a commitment to their community and demonstrating strong leadership skills. Each awardee is nominated by school administrators.