Name: Alyssa Aquino
School: Sacred Heart Academy
Alyssa, the daughter of Victor and Evelyn Aquino of Hamden, graduated from Sacred Heart Academy last month and will attend Vassar College as an undecided major.
Accomplishment: She earned the distinction of 4.0 Gold Tassel Scholar because she holds a cumulative 4 year minimum average of 4.0 or higher. As tradition dictates, she wore a gold tassel at Commencement Exercises on Saturday, May 28
Honors/Achievements: National Merit Commended Scholar, AP Scholar, 2011 National French Exam – Certificat de Reussite
Co-curriculars: Orchestra, Choir, Musical, Drama Club, Mock Trial, Academic Team, Mu Alpha Theta National Math Honor Society, French National Honor Society
Service: Yale New Haven Hospital, Harborside Healthcare, Willows Nursing Home
Patrick McAllister, SHA Guidance Counselor, Says: “Alyssa has been a standout at Sacred Heart throughout her tenure while engaged in the most rigorous curriculum of courses that the school has to offer. She has expressed a strong interest in studying law, though that has not stopped her from taking on the most demanding offerings in science and math as well.”