Wilton High honors senior athletes
R.J. Romeo and Karen Brosko were the big award winners at Wilton High School’s Senior Sports Awards Night on Monday at the Little Theater.
Romeo, a standout in football and lacrosse, received the Lt. John G. Corr Memorial Award, which is given to the senior male athlete who best exemplifies the attitude, spirit and ability of John Corr, a 1962 Wilton High graduate who was killed in action Dec. 28, 1967, at Quang Nam in South Vietnam.
It is considered to be the most prestigious award a male student-athlete can receive at Wilton High.
Brosko, a soccer and basketball standout, received the Melissa Flanders Nickel Award, the most prestigious annual honor given to a female student-athlete. The award is in memory of Nickel, who was a freshman at Wilton High when she was struck and killed by a vehicle while waiting for her school bus in 1985.
The following Wilton High student-athletes were honored at Monday’s ceremony:
CIAC Scholar Athletes — Mary Lynch, Matthew Ravichandran;
Field Hockey Achievement Award — Jillian Mahon ;
Warrior Spirit Award — Chloe Kouvaris ;
Volleyball Boosters Awards — Jessica Huffman, Claire McCullough ;
Gymnastics-Academic Award — Riley Wadehra ;
Gymnastics-Achievement Award — Morgan Leddy, Samantha Farhi;
Swimming and Diving Outstanding Senior Athlete — Derek Benison , Emma Holmquist ;
Basketball Boosters’ Club Award-Bowman Cup — Karen Brosko;
Sam Hingston Memorial Wrestling Award — Quinn Reedy ;
Ski Team Scholarship Award — Haley Howard , Zachary Verrilli ;
Founders Award-Girls Ice Hockey — Brooke Johnson;
Marce Lavin Scholarship-Boys Ice Hockey — Henry Hovland ;
Bill Terry Memorial Softball Award — Julia Schiavone ;
Lou Gehrig Iron Man Award — Henry Hovland ;
Girls Tennis Association Award — Alexandra Shay, Leigh Culnane, Taylor Ingerman;
Boys Tennis Association Award — Timothy Sullivan, Jordan Lord;
Wilton Soccer Achievement Award — Karen Brosko, Jordan Lord;
Lacrosse Association Outstanding Athletes — Lilla Seymour, Michael Brown;
Track Association Scholar Athletes — Mary Lynch, Katherine Williams, Jillian Lauricella, Justin Hoelzel, Patrick Moore;
T.J. Pramer Memorial Scholarship Award — Michael McGroarty;
Sports Council of Wilton Sportsmanship Award — Shannon Golden , Henry Hovland ;
PFC. Nicholas A. Madaras Memorial Scholarship — Rebecca Hersch , Patrick Prinner ;
Arthur J. Wall, Jr. Scholarship — Jillian Mahon, Dean Kim;
Melissa Nickel Award — Karen Brosko ;
Lt. John G. Corr Memorial Scholarship — R.J. Romeo;
Four Year Scholar Athletes — Mitchell Bascom, Karen Brosko, Michael Brown, Lillian Chang, Jack Ciaccio, Margaret Collias, Amanda Craven, Thomas Crimmins, Leigh Culnane, Madeline Duffy, Samantha Farhi, Nikhil Fazio, Shannon Golden, Claire Graham, Campbell Gulbin, Rebecca Hersch, Caraline Higgins, Christina Holmgren, Emma Holmquist, Jessica Huffman, Taylor Ingerman, Daniel Jensen, Dean Kim, Nicole Kosar, Megan Lafond, Jillian Lauricella, Ashley Li, Grey Livingstone, Jordan Lord, Carly Lovallo, Mary Lynch, Cory Macdonald, Jillian Mahon, Ella Mannix, John Maudsley, Claire McCullough, Michael McGroarty, Patrick Moore, Kellyann O'Donnell, Charles Owens, Olivia Phelan, Genevieve Poirier, Matthew Ravichandran, Katharine Robertson, Isabel Saltzman, Alexander Scaperotta, David Schneidman, Lilla Seymour, Timothy Sullivan, Lia Tavarez, Alexandra Troy, Zachary Verrilli, Riley Wadehra, Ryan Walsh, John Walsh, Timothy Watson, Lauren White.