Students Nominated for Young American Award

The special award is given to local high school students. 

Patriot Bank will award over $10,000 in scholarships to chosen nominees.

Read more about the students chosen for this distinction. 

The Western Connecticut Military Officers Association (WCMOA) and Patriot Bank N.A. have announced the nominees for the Young American Awards.

The award is given to local high school students who demonstrate leadership, academic success, community service, and an underlying love of our country.

The Young American Awards are the centerpiece of multiple scholarships presented by WCMOA at a banquet on June 9, 2019. WCMOA and Patriot Bank will award over $10,000 in scholarships to chosen nominees.

Western Connecticut Military Officers Association is a non-profit organization founded in November 1958, currently celebrating its 60th year. Its goals are to stimulate love of country and supporting and defending the US Constitution. Its membership consists of women and men who served as officers in all branches of the Armed Services in both peace time and war. The WCMOA Young American Awards program is in its 44th year of supporting the education of young Fairfield county patriots.

Here is the full list of nominees:

  1. Aidan Cooke – Bethel High School
  2. Samahar Mehrtab – Bridgeport Bassick
  3. Jennefer Torres – Bridgeport Central
  4. Anna Harris – Bridgeport Harding
  5. Mayrine Lebron – Bridgeport Military Academy
  6. Tabitha Halupa – Brien McMahon
  7. Michael Quinn – Brookfield
  8. Jessica Pereira – Danbury
  9. Connor Fay – Darien
  10. Louis Guzzi – Fairfield Prep
  11. Molly McLaughlin – Fairfield Ludlowe
  12. Michael Murphy – Fairfield Warde
  13. Willem Schuddeboom – Greens Farms Academy
  14. James Heavey – Greenwich
  15. Colby Bellone – Immaculate Danbury
  16. Christine Tong – Joel Barlow
  17. Taggart Weiss – Masuk
  18. Chase Crum – New Canaan
  19. Rachel Dee – New Fairfield
  20. Annika Brady – Newtown
  21. Jessica Alvarenga – Norwalk
  22. James St. Pierre – Ridgefield
  23. Clayton O’Brien – Shelton
  24. Isabella Sorial – Stamford
  25. John Nealon – Staples
  26. Brooks Matthews – Stratford
  27. Katharine Riffice – St Joseph Trumbull
  28. Chona Cubarrubia – Trinity
  29. Ryan Cranston – Trumbull
  30. Maria LoDolce – Westhill
  31. Tyler Previte – Wilton

Patriot Bank is a full-service financial institution with branches in the Connecticut counties of Fairfield and New Haven, as well as in Scarsdale, New York.