Announcements

Announcements

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Births

Adriana G. Curelli

Nicole and Nicholas Curelli of Oak Bluffs announce the birth of their daughter, Adriana Grace Curelli, on March 23 at Martha’s Vineyard Hospital. Adriana weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces.

Lucas E. L. Dias

Keila DeSouza Lessa Curty and Francellyo Curty Dias of Vineyard Haven announce the birth of their son, Lucas Emanuel Lessa Dias, on March 23 at Martha’s Vineyard Hospital. Lucas weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces.

Connor P. Giegler

Therese and T.J. Giegler of Vineyard Haven announce the birth of their son, Connor Patrick Giegler, on March 23 at Martha’s Vineyard Hospital. Connor weighed 5 pounds.

Dean’s List

Micah Agnoli of Edgartown at Tufts University in Medford.

Matthew Fisher of Vineyard Haven at Ithaca College in Ithaca, N.Y.

Andrew McHugh of Edgartown at Tufts University in Medford.

Justin Patrick Mercier at Johnson and Wales University in Providence, R.I.

Nicole Grace Mercier at Salem State University in Salem, Mass.

Taylor Pierce of Edgartown at Ithaca College in Ithaca, N.Y.

Graduate

Brien P. Hefler of Vineyard Haven received a B.A. degree in writing from the University of Baltimore on January 9. Brien is the son of Peter and Janet Hefler of Vineyard Haven.

Wedding

Shawna Medeiros of New Bedford and John O’Donnell of Oak Bluffs married on March 19 at the United Methodist Church. Ms. Medeiros is the daughter of Tracy and Patricia Medeiros of New Bedford. Mr. O’Donnell is the son of Bruce and Valerie O’Donnell of Oak Bluffs.

Achievements

Nica Sylvia of West Tisbury, a junior majoring in Civil Engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, recently completed an intense, hands-on research project in Melbourne, Austrailia, titled Building Sustainable Behaviour: Interactive Displays for Youth Empowerment.

A. Bowdoin “Bow” Van Riper, a professor at Southern Polytechnic State University in Marietta, Ga., and long-time summer resident, is the editor of a recently published book, “Learning from Mickey, Donald and Walt,” a collection of essays about Disney’s edutainment films, which includes two written by Mr. Van Riper.Mr. Van Riper is the son of Janice Van Riper of Vineyard Haven.

Katharine Kavanagh, director of the Rebecca Amos Institute at Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School, was invited to present at the National Alternative Education Association’s conference in Nashville, Tennessee last month. At What Cost? is an analysis of the struggle inherent in alternative education; how to provide quality education while maintaining the same per-pupil costs as in public schools.

Cullen Reeve Paradise, formerly of Vineyard Haven, won a gold medal in design in the 11-state Northeast region of the national Scholastic Art & Writing Awards competition.