Community announcements



Otho H. DeP. Nunes

Meirilucia and Fabio Nunes of Oak Bluffs announce the birth of their son, Otho Highley DePaula Nunes, on February 17 at Martha’s Vineyard Hospital. Otho weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces.

Addison M. Shemit

Joan and Jason Shemit of Edgartown announce the birth of their daughter, Addison Marie Shemit, on January 22 at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Addison weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces.

Griffin E. Stalgren

Julia Stunkel and Glenn Stalgren of Vineyard Haven announce the birth of their son, Griffin Ellis Stalgren, on February 21 at Martha’s Vineyard Hospital. Griffin weighed 6 pounds, 1 ounce.

Dean’s List

Janelle Fortes of Vineyard Haven at Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia.

Ashley Peters of Edgartown at Emerson College in Boston.

Ben Syslo of Chilmark at Bridgewater State University.

Vanessa Williams of Vineyard Haven at Pace University Law School in New York.


Holly Benefit Smith of Edgartown received a Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude, from Kaplan University in Miami, Fla., on February 5. A legal studies major, Holly is the daughter of Faith A. Benefit of Edgartown.


Alexa Hara Warburton and Matthew Mario Jon Arieta, both of Edgartown, announce their engagement. The bride is the daughter of Judith Pizzella of Oak Bluffs and David Warburton of West Wardsboro, Vermont. The groom is the son of Mr. and Ms. Richard Arieta of Kingston. An October 2011 wedding is planned.


Dr. Curtis M. Langer of Aquinnah had his research paper, The Effects of SOT Category Procedures on High Performance Athletes, presented at the Seventh Annual Interdisciplinary World Congress on Low Back and Pelvic Pain in Los Angeles. Dr. Langer has practices in West Tisbury and Somerville.

Honor Roll

The following students have been named to the honor roll for the second quarter of the 2010–11 academic year at the Edgartown School.

Grade 8

High Honors: Aubrey Ashmun, Gabrielle Hoxsie, and Megan Hurley.

Honors: Dunovan Belisle, Robbie Burns, Erik Faber, Andrew Fournier, Charlotte Hammond, Erin Hegarty, Hanna Kim, Charlie Morano, DJ Nelson, and Alex Vukota.

Grade 7

High Honors: Samantha Hargy, Elizabeth Hayman, Jared Livingston, and Sara Poggi.

Honors: Austin Chandler, Abigail Desquenne, Andy DiMattia, Jimmy DiMattia, Katherine Dourian, Alexandra Ellis, Elliot Ferland, Olivia Green-Lingren, Jackie Hegarty, Marlla Julia Lemos, Amadine Muniz, Brandon Steigelman, and Katharine Wallace.

Grade 6

High Honors: Abigail Lively, Paulo Pereira, Lucy Ulyatt, and Sarah Pertile.

Honors: Cana Courtney, Lucy Enos, Ennis Foster, Daniel Gaines, Malcolm Hammond, Kylie Hathaway, Owen Hess, Erin Hill, Anna Keenan, Mary Morano, Grant Pertile, Jonathan Santana, Jordan Tate, Joshua Tate, Ava Thors, and Thomas Weston.