Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Our 2009 William S. Thomson Scholar- Nicole Archambault...

The William S. Thomson scholarship is awarded annually to an undergraduate/graduate student who was a previous Rotary Club of Southington Scholarship recipient as a senior in high school. The 2009 scholarship will be awarded to Nicole Achambault. Nicole was a 2006 graduate of Southington High School and the recipient of one of our Rotary Club of Southington Scholarships that year. Nicole is now a rising senior at the Bryant University, where she pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration with a double concentration in finance and management and a minor in sociology.

Nicole Archambault with Ellie Thomson

At Bryant, I am active in the Honors Program. I belong to three Bryant University Chapters of national honor societies including Alpha Kappa Delta, the National Sociology Honorary; Omicron Delta Kappa, the National Leadership Honor Society; and Beta Gamma Sigma, an honor society serving select business school programs, in which I serve as the Student Vice President. In addition, I am a participant in the Archway Investment Fund, a program for select finance majors. Aside from academics, I am a Student Ambassador, a member of the Leadership Council, current President of Colleges Against Cancer, and former Director of Bryant’s Relay for Life in 2008. I spent two years working on campus as a manager within Bryant’s student union. In my final year, I will take on a new job title as an Admissions Fellow, where I will be responsible for interviewing Bryant’s prospective students.

I have been fortunate enough to embrace these incredible opportunities at school through the support and guidance of my parents, Darylanne and Rey Archambault, and my older brother, Ryan.

William S. Thomson Scholars
2009 - Nicole Archambeault ($3,500)
2008 - Shawn Carey ($3,500)
2007 - Aaron Laviana ($3,500)
2006 - Aaron Laviana ($3,000)
2005 - Aaron Laviana ($3,000)
2005 - Marta Mieczkowska ($2,500)
2004 - Jillian Oparowski ($3,000)

2009 Golf scramble results...

Open Division
1. Klein/Klein/Klein/Chapman (58) (won matching cards: name on trophy, prizes galore)
2. Meier/Meier/DePaolo/Kennedy (58)
T3. Brennan/Brennan/Baker/Baker (60)
T3. Kastner/Barmore/Hennessy/Nichols (60)
5. Signor/Anderson/Valente/Peverada (61)
T6. Longo/Albini/DiNello/Nitz (62)
T6. Monti/Monti/Monti/Monti (62)
8. Kennedy/Kennedy/Kennedy/Howes (63)
9. Sena/Magoffin/Magoffin/Magoffin (64)
T10. Callahan/Nichols/Morton/Butkus (66)
T10. Hanks/Miller/Rocco/Massi (66)
T12. Thomson/Thomson/Thomson/Bertola (68)
T12. Ciarcia/Colwick/Malone (68)
T12. Parsons/Parsons/Cioffari/Sullivan (68)
T15. Kane/Foust/DelGrego/Zantow (71)
T15. Williamson/Marinelli/Grant/Grant (71)
17. Phillips/walden/Hanson/Hill (73)
T18. Dunn/Otero/Bottino/Parsons (83)
T18. Kennedy/Murray/Gilman/Sharrer (83)

Women's Division
1. 71 Fox/Showther/Aldrich/Esposito
T2. 83 Thomson/Barmore/Barmore/Meier
T2. 83 Chamberlin/Maher/Kaczynski/Kaczynski
4. 90 Roy/Riccitelli/DiSalvo/Goulet

Southington Care Center $1,000 Shootout...

Shootout results- hole #9
(closest to pin from 100 yards)

1st place- $750 Todd Howes
2nd place- $200 Jerry Albino
3rd place- $50 Scott DiNello

Shootout qualifying- hole#3
(ten closest tee shots)
  1. Barry DePaolo 4'5"
  2. Keith Anderson 7'1"
  3. Jerry Albino 7'2"
  4. Brian Magoffin 12'0"
  5. Scott DiNello 13'5"
  6. John Kennedy 17'6"
  7. Dave Ciarcia 18'10"
  8. Dave Valente 20'0"
  9. Todd Howes 21'10"
  10. Scott Barmore 22'10"
On safari? No, Dave Strosahl and Bert Beauchemin manned the 3rd hole tee/green respectively.

Parsons Buick par 3 & long drive contests...

Par 3 contests
Hole #3- Southington Care Center $1,000 Shootout (see above)
Hole #7- Jeremy Klein 4'8"
Hole #12- Dave Valente 6'9"
Hole #15- Dan Baker 19'1"
Hole #17- John Nitz 7'1"
(Parsons Buick sponsored hole-in-one contests for each of the above holes, including a new car on hole #7, but there were no holes-in-one made.)

Long drive contests
Hole #9 (women)- Nancy Esposito
Hole #9 (men)-
Hole #18- Jeremy Klein

The Jimmy Buffett Margarita Hole sponsored by Anthony Jack's Wood-fired Grill...

For the 7th year, Anthony Jack's Wood-fired Grill served up margaritas and mussels to all participants during the round. Above, Kevin Meier, John Kennedy, Todd Meier and Barry DePaolo pose before their round after successfully passing the Parrothead quiz from Sue Smayda. The dapper foursome finished the scramble tied for 1st with a score of 58, but lost the title to the Klein team matching cards.

Carol Grant (above) and Trish Walden (right) also survived the Parrotthead quiz.

2009 Foursome Photos...

(photos courtesy of Charlie Cocozza)

Various photos of the day's events...

(photos courtesy of Cynthia Martel)