Apr 192014

town-of-orangeThe South Central Area Superintendents’ Association (SCASA) recently recognized six students from Orange (two from each of Orange’s three schools).

This program provides area Superintendents with the opportunity to recognize students’ accomplishments based on high academic achievement, strong extra-curricular involvement, and an important commitment to community service.

Recognized were Tess Csejka and Bassim Zafar from Peck Place School, Matea Salati and Elizabeth Cohen from Race Brook School, and Ameya Menta and Raymond Lu from Turkey Hill School.

The students were treated to a luncheon March 14 at Laurel View Country Club in Hamden.



Apr 182014
Amity's David Buono Jumps for joy after making a goal against Guilford.

Amity’s David Buono Jumps for joy after making a goal against Guilford.

The Amity Lacrosse Team fought hard against Guilford at a home game on Thursday afternoon, taking the lead early and never letting go.

At the half Amity was ahead 6-1, but then Guilford picked it up and the game was on.

Amity outshot Guilford 26-22. It was a battle of the James’s at the nets. Amity’s James Chapman made 16 saves; Guilford’s James Bright had 6 for his team.

Amity: Matt DeLizio, David Buono and Brad Uscilla each made 2 goals; Ajay King had 2 goals and 2 assists; Steve Sember had 1 goal and 2 assists; Joe Choiniere had 1 goal and 2 assists; and Tyler Burns was credited with 3 assists.

Guilford: Will Dacey and Eric Zergiebel each made 2 goals; Jack Hyzak had 1 goal; Rob LoRicco and Frank Ranfone each made 1 goal and 1 assist.


AMITY            2 – 4 – 1 – 3 = 10
GUILFORD  1 – 0 – 3 – 3 = 7

Coach Brandon Pepe could not have been more proud of his team.

“This was a great win for us as Guilford has a great lacrosse program, and are always a very well coached team,” Pepe said. “Our goalie, James Chapman, was unbelievable in net. He made a few very difficult saves early on, and the defense rallied behind him. This was a great display of Amity lacrosse today.”

Apr 172014

IMG_7914The Amity Varsity Boys Golf team defeated Shelton  at the Brownson Country Club today 156-165.

Amity’s Brent Marieb again was the medalist with a score of 37; followed by Billy Emery and Brett McNeil each with 39 and Keating Seymour, 41.

Shelton’s Wyatt Zahornasky hit a 39; Rob Stanley 40; Mike Pingree 41; and DJ  Deeb 45.

Records: Amity 4-1; Shelton 2-1


Apr 172014
Amity Head Football Coach Bert Mozealous and Asst Coach Kevin Mozealous were on hand for the signing along with Lyle's parents.

Amity Head Football Coach Bert Mozealous and Asst Coach Kevin Mozealous were on hand for the signing along with Lyle’s parents.

Amity Senior Lyle Luth, the son of Kendra and Adam Luth, touted as one of the best high school football kickers in the state, signed his letter of intent for the University of Rhode Island last week.

Luth will play collegiate football at URI in the fall.

Apr 172014

Connecticut_State_Capitol,_HartfordAmity Regional High School student Daniel Giebisch has been selected as a 2014 Connecticut Governor’s Scholar.

The purpose of the program is to recognize academically talented high school juniors in schools throughout the state and present 30 for special recognition to the Governor of Connecticut.

Apr 172014
Senior Brent Marieb was Wednesday's medalist.

Senior Brent Marieb was Wednesday’s medalist.

The Amity Varsity Golf Team hosted Guilford at the Country Club of Woodbridge on Wednesday and continued their winning ways with a final of 167-190.

Senior Brent Marieb was the medalist with 41, and teammates Billy Emery, Keating Seymour and Max Kauffman, each with 42.


Guilford’s Ethan Bedell  and Aiden Kellaher each had 45,  followed by Sienna Fucci, 47, and Gus Fridell, 53.

Records: Amity 3-1, Guilford 1-2.

Apr 152014
Senior Brent Marieb shows his form on the third hole.

Senior Brent Marieb shows his  winning form on the third hole.

The Amity Varsity Golf Team defeated Hamden 159-185 on Monday

As of Tuesday afternoon we had not yet received any further details. (If we get the  full results we’ll post them immediately)

Amity is now 2-0 for the season.

The boys lost their first match with Daniel Hand on April 9 159-161; they defeated Fairfield Prep 150-173 on April 10; and they beat Hamden 159-185 on April 14.

The Spartans are scheduled to play 18 holes against Guilford tomorrow (April 16) at the Country Club of Woodbridge at 1 p.m.


Apr 152014

IMG_8014It was a perfect day for a ball game on Monday, when the Amity Lady Spartans hosted Lyman Hall in an SCC Housatonic Division matchup.

Amity introduced another excellent pitcher to the game. In her first varsity start Sophomore Morgan Perry (9) took the mound, struck out 9 and only allowed 1 hit.

We did not receive any stats from Lyman Hall. their pitcher was Lindsay DelGreco.

Amity: Jill DeMaio (12) went 3-for-4, including three runs and a double; Jenna DiLorenzo (18) had two doubles and two RBIs, Teresa Marchitto (26) had three hits and four RBIs and Haley Kober (15) had a single, double and two RBIs for Amity.

Amity’s record is 3-0

Amity Victories so far: Sacred Heart 6-3; North Haven 2-0; Lyman Hall 12-2

Apr 152014

girls laxOn Monday, the Lady Spartans LAX team hosted the Guilford Indians in Woodbridge.

In spite of their best efforts Amity was outshot (26-11) and outplayed by the Indians 12-4.

Guilford’s Nicole Raccuia was the game’s high scorer with 5 goals, Amity’s Sarah Turner put in 2 for the Spartans.

Amity’s Jessica Szkotnicki and Liz Marino each made 1 goal; Haley Saracin and Kira Saunders had 1 assist each.

Guilford’s Nicole Raccuia not only scored 5 goals, but made 1 assist as well; Edy Moritz made 2 goals and 2 assists; Alex Fitzgerald and Marnie Jacobs each made 2 goals and Sara Delucia added 1 goal for the Indians.

The Lady Spartans’ goal tender Jena Casman worked hard with 14 saves; Claire Hall made 7 saves for the Indians.



Records: Both teams are at 2-1 for the season.

Apr 132014

Amity HIgh SchoolThe list has been released, Amity Regional is among the most challenging High Schools in the United States.

Each year Jay Mathews from The Washington Post puts together a list of the nation’s most challenging high schools.

Mathews looked at 1,900 schools nationwide.

No, Amity wasn’t in the top 100, but it did rate using Matthew’s Challenge Index.

The schools are ranked by “index score,” which the Washington Post explains this way: “The index score is the number of college-level tests given at a school in the previous calendar year divided by the number of graduates that year. Also noted are the percentage of students who come from families that qualify for lunch subsidies (Subs. lunch) and the percentage of graduates who passed at least one college-level test during their high school career, called equity and excellence, (E&E). A (P) next to the school’s name denotes a private school.”

According to the chart, this is the lowest Amity has placed on the nationwide list, moving from 1,856th in the nation with an index of 1.127 in 2011 to 1,567 this year with an index of 1.543.

The Number 1 most Challenging High School in the nation according to The Post is BASIS Oro Valley, in Arizona

Here is a side-by-side comparison between BASIS and Amity

BASIS          Amity

4-year graduation rate                                100%           92.1%

Average ACT score                                        0.0               24.1

Average SAT score                                      1,856             1,674

Enrollment                                                     142             1,632

Students attending 4-year colleges               85%             86%

Students in Special Education                        0%              11%





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