Daily Five: HKHS Class of 2012 Bids Farewell Tonight

Five things to know for Friday, June 22, 2012.


1. What's the Weather? Ok, it's almost official: Heat wave! (three straight days of 90+ temperatures) The National Weather Service is calling for a chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 3 p.m. Mostly sunny, with a high near 93. Tonight: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly between 9 p.m. and 3 a.m.. Some of the storms could be severe. Cloudy, with a low around 69.

2. Haddam Killingworth Graduation The Haddam Killingworth High School Class of 2012 will be together for the final time tonight as they receive their diplomas. Graduation ceremonies (outdoors/tent) start at 6 p.m. at HKHS.

While Patch congratulates all of this year's graduates, we highlight a number of Cougars who are planning to continue their athletic careers after high school. Here's a rundown (see photo - 1st row, 2nd row, not pictured):

  • Anna Shultz – Salve Regina University – Soccer
  • Jamie Corda – Endicott College – Softball
  • Kate Filosi – Michigan State University – Gymnastics
  • Michelle Wendt – Quinnipiac University – Soccer
  • Sarah Goldsmith – Goucher College – Field Hockey
  • Caitlin Blancaflor – Lesley College – Soccer
  • Taylor Jacobs – Norwich University – Wrestling
  • William Ellery – Franklin Pierce University – Football
  • Andrew Mead – New England College – Baseball & Soccer
  • Thomas Day – Lafayette College - Cross Country-Track
  • Gregory Murray – Endicott College – Football
  • Colin O’Donnell – Siena College – Soccer
  • Raymond Moore – University of Vermont – Swimming
  • Andrew Vollaro – Plymouth State University – Football 
  • Richard Kasper – Plymouth State University – Football 
  • Daniel Kovach – Eastern CT State University – Baseball 
  • Shaina Rowley – Dean College – Basketball & Softball

3. Congratulations to Nicole Demoranville of Durham! Nicole graduated this week from the Middlesex Transition Academy. The program is geared towards helping learning disabled students between the ages 18 to 21 learn life skills.

MTA is a collaboration between Wesleyan University and Regional School District 13.

4. Mmmm, Spaghetti Dinner The 2nd Annual Honduras Children's Project
will be held on Saturday at The Church of the Epiphany in Durham.

The dinner benefits Durham resident , a non-profit organization that benefits the Copprome Orphanage in El Progeso, Honduras.

The dinner will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. The suggested donation is $10 (All you can eat!) Chocolate covered bacon and Honduran products will be available for sale.

5. I'll Have Some Cheese, Please! On Wednesday, I stopped by Greenbacker Farm in Durham just moments after the birth of a new calf. It was an amazing sight to seen and it's this type of welcoming atmosphere that makes Middlesex County's largest farm such a great place to visit.

On Saturday, the Middlesex County Farm Bureau is sponsoring . See the milking parlor, visit the calves, heifers, and cows, check out the farm equipment, and sample Cabot's award-winning cheese! Tours are Saturday, June 23 and Sunday, June 24, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. Milking starts at 2 p.m.


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