1871 Award Honors WCU’s Best and Brightest; Inductees Include 34 Seniors

1871 Award Honors WCU's Best and Brightest; Inductees Include 34 Seniors

WEST CHESTER, PA — Undergraduate students across the country missed out on celebrations of their achievements due to the pandemic, but West Chester University continues to honor students with virtual celebrations.

One of the honors is the 1871 Award, established in 2018 to recognize WCU juniors and seniors who are high-achieving in both the academic and co-curricular realms. Each year, up to 71 students are honored for their outstanding accomplishments related to academics, leadership, community engagement, and career readiness. West Chester’s founding year is 1871.

This year, the inductees for the 1871 Class of 2020 are 34 seniors and 37 juniors, including these students from

Chester County: Brandon Barker, junior; Catherine Byrnes, junior; Olivia Cunningham, junior; Gabrielle Davidheiser, senior; Elizabeth Edwards, junior; Abby Forlino, junior; Devon Godek, senior; Savannah Hake, junior; Samantha Harwood, junior; Payton Ingiosi, senior; Michaela Karlesses, junior; Allison LaBella, senior; Isaac Linton, senior; Kristen Loughlin, junior; Brianna McCabe, senior; Jessica Meakim, junior; and Cassandra Tiburcio, junior.

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Bucks County: Elizabeth Brunnquell, senior; Darby MacAdams, senior; Mary Parkes, junior; Caitlin Pedersen, senior; Courtney Purdy, junior; Kaylee Richard, junior; Rebecca Weaner, senior.

Delaware County: Calista Balbierer, junior; Mitchell Garber, junior; Erin Gilligan, junior; Lauren Kirkpatrick, senior; Nicholas Marcil, senior; Christoforos Sassaris, senior.

Montgomery County: Marissa Elizardo, senior; Tyler Healy, senior; Brianne Kerrigan, junior; Jane Kim, senior; Allison LaBella, senior; Jaime Pompe, senior.

Berks County: Amari Gilmore, senior; Meredith Miller, senior.

Also among the 1871 inductees: Emily Andrulonis, senior; DuBois, PA; Jai-La Aponte, senior, Pocono, PA; Olwen DeSarno, senior, Scranton, PA; Cameron Ducey, junior, Carroll County, MD; Julia Edwards, junior, Bradford County, PA; Micaela Fennell, junior, Philadelphia; Madison Gladfelter, junior, York, PA; Gabrielle Haines, junior, Perry County, PA; Alyssa Harvey, junior, Pike County, PA; Lauren Horan, senior, Allentown, PA; Elise Klingaman, senior, Lancaster, PA; Jennifer Knerr, junior, Slatedale, PA; Kartik Kumar, junior, South Brunswick, NJ; Abigail McMahon, senior, Pittsgrove, NJ; Alexandra McQuillen, junior, Williamsport, PA; Breanna Micolupo, junior, Lehigh Valley; Lena Morella, junior, Pocono, PA; Joyce Romero, junior, Harrisburg; Carrie Smith, junior, Indiana, PA; Jeremy Wolfberg, senior, Easton, MD.

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These 1871 inductees did not identify their hometowns: Lindsey Anna, senior; Kristina Burdumy, senior; Lipika Chandrashekar, junior; Nicholas Clark, junior; Andrew Gallagher, senior; Sarah Hoath, senior; Mychelle Huynh, senior; Madison James, junior; Samantha LaRocca, senior; Lexi Laskowski, senior; Alexandra Moore, junior; Michael Nangle, junior; John Nowicke, junior; and Laura Willem, senior.

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