Students from New Canaan have received awards for scholastic achievements from schools throughout Connecticut and the nasion.

Tracie Marko was awarded High Honors at at Notre Dame High School in Fairfield.

Taylor Gould, a sophomore at Connecticut College, has been elected Student Government Association honor council representative for the 2011-2012 academic year.

The student honor council reviews student violations of the Connecticut College honor code and sets penalties. The honor code is a system based on trust and mutual respect that covers all academic and social interactions at the college. Gould is a 2009 graduate of Westminster School, Simsbury, and is the son of Richard and Nancy Gould of New Canaan.

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Claire Ayoub of New Canaan was selected as Wellesley's 2011 student commencement speaker, Ayoub delivered her speech at Wellesley College's 133rd commencement May 27. A Wellesley senior has spoken at Commencement every year since the first student commencement speaker, Hillary Rodham Clinton, spoke at her own graduation in 1969.

Theodore John Rucci of New Canaan graduated from the Quinnipiac University School of Law during a commencement ceremony on May 15.

John Downes-Angus, who studied English literature, and Jenna Michno, who studied theater and dance, both graduated from Trinity College. A total of 554 bachelor degrees and 42 master's degrees were awarded at the 185th Commencement ceremonies held on the historic quadrangle at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut on May 22.

Lisa Marie Boccuzzi, daughter of Ralph and Lynne Boccuzzi of New Canaan, was awarded a bachelor's degree in communication and a bachelors degree in Theatre at the 135th Commencement of Boston College on May 23. Approximately 3,000 graduates received degrees.

Taylor Kirkman Holden of New Canaan, received a bachelor of business administration degree in finance from the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas on May 14. While at S.M.U. he was a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity and a four year member of the Mens Lacrosse Team earning All Conference Honors. He will work for ESPN in New York City.