Lauralton Seniors Recognized as SCC Scholar Leaders

On Monday, March 28 two extraordinary Lauralton Hall seniors, Kaylor Garamella ‘22 and Brooke Jones ’22, were honored as Scholar Leaders by the SCC, the Southern Connecticut Conference.

The annual event honors students on the merits of outstanding scholarship and leadership in their school communities, and in addition to submitting their resumes for consideration, both Kaylor and Brooke wrote essays on “the act of [their] leadership and its results” in the Lauralton community. 

Kaylor serves as Co-President for Lauralton Hall’s Mock Trial Team, and has been a club officer for three consecutive years. She directed, produced, and costumed Lauralton Hall’s student-led production of the Three Musketeers in February 2022, and she additionally serves as saxophone section leader in school’s Symphonic Orchestra. Kaylor is a Peer Mentor for LH underclasswomen and this past summer, she worked diligently to establish Lauralton Hall’s Mission Team, a service-oriented group from Campus Ministry that supports the LH Mission of Mercy.  Dean of Academics Ms. Jan Powers, notes that “Kaylor embraces the values of Mercy education and has shown integrity throughout her four years. Her contributions to theatre, music, Mock Trial, and service have been above and beyond." Recipient of the Yale Book Award and a National Merit Scholar Commendation, Kaylor was lauded with the Sister Mary O’Neil Mercy Character Award by the Lauralton faculty. A Renaissance woman and role model for her peers, Kaylor has received certificates of academic excellence in math, English, Latin, and history. She plans to study Classical Civilizations and Literature in college.

Brooke has served as Sophomore, Junior, and Senior Class President at Lauralton Hall. She is very involved with the Mock Trial team; currently, she holds the role of Co-President, and she was recognized as an Outstanding Attorney in the 2021 CT Mock Trial Competition. She is Vice President of Youth in Law in her school’s Youth and Government delegation and serves as Co-Attorney General in Connecticut YMCA Youth and Government. She received the Hugh O’Brian Youth (HOBY) Leadership Award and attended the HOBY World Leadership Congress in the summer of 2020. Academically, Brooke has been recognized as a National Merit Finalist and AP Scholar. She is also the recipient of the Harvard Book Prize, the Carson Scholarship, and various academic excellence awards. Dean Powers notes that Brooke Jones is a familiar name to anyone who walks the halls of Lauralton. Her intellectual curiosity, mixed with her genuine spirit of engagement, marks Brooke as a strong presence in the classroom and the Mock Trial courtroom, on the track, and beyond.

The Lauralton Hall community is #LHProud of our Scholar Leaders.

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