Class of 2023 earns Ivy League success

WARWICK, RI (May 11, 2023) – Bishop Hendricken High School is proud to share that four members of the Class of 2023 have officially decided to attend three different Ivy League colleges. In the fall, Keith Daigneau ’23 and Maison Teixeira ’23 will study at Brown University (RI), Richard Vigliotti ’23 will attend Columbia University (NY), and Hunter Robbins ’23 will be enrolled at Yale University (CT).

“School Counseling is so proud of these four students,” said Nicole Poloski, Director of School Counseling. “Each of them followed a unique path that led them to this amazing moment, and we have no doubt that all four will continue to achieve excellence at the collegiate level in their own way. They serve as wonderful reminders for our underclassmen of all that can be accomplished with hard work and dedication.”

“Each of these students has made an incalculable impact on our academic program and the community,” said Mark DeCiccio ’03, Principal. “Keith is a humble leader who is always there for his brothers. Maison is extremely intelligent, hardworking, and compassionate with people. Richard is one of the most decorated students to walk our halls and I know he’ll have a tremendous impact on the country and the world. And, Hunter is a natural-born leader who has helped to transform our school culture and climate for the better.”

Daigneau is currently ranked sixth in the Class of 2023. He excels in the classroom, earning himself the Clarkson University Leadership Award, the President’s Award for Educational Excellence, as well as multiple rankings on the National Italian Exam. An accomplished musician in the Arts Academy’s Band concentration, pep and marching bands, Daigneau’s involvement on campus speaks volumes to his abilities. A thrower on the indoor and outdoor track and field teams, he has received many All-State, All-Class, and All-Division team nominations, and most recently the Rhode Island Track and Field Coaches Association’s Indoor Track and Field Academic All-State team. 

Teixeira is currently ranked 12th in the senior class and thrives in all areas of the arts. From writing to animation and design, he has succeeded as part of the Arts Academy’s Visual Art concentration. Most recently, he wrote and co-directed Order in the Fool’s Court for the Arts at Bishop Hendricken’s New Artist Play Festival. As well as writing and illustrating a children’s book, he has held several readings to elementary school children in Providence and Pawtucket. Teixeira is currently working on an animated PSA for RIDOT that will serve as a follow-up to the children’s book about the dangers of texting and driving and texting and walking as a pedestrian. This project will be presented at various children’s workshops.  

Vigliotti is currently ranked fifth in the Class of 2023. His passion for and dedication to the Spanish language has allowed him to succeed in the classroom and has helped him to push himself to experience more out of the classroom. Vigliotti is a member of Academic Decathlon, Book Club, Creative Writing Club, Mitre Yearbook, Hawks for Her, and has competed on the Math Team and in Science Olympiad. In addition, he is also a talented musician, playing the saxophone, flute, and piccolo. He was recently chosen as the keynote speaker for Bishop Hendricken’s National English Honor Society and National Junior Honor Society ceremonies.

Robbins is currently ranked second in the senior class and was a Man of the Year nominee which earned him the Principal’s Leadership Award. On top of his acceptance and full scholarship to Yale, Robbins was accepted to three other Ivy League schools, including Brown University, Princeton University (NJ), and the University of Pennsylvania (PA). A motivated and involved student on campus, he is President of The Brotherhood (previously called Born to Stand Out), President of the Youth Force, and a member of Hawks for Her, the Arts Academy’s Band concentration, and Academic Decathalon. In 2022, he earned the Rhode Island Civic Leadership Award from Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea. In 2021, he won the Write Rhode Island Short Story Competition for his story, “The Boy and the Hidden Truth.”



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