Notre Dame High School of West Haven has announced that Liam Nuttall of Milford was named the class of 2018 valedictorian and Anish Thite, also of Milford, was the class salutatorian.
Nuttall will attend Harvard University. Thite will attend the Georgia Institute of Technology. Both recenly received the Summa Scholar Award from the Archdiocese of Hartford Office of Education, Evangelization and Catechesis..
Nuttall, a Moreau Honors Program student at Notre Dame, is a National Merit Finalist and was named the Connecticut Association of Schools Governor’s Scholar in 2017. A member of the National Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society, he was president of the Math Honor Society for two years.
He earned the Yale Book Club Award, medals on the National Spanish Exam and the Bausch and Lomb Math and Science Award. He received the math department award as a freshman and the biology department award as a sophomore. He was captain of the cross-country team as a senior in his senior year and played indoor and outdoor track and field for three and four years, respectively. Selected as a senior peer counselor, he was active in Team ND, Model UN and the ski and snowboard club.
Also an active Boy Scout, he has achieved the role of assistant senior patrol leader and attained the rank of Eagle Scout. He has been an altar server at Precious Blood Parish in Milford and a volunteer at Milford’s Senior Center throughout his high school years.
Salutatorian Thite also was a member of the Moreau Honors Program at Notre Dame.
A member of the National Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society, he was vice president of Mu Alpha Theta Math Honor Society. He received the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Award for Excellence in the study of mathematics and science and the 2017 Trinity College Book Award. Thite earned multiple medals and an honorable mention for the National Spanish Exam
Thit participated in three Brown University summer programs on biomedical engineering, alternative energy engineering, and robotics and artificial intelligence. He was team leader/lead engineer for the robotics club as it earned multiple achievements, including in the 2016 World Championship Qualifier in Vex Robotics and, three times, in the Create US Open Championship Qualifier. The team ranked 126th in the world in the Skills Challenge 2016-17 Vex Robotics competition.
Thite also was a varsity swimmer, was named to the All Academic SCC Team and recognized by the SCC for ottstanding academic achievemen. He was the West Haven Rotary Club Scholar Athlete, and Connecticut Swimming Top 16 in the Open Water Championships for three years in a row.