Christopher Ciriello Memorial Scholarship
Established August 8, 1999
By Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Ciriello
Christopher grew up in Woodbury, Connecticut, and graduated from Nonnewaug High School in 1992. During his formative years he developed his passion and innate talent for computer sciences and the arts. He fostered his technical interest, exploring computer technology and programming. He was a decorated trumpet player and dedicated member of the Oakville/Watertown Junior Diablos Drum Corp. In his free time, Christopher also enjoyed drawing and painting.
Christopher pursued these interests at the University of Connecticut, where he joined the Chi Epsilon School of Engineering Fraternity, and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering in 1996.
After graduation, Christopher joined Milone and MacBroom, Inc. in Cheshire, Connecticut as a civil engineer. He quickly developed a good reputation for his technical genius, professionalism and drive. This earned him the opportunity to participate in the start-up of the company’s South Carolina regional office.
Christopher died in a car accident one year later.
In his honor, Milone and MacBroom, Inc. established the Christopher R. Ciriello Scholarship to be awarded annually to a graduate of Nonnewaug High School pursuing a career in civil engineering, computer sciences or art. In 2004, the Oakville-Watertown Junior Diablos Drum Corp established the Christopher Ciriello Award. This perpetual trophy is given annually to the top junior male horn player.
At only age 24,
Christopher was charismatic and poised for great
success. He had a zest for life, a warm sense of
humor, and compassion that managed to touch the lives