Regina L. Botsford, Region 15 Superintendent of Schools, and the Board of Education named six students at the November 24, 2014 Board meeting as this fall’s recipients of the LCSA Superintendent Student Award. The recognition program is sponsored by Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents (CAPSS) and the Litchfield County Superintendents Association (LCSA).
The program is designed to recognize students at all grade levels who have served their schools and communities while maintaining good scholastic progress and exhibiting leadership qualities. The students were selected by their teachers based on leadership, citizenship, academics, community service, and participation in extra-curricular activities.
Memorial Middle School
Cassandra R. is an accomplished leader, scholar, and athlete, earning High Honors every term, and resulting in recognitions in Math and History. Cassie was chosen Captain of the girls’ soccer team, has managed the field hockey team, and has been a Guidance Department guide for visitors. Cassie played on the premier soccer and lacrosse teams, and ran in charity “fun runs,” including Special Olympics. She is working toward her Girl Scout Silver Award, and helped prepare care packages for overseas troops and local cancer patient center.
William L.’s solid work ethic has earned him many awards and recognitions. He has earned Honors for every marking quarter in middle school, and he has been chosen as section leader in the MMS regular band and jazz band. Will participates on the MMS boys’ soccer team, and also finds time to tutor other middle school students in math. William has participated in many Boy Scout activities, including working on big community projects in our town hall, for our veterans, and benefiting our local food bank.
Rochambeau Middle School
Catherine W. is a top RMS student, earning high honors in all academic classes. She is a member of student council, plays on the field hockey team, is a musician in the jazz ensemble, chorale, and Tri-M organization, and participates in the Girl’s Inc. science program. Catherine serves as a tutor in math and science. Her leadership ability extends to volunteering in the community, and she is a Girl Scout. She is thoughtful and consistently demonstrates the core values and beliefs of our school community.
Nicholas W. is a top student at Rochambeau Middle School, earning high honors in all of his academic classes. He has shown great dedication, commitment, and the ability to persevere through every learning opportunity that he faces. His academic prowess is evident in the fact that he placed in the top five in last year’s regional competition of You Be the Chemist Challenge and advanced to the state challenge. He is a member of Tri-M and a musician in the chamber orchestra. Nicholas assists his peers in peer tutoring and extends his service outward by participating in multiple community service activities to support others.
Pomperaug High School
Megan K. is a PHS scholar, leader, and contributor to the surrounding communities. She is a member and Secretary of the National Honor Society. She serves as Editor for the Yearbook and school newspaper. Megan volunteers with Big Brother/Big Sister. Megan participates in Youth Group mission trips. She volunteered as a Waterbury youth soccer coach, helped in VFW sponsored yard cleanups, and worked as a student representative for the S.M.A.R.T. program. Megan assembled comfort packages for every Newtown classroom as a We Are Newtown volunteer.
Liam K. is a well respected young man with a strong work ethic. Liam is a Student Representative to the Board of Education. As an integral member of the PHS Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, he participated in state competitions. Liam is a member of the Pomperaug Film Crew, responsible for attending and filming events for the local access cable station, including Board meetings. Liam plays Park and Recreation basketball, and he runs his own lawn care business. He volunteers with the Southbury Food Bank.