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Region 15 Students Receive Superintendent Student Awards

Six students selected by their teachers for prestigious award.

Region 15 Superintendent of Schools Dr. Frank Sippy, along with the Board of Education, recently named six students as this fall’s recipients of the LCSA Superintendent Student Award.

The recognition program is sponsored by the 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.

The following students received the LCSA Superintendent Student Award:

Memorial Middle School

Michael W. is a top student at Memorial Middle School, earning high honors in all academic classes. He competed in the 2012 You Be the Chemist competition. He captains his premier soccer team, is a member of the MMS Cross Country Team, takes tennis and piano lessons, participates at state-level ski racing, and plays park and recreation league basketball. He organized a Thanksgiving Turkey Trot Fun Run for children, coordinating a $625 donation for Soles 4 Shoes, and participates in an annual walk against hunger.

Jake M. is a top student at Memorial Middle School, earning high honors in all academic classes. He is a musician in chorus, orchestra, chorale, and chamber orchestra. He plays on the MMS basketball and cross country teams, captains the Pomperaug regional football team, and plays on the Southbury Basketball Travel team. Jake participated in Jump Rope for Heart, volunteers for the local soup kitchen, assists students through Peer Tutoring, and was chosen as the closing speaker at the Junior National Young Leaders Conference.

Rochambeau Middle School

Kimberly W. is a top student at Rochambeau Middle School, earning high honors in all academic classes. Elected by her peers to be Student Council Vice President, Kimberly displays strong leadership skills and is a positive influence on the school community. Her leadership ability extends to the wider community where she assists younger children in a charity organization called Roots and Shoots. Kimberly is active in regional theatre productions and further serves her community by volunteering her time and talents in a variety of areas.

Jason A. is a top student at Rochambeau Middle School, earning high honors in all academic classes. Jason goes the extra mile to assist his fellow students as a peer tutor in Spanish. Jason also participated in an extracurricular science competition. As a competitive swimmer, Jason has been honored as a Swimmer-of-the-Year, a distinguished award. Jason’s leadership skills extend to the wider community as well, where he participates in an abundance of service activities that benefit those in need.

Pomperaug High School

Bryan F. is kind, courteous, hard working, savvy, ambitious, and determined person. He possesses great interpersonal skills and is well liked and respected by faculty and peers. He is a skilled speaker, a self-advocate, and maintains highest standards with his grades in both the honors level and the advanced placement programs. His mature communication skills, strong work ethic, and interest in community involvement are all qualities Bryan uses to impact his surrounding in a positive manner. Bryan is an outstanding member of our campus and community.

Megan P. is a member of several honor societies, participates in Math Team competitions, and belongs to Pomperaug’s Choral program. She serves as a tutor, Link Crew leader to assist incoming freshman, and coordinates Dodge Ball for Diabetes. Megan is an excellent athlete and competes for Pomperaug’s swim and diving teams. She is a state swimmer and is the 2012 Swim Team Captain. Megan has strong leadership skills and the desire to help others, resulting in endless hours of volunteerism.

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