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CAPSS Superintendent/Student Award Recognition Program

Crissi Mann and Amanda Pierlioni, students at Plainville High School have been awarded the Farmington Valley Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents’ (CAPSS) Superintendent/Student Recognition Award for leadership service to the school, academic prowess relative to ability, and service to others in the community. A luncheon ceremony was held at the Farmington Club on November 14th.

Greg Ziogas, principal of Plainville High School, made the presentation as part of a program designed by school administrators to recognize students who have served in their schools and communities while maintaining good scholastic progress.

The Superintendent/Student Recognition Program awards a Certificate of Excellence at the discretion of the local superintendent of schools according to a distribution formula set for all state school districts. Awards are generally given during American Education Week in order to provide a meaningful focus for each school district and to enhance the quality of the Certificate.

Award recipient Crissi Mann has demonstrated her ability to excel in a variety of areas. Ranked in the top 10% of the senior class, she serves as class president and president of the Italian Exchange Club. She is a member of the National Honor Society and the Spanish National Honor Society. Crissi serves as the student representative to the Board of Education and as a scholar leader for the Connecticut Association of Schools. She has been a member of the junior varsity and varsity soccer and basketball teams, as well as track and field. In addition, she has participated in the Best Buddies, Student Liaison, and Hugh O'Brien Youth Leadership organization (HOBY) programs. She is a member of the Advanced Information Technology student group, assisted with the yearbook, and served as the Homecoming Dance chair-person. In addition, Crissi has made exceptional contributions to the community through more than 400 hours of community service.

Award recipient Amanda Pierlioni excels in both the academic and athletic arenas. Ranked eighth in the senior class, Amanda maintains a 4.0 grade point average serving as both the senior class vice president and treasurer of the National Honor Society. An active member of the Student Athlete Leadership Team, Amanda was an All-State selection for the 2005 basketball season, and an All-Northwest Conference selection in both 2005 and 2006. She has made meaningful contributions to the community through participation in town-wide basketball instructional clinics for local youth. Upon graduation, Amanda will be attending Bryant University on a full athletic scholarship.

“We are extremely proud to have these two young ladies represent Plainville High School and to receive the CAPSS student award. They are both tributes to their school and their families,” noted Plainville High School Principal Greg Ziogas.

This is the twentieth year of the CAPSS Superintendent/Student Award Recognition Program, developed to strengthen the relationship between students and school administrators. “Both Crissi and Amanda are exceptional students who have made significant contributions to both our school community and the Plainville community,” Superintendent Kathleen Binkowski stated. “We are pleased to recognize them for their many positive achievements.”

CAPSS, the statewide school superintendents’ professional organization, is based in West Hartford and provides professional development, personal support, statewide conferences, legislative information, and educational services to its membership.

-Posted on November 17, 2006 at 09:46 AM

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