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CAPSS Superintendent/Student Award Recognition Program

Plainville High School seniors Alyse R. Lamarre and Alexander M. Salazar 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 13. Plainville Community Schools Superintendent Dr. Kathleen Binkowski made the presentation as part of a program designed by school superintendents 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 Alyse Lamarre has demonstrated her ability to excel in a variety of areas. She is a member of the swim team, band and the Student Athlete Leadership Team, currently serving as president of that group. Maintaining a rigorous course load that includes Honors and Advanced Placement classes, Alyse continues to shine academically. She is proud of her role on the Student Athlete Leadership Team in bringing the R.S.V.P. program to Plainville High School. The program provided an opportunity for the entire student body to voice their opinions about school and make changes for the better. Alyse also assisted with the organization of the Student Athlete Leadership Team’s Powder Puff football game this year. She looks forward to continuing her success and involvement in college.

Award recipient Alexander Salazar also excels in a number of areas as an aspiring scholar, athlete and musician. Over the course of his high school career, Alex has participated in a number of sports and activities including the cross country team, swim team, diving and the Student Athlete Leadership Team. Alex is also an active member of the jazz band and math club. Alex credits supportive faculty and staff members for helping with the transition to high school. Support and frequent reminders from faculty members that "things in life worth having are never easy to achieve" provided the focus that Alex needed to excel as a high achiever in all aspects of high school.

"We are very proud of Alyse and Alex. They are two outstanding students who exemplify the goodness, intelligence and hard work of Plainville High School students," said Plainville High School Principal Greg Ziogas.

This is the 23rd year of the CAPSS Superintendent/Student Award Recognition Program, developed to strengthen the relationship between students and school administrators. "These students are examples of the many outstanding students who have leadership and academic accomplishments. It is an honor to recognize them," Superintendent Kathleen Binkowski stated.

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 23, 2009 at 12:17 PM

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