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CAPSS Superintendent/Student Award Recognition Program

Plainville High School seniors Kendra L. Valliere and Alma B. Pietri 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 Country Club on November 5.

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 Kendra Valliere has demonstrated her ability to excel in a variety of areas. She is a member of the volleyball team, select choir, and is leader of her chorus class. Maintaining a rigorous course load that includes Honors and Advanced Placement classes, Kendra continues to shine academically. She is currently working on directing her one act play entitled, "Playwriting 101: On the Rooftop," and is looking forward to auditioning for the school play this spring.

Award recipient Alma Pietri also excels in a number of areas as an aspiring scholar and athlete. Over the course of her high school career, Alma has taken a number of Honors and Advanced Placement classes. As a sophomore, she became intrigued with biology, and found the subject to be fascinating, under the tutelage of Plainville High School faculty members Ken Fusco and John Girard. Excelling in science, Alma's ultimate goal is to become a doctor.

"These young ladies are role models at Plainville High School and in the surrounding community. They represent the positive academic, leadership, and character traits that we hope to develop and instill in all Plainville High School students. Their well-developed character will serve them well as they move forward with the next phase of their lives," said Plainville High School Principal, Steven LePage.

This is the 24th year of the CAPSS Superintendent/Student Award Recognition Program, developed to strengthen the relationship between students and school administrators.

"These students are exceptional examples of the positive impact our youngsters have in the world," Superintendent 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, 2010 at 03:08 PM

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