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High School Students To Be Honored With "Students Rock Award"

Plainville High School students Jessica Tattersall and Gary Dominique have been named the recipients of the "Students Rock Award" recognizing their outstanding contributions to Plainville High School, according to faculty member Maria Colangelo. In seeking a way to honor students who "do the right thing every day," the Plainville High School Mentoring Committee, comprised of high school faculty members, created the Students Rock Award during the 2009-10 school year. According to the nomination guidelines created by the committee, students to be considered for the award must assume responsibility for their behavior, contribute to the school and community, and appreciate the benefits of a physically, emotionally and socially healthy lifestyle. "It is a sincere pleasure to recognize Jess and Gary for making responsible choices every day. They unselfishly give to others without expecting anything in return, and embody the Plainville High School values of teamwork and responsibility," said Colangelo.

Gary Dominique, a senior, was nominated by Plainville High School faculty members Jeff Wanner and former culinary arts teacher Kathy Hein. "Gary took a leadership role in the class, especially with special needs students and patiently "taught" them the "job of the day." He was the motivating factor to other students and encouraged them to do their best in class," said Hein. "Gary is always willing to help and go the extra mile. He assists others and has turned his grades around," added Wanner.

Jessica Tattersall, a junior, was nominated by high school faculty members Frank Bogdan and Joanne Curley, together with guidance counselor Denise Jacobson. "Jessica has taken student volunteer placements to a higher level by initiating one with the CREC classroom last year. She has a great interest in and connection with these special needs students," commented Jacobson. Bogdan's nomination noted that, "Jessica always puts herself in front of others " she is very reliable and dependable." "Jessica is a wonderful person who does her best to stay positive," added Curley.

Tattersall, Dominique and their families will be honored on December 14 at a high school faculty meeting, where they will receive the Students Rock Award.

"These Students Rock Awards give us an important opportunity to recognize and celebrate solid citizens within our school community. Gary and Jessica are two outstanding individuals who deserve our praise for their exemplary displays of character, and that is the significance of these awards," noted Plainville High School Principal, Steven LePage.

-Posted on December 9, 2010 at 02:49 PM

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