District Volunteers Honored By Connecticut Association Of Schools
Plainville Community Schools' volunteers Robert and Susan Varano were honored by the Connecticut Association of Schools (CAS) at their Volunteer Banquet held at the Aqua Turf Club in Southington on March 12th. CAS celebrates this event annually to publicly acknowledge the work of parents and other volunteers for their contributions to schools across the state. Over 600 participants from 100 elementary, middle, and high schools were present at the recognition event.
Honorees were presented with certificates and corsages to commemorate their service. Additionally each school has a plaque with the volunteers' names for display in their building. Jeremy Race, Vice President for Junior Achievement of Southwest New England, was the keynote speaker. In his keynote he stated, "My challenge to all of you here tonight is simple. If our collective goal is to provide students with an all-encompassing, well-rounded education they need to be competitive in today's society, then I say seek out volunteer partnerships as often as possible. Because you never know what those partnerships can lead to for your school and your students." He applauded the honorees for their service and ended his remarks stating, "I truly believe that volunteers can be the key difference maker in young peoples' lives and to all of the volunteers here with us tonight, never underestimate the power and influence you can have on young people by giving of your time and talents."
Plainville High School Principal Steven LePage and Athletic Director John Zadnik attended the event with Mr. and Mrs. Varano. LePage serves on the CAS Volunteer Recognition Committee.
"Mrs. Susan and Mr. Robert Varano have dedicated countless hours of time to the students, athletes, and town of Plainville. For the past 15 years, they have unselfishly volunteered to run the concession stands for every sport, every season. They organize every aspect of these vital fundraising and hospitality services and never look for anything in return. In addition to their dedication to concessions, they have remained active members and officers of the Athletic Backers Club, even though their youngest child graduated five years ago. Their service to student-athletes, to PTOs, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, and the PARC Association through countless fundraiser events and activities has been impressive and sincerely appreciated. These parents and Plainville residents represent the best of Plainville, through selflessness, volunteerism, dedication, and service to others," said LePage.
-Posted on March 28, 2013 at 01:59 PM
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