Plainville Community Schools' Volunteers Honored By Connecticut Association Of School
Plainville Community Schools' volunteers Linel Noble and John Legato were honored on March 4th at the Connecticut Association of Schools Volunteer Banquet held at the Aqua Turf in Southington, Connecticut. CAS celebrates this event annually to publicly acknowledge the work of school district volunteers for their contributions to schools across the state. Over 450 participants from 68 elementary, middle and high schools enjoyed dinner and entertainment by pianist Kim Quinn from Albert D. Griswold Middle School in Rocky Hill at the event. Honorees were presented with plaques and corsages to commemorate their service and Karen List, retired Superintendent from West Hartford served as the program’s guest speaker.
Noble, a Plainville resident who works in Commercial Equipment Leasing at Webster Bank, has been involved in the Webster Bank Mentor Program since its inception 12 years ago. She began mentoring a second grade student at Linden Street School and continues with this student who is now a junior at Plainville High School. She has served on the Webster Mentor Committee and has been instrumental in recruiting new mentors for the Plainville school district. She also serves on the Plainville Volunteer Advisory Board.
Legato, a mechanical engineer at General Electric for the past 15 years, and the Volunteer Leader since 2010, is instrumental in arranging a variety of opportunities for Plainville's students. He has facilitated site tours of the GE Plainville facility, hosted a job shadow for students, served as a career day presenter, assisted with an annual energy conservation lesson at Linden Street School and an engineering event at Toffolon School, and has served as a guest speaker for several district events. In addition, he has been actively involved with Junior Achievement (JA) since 2001 and has served as the Plainville Site Coordinator for JA since 2006. He is also an active participant in the United Way’s "Day of Caring" and the City of New Britain's "Rebuilding Together" events.
"We are very fortunate to have dedicated volunteers like John and Linel who give so much to our school district. We are also very appreciative of the partnerships that our schools have with both General Electric and Webster Bank," noted district Volunteer Coordinator, Sue Bradley.
"Volunteers are critical to our schools being able to provide the very best support and opportunities for our students. Linel Noble and John Legato are two fine examples of the impact that volunteers can have on a school system and community," said Plainville High School Principal, Steven LePage.
-Posted on March 26, 2015 at 11:53 AM
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