Plainville High School Students Honored With “Student Rocks Award”
Posted on 01/12/2023

Plainville High School students Nolan Wargo  and  Lily Feyerabend  have been named recipients of the first semester “Student Rocks Award” recognizing their outstanding contributions to Plainville High School. 

The Student Rocks Award was established by three teachers in 2010 as a way to honor those students who “do the right thing” every day without looking for acknowledgement. Once a semester, teachers nominate and then vote for two students they believe are worthy of this award. The students are honored, along with their family members and guests, at a staff meeting where they are awarded a book and presented with the Student Rocks plaque where their names are engraved. This plaque is displayed in the school’s awards showcase. It reads: “awarded to students who assume responsibility for their positive contributions to the school and community.” Faculty and staff comments submitted for the winning nominations are also shared during the awards presentation.  

Wargo, a senior, was nominated by Plainville High School staff members Sarah Centore, Michele Tavernier-Morel, Melissa Moore, Deb Pikiell and Ken Fusco.   

“Nolan is one of the nicest young men I have ever had the pleasure to know. He is not only academically superior, but his joy of life and sense of humor are inspiring. Nolan is the kind of individual who gives 100 percent in whatever he does,” noted Ken Fusco in his nomination.

Feyerabend, a senior, was nominated by PHS staff members TJ Riccardo, Dominic Talotta, Jeff Roberts, Eileen Hebert and Sandi Dowsett. 

“Lily is deserving of this award because she truly gives every day her best shot and seems to have fun while doing it. She is a valuable member of our school community and I look forward to seeing what great things Lily will accomplish in the future,” noted Sandi Dowsett.

Nolan and Lily were honored on January 4th during a high school faculty meeting.

“I am very excited to have a role in this student recognition program. I am also fortunate enough to have both Lily and Nolan as students in my AP Statistics class. They are both exemplary students and come to class with positive attitudes that are contagious to others around them,” said PHS faculty member and Student Rocks Program Co-Coordinator Eileen Hebert.

"Lily and Nolan are the perfect representatives of the Student Rocks award! I am honored to get to award great students who simply do great things, always. PHS is lucky to have these students, and we will miss them greatly next year,” noted PHS faculty member and Student Rocks Program Co-Coordinator Mikayla Wells.

“The Student Rocks award is one of the most prestigious and in my opinion, best awards a student can earn at PHS. It recognizes the impact these students have had on our school culture. Both of the students honored this semester embody what we hope for from all of our Blue Devils at PHS,” said Plainville High School Principal, Carl Johnson.

“Congratulations to Lily and Nolan on being selected for this most meaningful recognition, highlighting some of the most important qualities we hope to develop in all students,” said Superintendent of Schools, Steven LePage.