Students from West Hartford’s three public middle schools were honored at the banquet.
By Ronni Newton
Students from each public middle school in the state were honored at the 2023 Connecticut Middle School Scholar-Leaders Awards Banquet held June 5 at the Aqua Turf in Southington.
Each school can choose a maximum of two students to receive the award, and according to the Connecticut Association of Schools (CAS) there were 108 schools represented and more than 1,000 people at the event. Each student is able to invite a teacher who had the biggest impact on them to attend, and students attended with their parents or guardians and school leadership as well.
“Congratulations to this year’s KP CT Association of Schools recipients Camille Bartus and Graham Woodward,” King Philip Middle School Principal Joy Wright said in an announcement.
“Camille and Graham were selected for meeting the criteria for distinguishing themselves in scholarship and leadership in school and community. They met the academic standard established by CAS of a cumulative middle school average of at least 85% or “B” or 3.0 on a 4-point. They also met the leadership criteria for being active participants in school and community organizations, citizenship, a positive influence on school climate, dependability, responsibility, character, and integrity,” Wright said.
According to Wright, the students invited art Eina Rieger and French/Spanish teacher Nancy Barlow to be “part of the cheer team,” joining in the celebration.
From Bristow, Lucille Vargas and Sophie Barnes were honored as scholar-leaders, while Sofia Wargo and Cameron Robinson represented Sedgwick.
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