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West Hartford Students Honored by American Legion

American Legion Hayes-Velhage Post 96 color guard. Class of 2019 Military Inductees Ceremony. May 28, 2019. Photo credit: Zoe Pierce (we-ha.com file photo)

American Legion 2020 Certificates of Distinguished Achievement have been presented to high school and middle school students in West Hartford.


American Legion Hayes-Velhage Post 96 has awarded its 2020 School Certificates of Distinguished Achievement for 2020. 

The awards, which are presented annually, recognizes students who posses high qualities of: Courage, Honor, Leadership, Patriotism, Scholarship, and Service.

The 2020 recipients for high schools are:

Conard High School

  • Julian Flores, Medal
  • Devan Barnum, Certificate

Hall High School

  • Liam Wilson, Medal,
  • Delnaz Amroliwalla, Certificate

American School for the Deaf

  • Jarmal Puryear, Medal,
  • Cesar Aguilar, Certificate

Northwest Catholic

  • Catherine Hurlburt, Medal
  • Matthew Deneen, Certificate

Intensive Education Academy

  • Emily Masamitsu, Medal
  • Nathan Barbati, Medal
  • Johnathan Noble, Certificate

The 2020 recipients for the Middle Schools are:

Bristow Middle School

  • Konrad Motyka, Medal,
  • Alessandra Welz, Certificate

King Philip Middle School

  • Charlotte Mullin, Medal
  • Jeremy Baun, Certificate

Sedgwick Middle School

  • Ellin Messina, Medal
  • Jaydon Schuler, Certificate

The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is the nation’s largest wartime veterans service organization, committed to mentoring youth and sponsorship of wholesome programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow servicemembers and veterans

The American Legion Post 96 of West Hartford has been serving our Veterans and Community since 1922 and is open to all military veterans who have served honorably and military personnel currently on active duty.  Further information is available at www.post96.org or by contacting the Post at: Hayes-Velhage Post 96, P.O. Box 370160, West Hartford, CT 06137-0160, Phone 860-233-9029.

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