Local students, Anthony Tom and Alexandra Bonat, pictured here with (from left to right) Ms. Cathy Martin, Vice President and General Manager, McDonald’s Corporation; Mrs. Catherine Freeman, Sage Park Middle School and keynote speaker at the event, Dr. Karissa Niehoff, Executive Director, Connecticut Association of Schools; were honored as outstanding scholar-leaders from Amity Middle School – Orange. They were among 256 scholar leaders from 128 middle schools honored at a banquet on May 28, 2015 at the Aqua Turf Club in Southington.
The award honors one girl and one boy in each Connecticut middle school whose record of academic achievement and service is truly exemplary; whose personal standards and accomplishments are models for others; and who possess high levels of integrity, self discipline, honesty, and courage.
Catherine Freeman of Sage Park Middle School was the keynote speaker at the event, and the master of ceremonies was Scott Gray, Sports Commentator Emeritus, WTIC News Talk 1080.
The Connecticut Association of Schools and McDonald’s Owner Operators of Connecticut sponsored the banquet with 1,250 students, parents and educators in attendance.
Photo courtesy of G & B, the official CAS photographers.