Local students, Nicole Mongillo and Martin Gnidula, were honored as outstanding scholar-leaders from Amity Middle School in Orange. They were among 252 scholar leaders from 126 middle schools honored at the Connecticut Association of Schools Middle Level Scholar Leader Banquet on May 22, 2016 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 leadership are truly exemplary, whose personal standards and accomplishments are models for others, and who possess high levels of integrity, self-discipline, honesty, and courage.
Mr. A’ric Jackson is an internationally known presenter and facilitator who prepares generations of students to create a leadership legacy in their schools, within their communities, and globally. The Connecticut Association of Schools sponsored the banquet with 1,210 students parents and educators in attendance.
Pictured left to right: keynote speaker A’ric Jackson, Amity Middle School in Orange Scholar-Leader Nicole Mongillo, Amity Middle School in Orange Scholar-Leader Martin Gnidula, Connecticut Department of Education Chief Operating Officer Charlene Russell-Tucker, and Connecticut Association of Schools Executive Director Dr. Karissa Niehoff, The photo is provided courtesy of G & B, the official CAS photographers.