Middle level scholar-leader honored at CAS Banquet

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Local students, Mark Jones and Dwaritha Ramesh, were honored as outstanding scholar-leaders from Granby Memorial Middle School. 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 at the Aqua Turf Club in Southington, CT.
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, the keynote speaker, 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. Connecticut Department of Education Chief Operating Officer, Charlene Russell-Tucker, and Connecticut Association of Schools Executive Director, Dr. Karissa Niehoff, were among the 1,210 students, parents and educators in attendance.