GMMS students named scholar-leaders

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Isabel Gravlin and Taylor Henry. Submitted photo

Granby Memorial Middle School students, Isabel Gravlin and Taylor Henry, were recently honored for distinguished scholarship and leadership in their school and community. They were among 242 scholar-leaders from 121 middle schools honored at the 35th Annual Connecticut Association of Schools Middle Level Scholar Leader Banquet on June 3 at the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville.

The award honors two students in each Connecticut middle school whose record of academic achievement, leadership and community service are truly outstanding. Their personal standards and efforts are models for others and help to impart a positive climate on their schools and community.

Rachel Piscatelli, local meteorologist at Fox 61, provided remarks and introduced the keynote speaker, Dr. Bonnie Edmondson. Edmondson is an associate professor and graduate coordinator of the School of Health and Education Program at Southern Connecticut State University. Connecticut Association of Schools Executive Director, John Lungarini, and Connecticut Association of Schools Middle Level Board, Deane Renda, were among the more than 1,100 students, parents and educators in attendance.