First up was Nick Shamp, a senior, who provided the artwork for the Movin’ & Groovin’ brochure that was passed out at last night’s meeting. Shamp signed a large picture of the brochure that was posted at the front of the conference center.
Reyna Lin, an 8th-grader, was honored for her fourth-place finish in the New Haven Register Spelling Bee. She also won the Spelling Bee. Fellow 8th-grader Aren Longo qualified for the National Geographic Bee after winning the NBIS Geographic Bee.
NBHS sophomore Deidre Ramsey won first place in RIT’s digital arts, film and animation competition for deaf and hard of hearing students.
Six students received honors from the South Central Area Superintendents Association, including 5th-graders Emilia Norton and Andrew Kendrick, 8th-graders Kaitlyn White and Ryan Murphy and 12th-graders Emily Reynolds and Alexander Brenner.
A Superintendent's Award of Excellence for community service went to high school seniors Margaret Sullivan and Raphael Roy.
High school students Margaret Sullivan and Michael Reilly were named 2011 CAS Student-Athletes as both competed in three sports and are members of the National Honor Society. Winners of the CAS Visual and Performing Arts awards were Chuck DeFilippo and Jacquelyn Ferraro. Both are jazz musicians.
Southern Region Music Festival awards were presented to high school students Greg Marak (trombone), Ryan Pronto (trombone) and Emma Vergati (chorus).
Four All-State athletes were also honored, including three field hockey stars – Michelle Caprio, Kirsten Kilburn and Bailey McGinnis -- and football player John Hart. Jacquelyn Ferraro, also a field hockey player, won an Academic All-State athlete award.