Derby Honors Four Role-Model Students

The Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents (CAPSS) has developed a student award program to provide Superintendents with the means of aligning themselves with their students. The program is conducted by CAPSS and made available to local CAPSS Superintendents who wish to participate.

The program awards students based on community service and service to others; academic prowess (relative to ability); and leadership service to the school community. The Superintendent/Student Award Recognition Program is designed to allow Superintendents to move beyond the academic achiever who routinely receives recognition.

Derby School Superintendent, Dr. Conway, was proud to recognize four Derby students with this prestigious award at the CAPSS 33rd Annual Student Award Banquet, which was held on December 6, 2018 at Grassy Hill Country Club. Derby High School seniors Xavier Ibrahim and Alyssa Meneo received awards, along with Derby Middle School students Brennan Fitch and Emilia Pinilla. Board of Education member George Kurtyka, Principal Pascale, Principal Caggiano, parents and family members were also present to honor the students.

Board of Education Chairman Jim Gildea said, “These students are well deserving of this honor and it is appropriate that they are being recognized. They are the best and the brightest that the Derby school system has to offer. They not only excel academically but they are leaders among their fellow students. We are very proud of them.”