Students recognized by WCSA

Danbury students recognized for achievement by Western Connecticut Superintendents Association
Posted on 05/30/2019

Ten Danbury students were among 54 students from western Connecticut recognized for their accomplishments by the Western Connecticut Superintendents Association (WCSA).

At the WCSA Student Recognition Awards ceremony on May 13 in Danbury, students from 27 middle and high schools in western Connecticut were honored.

“This is a wonderful opportunity to not only acknowledge students’ accomplishments in academics, in leadership, and in community service, but also to learn how their work all three areas has had a profound impact on their lives,” said Dr. John Barile, superintendent of Brookfield Public Schools and President of WCSA. 

The awards program, originated by the Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents (CAPSS) Public Information Committee, provides a formal means for superintendents across the state to recognize students from their local communities. Awards are based on community service and service to others, academic prowess (relative to ability), and leadership service to the school and community.

The Danbury students honored are: Jessica DePalma and Sean Donovan, Broadview Middle School; Higor DaSilva and Elvia Fajardo, Rogers Park Middle School; Sharva Karthikeyan and Sydney Vincente, Westside Middle School Academy; Lucas Amaral and Alisha Nagarsheth, Danbury High School; and Xinia Cruz and Justin Escobedo, Alternative Center for Excellence.

Other highlights included a performance by the Sherman School Jazz Combo; presentation by the AFJROTC Danbury CT-021 Color Guard; the National Anthem sung by Brookfield High School Chamber Singers; opening remarks by Lauren McCarthy and Rebecca Moen from Brookfield High School; and greetings from Fran Rabinowitz, CAPSS executive director.