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Sixth-grader receives Superintendent's Award

BARKHAMSTED — A Litchfield County Superintendent’s Award was presented to sixth-grader Barbara LeGeyt of Barkhamsted Elementary School during an awards ceremony  Nov. 16.

“We present the award to a student based on their community service, academic ability and leadership in the school community,†said Superintendent Jeffrey Linton in an interview Monday. “That’s what Barbara has.â€

Linton noted that Barbara is on the student council, works with animals at her family’s farm, participated in jewelry making for a recent fundraiser and plays clarinet in the school band. She also works as a peer mediator resolving student conflicts, volunteers for the Barkhamsted East Fire Department and works at the annual Riverton Fair.

Barbara received her award at the 26th annual Litchfield County Superintendents Student Recognition Program held at the Cornucopia Banquet Hall in Torrington. Twenty-two districts representing 275 people attended the event.

For more information about Barkhamsted Elementary School, visit barkhamstedschool.org.

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