Local middle school students honored
WINSTED — Middle school students from Litchfield, New Milford, Oakville, Thomaston, Washington, Winsted and Woodbury were recognized as the state’s top Scholar Leaders at the 2011 Connecticut Association of Schools (CAS) Scholar Leader Banquet sponsored by the Connecticut and Western Massachusetts McDonald’s Owner/Operator Association. As part of its long standing commitment to supporting educational programs, McDonald’s owner/operators joined CAS to honor the following local students as the best of the best in the state at the banquet: Marcela Nelson and Daniel Silverio, Northwestern Regional Middle School, and Alyssa Jamieson and Cody Fisher, Pearson Middle School. The Connecticut Scholar Leader Awards is the largest program of its type in the state. The award is presented to one male and one female student in each middle school whose records of academic achievement and service have been truly exemplary, whose personal standards and accomplishments are a model for others and who possess high levels of integrity, self-discipline, honesty and courage.