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Amity Middle School Bethany Announces 2020-2021 CAS Scholar Leader Award Winners

Amity Middle School Bethany Announces 2020-2021 CAS Scholar Leader Award Winners

Dr. Jason Tracy (Principal) and the AMSB community wishes congratulations to eighth grade students Kirby Perler (above) and Sophia Messina (missing from picture) who were selected by Amity Middle School Bethany to receive the 2020-2021 “Scholar-Leaders Award” sponsored by the Connecticut Association of Schools (CAS).  This award program is designed to recognize two students from each middle level school in Connecticut, who have distinguished herself/himself in scholarship and leadership in school and community.

Team Black nominates Kirby Perler for the CAS Scholar-Leader Award.  Kirby is an outstanding academic student.  His work and ethic are exemplary and he is a true leader in the classroom.  Kirby demonstrates strong critical thinking skills in his academic work.  He is a mature participant in his classes.  He is a natural leader; students seek him out as a peer tutor and follow his lead in small group discussions.  Kirby is also a committed athlete and spends his free time playing hockey and improving his game.  He has traveled to Italy, Canada, and across the United States playing hockey.  Next year, Kirby is looking forward to playing on the Mid Fairfield Hockey team.  Kirby is also a musician.  He plays guitar and saxophone and participates in our school band.  Kirby enjoys traveling and taking care of his three cats.  Kirby is awesome.

The AMSB Gold Team nominates Sophia Messina as our CAS award winner.  Sophia is a hard-working student who consistently puts forth her best effort in everything she does.  Despite being a remote learner for the majority of the year, Sophia has been an active participant and is consistently engaged in all her classes.  She received straight A’s during her tenure at AMSB; her consistent work ethic and desire to learn have ensured that she truly understands and retains all material at a deeper level.  Outside of school, Sophia has been a competitive swimmer with the Woodbridge Aquatic Club since fifth grade.  Her commitment to her sport is evident as she has swim practices of up to 2 hours per day, 6 days per week.  Furthermore, Sophia has taken on an active role in her household.  With two frontline, healthcare professionals for parents, Sophia stepped up to assist her younger siblings with remote learning being both a student and “at home teacher” this year.  Sophia is a wonderful young lady who embodies our Be AMITY motto.

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