Congratulations to eighth grade students, Wendy Zhang and Kevin Lu, who were selected to receive this year’s Connecticut Association of Boards of Education (CABE) Award. This award is presented each year to young men and women attending schools within CABE’s membership, who exhibit exemplary leadership qualities. Dr. Charles Dumais, Superintendent, will present the award at a ceremony held at the Amity Board of Education meeting on Monday, May 8, at 6:30 PM.
Wendy Zhang was proudly selected by Team Black teachers for the 2017 CABE Leadership Award. Wendy is a model student who is responsible and always willing to help her peers with patience and understanding. During class discussions, Wendy shows maturity of thought, while consistently demonstrating a humble demeanor. She maintains a positive attitude and treats her teachers and peers with the utmost respect. Wendy always waits to say thank you and goodbye at the end of each class. Wendy is currently placed in all advanced level classes and has earned first honors and citizenship honors every marking period while at AMSB. Wendy’s teachers are repeatedly impressed with the quality of work that she submits as her assignments regularly exceed their expectations. Wendy is involved in a variety of activities, including The Debate Club, The Engineering and Technology Club, The Math Club, The Science Club, The Computer Club, and The Newsreel. Outside of school, Wendy is a member of the Trinity Church Youth Group. She takes painting classes at Pallette Art Studio and enjoys studying Chinese. Wendy is also musically inclined playing both the piano and the viola. In her spare time, Wendy enjoys running and was a member of the Cross Country team at AMSB. Team Black considers Wendy the ideal student leader.
Kevin Lu was enthusiastically selected by the Gold Team as the recipient of the CABE Leadership Award for 2017. Kevin has consistently received first honors in advanced and accelerated courses, with a 98.9% cumulative numerical average. His broader contributions to the school, his enthusiasm to learn, humble demeanor, and his genuinely kind and considerate nature set him apart from his peers. Kevin takes advantage of many of the opportunities to serve, learn, collaborate, and compete that are offered to students at AMSB. Kevin is a member of The Math Club, The Engineering and Technology Club, and The Science Club. He started and co-runs the student group Poems for Amity. Additionally, he is one of three students who volunteer on the School Climate Committee. In 7th grade he was chosen as a recipient for the Character of the Quarter award for the trait of Respect. Outside of school, Kevin has participated in both Southern Connecticut State Universities American Math Club 10 courses and the “Yale Sprout” program. In his spare time, he enjoys local politics, studying music, reading, writing, and badminton. Kevin’s mature approach to learning, impeccable character, his service to his classmates, his school and his community, in addition to his remarkable academic achievement, make Kevin a worthy recipient of this honor.