Congratulations to eighth grade students Jacob Silbert and McAllister Dixon, who were selected to receive this year’s Superintendent’s Award sponsored by the South Central Area Superintendent’s Association (SCASA). This award is based on academic success, leadership to the school community, community service, and service to others.
Jacob Silbert is a strong role model and participates at a thoughtful and insightful level in his academic classes. He has received both first honors and citizenship honors at AMSB and is a peer tutor. He has served as a student tour guide for parents at Back-to-School-Night and for incoming sixth grade students during our elementary school orientation. To further his own academic work, he’s involved in Kumon. He has been involved in community service in the school and took a lead role in the school collection for the Connecticut Food Bank. Jacob also volunteers at his religious school one to two times a week. Jacob is an avid baseball fan and plays in leagues throughout the year. He is involved in extracurricular organizations that further his religious participation, such as Jewish Teen Education and B’nai B’rith Youth Organization. Both of these are platforms for delivering meaningful experiences that inspire inclusivity, culture, education, leadership, tradition, and lasting connections. Jacob exemplifies the traits recognized by the SCASA and is truly deserving of this award.
McAllister Dixon, Cally as she is known by her classmates and teachers, is an exceptional student. She earns As exclusively in advanced courses and has made both the honor roll and citizenship honors each marking period while at AMSB. She has served as a student tour guide for parents at Back-to-School-Night and for incoming sixth grade students during our elementary school orientation. In addition, Cally participated in a Woman’s Leadership Conference, is a peer tutor and a member of the social robotics program. Cally takes on a leadership role both in and out of school. She is a seasoned piano player and a uniquely exceptional athlete. She is a leading contributor on the State and Regional Championship Ginga FC soccer team. She is a member of the Shoreline Sharks 14U ice hockey team and was recently selected by the New England District of USA Hockey as one of the top players in the region. She is also a volunteer hockey coach for younger kids. Cally exemplifies the traits recognized by the SCASA Award and is truly deserving of this award.
Students and their families will be recognized at the Amity Region #5 Board of Education meeting on March 13, 2017 at 6:30 PM. They also will attend a special luncheon ceremony at Cascade in Hamden on Friday, March 10, 2017.