Saybrook Students Recognized as Leaders

Saybrook Students Recognized as Leaders
Posted on 04/23/2021

FOUR OLD SAYBROOK STUDENTS RECOGNIZED BY EDUCATION ADVOCACY GROUP AS STUDENT LEADERS



Hallie White (Old Saybrook Middle School), Ellie Pennington (Old Saybrook Middle School), Helen Day (Old Saybrook High School), and Joseph Bradley (Old Saybrook High School) were recently recognized by the Connecticut Association of Boards of Education (CABE) with a Student Leadership Award. 


Over 370 students from 185 different schools across Connecticut were nominated by their administrators and teachers for this honor. Students nominated for the award were evaluated based on the following leadership skills:

- Capability to make difficult decisions 
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Concern for others
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Ability to work with others
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Willingness to commit to a project
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Diplomacy 
- Ability to understand issues clearly 
- Willingness to take on challenges
- Ability to honor a commitment

Old Saybrook Middle School Principal Krista Bauchman spoke highly about her school’s award recipients, Hallie White and Ellie Pennington, when she said, “Both students are role models for their peers in their leadership, hard work, and empathy toward others. These students are independent thinkers and doers. They truly exhibit character traits that will propel them to success in school and in life.”


CABE Executive Director Robert Rader added, “These students were picked from among their peers for exhibiting leadership qualities as defined by a list of criteria developed by a subcommittee of CABE’s Board of Directors. As the names were submitted, I couldn’t help but be impressed with the level of achievement by these students.”