Vernon honors students at Special Awards Ceremony
By Steve Smith - Staff Writer
Vernon - posted Thu., Jun. 6, 2013
The Vernon Board of Education held its Special Awards Ceremony at Rockville High School on June 3. “This is the board's opportunity to honor students who excel in areas that are not the normal academic areas,” said Superintendent of Schools Mary Conway, adding that the awards include achievements in art, music, world languages, athletics and agriscience. “These are special programs. These are all our stars, that we love to see come out.”
RHS senior Alicia Biske was awarded a $5,000 Hood Sportsmanship Scholarship, as a four-year member of the varsity volleyball team. Biske was one of three students in the state of Connecticut to receive the award, along with entrance into the Hood Sportsmanship Hall of Fame.
“This is quite an honor for us,” Conway said. “She competed nationally for this honor.”
RHS seniors Erin Dlubac and Ryan Fujimoto received the Connecticut Association of Board of Education (CABE) Student Leadership Awards.
The Rockville members of the Bolton/Coventry/Rockville hockey team, known as BCR, received recognition for their 17-1-2 season in which they captured the South Division Central Connecticut Conference title, and making it to the state Division III title game.
More than 160 awards, honors and recognitions were presented.
“The Vernon Board of Education truly delights in an evening such as this, where they get to see the results of their hard labors, and see how wonderful our students are doing,” Conway said.