Two High School students were recognized by the Connecticut Association of Boards of Education.
At the Board of Education Meeting on Thursday May 9th Two Wilton High School Students were awarded CABE (Connecticut Association of Boards of Education) Student Leadership Awards.
The CABE Student Leadership Awards Program is designed to honor Connecticut High School and Middle School students who exhibit exemplary leadership skills. Two students from each school in a CABE member district, are eligible to receive the Student Leadership Award.
School staff nominate students who exhibit leadership skills that include: willingness to take on challenges, capability to make difficult decisions, concern for others, ability to work with others, willingness to commit to a project, diplomacy, ability to understand issues clearly, ability to honor a commitment.
Principal Dr. O'Donnell and Associate Principal Don Schels introduced the two High School seniors and spoke of their accomplishments.
Kace is an Eagle Scout. Through Boy Scouts he has developed a commitment to preserving our environment. Kace has been a team captain of the junior varsity soccer team, he is a committee chairperson for the future business leaders of America and Vice president of the stock trading club. Kace is also a squad leader in marching band. Kace participates in Peervention, an organization where students chosen by faculty are trained to assist other students through difficult situations. As a member of Peervention Kace has been a mentor to a middle school student., a panel speaker during eight grade orientation and a student trainer. He is currently an executive council member of the organization. Kace can always be counted on to volunteer and to follow through when called upon. He is often the first to arrive to an event and the last to leave. Kace Steward has contributed much to the enrichment of the WHS community during his high school years and represents the best of our youth.
Madeline has taken on leadership roles within the Student Government and Student Senate and has been a member of the Wilton Public Schools Science Curriculum Committee for the past three years as a Student Representative. Her involvement in clubs such as Prom Committee, Top Inclusion Models, SafeRides and Amnesty International have also played important roles in her high school career. Additionally, Madeline founded Project CARE which works to foster positive relationships between local police and the community and was one of two students chosen as a Student Ambassador for the County Assemblies 2018 Charity Ball.
Madeline has played basketball for three years and uses her love of the sport to give back and enhance her leadership skills. She is Captain of the varsity basketball team, coaches a local youth clinic, and participates in a mentorship program with young athletes.