At the Wednesday, December 9 School Committee meeting, students were recognized for academic and community service performance:
Project 351 is a youth-driven service organization that brings together 8th grade Ambassadors from every city and town in Massachusetts to create positive change within communities. Quincy’s Project 351 Ambassadors for 2016 (front row): Juliana Tracey (Broad Meadows), Alyssa Gonzales (Central), Virginia To (Point Webster) and Mentors (back row): Daniel Gilbert and Ron Adams (Broad Meadows), Aaron Skowyra (Central), Jacqueline Principi (Point Webster)
The American Education Week Poster & Essay contest featured students from Kindergarten through Grade 10 who created entries based on the theme “Great Public Schools: A Right and Responsibility.”
Grades 2-3 Essay Contest Winners (front row): Casey Perdios (Grade 2, Clifford Marshall, 3rd place); Shauna Foran (Grade 3, Clifford Marshall, 1st place); Gia Hua (Grade 3, Lincoln Hancock, 2nd place) Back row: Mayor Thomas Koch, Clifford Marshall Principal Nick Ahearn and Teacher Julie Barron; Lincoln Hancock Principal Ruth Witmer and Teacher Trudy Roybal, and School Committee Vice-Chair Kathryn Hubley.
Grades 4-5 Essay Contest Winners: William Lam (Grade 4 Snug Harbor, 2nd place); Niamh Roland (Grade 4, Clifford Marshall, 3rd place); John Thomas Malvesti (Grade 5, Merrymount, 1st place) Back row: Mayor Thomas Koch, Teachers Susan Egan, Allison McGowan; Clifford Marshall Principal Nicholas Ahearn; Snug Harbor Principal Margaret MacNeil and Assistant Principal Michael Marani; Merrymount Teacher John Rogan and Principal Ann Pegg; School Committee Vice-Chair Kathryn Hubley
Grades 6-8 Essay Contest Winners: Jennifer Small (Grade 8, Central, 1st place); Jackson Zhao (Grade 8, Atlantic, 2nd place); Ryleigh Smith (Grade 7) and Margaret Fay (Grade 6), both from Broad Meadows, tied for 3rd place. Back row: School Committee Member Anne Mahoney, Central Principal Rick DeCristofaro, Jr. and Teacher Beverly McAuley; Atlantic Teacher Patricia Dunne and Principal Margaret MacNeil; Broad Meadows Teacher Ron Adams and Principal Daniel Gilbert; School Committee member Noel DiBona
Grades 9-10 Essay Contest Winners: Frances Papandile (Grade 10, NQHS, 3rd place); Peter Anderson (Grade 10, NQHS, 2nd place), NQHS Teacher Sarah Casimiro; QHS Teacher Amy Bacchieri; Klei Hamzallari (Grade 10, QHS, 1st place). Back Row: School Committee Member David McCarthy, NQHS Principal Robert Shaw; QHS Principal Larry Taglieri, School Committee Members Barbara Isola, and Paul Bregoli
At the conclusion of the meeting, outgoing School Committee members Noel DiBona (2014-2015) and Dave McCarthy (2004-2015) were recognized for their years of service to the students, staff, and families of the Quincy Public Schools.
School Committee Member Dave McCarthy with members of the Superintendent’s Leadership Team: Kevin Segalla, Mary Fredrickson, Maura Papile, Beth Hallett, Erin Perkins, Mike Draicchio, Kevin Mulvey, James Mullaney, Madeline Roy, Keith Segalla, Judy Todd, Superintendent DeCristofaro
Quincy School Committee 2014-2015