CAS Opens Distinguished Friend Awards

The Awards and Recognition Committee of CAS is soliciting nominations for the 2022 Distinguished Friend of Education Awards.

The Distinguished Friend of Education Awards, established in 1983, honor a person and an organization or corporation for outstanding service to education in Connecticut (see criteria below).

If you wish to nominate an individual or an organization/corporation for these prestigious awards, please complete the nomination form by January 15, 2022. Nominations must be submitted or endorsed by the building principal. There is a limit of one nomination per principal. The winners will be honored at a forum – either virtual or in-person – of the nominator’s choosing.

For further information, contact Karen Packtor at kpacktoratcasciacdotorg.
 


 
AWARD CRITERIA

Individual Award –
The individual recommended shall:

  • be a person from outside the field of elementary or secondary education;
  • be a person who has no direct involvement in education through his or her employment;
  • be a person noted for a strong contribution to education at the local, state, regional or national level;
  • have made this contribution over an extended period of time, or an extraordinary contribution within a limited period.

Organization or Corporation Award –
The organization or corporation recommended shall:

  • have no direct involvement in education through the employment of its members;
  • be noted for a strong contribution to education at the local, state, regional or national level;
  • have made this contribution over an extended period of time or an extraordinary contribution within a limited period.

 


 
TOP PHOTO: 2021 Distinguished Friend of Education Award Recipient Miranda Mahoney of Griswold PRIDE (third from left) at a meeting of the Griswold Board of Education

BOTTOM PHOTO: 2021 Distinguished Friend of Education Award Recipient Neil Cavey (right) with Bassick High School Assistant Principal Chris Johnson