CAS Opens Distinguished Friend Awards

The Awards and Recognition Committee of CAS is soliciting nominations for the 2023 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 13, 2023. 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: 2022 Distinguished Friend of Education Award Recipient Fred Stanek (right) receives plaque from Dr. Beth Smith at a meeting of the Seymour Board of Education

BOTTOM PHOTO: Members of the Woman’s Club of Danbury/New Fairfield were nominated for the 2022 Distinguished Friend of Education Award by Rogers Park Middle School Principal Dr. Kristy Zaleta (second from right)