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Stratford, CT 06614
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Award Criteria

Eighth Grade Awards and Recognition

The Connecticut Association of Schools Scholar-Leader Award
•      One boy and one girl in grade 8
•      Cumulative middle school average of at least 85% or “B”
•      Active participation in school and community organizations
•      Citizenship
•      Positive influence on school climate, dependability, responsibility, character and integrity

The Secretary of the State’s Excellence in Citizenship Award
•      Volunteer service to the community
•      Involvement in citizenship or character building organizations
•      Good scholastic record
•      Participation in student government programs or activities
•      Faithful school attendance
•      Leadership ability to motivate others to action to benefit the community

Connecticut Association of Schools Student Leadership Award
•      Exhibits outstanding leadership qualities
•      Leads by example
•      Serves as a positive role model for peers
•      Character based rather than academically driven     

Wooster Middle School Principal’s Leadership Award
•      Exemplifies the six pillars of character
•      Demonstrates leadership qualities
•       Viewed as exceptional leader and school citizen by principal and staff   
•       Character based rather than academically driven               

Presidential Gold Award
•       Cumulative middle school average of 90%, “A-“, or above
•       Students must earn high achievement in reading and math on state tests or nationally-normed tests.
Presidential Silver Award
•      Given by academic teams for improvement in attitude, work completion, effort, and/or dedication, commitment
•      Given by special area teachers (World language, reading, music, PE, art, PLTW, F&CS) for excellence in subject area

CABE Student Leadership Award
•      Demonstrates leadership skills
•      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