The Newtown VFW Post #308 named its winners for the Patriot Pen essay contest during several recent presentations.
Last week, VFW Post #308 representatives also announced the winner of the Patriot Pen Voice of Democracy Award as Newtown High School senior Brittany Pearson. The Voice of Democracy scholarship program is an audio-essay contest for high school seniors. As the award winner in Newtown, Brittany’s entry will go on to the state level of the competition.
Newtown High School sophomore Dawson Goodrich, right, helped Sandy Hook School fourth grader Michael Spanedda during the first day of this year’s High school Elementary Musicianship Mentoring Association (HEMMA) program.
The Newtown school system has been informed by the Connecticut State Department of Education that Newtown High School is one of the 15 high schools in the state to achieve the highest classification of Excelling based upon the results of the state Connecticut Academic Performance Test (CAPT) test, as announced in a press release on Thursday, December 5.
Since last year when Ingersoll Automotive of Danbury began a program designed to give back to the community during the holiday season, roughly 115 laptops have been donated to area high schools.
On Monday, November 18, Todd Ingersoll, president of Ingersoll Automotive of Danbury, stopped by Newtown High School to donate ten laptops that will be used by students who otherwise would not have access to the technology.
A group of Lions Club and VNA (Visiting Nurse Association) volunteers along with optometrist Dr Joseph Young, of Village Eye Care on Church Hill Road, provided pediatric eye screenings throughout the week of Monday, November 4, for preschool students.
Following the event, Dr Young said it was “wildly successful.”