Congratulations to Amity Middle School eighth grade students Robert Farbman and Samantha Cantalupo, who are the recipients of this year’s Connecticut Association of Public Schools Superintendent Award. The award is based on community service, academic achievement, and leadership. Superintendent Charles Dumais, presented the award at a ceremony at the Amity Board of Education meeting recently.
Robert Farbman is a responsible and enthusiastic student who continually exhibits maturity and determination in all of his academic classes. He is an insightful student who displays sensitivity towards his classmates. Robert acts as a role model for his peers, is helpful towards other students, and emerges as a leader both in and out of the classroom. He is an active member of various organizations including the AMSB Debate Club, where he demonstrates an outstanding ability to reason and present an oral argument, and the Welcoming Committee, in which he helps new students feel comfortable at AMSB. Robert has volunteered as a peer tutor this year and has been very helpful in working with other students. His enthusiasm for learning and helping his peers is a tremendous asset. Furthermore, Robert has demonstrated his community service through his work with refugees in our area. Through both his academic achievement and community activism Robert exemplifies the values of Amity Middle School in Bethany.