SEYMOUR PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT AWARDS RECIPIENTS 2022-2023
Congratulations to our 2022-2023 District Award Recipients! These recipients will be honored at the BOE Awards meeting on June 5, 2023.
SEYMOUR PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT AWARDS 2022-2023
Hello, It gives me great pleasure to announce the recipients of the 2023 Seymour Public Schools District Awards. Please take a minute to congratulate our recipients.
Domenic DiPaola is our 2023 recipient of the David A. Brumer Excellence in Education Award. The David A. Brumer Excellence in Education Award is to be given to an individual devoted to making the Seymour Schools the best that they can be, an individual who assists in the education of the children of the Town of Seymour in an outstanding and exemplary manner and shares the ideals of David A. Brumer who valued community service and community participation in the Seymour Public Schools.
Paul O’Connor has been chosen as the recipient of the 2023 John J. Gallagher Memorial Athletic Award. The John J. Gallagher Memorial Athletic Award is to be given to an individual who has assisted in the support and development of athletics within the schools and the community-at-large.
Mary Ellen Slywka has been chosen as the recipient of the 2023 Vincentena Kobasa Excellence in Teaching Award. The Vincentena Kobasa Excellence in Teaching Award is to be given to an individual who is a retired teacher, or a current teacher employed by the Seymour Board of Education who has displayed extraordinary efforts on behalf of students during his/her career, who has made a difference to his/her students and who values educational excellence. The individual shares the ideals of Vincentena Kobasa by displaying involvement in the entire school community and/or community outside of school.
Lily Fappiano, a sixth grader at Seymour Middle School, has been chosen as the recipient of the 2023 Thomas J. Petruny Memorial Education and Environmental Award. The Thomas J. Petruny Memorial Education and Environmental Award is to be given to a Seymour Middle School student who has displayed a strong interest in environmental education and/or activities involving the environment and its preservation. This student must share the ideals of Thomas J. Petruny who valued environmental education, preservation of the environment and outdoor activities.
Joseph Carrafiello has been chosen as the first recipient of the new Karen R. Stanek “Once a Wildcat, Always a Wildcat” Memorial Award. This award is given to a current student, or graduate of the Seymour School System, who shows that they take pride in their school and community. This individual should represent Seymour in the best light through academics, athletics, or volunteer service. This individual should model leadership and teamwork with the Wildcat spirit, who also embodies the meaning behind the motto, “Once a Wildcat, Always a Wildcat”.
On behalf of the Awards Committee, thank you to everyone who submitted a nomination this year. We had a very good range of candidates, and the committee considered each nomination. The committee is very happy with their choices this year and feels these recipients clearly represent the ideals of our district awards.
Congratulations to our recipients who will be honored at the Board of Education meeting on June 5, ,2023.
Dr. Susan Compton
Superintendent of Schools