CABE Student Leadership Awards
Alexander Chrysoulakis and Madeleine Morgado were honored at Wednesday evening's BOE meeting. They received the CABE Student Leadership Award. The Connecticut Association of Boards of Education (CABE) Student Leadership Awards Program is designed to honor Connecticut High School and Middle School students who exhibit exemplary leadership skills.
Alexander Chrysoulakis walks through life with a positive attitude and smile on his face every day. Some days it’s because he genuinely feels this way and on other days, he needs to project this persona as he is individually overcoming an obstacle or setback. He realizes that he does not have control of everything but he can control how he reacts and it’s always better to see things in a positive light. Alexander is a warm, compassionate and genuine young man. He is the first person to sit with someone who appears to be alone at lunch or volunteer to help a new student acclimate to Lyme-Old Lyme High School. Genuineness is not a character trait you can teach someone. It is an innate quality, which ultimately drives an individual’s character, social conscience and integrity.
Alex refuses to settle for mediocrity. Academically, he pushes himself to excel in his AP, ECE and Honors (L1) courses while knowing that to delve deeper into any subject one needs to be curious and willing to research subjects on his own. Not surprising given his thirst for knowledge, Alex has pursued upper level courses in the disciplines of Math and Science with a sprinkle of Spanish and US History thrown in. His academic excellence has earned him membership in the National and Spanish Honor Societies as well as accolades such as the National Merit Commended Student, LOLHS Academic Letter Award, Spanish Seal of Biliteracy and Academic Scholar Awards in Social Studies and Music as well as inclusion on the High Honor Roll throughout high school.
I can also tell you that this young man possesses a poise and sophistication that has helped him raise $1,000,000 for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, a cause near and dear to his heart. His involvement is beyond him simply giving back to this organization, as he has presented to congressional leaders and bared his heart and soul to enlighten others to the trials and tribulations of this disease.
With her strong moral character, tenacity and warm and inclusive personality, Maddy Morgado is a highly valued member of the Class of 2023. She gives 110% to achieve academic excellence regardless of her other leadership, extracurricular and community commitments and there are many. She has excelled in 7 AP classes and 2 Dual Enrollments, along with many honors courses and has maintained a 101.68 weighted grade point average. She is also an officer for both the National Honor Society and Student Leaders, where she is respected for her leadership and accomplishments, as well as her ability to manage it all with an intense commitment to her academics. Maddy has taken the initiative through-out high school to use all of her time in a meaningful way. Having played an integral part in many school activities, like student government, leadership teams, sports as well as many other heavy commitments, she has accomplished so much. Not only does she aspire to do the hard work but she makes time to include others and to give to those less fortunate. While a person of Maddy’s talents is always in high demand, she has learned to find a good balance between academics, extracurricular, personal commitments and sports. Maddy’s Leadership and accomplishment can also be witnessed through her athletic endeavors. A highly dedicated athlete, she has been selected to serve as Captain of each of her three sports teams, Cross Country, Indoor and Outdoor Track. She has again received numerous recognitions like Most Valuable Player, First Team All-Conference and Shoreline Scholar Athlete Award to name a few. Maddy Morgado is among the most impressive students to graduate from Lyme Old Lyme High School, and among the most universally respected. We are honored and proud to have her as the 2023 recipient of the Connecticut Association of Boards of Education Award.
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