Posted Jun. 4, 2015 at 2:01 AM | CONCORD
Concord-Carlisle High School Principal Peter Badalament stepped up to the mike at the high school’s new airy auditorium to welcome students, parents, coaches, and advisors to what he described as his favorite night of the year.
“Students don’t know they’ve won something,” he explained. Without any thought of reward, the students, as participants in a wide variety of extracurricular activities, did what needed to be done. Nominated by their club advisors, coaches, or volunteer coordinators from various non-profits, students received awards from the Rotary Club of Concord, Concord-Carlisle High School, the Concord Carlisle Community Chest, Youth in Philanthropy and 2Volunteer.
As the Class Act Award winners’ names advanced on a screen behind him, Badalament overviewed the many extra-curricular opportunities where students apply learning and practice teamwork. Before introducing keynote speaker Jeanine Roche Calabria, Badalament led a round of applause for all who had supported the students in their endeavors.