Two Daniel Hand High School students, Annie Barrett and Isaiah McNeilly, were recognized as the 2019-20 Connecticut Association of Public Schools Superintendents Award at the Board of Education meeting on November 12, 2019.
At the meeting, DHHS principal Anthony Salutari Jr. spoke highly of each student. He commented that both have excelled in and out of the classroom, balancing rigorous academics with community service and extracurricular activities.
“Annie is a young woman of integrity and flawless character,” said Salutari. “She is supportive of others, caring, mature, and responsible. Annie is selfless and has already helped improve the lives of those around her. She is looking forward to continuing on this path in a more formal role in the future. Despite all of her accomplishments and worth noting is the fact that Annie always remains humble and personable.”
“Isaiah is a remarkable young man who is determined to succeed,” he said. “His energy, commitment to others, and a sense of empathy, a sense that is not typically seen in people his age, have afforded him the ability to improve the lives of those around him. Isaiah recognizes and embraces the positive impact that one person can have on many individuals and the community. He is an outstanding student, leader, and overall person who is clearly deserving of this special recognition.”