National Association of Secondary School Principal Citizenship Award: Caitlin
The Citizenship Award is presented to a student who participates in school and community service demonstrates a positive attitude toward classmates, school and community; displays an understanding and appreciation of civic responsibility; and possesses strength of character.
Caitlin began showing these qualities at a young age, when she joined the Girl Scouts at the age of 8. Through this organization, Caitlin was given the tools to become a lifelong leader, allowing failure to occur which then gave her the skills to dust herself off and get back up to try again. During her time with the Girl Scouts, she was able to reach out to others through exposure and participation in community activities while engaging with young children, seniors and people with disabilities.
She volunteered at Comcast Cares Day, where she assisted with cleaning the library books so that other children could use them.
Her civic responsibility also included caring for animals as she volunteered at Animal Welfare Association, where her love for animals was a tremendous asset.
At school she would welcome new students with a warm smile and ask them many information-seeking questions; she would be concerned for any student that she thought needed a friend and would often stop and talk to them.
Caitlin’s greatest quality is caring for others….whether in school, at home or in the community…If she saw someone who looked sad or upset, she could not pass them by without stopping to ask if she could help.
Her infectious laugh, warm personality, and flare for the unexpected (feather boas, tiaras, ) were a constant tribute to her individualistic personality.
She is a positive force for good, a warm, funny, giving and honest person who we are proud to present with this award.