Mandalay Students Defined by Determination

Mandalay Students Defined by Determination

Students certainly know how to give it their all at Mandalay Elementary School. Principal Marie Pisicchio presented perseverance awards to 28 children on Jan. 31.

Ms. Pisicchio explained that the awards are presented annually to students who never quit and give “110 percent.” Each classroom, special area and supportive service teacher selected a student who has best demonstrated perseverance during the first half of the 2021-22 school year.  

“It’s not necessarily about outcomes,” said Ms. Pisicchio, who also selects a student. “It’s about the amount of effort that they put in.”

Students were recognized during the morning announcements and invited to the lobby where they were presented with their certificates. The perseverance awards read, “When things yet tough, you step up your game and push on through!” 

Congratulations to Michael Antonette, Nicholas Antonette, Victoria Barretta, Gia Cusumano, Samuel Currier, Skylar Davis, Jenna DiTroia, David Garofalo, Molly Higbee, Jack Humphrey, Jack Kearney, Gerry Keogan, Aubrey Lee, Aiden MacDermott, Sophia Martinez, Taylor Mekeel, Khloe Mora, Victoria Papazis, Declan Reinhart, Madison Rezek, Averie Rissland, Eloise Rushforth, Noelle Sileo, John Sternberg, Thomas Stivali, Noah Tchaikowitz, Luciana Vaccaro and Thomas Zanca.