Local students chosen for civic leadership awards
PROVIDENCE – Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea has honored local high school students with the 2016 Rhode Island Civic Leadership Award. The award is given annually at a State House Ceremony to high school students who have made outstanding contributions to their schools and communities over the past year.
This year’s local honorees included:
• Daniel Comastra, Cumberland High School
• Alexandria Evers, Cumberland High School
• Alejandro Perez, Rocky Hill School
• Kyle Peterson, North Smithfield HS
• Anthony DeChristofaro, Beacon Charter High School for the Arts
• Katyanna Colburn, Beacon Charter High School for the Arts
• Jamie Coulombe, Woonsocket Area Career and Technical Center
• Luis Andrade, Woonsocket Area Career and Technical Center
• Khady Ndongo, Woonsocket High School
• Lucas Rodriguez, Woonsocket High School
“Each year, I have the privilege of presenting the Rhode Island Civic Leadership to rising stars from all over the state,” Secretary Gorbea said. “These students have demonstrated remarkable leadership skills and a desire to get involved and give back to their communities. It is this sort of selfless dedication towards others that is critical to our success as a state.”
High Schools from around Rhode Island nominated one male and one female student, who best meet the ideals of the award, including public service, leadership ability and academic achievement. Over 100 students were honored for their work.