Four Bristol and Warren Residents Receive Civic Leadership Awards
The award is given out annually to members of the senior class who make outstanding contributions to their school and their community.
Four Bristol and Warren residents of the 2011 graduating class were presented with Civic Leadership Awards by Secretary of State A. Ralph Mollis. The award is given out annually to members of the senior class who make outstanding contributions to their school and their community.
Bristol's Victoria J. Harris and Kevin Oliveira and Warren's Victoria Jamiel and Jared Sousa were honored by Mollis for their achievements.
“This award recognizes students who show an understanding of the importance public service has in a democratic society,” Mollis said in the release. “These seniors take the principles of civics and put them into action at home and at school.”
Harris of Our Lady of Fatima High School is a member of the National Honor Society and Drama Club, was Student Council president and a peer tutor, worked on the yearbook and was on the basketball, cross country and softball teams.
Oliveira of Mt. Hope High School was a section leader in the Symphonic Band, captained the soccer team, volunteers on clothing drives and works as a soccer coach.
Jamiel of Mt. Hope High School is a member of the National Honor Society and DECA and competed in soccer, basketball, and outdoor track.
Sousa of Barrington Christian Academy is a member of the National Honor Society and volunteers as a firefighter and with the Air National Guard.
According to the release, Mollis asked high schools around the state to select one male and one female member of the Class of 2011 who best met the ideals of the award: public service, leadership ability and academic achievement. This is the fifth consecutive year Mollis has presented the awards.