June 21, 2009
Connetquot Teachers Association
Hosts Third Annual Scholarship Awards Ceremony for Essay
The Connetquot Teachers Association
(CTA), hosted an awards ceremony at the organization’s
headquarters on May 7th to honor six Connetquot High
School seniors. Each student was presented certificates
and $500 scholarships to each of the six students for
their winning essays.
For the third year, all Connetquot
High School seniors were eligible to submit a 250 word
essay on the topic The Teacher Who Made A Difference
In My Life. Close to 100 essays were submitted,
read and graded without the student’s name written
on that essay. Each essay was assigned a number and
when the winning essays were selected the names would
The following student essay winners
were selected, and invited to attend the award ceremony
along with their family and the teachers who were the
focus of those essays. Matthew Marion wrote his essay
about teacher Brad Drinkwater. Stephenie Guercio believes
Debbie Molinari made a difference in her life. Caissa
Kunins wrote about Mauricio Arias, while Briana Young
singled out Justin Drzal. Jane Farino credits Janice
Fischer for being such a positive influence.
Congratulations to each of this year’s
winning essay contest winners.
Carissa Kunins with Mr. Mauricio Arias
Mr. and Mrs. Young accept the award
Mr. Justin Drzal on behalf of their daughter Briana.
Jane Farion pictured with Ms. Janice
Matthew Marion pictured with Mr. Brad