Carrigan student honored in statewide contest
Carrigan student honored in statewide contest
Posted on 05/29/2014
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WEST HAVEN, May 26, 2014— A Carrigan Intermediate School student has won an honorable mention in a state-wide contest that judged Powerpoint presentations on an important event or invention that has affected Connecticut’s history.

Student Arlyn Memmott submitted a Powerpoint on the Connecticut Constitution to the Secretary of the State’s Powerpoint Contest, which was open to fifth-graders and sponsored by the Connecticut Citizenship Fund, Inc.

Each school district was allowed to submit five entries, and each congressional district had five winners—first, second and third place and two honorable mentions.

Arlyn created the presentation as a project in teacher Patricia Fusco’s Talented and Gifted Program and was recognized this month at a ceremony at the Connecticut State Capitol.

"Arlyn took what I taught her about the Connecticut Constitution and very creatively explained why it was so important in our state's history. She really put a lot of effort into her presentation and that was evident in the final product. It was one of the best ones, and  I'm very proud of her," Fusco said. "As soon as I saw it I knew it was going to be submitted."

The West Haven Public Schools Talented and Gifted Program is composed of students in grades five and six who exhibit exceptional learning ability and are characterized by high IQ, achievement and motivation. They are also in the top 5 percent of their grades. The program offers a curriculum focusing on critical and creative thinking, research skills and problem-solving, and provides opportunities for in-depth investigation and presentation.


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