Schools receive awards

TICONDEROGA - Crown Point Central School and Ticonderoga Middle School have been cited.

The schools each were named Schools of Distinction by the College For Every Student program.

"We are very excited for our students and school community in receiving the School of Distinction designation by CFES," said Shari Brannock, Crown Point superintendent. "Our principal, Ms. (Elaine) Dixon, and our English teacher, Rachel Charron, and others were instrumental in Crown Point Central School meeting the requirements.

"Our programs and participation in CFES were highlighted in a portfolio sent to them for review," she added. "There are so many events, activities and programs involved that we did that have a terrific impact on each student and their future. Again, we are very proud of our students, staff and community for earning the CFES School of Distinction award."

Dixon shared Brannock's excitement about the award.

"We are very excited to be named a School of Distinction by CFES," the principal said. "Our school community worked hard toward being recognized for the distinction throughout the school year and we owe our success to the team effort that was put into achieving it."

Crown Point and Ticonderoga Middle School have been part of the CFES program for many years. In May, both schools were visited by the University of Michigan for a study on successful use and implementation of CFES and its impact on students.

"Our recent recognition speaks to our ability to compete on a national level and to make progress on a number of key indicators that have proven successful in getting students to the next level, college," Brannock said.

Dixon praised the CFES program.

"CFES continues to mean a lot to us at Crown Point, together we hope that our efforts will get more under-served youth to and through college," Dixon said. "Here at Crown Point, the CFES committee takes the three core practices of CFES and uses them throughout the year to plan events with our students.

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