Compiled by John M. Holman, Legion Post 35
Hampton Union, Friday, June 20, 2008
[The following article is courtesy of the Hampton Union and Seacoast Online.]
HAMPTON -- The Hamptons' American Legion Post 35, presented the American Legion School Awards recently in the eighth grades of the Hampton Academy, North Hampton School, Lincoln Akerman School in Hampton Falls, and Sacred Heart School in Hampton.
The "Certificate of Distinguished Achievement" is given "in recognition of attainment acquired as winners of The American Legion School Award. In further recognition of the possession of those high qualities of courage, honor, leadership, patriotism, scholarship and service, which are necessary to the preservation and protection of the fundamental institutions of our government and the advancement of society."
At Hampton Academy, winners were Danielle Harrod and Matthew Casassa and were presented by Post 35 Commander Ralph G. Fatello.
At North Hampton School, winners were Hannah Knight and John Damianos and were presented by Chaplain Joe Kutt.
At Lincoln Akerman School, winners were Ariana Santeusanio and Levi Merrill and were presented by Legionnaire Paul Fitzgerald.
At Sacred Heart School, winners were Shannen Warner and Connor Bailey and were presented by Service Officer Warren White.
The "Certificate of Honorable Mention" is given in recognition of outstanding scholarship and achievement acquired as runners-up in the American Legion School Award Program.
In the Hampton Academy, runners-up were Amy Strong and Ryan Doherty and were presented by Fatello.
At North Hampton School, the runners-up were Emma Hayden and Samuel Lloyd and were presented by Kutt.
At Lincoln Akerman School, runners-up were Julie Greene and Brad Fagan and were presented by Legionnaire Paul Fitzgerald.
At Sacred Heart School, runners-up were Machaela Wiggin and Thomas O'Leary and were presented by White.
These American Legion awards have been presented throughout the United State for many years.
This year, they were awarded in each of the schools through the auspices of the Hamptons' American Legion Post 35.
American Legion MCJROTC Awards
The American Legion MCJROTC Program presented a certificate to Nicholas Jacobs of Winnacunnet High School in recognition of the outstanding attributes demonstrated leading to the awarding of the American Legion Military Excellence Medal at WHS.
Also, the American Legion MCJROTC Program presented a certificate to Nicholas Michaud of WHS in recognition of the outstanding attributes demonstrated leading to the awarding of the American Legion Scholastic Excellence Medal at the WHS.
Sponsored by the Hamptons' American Legion Post No. 35 and presented by Cmdr. Fatello at WHS on May 28.