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Saugus Business Education Collaborative, teachers honor students to be unsung heroes

Presented by the Saugus Business Education Collaborative and sponsored by WIN Waste Innovations, teachers and administration honored Saugus Public Schools students for their character, academic effort and contributions to their school community during last Thursday’s Unsung Hero award presentation at Saugus Middle-High School.

The following teachers nominated students to be unsung heroes: Myra Monto, Saugus Middle School Principal (Marissa Raposo), Michelle Dwyer, Saugus Middle School (Joshua Mikalixen), Myra Monto (Samantha Martin), Brendon Sullivan, High School Principal (Victoria Quagenti), Robert Conte, Belmonte STEAM Academy (Salvatore Colaianni), Patricia Romano, Belmonte, STEAM Academy Assistant Principal (Nathan Herbert), Jen Ricciardelli, Veterans Early Learning Center (Elizabeth Bourckel) and Abigail Pratt, Veterans Early Learning Center (Luke Millerick).

Selectwomen Corinne Riley introduced the award recipients.
Saugus Business Education Collaborative President Peter Rossetti congratulated award winners.
Awards on display before they were given out.
Michelle Nadeau, who works in communications for WIN.
Middle School Principal Myra Monto
Middle School 8th grade recipient Marissa Raposo helped to unite the community in support of peace to end the war in Ukraine.
Joshua Mikalixen 8th grade middle school recipient helped to translate in Portuguese, adding he’s wanted to win the award since third grade.
Saugus High School senior Samantha Martin said she helped to reform the dress code to make it more gender inclusive.
Saugus High School senior Victoria Quagenti said she helped to find new leadership for Total Chaos, an A Capella group.
Belmonte STEAM Academy 5th grader Salvatore Colainnini said he stood up for a student who was in a fight.
Patricia Romano nominated 5th grader Nathan Herbert to become an unsung hero.
Belmonte STEAM Academy 5th grader Nathan Herbert said he helped other students to play baseball in gym class.
Veterans Early Learning Center first grader Luke Millerick said he gave a student, who was having a rough day, his rainbow pencil.
Award recipients accepted their token of appreciation.
Teachers and administration nominated these students to become unsung heroes.
Town officials congratulated the recipients.
WIN Waste Innovations staff congratulated the award winners — Far left, Stephanie Mastrocola, Community Relations Specialist; second from left, Michelle Nadeau, Senior Marketing Strategist; second from right, Jack Walsh, Community Relations Specialist; and far right, Matt Hughes, Director of Environmental Compliance.

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