IRVINGTON, N.Y. -- Sixteen Irvington High School students demonstrated collaboration in an exceptional way and were recognized with a Core Value Award in February.
The students are:
Amy Castaneda , Maya Castiblanco , J ared Egloff, Robert Goldberg , Edward Hansen , Ayushi Jha, B raden Kauff , Nicholas Lambiase, Matt Myers, Ajay Ramnarine , Graziana Ricciardella , Sarina Stein , C arli Stern , Jason Weg, Robin Weiss and Sarah Yarczuk .
When asked why collaboration is an important quality, the students cited a variety of reasons, including that it teaches them to work well with others, solve problems and accomplish their goals.
“It opens up people’s perspectives and broadens their horizons,” one said.
For the first time in district history, administrators are giving out monthly Core Value Awards to students who exemplify the many character traits that have shaped the school community.
The first Core Value Award for the month of September was given out to 15 students in the category of Humor and Joy.
Eighteen students were recognized for demonstrating the ability to understand and share others’ feelings for the month of October.
Administrators awarded 11 students for displaying global thinking and care for their community for the month of November, and recognized 11 students for the month of December for demonstrating perseverance in their classrooms and extracurricular activities.
In January, 16 were recognized for demonstrating creativity and imagination.
Throughout the rest of the school year, students will receive recognition for leadership, responsible risk-taking and subject excellence.
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