Albion honors 2 middle schoolers for leadership, character

Posted 4 November 2020 at 9:54 am

Press Release, Albion Central School

Provided photo: Cassie Brown won the Leadership Award in the Albion Middle School.

ALBION – Two students from Albion’s Carl I. Bergerson Middle School were presented with awards during the Board of Education meeting on Monday night.

While the meeting was held virtually, a pre-recorded video aired of Middle School Principal Brad Pritchard officially presenting eighth-graders Cassie Brown and Nick Prest with their awards.

“Cassie Brown was nominated for the Leadership Award because she is viewed in our building as someone who is conscientious, diligent and overall just a pleasant person who people love to be around,” Pritchard said.

The principal explained that Brown does the Middle School morning announcements because her “bubbly personality helps get everyone’s day off to a good start.”

“Cassie consistently demonstrates her leadership qualities by always being pleasant and respectful to everyone,” Pritchard said. “She is always smiling in her eyes (and under her mask.)”

Nick Prest won the character award in the Middle School.

Nick Prest, also in eighth grade, received the BOE Character Award.

“He is a voracious reader and very diligent with his schoolwork,” Pritchard said. “Nick has stood out to his teachers this year for the outstanding job he has done managing the remote learning model. He not only keeps up with the learning, he stays ahead.”

Prest has also taken it upon himself to create “How To” videos for his classmates in an effort to help them navigate programs frequently used in class.

“Nick assists his classmates when they struggle and genuinely wants to help all of his peers be successful,” Pritchard said.

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