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Monday, May 23, 2016

Mayor Mapp to recognize PAAAS achievement Wednesday

PAAAS will be recognized by Mayor Mapp at a Wednesday ceremony.

Mayor Adrian O. Mapp will recognize students, faculty and staff of the Plainfield Academy for the Arts and Advanced Studies (PAAAS) on Wednesday evening for the honor they have bestowed on the Queen City by being named a Bronze medalist in the annual US News rankings of "Best High Schools in the US".

I wrote about the award previously (see here). PAAAS was among those selected from nearly 20,000 high schools nationwide, based on their 2015 graduating class' performance in a variety of measures.

"This is the first time that I can ever remember a Plainfield public school receiving such distinguished recognition," said Mayor Mapp.

The news is especially gratifying since this was only PAAAS' second graduating class.

Mayor Mapp will present a proclamation to Principal Angela Bento on behalf of the whole school and staff. Board of Education members, as well as the Superintendent of Schools and the president of the Plainfield Education Association have been invited.

The ceremony, to which the public is invited, will take place at 7:00 PM Wednesday in the Rotunda of City Hall. Light refreshments will be provided.

Plainfield City Hall is at Watchung Avenue and East 6th Street. Parking and access are in the rear of the building.

  -- Dan Damon [follow]

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