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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

PAAAS praise reprised by Council

PAAAS Principal Angela Bento (r.) and valedictorian
Tammia Rosero at Monday's Council meeting.

he Plainfield Academy for the Arts and Advances Studies (PAAAS) was praised at Monday's Council meeting for receiving a bronze award from US News in its annual ranking of best high schools in the United States.

The council action follows on a recognition ceremony by Mayor Adrian O. Mapp a month ago (see my post here) that drew throngs of students, teachers and parents to City Hall for a ceremony and reception.

Monday's resolution on behalf of the City Council reprised the points made by Mayor Mapp in his prior proclamation.

On hand Monday were many students and their families, as well as current members of the Board of Ed and several who had voted for the creation of the school in 2011 under then-Superintendent Steve Gallon III.

Principal Angela Bento and valedictorian Tammia Rosero made brief remarks. The resolution on behalf of the entire City Council was read aloud by Councilor Bridget Rivers.

  -- Dan Damon [follow]

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