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Four Region 14 Students to Receive 2019 Litchfield County Superintendent’s Award

Nonnewaug seniors Tiffany Brum and James Gengenbach (left) and Woodbury Middle School eight-graders Jack Rubacha and Annie Woodward (right) have been named recipients of the 2019 Litchfield County Superintendent’s Award sponsored by the Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents. (Contributed photo)

WOODBURY – Four Region 14 students have been named recipients of the 2019 Litchfield County Superintendent’s Award sponsored by the Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents.

Woodbury Middle School eight-graders Annie Woodward and Jack Rubacha and Nonnewaug High School seniors James Gengenbach and Tiffany Brum were were selected for their demonstration of outstanding leadership, citizenship, academic performance, participation in community service and extra-curricular activities. The students will join other students from schools in Litchfield County when they receive their awards at a formal presentation in Torrington in March.

Tiffany Brum is a senior at Nonnewaug High School. Tiffany’s involvements include competing on the FFA Veterinary Science CDE Team placing first in the state qualifying the team for Nationals. She is a member of the English and National Honor Societies, serves as Secretary of Class Council and Student Council President. Tiffany also helped to organize the Mr. Nonnewaug Night and Go Pink Day which helped to raise over $200.00 for breast cancer research. She is kindhearted and demonstrates her excitement through her endeavors.

James Gengenbach is a senior at Nonnewaug High School in Woodbury. James competed at the DECA State Career Development Conference and participates in numerous community service events, along with varsity athletics; demonstrating outstanding leadership skills. Overall, he is a role model for peers; a humble, polite young man, representative of the best of today’s high school youth.

Jack Rubacha is an 8th grade student at Woodbury Middle School.  Jack is a very bright, motivated, and curious learner.  He has been the captain of the school cross country team for two years and a runner on the track team.  He plays the cello in the school orchestra, is a junior member of a high school robotics team, and enjoys fishing in his free time.

Annie Woodward is an 8th grade student at Woodbury Middle School. She is a scholar, athlete, musician, artist and good friend.  Annie consistently makes high honors while balancing multiple sports teams. She is quick with an encouraging high five for her teammates, or smile for a friend who needs cheering up.  In the classroom, on the court, or in orchestra Annie is respectful, responsible, and caring towards the staff and students at WMS. In the future, Annie hopes to study architecture and play collegiate basketball.

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