July 5, 2022

The 13th Annual Connecticut Association of Schools – Elementary Celebration of the Arts Banquet

Principal Mike Barile of Chester Elementary School is pictured here with sixth grade students; Juliette Linares and Jared Dompier along with (left to right) Lori Lenz, art teacher, Meg Gister, music teacher, Peter Linares, Ivette Linares, Kim Dompier and Ken Dompier. Juliette and Jared were recently honored at the Connecticut Association of Schools’ 13th Annual Arts Recognition Banquet at the Aqua Turf Club in Southington, Connecticut on February 6, 2012.

The Connecticut Association of Schools celebrates this annual event in order to publicly acknowledge students for their hard work and talent. Juliette and Jared were recognized for their citizenship, cooperative skills, and artistic ability in both the performing and visual arts.

The annual banquet incorporated various art centers including dance, balloon sculpture and face painting. Caricaturists created portraits of the student award recipients. Additionally, the children were entertained by a nationally recognized jazz group, Cool Cat Jazz.

“We are grateful to the Connecticut Association of Schools for providing the opportunity to recognize and reward the outstanding citizenship and innate talent that Jared and Juliette possess and display each and every day,” said Principal Mike Barile.