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Busser, Giggey named Groton-Dunstable scholar leaders

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GROTON — Two eighth-grade students were chosen to represent Groton-Dunstable Regional Middle School at the annual Massachusetts Scholar Leader Dinner on Thursday, June 4, at the Radisson Center of New Hampshire in Manchester.

“It is my pleasure to announce our two eighth-grade students, Alex Busser and Alexa Giggey, who have been chosen by the eighth-grade staff to be the 2009 Scholar Leaders,” said Principal Steven Silverman.

Sponsored by Verizon and The Boston Globe, the Scholar Leader Dinner recognizes the scholarship, leadership and community-service contributions of middle-level students by honoring two students from each school as representatives of all of the good things that 10- to 14-year-olds accomplish every day. The sponsors subsidize the student dinners, and each student receives a plaque of recognition and a photo taken with the commissioner of education. The students’ family, principal, assistant principal and a teacher from the eighth-grade team also attend this event.

Last year more than 70 schools from across the state participated by choosing two students to receive awards as scholar leaders.

The following criteria are used to make those selections:

* Demonstrates academic achievement.

* Provides service to classmates and school.

* Is a positive role model.

* Demonstrates integrity, honesty, self-discipline and courage.

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