Two Providence Country Day School Juniors - Odelia Kabessa and Elliott Trendell – were honored by Rhode Island Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea on May 17th at a special ceremony celebrating the 2019 Rhode Island Civic Leadership Award winners. The award is given annually to recognize high school juniors who have made outstanding contributions to their schools and communities. Nominated by Associate Head of School Mark McLaughlin, Kabessa and Trendell were selected for their achievements related to public service, leadership, and academics. More than 150 students from 77 Rhode Island schools were honored for their civic efforts, which ranged from mentoring young children to volunteering to help feed the homeless and activity in student government. The Civic Leadership Awards are part of Secretary Gorbea's mission to engage and empower Rhode Islanders by connecting them with their government and encouraging civic pride.
To more closely align assessment with learning, PCD piloted a new exam schedule this year - offering cumulative exams in April instead of the traditional June.
For the first time in school history, six seniors will be pursuing prestigious art schools in the fall.
The 45 seniors are heading off to 37 different colleges in 14 states and two countries.
"There is a tremendous level of respect and honor for their performance this year. We could not be more proud of them,"
Students in both middle and upper school are recognized for high achievement in all areas of school life.