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EMS Student Selected for the Morris County’s Middle School Leadership Award

Paul Marcianti with EMS Staff

EMS Student Selected for the Morris County’s Middle School Leadership Award

ROXBURY, NJ (March 22, 2023) – Roxbury Township Public Schools is proud to announce that one of its students, Paul Marcianti, an eighth-grader at Eisenhower Middle School (EMS), will receive this year’s Morris County Superintendent’s Middle School Leadership Award (MSLA) by the Morris County Association of School Administrators (MCASA) this spring.

Each year, EMS participates in the Morris County Middle School Leadership Award. This award seeks to identify eighth-grade students that “represent a model of citizenship and leadership in their respective school community”.

Each middle school in the county selects one student from each middle school in their district to receive this honor based on academic, extracurricular, and community leadership that has had a positive impact on their school environment and someone who serves as role models for others.

This year, eleven students in all were nominated for consideration. Eisenhower’s faculty and staff completed their review of the merits and information provided in each anonymous application. After the votes were tallied, and after yet another extremely close race, this year’s recipient was announced. 

EMS Principal Paul Gallagher congratulated Paul and shared why he was selected for this award.

“Paul is a well-rounded student, athlete, artist, and citizen. Paul is receiving this award in recognition of his consistently strong academic performance, participation in athletics and the arts, and active involvement in local organizations such as St. Mary’s Church and the Boy Scouts.”

Adding, “Paul’s recent projects in and around the community include the Roxbury Food Drive, constructing picnic tables for Horseshoe Lake, and the beautification of the Roxbury High School gardens. He was also selected to participate in our Art Enrichment class, which is a high school class that meets after school twice a week at EMS.”

While reflecting on his time at EMS, Paul shared the following thoughts in his application, “EMS is such a unique community because there is a variety of students and staff. I feel at some schools, kids can’t be themselves because they have to worry about what other kids think of them or they have to wear a uniform to school and not be able to express themselves the way they want. But with EMS, I like that no one has to worry about being alone because there is a group for everyone to feel like they fit in.”

“Congratulations again, Paul! We are fortunate to have you as part of the EMS family! Keep up the great work in and out of school,” shared Principal Gallagher.

PHOTO ATTACHED (courtesy of Eisenhower Middle School)