Windham High School Junior Isabelle Perez was named a 2020 Connecticut Scholar by the Connecticut Scholars Committee of the Connecticut Association of Schools (CAS). Windham High School Principal Pamela Cavanagh nominated Isabelle Perez for this distinguished award. CAS reviewed the nomination and essay, and selected Isabelle from an entry pool of the top juniors in Connecticut’s high schools.
The purpose of the Connecticut Scholars Program is to recognize academically talented grade eleven high school students throughout the state. Members of the Connecticut Scholars Committee, professional educators from throughout Connecticut, evaluate the completed applications and assign a composite score to each student based on PSAT scores and the student essay. A select group of the top students are named “Connecticut Scholars,” receive the recognition, and are presented with scholarship information from The University of Connecticut.
Isabelle Perez is in the High Honor Roll at Windham High School and ranks amongst the top five percent of her class. Isabelle scored so highly in the PSAT that the College Board invited her to participate in the College Board National Recognition Programs (CBRP), a prestigious recognition that enables students to highlight their outstanding educational achievements to top colleges and universities. Isabelle is a flutist in the school band, and participated in the Eastern Region Festival Concert on January 4, 2020. Isabelle also plays in Windham High School’s softball team.
Isabelle, her family, and her Windham High School family attended the virtual recognition event this Spring and received congratulations from Connecticut Commissioner of Education Dr. Miguel Cardona for being named a 2020 Connecticut Scholar.