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Monday, March 28, 2016

Another Honor for Staples Senior Image
Superintendent of Schools Elliott Landon presents Jaime Bairaktaris with his award. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

In appreciation of his commitment to service, Staples High School senior Jaime Bairaktaris has been awarded a Certificate of Recognition from the Secretary of the State of Connecticut and the Connecticut Citizenship Fund.

The award, announced today by the school district, recognizes high school students who have gone above and beyond to make a difference to their community.

Staples was asked to nominate one student for this honor and Jaime was selected “because of his kindness, his hard work, and his consistent dedication to service in Westport,” the announcement said.

In addition to his studies, Jaime is a WestportNow contributing photographer and volunteers as an Emergency Medical Technician for Westport Volunteer Emergency Medical Services where he serves on its board of directors. 

He also works at Earthplace, where he is an assistant teacher, supervises counselors in training, and manages the front desk. He was nominated by First Selectman Jim Marpe to serve on Westport’s Youth Commission, and he has also volunteered in the past as a Police Explorer with the Fairfield Police Department.

This is not the first time that Jaime’s efforts have been recognized. Jaime has previously received the Presidential Volunteer Service Award for 2014 and 2015, the Good Citizen Award from the Daughters of the Revolution, and the Westport Sunrise Rotary Club’s Service Above Self Student of the Month award.

Jaime will begin college in the fall, where he intends to study nursing.


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