MAHOPAC, N.Y. – In a first for the Mahopac Falls Academy, one of its own has been honored as a BOCES Student of Distinction.
Nicholas Franzese, who was hailed for his leadership skills, academic progress and community spirit, received a certificate and a medal at a recent meeting of the Mahopac Board of Education.
Franzese attends a unique, academy-based program for seventh- and eighth-graders. It is run collaboratively by Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES and the Mahopac Central School District.
Teacher Richard Guaragna said Franzese “has put forth excellent effort in the classroom, earning good grades and keeping up with all of his work.”
Franzese “thrives on social engagements and always puts his best foot forward when approaching new situations,” he added.
Guaragna also congratulated Franzese for his “stellar” attendance record and his "determination to succeed in his middle school career."
He also has gained a lot of confidence and is not afraid ask for help, the teacher said.
If Franzese continues to make gains both personally and academically, he will certainly develop “the skills needed to become a successful high school student,” Guaragna said.