CT Educator Earns Exceptional Principal Award CT Educator Earns Exceptional Principal Award
CT Educator Earns Exceptional Principal Award An educator in Fairfield County has been awarded the prestigious Exceptional Principal Award. In Danbury, Rogers Park Middle School Principal, Dr. Kristy Zaleta, accepted the award from the Connecticut Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents.  The award “recognizes a school principal who goes beyond the day-to-day demands of their position to create an exceptional educational environment for Latino students and their families,” the organization said.  Rogers Park Middle School is composed of 78 percent of Black, indigenous students of color, 6…
Pair Of CT Students Named Presidential Scholars Pair Of CT Students Named Presidential Scholars
Pair Of CT Students Named Presidential Scholars Two Fairfield County students have been named as 2023 US Presidential Scholars, one of the nation's highest honors for graduating high school seniors. Governor Ned Lamont and Connecticut Education Commissioner Charlene Russell-Tucker made the announcement on Wednesday, May 10 that Ambika Grover of Greenwich High School and Lukas Koutsoukos of Wilton High School were selected for their accomplishments in academics, the arts, and career and technical education fields.  “I am so proud of Ambika and Lukas on being named US Presidential Scholars and receiving this extraordinary national rec…
Junior Scientist Award: CT Student Earns Prestigious STEM Program Award Junior Scientist Award: CT Student Earns Prestigious STEM Program Award
Junior Scientist Award: CT Student Earns Prestigious STEM Program Award A Connecticut middle school student impressed a national STEM competition with a potential study that could be out of this world.  Fairfield County resident Ziggy Zhao, who attends the Pierrepont School in Westport,  won one of the five Junior Scientist Awards from the Genes in Space contest, which asks students from across the country to design biology experiments that address real-world challenges in space exploration.  The winning study will be carried out by astronauts aboard the International Space Station next year.  The 12-year-old Zhao created an exper…
Educator Earns State's Top Honor Educator Earns State's Top Honor
Educator Earns State's Top Honor An educator in Fairfield County has been named the Connecticut Association of Schools’ 2023 Elementary School Principal of the Year. Dr. Keshia Smith-Davis, the principal of Great Plain Elementary School in Danbury, was selected last week after being nominated by Danbury Schools Superintendent of Schools Kevin Walston, who praised her as a “warm, engaging, articulate and inclusive school administrator who consistently leads by example.” “I am grateful and truly honored to have been selected as Connecticut’s Elementary Principal of the Year by the Connecticut Association of Schools,” said Sm…
These CT School Districts Rank Among Top 25 In America, New Report Says These CT School Districts Rank Among Top 25 In America, New Report Says
These CT School Districts Rank Among Top 25 In America, New Report Says Two school districts in Connecticut are among the best in the entire country, according to a new report. In Fairfield County, the Westport, and New Canaan public school districts ranked No. 17 and No. 21 respectively, according to Niche's new 2023 rankings of the top school districts in the country. Niche says it uses "a series of steps to ensure statistical rigor and useful guidance in the school choice experience," according to its website. A detailed explanation of the criteria used to rank the school districts can be read by clicking here.  Both districts received a Niche gr…
Ex-New Britain Teacher Accused Of Committing Sexual Assault Ex-New Britain Teacher Accused Of Committing Sexual Assault
Ex-New Britain Teacher Accused Of Committing Sexual Assault A former Connecticut elementary school teacher has been charged with the sexual assault of a 10-year-old female student, according to an arrest warrant. The warrant, obtained by WFSB Eyewitness News 3, details the arrest of Erving Rivera, age 50, of Hartford, for allegedly kissing and having sexual contact with a female student in his classroom.  He was arrested and charged on Wednesday, April 5, with sexual assault and illegal sexual contact with a victim under 16, court records show.  Rivera, who was a special education teacher at Lincoln Elementary School in New Britain, …
UConn Student, Fan Celebration: 16 Hospitalized, 15 Charged After NCAA Title Win UConn Student, Fan Celebration: 16 Hospitalized, 15 Charged After NCAA Title Win
UConn Student, Fan Celebration: 16 Hospitalized, 15 Charged After NCAA Title Win As students and fans celebrated the huge win by the  University of Connecticut in the NCAA men's basketball championship, several ended up in handcuffs and 16 others were injured. The incidents took place in Tolland County on the UConn campus in Storrs as thousands celebrated the win over San Diego State University that was wrapped up late Monday evening, April 3. According to UConn spokesperson Stephanie Reitz, the vast majority of those celebrating the Husky victory last night did so safely and responsibly. "A small number chose to risk their safety and that of others by vandal…
CT High School Evacuated After Police Respond To Suspicious Incident CT High School Evacuated After Police Respond To Suspicious Incident
CT High School Evacuated After Police Respond To Suspicious Incident A telephone call from an unidentified source who communicated a possible threat caused state police troopers to evacuate a high school in Connecticut. The incident took place in Tolland County at E.O. Smith High School in Mansfield around 8 a.m. on Wednesday, March 29. According to state police, a preliminary investigation indicates that a staff member at the school had received a telephone call from an unidentified source, who communicated a possible threat to the school.  Out of an abundance of caution, the school was evacuated while troopers investigated.  After conducting a …
Suspect Nabbed After CT HS Stabbing Suspect Nabbed After CT HS Stabbing
Suspect Nabbed After CT HS Stabbing A suspect is in custody after a stabbing at a high school in Fairfield County. Norwalk Police say a knife was located, and a victim is receiving stab wound care at Norwalk Hospital early Friday evening, March 24.  New information on the Norwalk High School incident will be released shortly, police say. This is a developing story. Check back to Daily Voice for updates.
School Bomb Threats: 26-Year-Old Suspect Nabbed After Separate Windsor Locks Incidents School Bomb Threats: 26-Year-Old Suspect Nabbed After Separate Windsor Locks Incidents
School Bomb Threats: 26-Year-Old Suspect Nabbed After Separate Windsor Locks Incidents A 26-year-old Connecticut man has been charged with allegedly calling in two bomb threats at local elementary schools. Hartford County resident Dahari Martin, of Windsor Locks, was arrested on Tuesday, March 14 for the incidents which took place on Friday, Feb. 17. South Windsor police said Martin turned himself in to police on two arrest warrants, following the threats that had been called into North Street Elementary School and South Street Elementary School. Dahari was quickly identified as a suspect following a disturbance he had caused earlier that same morning at North Street Element…
Yale Student To Appear On Jeopardy! High School Reunion Tournament: Former Champion Yale Student To Appear On Jeopardy! High School Reunion Tournament: Former Champion
Yale Student To Appear On Jeopardy! High School Reunion Tournament: Former Champion A Yale University student and former Jeopardy! champion will soon return to the show as part of a new spin on the show's College Championship.  Related Story - 'Jeopardy!': Stamford Native To Compete In High School Reunion Tourney Yale University senior Claire Sattler will appear on the popular quiz show on Monday, Feb. 27. She previously appeared on the show's Teen Tournament which was aired in 2018. Sattler, who is originally from Bonita Springs, Florida, will face off against Rohan Kapileshwari of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and Rhea Sinha of Chatham, New Jersey during her…
Man Threatened To 'Shoot Up Graduation' At CT School, Police Say Man Threatened To 'Shoot Up Graduation' At CT School, Police Say
Man Threatened To 'Shoot Up Graduation' At CT School, Police Say A man faces charges after threatening to harm students at a school in Fairfield County, police said.  Police first learned of the threats on Friday, Feb. 17 around 6 p.m., when two people told state troopers that a student at the Stratford School for Aviation had made the comments at the school, state police said. According to the two witnesses, a student identified as 21-year-old New Haven County resident Joseph Cyr, of Oxford, had allegedly said that he was going to "shoot up graduation" with a friend or coworker in December 2022.  Additionally, on Thursday, Feb. 16, a witness …
Wesleyan University Student-Athlete Dies In Skiing Accident Wesleyan University Student-Athlete Dies In Skiing Accident
Wesleyan University Student-Athlete Dies In Skiing Accident A junior at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, has died after a ski accident. Jack Seivwright was studying abroad this semester, the university said in a statement. The accident happened on Sunday, Feb. 12. "Known on campus as a student-athlete who brought people together, he will be sorely missed by many," Wesleyan's statement said. "We offer our condolences to Jack’s family, friends, and loved ones." A native of Elmore, Vermont, Seivwright was a member of the soccer team during his freshman year in 2020-21. “Jack was a ball of energy who loved being active and spending tim…