17 Benjamin Students Awarded Service Medals

Seventeen members of the Benjamin Upper School community were awarded Congressional Medals during the 2019 ceremony for Florida’s 18th District.

The ceremony, held Sunday, March 31 at the Eissey Campus Theatre, featured guest of honor Rep. Brian Mast (Fl-18). The award recognizes students in four program areas: public service, personal development, physical fitness and expedition/exploration.

Junior AJ Paksima had the honor of commencing the ceremony and introducing Master of Ceremonies WPTV’s Jon Shainman. Senior Cameron Pirozzi spoke to the audience about her experience earning the gold medal in 2017 and what the service portion of the award meant to her.

Congratulations to the following Congressional Award recipients:

Gold Medal: Connor Murphy & AJ Paksima
Silver Medal: Remington Bennett, Blake Chami, Isabella Craven, Robin Howley, Sklyar Ladd, Julia Palomba, Ella Pierman, Matthew Rapaport, Erik Sorensen
Bronze Medal: Emily Horgen, Alexia Letsche, Caroline Small, Kate Small, Caroline Yancey, Michael Yancey


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A premier PK3 - Grade 12 independent, coeducational day school with campuses in North Palm Beach and Palm Beach Gardens. Since 1960, The Benjamin School has provided a challenging college preparatory education to a diverse student body in a structured, nurturing community environment.