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Country School Students from Wilton & New Canaan Provide Holiday Cheer

New Canaan Country School ninth graders James Kontulis of New Canaan and Lydia Dormer of Wilton together with Upper School Teacher Tom Giggi were among the 33 students and faculty who delivered “Dove bags” of food for 43 local families on Fri., Dec. 15. The Dove Program, currently in its 49th year, is overseen and organized by Person-to-Person, a non-profit organization located in Darien and Norwalk. The food was donated by students in the school’s Middle (Grades 5&6) and Upper (Grades 7-9) divisions.

“Through this program, the students are able to take an active role in responding to the needs of members in our community who might otherwise go without this holiday season,” said Country School Teacher and Grade Level Coordinator Elizabeth Carroll.  “This is one, of several, community outreach initiatives in which we work to bring to life components of our Mission Statement:  “to teach personal, social and environmental responsibility to create a community that honors diversity and our common humanity.”

New Canaan Country School is a co-ed, independent, day school for students in Pre-K (ages 3 &4) through Grade 9 living in Fairfield and Westchester counties. For more information about the school, please visit: www.countryschool.net.

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