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Coginchaug principal receives national honor


Donald W. Gates, interim principal at Coginchaug Regional High School was recognized recently by the National Association of Secondary School Principals during the 98th annual conference in Dallas, Texas. He was awarded the Association’s Gerry Tirozzi Membership Star Award for 39 years of membership in NASSP. As an active member, Gates served as chairman of the National Honor Society National Board of Directors and as a member of the National Selection Committees for National Merit and Principal’s Leadership Committee scholarship programs. In addition, Gates was the 1996 Connecticut State Principal of the Year and the recipient of the CAS Citation award—the highest honor bestowed upon an administrator by the Connecticut Association of Schools.



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