Friday, May 11, 2007

Discovering Justice honors Mike Contompasis

BPS Superintendent Michael Contompasis was honored as a "Champion of Democracy" at a recent benefit for Discovering Justice. Students in 15 Boston Public Schools learn about the legal system and citizens' rights and responsibilities through the organization's civic education program, Children Discovering Justice, a literacy-based social studies curriculum. Mr. Contompasis (pitcured here, right) was presented the award by Dickens “Deke” Mathieu (pictured, left), an attorney and member of the Discovering Justice Board of Trustees, who was a student at Boston Latin School while Mr. Contompasis was Headmaster of the school. Mr. Contompasis, himself an alumnus of the nation's first public school, celebrates the 50th reunion of his graduating class this weekend.

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