Ciunci, Robbins earn 2022 Civic Leadership Award

PROVIDENCE, RI (May 26, 2022) Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea has honored Bishop Hendricken juniors, Jack Ciunci ’23 and Hunter Robbins ’23, with the 2022 Rhode Island Civic Leadership Award. The award is given annually to recognize high school students who have made outstanding contributions to their schools and communities over the past year.

The Civic Leadership Awards were presented to students during a ceremony at the Rhode Island State House on Friday, May 13, 2022. The event drew over 300 participants.

“This year’s Civic Leadership Awards were a terrific opportunity to recognize Rhode Island’s young leaders,” said Secretary Gorbea. “Their spirit of civic engagement and demonstrated leadership are more proof that the future of our state is bright indeed. Congratulations to all of this year’s award winners and keep up the great work!”

“As a school community, we couldn’t be prouder of Jack and Hunter,” said Principal Mark DeCiccio ’03. “They both embody the very heart of this award and a core value of our school: servant leadership; the idea that service to others inspires positive change.”

The Civic Leadership Awards are part of Secretary Gorbea’s mission to engage and empower Rhode Islanders by connecting them with their government and encouraging civic pride.

Each year, high schools across Rhode Island are invited to nominate two students in the junior class who best meet the ideals of the Civic Leadership Award: public service, leadership ability, and academic achievement. This year, Secretary Gorbea received nominations from 70 schools across the state.



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