CAS Arts Awards 2024

BHS Students Named CAS Arts Awards Recipients
Posted on 04/04/2024

The CAS Arts Awards annually honor two outstanding seniors from each member school who excel in the performing or visual arts. While excelling in the performing or visual arts is of primary importance, scholarship and leadership are also supporting criteria. These students were honored at a banquet at the Aqua Turf on Tuesday, April 2. Berlin High School is proud to announce this year’s recipients: Madelyn Lazzara, representing excellence in visual arts; and Glenn Fearn, representing excellence in performing arts.

Madelyn Lazzara is a multifaceted student who has earned numerous awards in a variety of areas including academics, dance, and athletics. She has been inducted into the Berlin High School chapters of the Rho Kappa National Social Studies Honor Society and the National Honor Society. Maddie is currently President in the Interact Club, is house leader in the Upbeat peer leader program, and is currently Vice President of the DECA business club, earning second place in Connecticut for her and her partner’s Independent Business Plan. She has earned the Girl Scout Gold Award, has achieved High Honors status consistently while in high school, and earned AP Scholar with Honors distinction. Maddie is a member of the WERB school radio
club, photographer in the Broadcast Club, and serves as a tutor with the BHS Writing Center. Maddie has given back to her community, completing over 200 hours of community service. She is also an athlete, participating in the Weightlifting Club, captain of the indoor track team, member of the outdoor track team, and is an accomplished dancer. Maddie has earned several artistic awards including the Gold Key, Silver Key, and Honorable Mention for photography; the Rochester Institute of Technology Art and Design award; and was a finalist in the Amplifier National Photography Contest and ASAP photography competition of Connecticut. After
graduation from Berlin High School Maddie plans to attend the College of the Holy Cross with a double major in Classics and English.

Glenn Fearn is a standout student who consistently strives for excellence. In addition to his achievements in the classroom and extracurricular activities, Glenn is known for his exceptional character: He is a kind, respectful, and compassionate young man who always goes out of his way to help others. In addition to challenging himself academically, including remaining on the high honor roll every quarter, Glenn is involved in several Berlin High teams and clubs. As a programming lead on the Robotics team, Glenn is a role model to younger students and helps lead team spirit with his friendly demeanor. He has been inducted into the BHS chapter of the National Honor Society based on academic achievements and hours of community service. Glenn is an AP Scholar with Honors, and was awarded the David Ritter Award as a sophomore and the RIT Computing Award as a junior. Glenn is a three-season athlete, participating in cross country, swimming, and outdoor track and field. He is a member of the Upbeat peer leadership program, the Mock Trial Team, and the DECA Business Club. Glenn is a gifted musician, having been an active member of the BHS Music & Theatre Arts Department since his freshman year of high school. He has participated in the band program all four years, including serving as saxophone section leader in the Redcoat Marching Band. Glenn joined the choral program in his sophomore year and quickly developed a newfound joy of singing. He created the first BHS Barbershop Quartet in his junior year and continues to stay active as a member of the jazz band and Madrigal Singers. Glenn’s deep interest in music composition and analysis led him to take an independent student in AP Music Theory. After graduation Glenn plans to major in computer programming.