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Rep. Kokoruda Receives Award for her Support in Education

Posted on June 1, 2018 by admin


State Representative Noreen Kokoruda (R-101) was recently recognized by the Connecticut Association for the Gifted (CAG) for her legislative support and advocacy for gifted children all across the state.

Last session, lawmakers in both chambers voted unanimously in favor of Public Act No. 17-82, An Act Concerning Services for Gifted and Talented Students. The legislation would help promote programs that address the intellectual, social and emotional needs of these students while also providing educators with training and professional development.

“I am truly honored to receive this award,” Rep. Kokoruda said. “Children are our future and anything we can do to promote the importance of education as well as reward gifted and talented students in Connecticut is always a priority of mine.”

According to CAG, their mission is “to support and advocate for Connecticut’s gifted, talented, and high-potential children of diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds so they are identified and provided access and opportunities to an appropriate education by personnel trained and qualified to meet their cognitive, social, and emotional special needs” with the goal to “provide parents with information and resources to benefit their talented children, educators with high quality professional development, and Boards of Education with the tools to support talented students.”

Rep. Kokoruda Participates in Madison’s Memorial Day Ceremonies

Posted on May 31, 2018 by admin


State Representative Noreen Kokoruda, Memorial Day Essay Finalists Ana Flanagan and Seth Gyllestein and Commander Donna Farrell during the Memorial Day ceremony in Madison on Saturday, May 26, 2018. In the spirit of the Memorial Day holiday, middle school students from Brown Middle School, Our Lady of Mercy School, and Country School in Madison were asked to submit essays on the topic: ‘Why Do We Celebrate Memorial Day?’

Finalists read their essays during Madison’s Memorial Day ceremonies and finalists from each school will be invited to a presentation ceremony on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at 6:45 p.m. at Madison Town Hall during a Board of Selectman meeting where they will receive special recognition from Rep. Kokoruda.

Finalist Hazel Siu read her essay on Friday, May 25, 2018 during a ceremony held at Brown Middle School in Madison.


Memorial Day 2018

Posted on May 22, 2018 by admin


Memorial Day arrives this weekend, and it is a time to reflect on the service of those who answered our nation’s call in times of armed conflict, and made the ultimate sacrifice to ensure future generations of Americans would remain free.

Below is a list of some important events happening in our district this weekend to commemorate this national holiday and the heroic actions of those who fought in the name of our freedom.



Monday, May 28, 2018 at 9:15 a.m. – Memorial Day Parade from the corner of Haddam Quarter Road and Main Street, and then continue down Main Street to the Durham Town Green. Parade participants should assemble at the corner between 8:15 and 8:30. The parade will take place rain or shine. Immediately following the parade there will be a ceremony at the Town Green honoring our nation’s servicemen and servicewomen.


Monday, May 28, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. – The Memorial Day Parade kicks off from Downtown Madison stopping at the Town Green in front of Memorial Town Hall for a ceremony. The parade will then continue to West Wharf Cemetary, with a final ceremony at West Wharf around 12:30 – 1:00 p.m.

I wish you and your family the best this Memorial Day weekend.


Noreen Kokoruda

State Representative for the 101st District