Boomerang Youth Recognition Award

“As Boomerang Coordinator … I’ve seen first hand how the Boomerang Award makes kids shine.” Lisa Mancini, Tamanend Middle School   

The Boomerang Youth Recognition Award is a district-wide monthly program which recognizes and honors youth in our community for exemplifying and living by one of the chosen Developmental Assets® for the school year. (Read the 2018-19 list.)

Each year, more than 1,000 elementary, middle, and high school students from Central Bucks School District are nominated for the Boomerang Award. District winners serve as a model to all students in the district, receive school recognition, and are announced in the Bucks County Herald and the Backpack Newsflash, a monthly publication of CB Cares EF  that is distributed to the families of all CBSD students.

Know a student that lives by one of this year’s monthly assets?  You don’t have to work at CBSD to nominate a student. Nominate a deserving student and submit the nomination to the student’s school’s Boomerang coordinator.

Boomerang Coordinators by School

Elementary Schools:

  • Barclay: Joanne Schaffer
  • Bridge Valley: Katharine Melberger
  • Buckingham: Brian Rosica
  • Butler: Jack Anderson
  • Cold Spring: Jen St. George/Ann Smith
  • Doyle:  Tracy Kowalchick
  • Gayman: Elizabeth Meier
  • Groveland: Michelle Fuentes/Matt Aldefer
  • Jamison: Anne Carnhart
  • Kutz: Michelle Putnam
  • Linden: Denise Dempsey
  • Mill Creek: Laurie Hunter
  • Pine Run: Michelle Fronheiser
  • Titus: Jennifer Horan
  • Warwick: Kristin Sleicher

Middle Schools:

  • Holicong: MaryKate Blankenburg
  • Lenape: Christy Venters
  • Tamanend: Grace Connell
  • Tohickon:  MaryKate Blankenburg
  • Unami: TBA

High Schools:

  • CB East: Luke Hadfield
  • CB South: Matthew Gale
  • CB West: David Hoffman

CBSD Quest students in 4th and 6th grades created “Boomerang Special Announcements” to explain the Developmental Assets®, which are played on the elementary schools’ morning announcements.

Developmental Asset Videos

Asset #17: Creative Activities

Asset #21: Achievement Motivation

Asset #34: Cultural Competence
Watch this video on Animoto.

See photos of past award winners.

Thanks to The Hattery Stove and Still of Doylestown for their partnership in this program.