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May 16, 2014

Rob Ouellette to be presented with NEF Ed Award

NEWBURYPORT — The Newburyport Education Foundation (NEF) announced it will award the 2014 NEF Ed Award to Rob Ouellette on June 11, 4:30 p.m., at the Brown School, 40 Milk St.

The Ed Award for excellence in education is given annually to an individual or organization in the community whose leadership, acts and support have raised the level of excellence in the Newburyport Public Schools.

“Rob is a dedicated supporter of education, an avid volunteer in the community, and a true hero to our youngest learners,” said Jay Iannini, NEF president. “We are proud to award him the 2014 Ed Award for excellence in education.”

Over the last 11 years, Ouellette has supported and enhanced the Newburyport Public Schools through his volunteerism with the NEF, as a supporter through his company Amesbury Skate & Sport, and as key figure in the annual 100 Day Celebration in the kindergarten classes. He is also an active community member and along with other volunteers assisted in establishing Newburyport Youth Lacrosse, past Board Member of Lucy’s Love Bus, currently serves on the Board of the 1Lt. Derek Hines Soldiers Assistance Foundation and continues to be involved in youth sports.

The public is invited to the award ceremony which is part of the NEF’s End of Year Celebration.

The celebration will also feature student performances, recognition of NEF supporters, this year’s Partnership Grants (collaborations between students, teachers, and the business community) and highlights of NEF accomplishments over the last year.

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The award for excellence in education is awarded annually and is called the Ed Award: Ed for education. The 2004 inaugural award honored Ed Molin, a supporter of the Newburyport Public Schools through many projects and donations that contributed significantly to the quality of the city’s public schools.

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