A Kinnelon resident received a prestigious award for his work as a student leader.
Connor Horton, a senior at Kinnelon High School, received the Student Council Leader of the Year Award from the New Jersey Association of Student Councils (NJASC).
Horton is president of the school’s student council.
“Connor Horton is a special individual who will be missed next fall, but has guided my underclassmen officers to run a successful student council in the years to come,” Hannah Sappio, faculty advisor to the student council, said in a letter to the NJASC. “It is rare to interact with an individual like Connor who has the capability to capture the attention of an entire room and be well respected by his peers, his teachers and the community.”
The NJASC gives one high school and one middle school student in the state the award annually.
In addition to leading the student council, Horton is vice president of the school’s National Honor Society chapter, sings in his church’s choir, tutors students, and baked cookies for homeless people in New York City.