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Cody Randall Thomas Memorial Scholarship Fund Award

October 13, 2019

Cody Thomas was a beloved English teacher at Staples High School and co-advisor of Inklings, the SHS award-winning student newspaper which received Gold Medal and Silver Crown recognition from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association. Cody graduated from NYU’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute and held a master’s degree from UConn. After graduation, he was a freelance writer for the Stamford Advocate and was editor of the rock journal, Revolver. His love of music led him to study music at NYU and play in many local bands. Cody was also an Instructor for the Connecticut Writing Project at Fairfield University. As a teacher at Staples, he had a strong connection with students and was known to help make kids better people as well as better students. He was an encouraging, accepting, caring teacher who inspired his students to work to their potential and be proud of their accomplishments. He was loved by friends, family, and students alike.

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