Spaulding Youth Center Celebrates End of School Year with Festive Field Day, Student and Staff Awards

July 01, 2016

Pictured above: Spaulding Youth Center students enjoying Tug-o-War, one of the many Field Day activities

Northfield, NH – Following the conclusion of term 4, the students and staff enjoyed our annual Spaulding Field Day, which featured a bouncy house, three legged races, water relays, slip and slide, water balloon slingshot and more! As in years past, MetroCast volunteers helped facilitate the activities and generously provided participation medals and cold treats for all the kids.

The following day, students and staff gathered in the community center for our annual Awards Ceremony. Spaulding students were recognized for their academic efforts and accomplishments, including:

  • Elementary Student of the Year
  • Middle School Student of the Year
  • High School Student of the Year
  • Elementary Most Improved Student of the Year
  • Middle School Most Improved Student of the Year
  • High School Most Improved Student of the Year

In addition, each classroom awarded a medal for a Student of the Year and a Most Improved Student of the Year. Finally, every student was recognized by their classroom teacher for their academic accomplishments and selected students were recognized by specialist teachers from Art, Physical Education, EChO and Media.

Pictured from left to right: Colleen Sliva, Spaulding School Principal and Special Education Director, and Brion Schaffnit, Teaching Associate of the Year

Spaulding staff also received acknowledgements, including Teacher of the Year, Related Service Provider of the Year, Teaching Associate of the Year, and Support Staff of the Year.

  • Teacher of the Year: Jacob Kleckner
  • Related Service Provider of the Year: Melissa McEvoy
  • Teaching Associate of the Year: Brion Schaffnit
  • Support Staff of the Year: Michael Freeman

These two days were a wonderful finale to another banner year at Spaulding Youth Center!







Spaulding Youth Center is a leading provider of services for children and youth with neurological, emotional, behavioral, learning and/or developmental challenges including Autism Spectrum Disorder. Services include academic, behavioral health, residential, foster care, health and wellness and family support. Spaulding Youth Center Foundation is a tax-exempt 501 (c)(3) nonprofit. For information about Spaulding Youth Center, visit

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