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CEA Unveils Sculpture Honoring Sandy Hook Victims

From left, sculptor Marilyn Thrall, Mary Pat Soucy, CEA President Sheila Cohen, CEA Vice President Jeff Leake.

From left, sculptor Marilyn Parkinson Thrall, administrative assistant to the CEA vice president Mary Pat Soucy, CEA President Sheila Cohen, and CEA Vice President Jeff Leake, stand beside the newly unveiled Sandy Hook memorial.

“It’s outstanding and emotional.” Those were the words of CEA Vice President Jeff Leake today as he formally accepted and displayed for the first time, a bronze sculpture from Connecticut artist Marilyn Parkinson Thrall, memorializing the heroism and sacrifice that occurred at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

During a brief ceremony on the first floor lobby at CEA headquarters in Hartford, Leake said the sculpture, which depicts a teacher reading to a group of young children, epitomizes the secure trusting environment in our public schools. “Marilyn did a terrific job with the sculpture. She passionately captured her vision to depict the simple joy of learning, the enthusiasm of sharing, and the innocence of youth,” he said.

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