YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- Teachers at the Pines Bridge School in Yorktown love Spencer Oram for his great sense of humor, contagious laugh and hard work.
It's one of the reasons Oram, a Katonah resident, was honored as the BOCES Student of Distinction for February. Oram received a certificate and a medal of honor from his teacher, Jessica Fytros, at a recent Katonah-Lewisboro Board of Education meeting.
“Over the time we’ve worked together I’ve really gotten to know Spencer and I’ve watched him grow into the wonderful young man you see here tonight,” Fytros said. “Spencer loves to come to school each morning and will often greet teachers with a wave, a smile or a vocalization. He is very social and loves to interact with his classmates as well.”
Fytros said Oram is always eager to volunteer and loves books.
“Spencer has made so much progress during this time at Pines Bridge," Fytros said. "I am excited to see how far he will go.”
Through an assisted speech device, Oram expressed his appreciation for the award.
“I am so happy to be here tonight. Thank you so much for having me,” Oram said.
Elizabeth Oram, Spencer’s mother, spoke highly of her son's time at Pines Bridge.
“Spencer has had a terrific time there. He has had Jessica as his teacher for a while and she’s just wonderful,” she said. “It’s terrific because BOCES also offers summer school, so he doesn’t lose the progress he has made throughout the year. He has all of his occupational therapy, physical therapy and speech therapy there and they have the pool, which he loves -- he absolutely loves being in the pool."