The Cape Cod Five was the recipient of the “Abacus Award” at Calmer Choice’s Annual Celebration held at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod on August 22.  In addition to the well deserved recognition of its’ Instructors, a slide presentation and award for going “Above & Beyond” was bestowed on Chairman David Troutman for his years of dedicated service to the organization.

Opening the evening was a powerfully emotional performance by local musician Jordan Renzi;  Followed by a testimonial of the programs personal impact by mother and son Jessica and Isaiah Newell. 

Along with the awards, guests were addressed by Dr Michael Crowley of Yale University on the results of a multi year study of the benefits of the Calmer Choice program.  In addition to  numerous dignitaries in attendance were several sponsored tables filled with educators from Hyannis West (Judge Joseph Reardon sponsor), The DY school district (Cheryl Bartlett sponsor) and Mashpee schools (John Fulone sponsor).