RIDGEFIELD — The Ridgefield School District recently announced the recipients of its Exemplary Service Awards. The recipients were recognized at the district’s annual convocation ceremony, held remotely on Aug. 26. Winners included Austin Biel, math teacher at Ridgefield High School, Certificated Exemplary Service Award; Kody Eastham, grounds and maintenance for the district, Classified Exemplary Service Award; and several members of the district’s “Lunch Superheroes Team” from Chartwells Food Services received the Partner Exemplary Service Award. Stacie Andrew, Ruth Chumley, Jennifer Holbrook, Angel Slack, Amber Vesely, Nicole Bartroff, Joanne Hazen, Vicki Marosi and Judi Sekidde were on that team. “While not directly employed by the Ridgefield School District, this team of food service employees played an essential role in providing children with meals when COVID-19 disrupted food service at the schools,” a news release said. Watch the video of the award presentations: youtu.be/Rp-gYYqepsc.