A scarlet oak tree was planted in front of New Canaan High School last Friday dedicated to Principal Tony Pavia and to commemorate Arbor Day.

"As a longtime arborist I can tell you that there is no greater honor, in my opinion, than having a tree planted in your honor," Tree Warden Bruce Pauley said to Pavia at the ceremony.

"Because long after we are gone and after all the students in that school are gone, that tree will still be here," Pauley said.

Residents, town officials and school administrators attended the ceremony to show their support for Pavia's tenure at New Canaan High School.

He is leaving his position at the end of the school year and will become principal of Trinity Catholic in Stamford.

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