North HS Student’s Essay Wins Fire Prevention Contest

North HS Student’s Essay Wins Fire Prevention Contest photo
Valley Stream North High School seventh-grader Stephanie Motilal was named a winner in the Franklin Square and Munston Fire Department’s 2017 Fire Prevention Essay Contest. She entered the competition as part of an assignment in Catherine Modzelewski’s English class and wrote several paragraphs that addressed fire safety tips. 

Stephanie’s essay described ways to prevent fires, escape them and identify their dangers. She drew upon information she learned from various articles and worksheets that Ms. Modzelewski provided for the class to use as research materials. 

The Fire Department’s former captain, John Novello, is a math teacher at North and presented Stephanie with a certificate of acknowledgment. Stephanie and other winners were honored at a recent festival.