June Board of Ed. Meeting Honors Students and Retirees

June Board of Ed. Meeting Honors Students and Retirees photo

The Valley Stream Central High School District’s June 12 Board of Education Meeting featured many proud moments and demonstrations of excellence. Students any many adults received applause for their contributions to district history.

Valedictorians and Salutatorians from each school were honored by their respective building principals. Dr. Joseph Pompilio shared points of pride about Tasnova Osmani and Mutahira Bhatti, David Trizano discussed the positive contributions of Arshia Iqbal and Chloe Cossentino and Maureen Henry reflected on the success of David Manikas and Joseph Campbell.

Several Central High School FBLA students were distinguished for their accomplishments at the New York State Leadership Conference competitions, held in April in Binghamton, New York. Safiyyah Savage, Amisha Tewari, Sophia Steele placed first in Broadcast Journalism, Samiah Davis achieved First-Place in Business Plan, Jeannine Nwade and Chinonye Okoli placed first in Emerging Business Issues, Lauren Wright achieved First-Place in Introduction to Public Speaking, Aleena Abraham and Jessica Paul placed first in Publication Design and Nader Ahmed and Gwyneth Pascual received First-Place in Website Design. Ibrahim Ilyas placed second in Social Media Campaign and Courtney Chamblin placed fifth in Basic Decision Making.

The meeting also included recognitions of staff members and parent leaders. Members of the Board of Education and Administration extended gratitude to retirees Joyce Edelman, David Trizano, Catherine Adee, Peter Augello, Kathleen Bobkowski, Joseph DeStefano, Lucille Fanno, Rosemarie Gianono, James Green, Joan Hughes, Donna Lankford, Anthony Lombardo, Joan Mahoney, Catherine Norton, Mark Peterson, Alfanso Shoulder, Jean Stack, Robert Tenaglia and Glenn Wyche and wished them well in their future ventures. The district thanked PTSA Presidents and parent club volunteers for their contributions.

Additionally, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Bill Heidenreich commended Central and South High Schools for being included on U.S. News and World Report’s 2018 Best High Schools list and receiving silver medals.