Central Student Wins Essay Contest

Central Student Wins Essay Contest photo
Central High School junior Laiba Mian has won second place in the Hofstra University/Bethpage Federal Credit Union High School Essay Contest. Presented by Hofstra’s National Center for Suburban Studies, this competition will provide Laiba with a $1,500 scholarship prize. 

“I wrote about how Long Island is a diverse part of New York, but racial discrimination is still common and often overlooked,” Laiba said. 

Laiba completed her entry through her AP English Language course, under the guidance of teacher Jen Valis. She will be formally honored at the Celebration of Suburban Diversity Banquet on Nov. 13.