Valley Stream Students Excel in Poetry

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On Feb. 8, several students from the Valley Stream Central High School Distirct participated in the Regional Poetry Out Loud Recitation Contest at Nassau Community College. Up against 14 other students from Nassau County schools, Memorial Junior High School student Emily Monfort won the competition and Central High School senior Khadija Zahid was named runner-up!

Emily and Khadija are now preparing to participate in the state recitation contest on March 8 at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. Congratulations also go out to Memorial’s Marwa Hassan, North High School students Mike Medina and Selina Pajonas and Central student Feyza Urer for their outstanding participation. 

The district is very proud of all of the Valley Stream students who performed their poems and wishes Emily and Khadija well at the state competition.