Hicksville Students Honor BOE

Hicksville Students Honor BOE
Posted on 11/06/2018
Hicksville Students Honor BOE

This year, the New York State School Boards Association designated Oct. 22-26 as School Board Recognition Week to thank school board members for their commitment to New York public school children. As part of an annual Hicksville Public School District tradition, student representatives from each school expressed their gratitude for the members of the Hicksville Board of Education and all of their hard work and dedication during a ceremony held in conjunction with the October Board meeting.

With their principals in attendance, students from each elementary school personally presented each board member with a small gift, and students from the middle and high schools expressed their appreciation in speeches.

Fifth-grader Thomas Pramberger of Lee Avenue, fifth-grader Nicholas Renna of Fork Lane, fifth-grader Joseph Pusinelli of Burns Avenue, fifth-grader Brendan Weih of Dutch Lane, fifth-grader Gwendolyn Kohart of Old Country Road, first-grader Alexander Amato of East Street, fifth-grader Sara Bakhteri of Woodland, eighth-grader Michael Varghese of the middle school and high school junior Jack Immanuel thanked the Board of Education on behalf of their schools. One of the more touching moments came when Alexander Amato presented to his father, Board trustee Christopher Amato.

Every year, the association designates one week in October to highlight the volunteerism of school board members and raise community awareness and understanding about the crucial role board members have within a school district, which they carry out without compensation.