Tyron Carpenter is LIASEA Student of the Year

Left to right: Kiva Boozer, WWHS Guidance Counselor;  Cynthia Quinlan, WWHS Special Education Teacher; Tyron Carpenter; Nancy Nelson, Special Education Department Chairperson; and Jacqueline Harris, Deputy Superintendent.
Left to right: Kiva Boozer, WWHS Guidance Counselor; Cynthia Quinlan, WWHS Special Education Teacher; Tyron Carpenter; Nancy Nelson, Special Education Department Chairperson; and Jacqueline Harris, Deputy Superintendent.

Each year the Long Island Association of Special Education Administrators (LIASEA) chooses a handful of students for recognition at their annual scholarship luncheon. It is a tremendous honor to receive one of these awards, which are reserved for students who have demonstrated extraordinary determination, courage, and accomplishments during their high school careers.

We were particularly excited to learn that our very own Tyron Carpenter was one of only ten students selected for recognition at the June 7th LISEA ceremony.  Tyron, who was nominated for this honor by Special Education Chairperson Nancy Nelson, proudly accepted his award in front of a crowd of family and South Huntington School District supporters.  It is inspiring to see the fine work of a dedicated student and a supportive team recognized in such grand fashion.  We all look forward to following Tyron’s success as he continues his education at Johnson & Wales University in North Carolina.