Project Excel End-of-Year Reception

Congratulating Mr. David Perkins and a very successful Project Excel year was left to right: Officer Drew Fiorillo, School Resource Officer; Inspector Edward Brady, Commanding Officer of the 2nd Police Precinct; Dr. David Bennardo, Superintendent of Schools; David Perkins, District Wide Project Excel Coordinator, and Jacci Harris, South Huntington Deputy Superintendent of Schools.
Congratulating Mr. David Perkins and a very successful Project Excel year was left to right: Officer Drew Fiorillo, School Resource Officer; Inspector Edward Brady, Commanding Officer of the 2nd Police Precinct; Dr. David Bennardo, Superintendent of Schools; David Perkins, District Wide Project Excel Coordinator, and Jacci Harris, South Huntington Deputy Superintendent of Schools.
Suffolk County Deputy Police Commissioner Risco Mention-Lewis gave the evening’s keynote speech, and made a point to visit at each table of guests.
Suffolk County Deputy Police Commissioner Risco Mention-Lewis gave the evening’s keynote speech, and made a point to visit at each table of guests.
Social Work Interns Kristeena Pascale, Silvia Gallegos, Michael Toomey, and Tamiel Murray, all from Stony Brook University, received special thanks from Ms. Harris and Mr. Perkins. Tamiel Murray is all smiles as Jacci Harris congratulates her.
Social Work Interns Kristeena Pascale, Silvia Gallegos, Michael Toomey, and Tamiel Murray, all from Stony Brook University, received special thanks from Ms. Harris and Mr. Perkins. Tamiel Murray is all smiles as Jacci Harris congratulates her.
Mr. David Perkins is the South Huntington District-Wide Program Excel Coordinator
Mr. David Perkins is the South Huntington District-Wide Program Excel Coordinator
This young man was just awarded a Wildcat Sports camp scholarship by Stimson Project Excel Coordinator Ms. Ventura Trent.
This young man was just awarded a Wildcat Sports camp scholarship by Stimson Project Excel Coordinator Ms. Ventura Trent.
This young student spoke about her positive experience in the Excel Program.
This young student spoke about her positive experience in the Excel Program.
A father thanks Project Excel and how it has helped his son and their relationship.
A father thanks Project Excel and how it has helped his son and their relationship.
Motivational speaker Mr. Maurice Belfonte spoke about five ways for students to believe in themselves and to identify their innate abilities & strengths.
Motivational speaker Mr. Maurice Belfonte spoke about five ways for students to believe in themselves and to identify their innate abilities & strengths.
Adams Family Catering put out a fantastic spread of food that our hungry students and their families enjoyed.
Adams Family Catering put out a fantastic spread of food that our hungry students and their families enjoyed.
Simply put…they make it all happen.
Simply put…they make it all happen.
This past week the South Huntington School District held its annual Project Excel End-of-Year Reception.  The ceremony was organized by Project Excel coordinators Ms. Marijean Scardapane, Ms. Ventura Trent, and Ms. Patricia Urgiles and was facilitated by dynamic program coordinator Mr. David Perkins. The evening brought together our many community partners, mentors, and parents/guardians for a collective celebration of student success.  

The Project Excel program, which supports young people on their “Journey to Greatness,” stresses the importance of hard work, character, and a commitment to excellence.  This year's reception included a video presentation and slideshow produced by social work intern Michael Toomey.  In addition to a series of award presentations and Wildcat Sports Camp Scholarships, a special citation for service was presented to Mr. David Perkins.  

Suffolk County Deputy Police Commissioner Ms. Risco Mention-Lewis, a friend of South Huntington Schools and a tremendous supporter of our Project Excel program, shared an inspirational keynote address.

We all join in congratulating our fine students and thanking the teachers, administrators, and community members who have coordinated the program and served as mentors.  It is wonderful to see the entire community galvanized behind such an important common cause.