Ambassador Program Highlighted

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Ambassador Grace Roiland gets a hearty thank you from the Nitkewicz men.
Ambassador Grace Roiland gets a hearty thank you from the Nitkewicz men.
Deputy Superintendent Jacci Harris (2nd from left) with Mrs. Debora Frazier and Ambassadors Alexander Plaisir, and Elizabeth Taylor.
Deputy Superintendent Jacci Harris (2nd from left) with Mrs. Debora Frazier and Ambassadors Alexander Plaisir, and Elizabeth Taylor.
Ambassadors Sean Zagorski and Michael Bottoni flank Justice McCarthy-Delk.
Ambassadors Sean Zagorski and Michael Bottoni flank Justice McCarthy-Delk.

The Board of Education, administration, and staff took great pride last week in recognizing our Ambassadors Club on their important work during this inaugural year. These fine young men and women joined with their teachers to demonstrate the empathy, collective work, and human understanding that make our community so incredibly proud.

The primary goal of the Ambassador program is for students to mentor students with significant disabilities, helping them to develop friendships and social skills, while contributing to the school community.

“The student ambassadors develop an understanding, empathy and acceptance of their peers with disabilities,” said Ms. Corrine J. McLaughlin, a Special Education-Life Skills Teacher at Walt Whitman High School.  One of the elements within the program is a basketball league comprised of our Ambassadors and their peers in the Special Education Program. Coaches Barbarajean Douglas and Denise Elmore assist Ms. McLaughlin. “The Ambassador mentors were amazing. The pep talks they game the players or the guidance when they assisted them on the court was a true pleasure to watch,” said Coach Douglass.  “The friendships that were made among the Ambassadors and the players were so amazing.”

We thank our Ambassadors and appreciate their efforts in exemplifying the very best of our South Huntington Schools.  Jack Anest, Sean Zagorski, Alexander Plaisir, Matthew Birdsall, Emily Blank, Michael Bottoni, Joseph Bradbury, Julia Chimenti, John Thomas Cullen, Elena Davis, Haley Davis, Anna Garziano, Eleni Glodowski, Jake Grady, Amanda Grennan, Kathleen Hoppe, Jessica Mason, Sofia Mauro, Kayleigh McArdle, Gabrielle Nardelli, Julia Nerzig, Vincent Pastore, Timothy Quinn, Anne Rodriguez, Nina Rodriguez, Grace Roiland, Gabrielle Safian, Elizabeth Taylor, Victoria Traina, Antonio Valencia, Amanda Vollmer, Danielle Wechsler, Ingri Uceda, Jessica Young, Stephanie Young, and Abbie Yaeger.

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