Project Excel Celebrates Successful Year

District Project Excel Coordinator David Perkins continues to motivate our students, parents and Social Work interns with the powerful message of hard work, commitment, and sacrifice.
District Project Excel Coordinator David Perkins continues to motivate our students, parents and Social Work interns with the powerful message of hard work, commitment, and sacrifice.
Walt Whitman students in Project Excel each handed Deputy Superintendent Jacci Harris a rose that represented various qualities of a “Lifestyle of Value.”
Walt Whitman students in Project Excel each handed Deputy Superintendent Jacci Harris a rose that represented various qualities of a “Lifestyle of Value.”
Guest speaker and Detroit Pistons NBA star Tobias Harris echoed Mr. Perkins message about hard work and education being key factors in his success. He went on to tell the audience that standing 6’9” didn’t hurt either.
Guest speaker and Detroit Pistons NBA star Tobias Harris echoed Mr. Perkins message about hard work and education being key factors in his success. He went on to tell the audience that standing 6’9” didn’t hurt either.
Project Excel students from each of our schools made presentations to the audience. Captured here is Mr. Ian Denson and his Birchwood students reading from a book they created.
Project Excel students from each of our schools made presentations to the audience. Captured here is Mr. Ian Denson and his Birchwood students reading from a book they created.

We enjoyed a special ceremony on Thursday evening June 9th, as our Project Excel program celebrated its culminating activity in the high school performing arts center. Our parents, students, and staff gathered to recognize the wonderful participants and thank our dedicated coordinators, Ian Denson - Birchwood, Maria Colon - Maplewood, Shaka Williams - Silas Wood, Richard Garcia - Stimson, and Roberto Torres - Walt Whitman High School, for all of their outstanding work this year.

District Project Excel Coordinator David Perkins continues to motivate our students, parents and Social Work interns with the powerful message of hard work, commitment, and sacrifice. Mr. Perkins message was accentuated by guest speaker and Detroit Pistons NBA star Tobias Harris. Former Project Excel student Daniel Reyes traveled from Texas to share the good news of his high school graduation, inspire students to press on despite setbacks, and thank our school community for helping him achieve his goals.

The dinner provided by Pollo Campero of Huntington Station, topped off a wonderful evening for our students and families.  We thank everyone who supports our Project Excel program and look forward to another fantastic year to come.

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