Maplewood's Lily Brown Takes Silver

Lily Brown, shown with Principal Dr. Vito D’Elia and her teacher Ms. Jessica Gomez, believes that being bilingual helps her to be smarter and a better student.
Lily Brown, shown with Principal Dr. Vito D’Elia and her teacher Ms. Jessica Gomez, believes that being bilingual helps her to be smarter and a better student.

Congratulations to Maplewood fifth-grader Lily Brown for winning second place in the New York State Association for Bilingual Education. “Being Bilingual can help our community in a lot of ways,” said Lily in her award-winning essay. “If someone is new to the community we could be a warm welcome and at the same time we could help them.” Lily is being honored on March 17th at NYSABE Awards Luncheon at the Hilton Hotel in Melville. We look forward to celebrating Lily's outstanding accomplishment. “In the future, being bilingual means it can help me get a better job and it can help me get into a good college. Being Bilingual can also open a lot more doors. I can live up to a fuller potential.”  Way to go Lily!