No Service Member Left Behind

Ms. Inpreet Rattu, shown with several of her uniforms, advocates for Veterans Groups including PROJECT9LINE, and Pets for Vets.
Ms. Inpreet Rattu, shown with several of her uniforms, advocates for Veterans Groups including PROJECT9LINE, and Pets for Vets.
Reading Shel Silverstein’s ‘The Giving Tree,’ Ms. Rattu got our students thinking about the ending, and even though the tree had nothing left to give, the tree let the boy sit on his stump, and they were both happy.
Reading Shel Silverstein’s ‘The Giving Tree,’ Ms. Rattu got our students thinking about the ending, and even though the tree had nothing left to give, the tree let the boy sit on his stump, and they were both happy.
An Army issued backpack is worn by our students who all showed different reactions.
An Army issued backpack is worn by our students who all showed different reactions.
‘No big deal here,’ gestures our young student, until Ms. Rattu informed the audience that she would do 21-mile extreme hikes wearing the backpack.
‘No big deal here,’ gestures our young student, until Ms. Rattu informed the audience that she would do 21-mile extreme hikes wearing the backpack.
Inpreet Rattu, center kneeling, makes an impact on the youth of tomorrow, one group at a time at Birchwood Intermediate Center.
Inpreet Rattu, center kneeling, makes an impact on the youth of tomorrow, one group at a time at Birchwood Intermediate Center.

On May 30th and 31st, Birchwood Intermediate School welcomed Ms. Inpreet Rattu, a former Birchwood and Walt Whitman alumni (Class of 2106) who now holds the title of Miss Liberty. Part of Inpreet’s duty as a title-holder is to spend time with her community and enhance the lives of others by making an impact on the youth of tomorrow.

Ms. Rattu’s platform is 'No Service Member Left Behind' and, as she also serves our country, wants to engage our students in discussions about the importance of these brave men and women. 

Since graduating Walt Whitman in 2016, Ms. Rattu has been very busy. She is active in the community via that Nassau County Police Department Explorers program, as well as various community service projects like PROJECT9LINE, and Pets for Vets.  She is also a full-time student at Farmingdale State College, and her responsibilities as Miss Liberty and her involvement in our Nation’s Military enhances her dedication to helping others and making a positive change.  “I’ve just recently signed my contract for the Army ROTC program, so in two-years, once I graduate college with a criminal justice degree, I will be commissioned as a second lieutenant,” said Ms. Rattu, between multiple presentations to Birchwood’s students.

Inpreet was crowned Miss Liberty in March and this local title qualifies her to now run for the Miss New York title at the end of June. Winners then move on the national Miss America pageant.  “As part of the Miss America Organization I’m encouraged to advocate for their national platform the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals,” added Ms. Rattu.  “We’re also encouraged to have our own personal issues of concern and as someone who has joined the military and who’s going to be a civil service worker, I felt it was imperative to raise awareness with our young students.  The importance of giving thanks and showing service members, which are civil servants, how much we appreciate what they’re doing leads to a positive environment.”

Way to Go Inpreet Rattu!