Scratch Out Hunger Earns Bronze Award

Board of Education members Andrew Bronson and Edward Nitkewicz join Board President Nicholas Ciappetta and Assistant Superintendent for Business & District Operations Dr. D’Elia on congratulating our three Bronze Award winning Girls Scouts from Troop 954.  thumbnail133078
Board of Education members Andrew Bronson and Edward Nitkewicz join Board President Nicholas Ciappetta and Assistant Superintendent for Business & District Operations Dr. D’Elia on congratulating our three Bronze Award winning Girls Scouts from Troop 954.

Congratulations to Julia Fasciano, Shay Lublin and Tatiana Marr from Girl Scout Troop 954 on receiving the Bronze Award for their Scratch Out Hunger project! These three young ladies were recognized at our August 14th Board of Education meeting where a celebration was held for this great accomplishment. The Girl Scout Bronze Award is the highest honor a Girl Scout Junior can achieve, and they earned it for their initiative in creating a program that will help bring meals to those in need and for ensuring the program’s duration. The project had been approved by the Board of Education at the December 12th Board meeting after previously receiving approval from the Suffolk County Girl Scout Council.  The girls addressed sustainability of the Scratch Out Hunger program, and recommended to the Board that the first week in June be designated as “Scratch Out Hunger Week,” ensuring that sustainability will be an ongoing activity that Girl Scout Troop 954 will be responsible for year after year. 

The girls asked that the designation be added to the School Calendar/Parent Handbook each year so that food collection can be coordinated amongst those in the community who wish to contribute. Along with the Girl Scout Troop sending home informational flyers to families in the district, the girls requested and received support from Superintendent Dr. Dave Bennardo to pay mention to Scratch Out Hunger Week as part of his wrap-up calls and weekly newsletter to continuously bring the message to the community and invite them to help. We are so proud of Julia, Shay, and Tatiana for initiating such an impactful project that will continue to provide food to families in need.