Honors, Accolades and Praise

The East Meadow Board of Education recognizes many during their February Communication Meeting
On Thursday, Feb. 25, the East Meadow Board of Education honored Board trustee Jeffrey Rosenking, East Meadow resident Eleanor Mongonia and Woodland Middle School and W. T. Clarke Middle School “terrific kids” during their communication meeting.  

Mr. Rosenking was recognized for his ongoing service as a board member and commitment to board training. Nassau Area 11 Director Robert “B.A.” Schoen presented Rosenking with the New York State School Boards Association Board Achievement Award for earning 75 points in leadership and development training through the School Board U Recognition Program.  

Following this prestigious award, East Meadow High School Principal Richard Howard, Superintendent of Schools Leon J. Campo and members of the Board honored 89-year-old East Meadow resident Eleanor Mongonia with the Distinguished Service Award. Prior to becoming a resident 31 years ago, Eleanor was raised in Brooklyn where she helped her father run the family business after her brothers were drafted to the World War II. The Board presented Eleanor with this award for her loyalty and service to her country and family.

As the meeting continued, Woodland Middle School Principal James Lethbridge and W. T. Clarke Middle School Principal Stacy Breslin acknowledged their December, January and February “Terrific Kids.” The Terrific Kids program is sponsored by the East Meadow Kiwanis Club to recognize sixth, seventh and eighth grade students who constantly improve as individuals, students and members of the community.  

In addition, the Board, district administration and community members received a special musical performance by the FREE Players Drumline and Woodland Middle School sixth-grade chorus.