East Meadow Board Honors Terrific Students

East Meadow Board Honors Terrific Students Photo

Honors and recognitions abounded for outstanding students at the March 16 communication meeting of the East Meadow School District Board of Education.

Setting the tone throughout the celebratory evening were the Woodland Middle School sixth-grade chorus and W.T. Clarke Middle School string ensemble, who performed for the Board, administration, faculty and community members in attendance.   

The recognitions began with East Meadow High School Class of 2016 graduate Henry Zaradich, who was granted the Superintendent’s Award for Excellence for having obtained the rank of Eagle Scout with Boy Scout Troop 157. According to the Boy Scouts of America website, very few amount of Boy Scouts are granted this rank after completing an extensive list of requirements in the Eagle Scout rank application.  

“With good citizenship, dedication and achievement, you have made a difference in the lives of others, which I believe is the finest expression of leadership,” said East Meadow High School Principal Richard Howard. “Thank you for making our community and school a better place.”  

Honors were also bestowed upon students in grades 6-8 from W.T. Clarke and Woodland middle schools. East Meadow Kiwanis President Ross Schiller, members of the Board, and middle school Principals Stacy Breslin and James Lethbridge presented certificates of recognition to the December, January and February “Terrific Kids.” This East Meadow Kiwanis-sponsored program recognizes sixth- through eighth-graders who continuously improve as individuals, students and community leaders.

“We are very proud of our ‘Terrific Kids’ recipients,” said Superintendent of Schools Leon J. Campo. “They are role models who set an example for others, and they will be the leaders of tomorrow.”