Senior Receives Suffolk Regional PTA Scholarship

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Shaneka Bernard, a senior at Amityville Memorial High School and second-year student in Aviation Science/Flight program at Wilson Tech’s Republic campus, was presented a $500 scholarship from Suffolk Region PTA Director Kathy Vento at the BOCES annual PTA Night for her outstanding performance at Wilson Tech.

At Wilson Tech, Bernard is a member of the National Technical Honor Society, Renaissance Award Program and the president of the afternoon session of SkillsUSA, a national leadership organization for students in career and technical education.
For the second consecutive year, Bernard won first place in the Aviation contest of SkillsUSA’s regional competition and will represent Long Island at the New York State competition in April.

Among many achievements, she is an Advanced Placement student in the top 10 percent of her class as well as a member of several honor societies and a recipient of countless awards, recently receiving a Congressional Nomination to attend the Military Service Academy at West Point. She has also been granted admission and offered a lucrative scholarship to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Connecticut.

Furthering her future in aviation, she aspires to be a first officer and/or captain for a major air carrier.