Students Honored for Leadership and Service

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For their leadership and dedicated service to the community, Amityville Memorial High School juniors Kyle Hobson and Esteban Idrovo and sophomore Uhlensky Pierre-Louis were honored at the Jewish Community Relations Council – Long Island’s Yom Hashoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) dinner reception held at the Suffolk County Community College’s Huntington Library in Selden on May 12. The annual commemoration program honored Holocaust survivor and Suffolk County resident Ruth Minsky Sender as well as students in Suffolk County who are working to create a more civil society.

During the evening’s presentations, Amityville students Hobson, Idrovo and Pierre-Louis respectively received the 2016 Students Building Bridges Award presented by the JCRC for being positive role models to their peers and their continuous service to their school and local community. For earning this award, they also received a Proclamation signed by New York State Sen. Michael Venditto, a Certificate of Appreciation authorized by Suffolk County Executive Steven Bellone and a Certificate of Merit signed by New York State Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre.

Among their many contributions, the students are individually involved in a number of school and community programs including Key Club, student government, National Honor Society and Suffolk County Legislator DuWayne Gregory’s Youth Leadership Caucus. Additionally, the students volunteer at their respective churches where they help collect, organize and distribute items in the food pantry.

The district extends its congratulations to the students for this deserving recognition.