Amityville Senior Achieves Ambassador Status

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Amityville Memorial High School senior Jasmin Lucero has been named a Junior Achievement Ambassador for the 2019-2020 school year. She competed in the 2019 Junior Achievement of New York Student of the Year scholarship program and finished in the top five out of 90 students from Long Island, New York City and the lower Hudson Valley.

Jasmin has been involved with Junior Achievement’s High School Heroes program, in which high school students educate youngsters at the elementary level about community, careers, financial literacy and more. She participated in the program as a sophomore and junior. 

Additionally, she took part in Junior Achievement’s Financial Park program. Jasmin and her fellow leaders facilitated lessons for students at Edmund W. Miles Middle School on topics such as budgeting, career planning, goal setting, saving and investing, taxes and income deductions, and the advantages of disadvantages of credit and debit cards.

Active in student life at Amityville Memorial High School, Jasmin belongs to the Key Club, National Honor Society, Tri-M Music Honor Society and World Language Honor Society. She is also a member of the Warrior Awareness Club, or WAC PAC, participating in its Christmas Magic and Cultural Exchange programs. 

Jasmin was nominated for the Junior Achievement award by her guidance counselor, Ashley Borja, transition coordinator, Karen Gross, and business educator, Dr. Diane Impagliazzo. Her experience, determination to succeed and poise during interviews impressed Junior Achievement’s Executive Board members, who served as judges.  

As an ambassador, she is invited to attend several Junior Achievement events in New York. Jasmin recently addressed more than 100 people at the annual golf tournament fundraiser and she will be a guest at the annual dinner in November, as well as an upcoming Board of Directors meeting. Jasmin also receives a $1,000 award and will be profiled in the organization’s New York newsletter and on its website.