Nine years ago, one student in the Port Jefferson School District earned the Presidential Volunteer Service Award. This year, 60 students were recognized for their efforts and active volunteer service of between 50 and 100 hours in the community.
Coordinated by Port Jefferson resident Jackie Hull, each student was presented with a certificate at a ceremony attended by members of the board of education, school community and families for their commitment to civic participation throughout the year.
On behalf of the school district, congratulations to Chloe Andriani, Ella Barrett, Aiden Barrett, Lexi Becker, Sophie Blumenthal, Jessica Boswell, Morgan Bullis, Philip Buonomo, Sam Caltagirone, Giancarlo Caltagirone, Gavin Chambers, Ryan Daly, Carley Davidson, Nicholas DeDonato, Lia Desmond, Dylan Dugourd, Joshua Ecker, Elliana Forgione, Emily Hearney, Sarah Hull, Dennis Jourdain, Grace Keegan, Ameen Khan, Safiy Khan, Emmett Maier, Colin Malinowski, James Marci, Kylie Melzer, Carmella Moran, Owen Okst, Hugo Onghai, Kyle Onghai, Ryan Parmegiani, Kiersten Parmegiani, Royce Perera, Sapphire Perera, Jonah Pflaster, Skylar Pine, Samantha Reichers, Fiona Reichers, Peter Rizzo, Sarah Ruggiero, Joseph Saieva, Andrew Scott, Pratham Sethia, Logan Shaffer, Rohan Singh, Rishabh Singh, Camryn Spiller, Jillian Sullivan, Giuseppina Than, Kalysta Torriero, Valentina Velazquez, Kendall Ward, Lucas Welinder, Annalisa Welinder, Gil Ron Zaltsman, Brooke Zamek, Otto Zimmerman and Eric Zimmermann.
Photo caption: Earl L. Vandermeulen High School student Grace Keegan is congratulated for receiving the Presidential Volunteer Service Award by her parents David, a member of the Port Jefferson School District Board of Education, and Margie Keegan.
Photo courtesy of Port Jefferson School District