During its April meeting, the Sachem Board of Education recognized three schools within the district for their exemplary community service efforts.
Grundy Avenue Elementary School was recognized for the extraordinary volunteer work of third-grade student Bret Auricchio. Bret organized the Grundy Avenue Breast Cancer Awareness Walk that raised $1,200 last October.
From Samoset Middle School, eighth-grade student MaKenna Homayoon was recognized for her continued commitment to giving back to the community. MaKenna was the leading collector in the Long Island Cares food drive, which raised over 10,000 pounds of food for families in need. Additionally, MaKenna continues to raise awareness for epilepsy and participates in the Buddies Club helping special-needs students.
Also recognized for their continued community support through volunteerism were the students of the Kids Care Club at Tamarac Elementary School. The students’ collective efforts created countless letters for soldiers, organized food drives and made blankets for children staying in the pediatric units of local hospitals.
Concluding the special recognitions, the Sachem Central Teachers’ Association was honored for the organization of the Pink Night Out Breast Cancer Awareness fundraiser that raised $20,000.