During its second meeting this April, the Sachem Central School District Board of Education recognized students for their extraordinary commitment to community service.
Waverly Elementary School fifth-grade student Casey Lynch was recognized for the organization of a fundraiser that collected donations and raised awareness for pancreatic cancer. Through Casey’s efforts, Waverly raised over $700 that was donated to the Lustgarten Foundation.
Continuing the special student recognitions, the fourth- and fifth-grade student lighthouse teams from Wenonah Elementary School were recognized for their continued excellence assisting those in need throughout the community. The student group was commended for their participation in the Kindness and Justice Challenge where students worked to increase their understanding of empathy. In addition, the students organized fundraisers to generate donations and raise awareness for Down syndrome and animal shelters.
The recognitions serve as a recent addition to the monthly Board of Education meetings and aim to showcase student community-service initiatives throughout the district.