Twenty-seven New Hyde Park Memorial students participated in the Junior
Achievement High School Heroes program, which provides high school
students an opportunity to become role models by teaching and inspiring
The High School Heroes worked in teams of
3-4 and spent the day of March 9 at Covert Avenue School teaching the
first- and second-graders. As teachers for the day, the students taught
five interactive lessons with the themes “Our Family” and “Our
“This experience solidifies my choice to study education and become a teacher,” junior Jasleen Kaur said.
included: freshmen Zaire Brown, Danny Hehir, Tiara Hickmon, Kelsey
Price, Rebecca Ramsaroop, Aliana Victor and Brandon Wong; sophomore
Aarman Jivraj; juniors Katie Abramo, Aguilar Ashley, Barbara Baker,
Leanna Brummell, Nathalie Chirinos, Billy Gatzonis, Jasleen Kaur, Laura
Kimmins, Nicole Klappas, Ashley Lasko, Dana Litterello, Alana Moran,
Aliana Moreno, Giovanna Peralta, Veronica Solis, Juliana Torres, and
Cassandra Ward; and seniors Sarah Jivraj and Jennifer Li.
are many benefits of becoming a JA High School Heroes volunteer,
including serving as a role model for younger students and strengthening
leadership and teamwork skills. Students can also earn community
service hours for graduation, build public speaking and presentation
skills, learn what it’s like to be a teacher and gain valuable
work-related experience. The High School Heroes program is a great
resume builder and community service project to highlight on college
applications. Participants can also enter the scholarship essay
competition in which the winner receives a cash prize.