Floral Park Hosts Third Annual PEARLS Leadership Symposium
Floral Park Memorial PEARLS leaders participated in the third annual
Leadership Symposium held at the Elmont Library on Jan. 10.
addition to many team-building activities, the students were privileged
to have as their guest speakers Elmont Memorial school psychologist Kaia
Williams, Pupil Personnel Chairperson Caron Cox and Class of 2016
valedictorian Augusta Uwamanzu-Nna. John Capozzi, assistant
superintendent, personnel and administration introduced the guest
The Floral Park leaders were reminded to be tenacious
in their approach to life and in their academic pursuits; to speak words
of positivity to themselves and others, and to remember to always give
back to their community. They were also encouraged to work hard, be
cognizant of the fact that victorious living requires hard work and
dedication, and that every day provides a new opportunity to get things
right. The students were encouraged to push themselves out of their
PEARLS leaders and advisers Dr. Cheryl St.
John-Broomes and Keisha Mickens, would like to thank Principal Dr.
Kathleen Sottile for her continued support and vision, along with
assistant principals John Kenny and Jennifer Alaimo for sharing in that
Special thanks are also extended to Catherine
Capozzi, Renee Chin, Dr. Samine Charles-Pierre, Gina D’Ammassa, Adam
Glatzer, Claudine Hall of the Jamaica Civic Association, Cassandra
Papajohn-Shaw, Kevin Sullivan, and Dr. Christine Plackis for
participating in this extraordinary event.