Levittown Honors PSA Contest Winner, Welcomes Liaisons
The Levittown School District Board of Education celebrated Division Avenue High School junior Fernada Suray and welcomed student-advisers to the superintendent at the board of education meeting held on Sept. 13.
Suray was recognized for her successful win of the Long Island Railroad's "Safety Along the Tracks" contest. She created a public service announcement that delivered the message, "There's Nothing to Fear if you Stay Clear (of the tracks)." Those in attendance had an opportunity to view the PSA, which highlighted the number of people killed by trains in the United States each year and that the only safe place to cross train tracks is at a train crossing.
The meeting continued with Superintendent Dr. Tonie McDonald introducing Division Avenue High School senior Sonia Inderjit and MacArthur High School senior Erin Cassano. The pair will serve as the advisers and liaisons to the superintendent of schools during the 2017-2018 school year.
Inderjit is Division Avenue's Student Council president. She has been inducted into the World Language and Math honor societies, and serves as treasurer of the Math Honor Society. Her favorite class is Science Research. She also plays tennis, participates in the school's food drive and will be a captain of the badminton team this year. Cassano is a Girl Scout and is currently working on her Gold Award. She is also a member of MacArthur's Environmental Awareness Club, the winter and spring track team and participates in the Math Fair.
Although the seniors sit with the board of education during public meetings, they do not have the power to vote. Instead, these representatives relay information about happenings and issues in each of the high schools to the trustees and superintendent, as well as board information to their respective student councils.