Students Commended by BOE and Administration
During the Oct. 18 Board of Education meeting, the district trustees and administrators publicly commended high school and middle school students for their academic achievements and philanthropic pursuits.
Division Avenue High School students Khushi Desai and Jack Stanley and MacArthur High School students Yingyue "Maggie" Liu and Kristen Papach were congratulated for having been named Commended Students in the 63rd annual National Merit Scholarship Program. MacArthur High School students Jared Schwartz and Helen Zhang were recognized as National Merit Scholarship Program semifinalists and Zhang was also congratulated for being named a 2017 Siemens Competition Semifinalist.
In addition, Wisdom Lane Middle School Principal John Avena recognized students Annina Saccomano and Nabiha Khan with the Pay It Forward Award. Prior to the opening of the first day of school, the girls spread kindness by sticking more that 250 inspirational quotes and messages on the lockers of their peers, a gesture that was appreciated by students and faculty and which will become an annual school tradition.