Four Sophomores to Attend Leadership Seminar
Sophomores Jacquelyn Devaney and Leah Draluck from Division Avenue High School and Julia Gizzo and John Hanna from MacArthur High School have recently been selected to represent Levittown Public Schools at the Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership Seminar, to be held at Adelphi University in June of 2018.
The goal of the seminar is to empower high school sophomores to develop their leadership talents while participating in hands-on leadership skills workshops. The students will also have the opportunity to meet state leaders and learn how to make a positive impact in their community.
All four students have served as role models in their schools and in the community. Devaney is a member of the Business Honor Society, JV soccer team, JV basketball team, Big Dragons/Little Dragons Club, Peer Pals, Key Club and serves as the vice president of DECA. She is also a Girl Scout, volunteers for Charitable Kids, is a lector at St. Bernard's Church and recently worked at the Levittown Memorial Youth Camp.
Draluck is a member of the Science Olympiad team, Mathletes and recently spent her summer as a leadership intern at Camp Invention. She is also highly involved in music and performing, participating in the chamber chorus, chamber orchestra, Tri-M Music Honor Society and serving as a member of Division Avenue's Show People and the International Thespian Society.
Gizzo is also highly involved in music as a member of the wind ensemble and Division Avenue and MacArthur High School's band. She serves as a leader at MacArthur High School with her Science Olympiad team, track team and Key Club.
Hanna is president of model congress, captain of the JV Quiz Bowl team, recently interned with a local political campaign, is vice president of student government and is a cadet in the Wantagh-Levittown Volunteer Ambulance Corps. He is also a member of the bowling team, Science Olympiad team and the Mathletes.
The students were chosen through a rigorous selection process comprised of a nomination, essay and interview and for having embodied core HOBY values including volunteerism, integrity, excellence, diversity and community partnership.