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NHP FBLA Students Participate in High School Heroes Event

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 elementary students.

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 Community.”

“This experience solidifies my choice to study education and become a teacher,” junior Jasleen Kaur said.

Participants 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.

There 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.