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Floral Park Student-Leaders Attend Leadership University

Floral Park Memorial student-leaders participated and facilitated breakout sessions at the leadership university Your Future-Your Success-Your Social Media, hosted by Incorporated Village of Floral Park trustee Dr. Lynn Pombonyo on Feb. 10.

More than 63 sixth- and seventh-graders from the local community attended the event, which began with an interactive presentation by Nassau County Family Court Judge Eileen Daly-Sapraicone. Scott Cushing, publisher of the Gateway-Bulletin News, then moderated a panel discussion that also included Judge Daly-Sapraicone, Floral Park Mayor Dominick Longobardi, Floral Park Memorial Principal Jason Martin and four Floral Park Memorial student-leaders.

Eight breakout discussion groups followed, which focused on communication and social media, including when it can be a useful tool that produces positive results and when it is destructive – for example, cyberbullying – and the ways to respond.