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Rocky Point Students Organize Annual Veterans Day Assembly

Students from Joseph A. Edgar Intermediate School remember veterans in December assembly.

Third Grade Teacher Mark Yashowitz, student Kayla MacKay, Legislator Anker, student Jadon Hess,  and Technology Club Advisor Laurie Varriale
Third Grade Teacher Mark Yashowitz, student Kayla MacKay, Legislator Anker, student Jadon Hess, and Technology Club Advisor Laurie Varriale

Students and teachers from Rocky Point's Joseph A. Edgar Intermediate School received recognition for their hard work organizing the annual Veterans Day Assembly. 

This year’s assembly featured a performance of the Star Spangled Banner by the High Notes chorus; student artwork displayed on a projector, and patriotic Veterans Day t-shirts. During the assembly, student council members distributed letters of appreciation and were asked to speak words of gratitude to veterans in the audience.

“As the daughter of a Navy veteran, and Vice Chairwoman of the Veterans and Seniors Committee, I am proud to recognize the faculty and students of the Joseph A. Edgar School,” said Legislator Sara Anker in a statement. “The Veterans Day Assembly is a wonderful tradition and I commend the teachers and students for celebrating our local veterans.”

According to the district, the event has been held for over 15 years after a teacher named Sal Lentini wanted to do something more for veterans than just recognizing them on a holiday. Since his passing the school has kept the tradition alive with yearly assemblies each December. 

All of the students involved with this year’s ceremony received awards from Anker.  

Photo Courtesy of Legislator Anker. 

Ernestine Franco January 06, 2014 at 06:34 AM
Great story about our students and how they honor our veterans. But, when did this happen? Veterans Day is in November.
Janene Gentile January 07, 2014 at 07:40 AM
Thank you all ! Thank you Rocky Point students God Bless Marine Momma And the President of VFW Post 6249 It was wonderful!

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