Students Recognized Nationally for Community Service

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Junior high school students Leanne Coolbaugh, JoLynn Marchica, Bridget Navas, Ashley Schattner and Melissa Schattner are recipients of the U.S. President’s Volunteer Service Award.
    
Kristi Reynolds, community relations director for New York State Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre, presented each students with a certificate and pin in commemoration to their service to others.
    
Community Service Club advisor Lorraine Zemba commended the students on their service to others and said she hopes they will continue participating in community service projects throughout their lives. Reynolds also said she was amazed by the hard work performed by the students. “Your hard work helps the community in such positive ways.”
    
Zemba pointed out that during the school year the students made Valentines Day cards for East Neck Nursing Home residents, collected toys for the John Theissen Children’s Foundation, made meal tray cards for the Northport VA Medical Center, collected money for UNICEF, made purple ribbon pins for teachers on P.S. I Love You Day, created and sold pins for Autism Speaks, designed placemats for the Babylon Methodist Church dinner and participated in the Clean the Beach Project at Venetian Shores in Babylon. In addition, JoLynn and Leanne spent their lunch period every Wednesday assisting students during their social skills class.