2006-05-11 / Top Stories

High School Students Honored By Region 6

(Clockwise from bottom right): From South Shore High School, award winners Emanuel Perez and Edwin Brutus, assistant principal Erica Griffith, award winners Kimberly Bogerd and  Damyne McPherson and coordinator Linda Whitfield.      Photos by Bennett Silverman(Clockwise from bottom right): From South Shore High School, award winners Emanuel Perez and Edwin Brutus, assistant principal Erica Griffith, award winners Kimberly Bogerd and Damyne McPherson and coordinator Linda Whitfield. Photos by Bennett Silverman Department of Education Region 6, which includes Canarsie and South Shore high schools, conducted a Celebration of Achievement/Parent Transition Conference last week on the campus of Kingsborough Community College in Manhattan Beach.

The four-hour May 5 event in the college's Marine and Academic Center was to honor special needs students by presenting them trophies to highlight their success during the school year. After the awards ceremony parents had the opportunity to attend workshops dealing with transition issues. The workshops included standards and requirements for a high school diploma, Social Security entitlements and information about programs available to students.

After a breakfast before the presentation of awards, entertainment was provided by the Leon M. Goldstein Jazz and Concert Orchestra, which consists of students in grades 9-12.

(From left)From Canarsie High School, award winner Durell McMillan, coordinator Barbara Brown, award winner Natasha Holton, assistant principal S. Dizengoff and award winner Patrick Purvis.(From left)From Canarsie High School, award winner Durell McMillan, coordinator Barbara Brown, award winner Natasha Holton, assistant principal S. Dizengoff and award winner Patrick Purvis. Region 6 Special Education administrator Robert Kazanowitz said, "It's our third year doing this. These are graduating special education seniors; some will be going to college, some will be going into the world of work, some will be going into sheltered workshop experiences."


Attendance awards were presented to (from left) Canarsie High School's Edwin Napoleoni and South Shore students Kimberly Bogerd and Jamal Browne.                Photos by Bennett SilvermanAttendance awards were presented to (from left) Canarsie High School's Edwin Napoleoni and South Shore students Kimberly Bogerd and Jamal Browne. Photos by Bennett SilvermanTop: Leon Goldstein Jazz and Concert Orchestra provided entertainment.
Bottom:(From left)Canarsie High School's STEPpersonnel flank student award winner Wanda Pichardo.Top: Leon Goldstein Jazz and Concert Orchestra provided entertainment. Bottom:(From left)Canarsie High School's STEPpersonnel flank student award winner Wanda Pichardo.

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