2010-04-22 / Top Stories

Medical Professions High School Supporters Honored In Ceremony

By Jason Linetsky

Students from High School for Medical Professions — on the campus of Canarsie High School — presented a $500 check to City Councilman Mathieu Eugene at a recent ceremony that recognized those who have supported the new school in its first year. Photos by Jason Linetsky        Students from High School for Medical Professions — on the campus of Canarsie High School — presented a $500 check to City Councilman Mathieu Eugene at a recent ceremony that recognized those who have supported the new school in its first year. Photos by Jason Linetsky Joseph Scarmato, principal of the High School for Medical Professions on the Canarsie High School Campus, welcomed representatives of area hospitals and medical centers to a special ceremony in honor of their assistance in getting the school started and continuing to aide the school and its students.

At the April 16th Partnership Recognition Ceremony, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, Councilman Lew Fidler, and the Federation of Italian-American Organizations’ President Joseph Rizzi were thanked for their efforts in securing funds, equipment, and contacts for the school.

Awards were also given by Project P.A.L. Coordinator George Kuzar to those of the medical field who have welcomed students into their facilities, provided equipment, lab coats, and other supplies, and given their time to help students of the high school succeed.

Principal Joseph Scarmato Principal Joseph Scarmato These included Augustana Lutheran Nursing, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Brookdale Hospital, Brooklyn United Methodist Home Crown Nursing, Four Seasons Nursing Home, Interfaith Medical Center, Kings County Medical Center, Kingsbrook Medical Center, Lutheran Medical Center, Maimonides Medical Center, NY Community Hospital-Presbyterian, St. Joachim and Ann Nursing, Sunrise Adult Day Health Care, SUNY Downstate, and Wyckoff Medical Center.

Students from the school presented a $500 check to Councilman Matheiu Eugene, which they raised to help people devastated by the January earthquake in Haiti.

Scarmato thanked all those who supported the school throughout its first year in service and congratulated the students for their first year in the school.

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