On the final day of the school year, Washington School Principal Marsha Neville recognized a special group of seven students spanning several grades for having perfect attendance in 2017/18.
The youngsters honored last Friday included Adrian Burga Maldonado, Isla Campbell, Brian Gomez Gomez, Amber Murtaza, Shariff Penalo, Dakota Respass and Sophia Saravia Garay.
The flu took a heavy toll at Washington School last winter, as it did throughout Long Island and the country. But these seven students prevailed over any sickness and came through the doors each day.
Washington School has traditionally notched a high rate of student attendance. The youngsters that have studied there are fiercely loyal to the school, even decades after leaving it for the next stop on their educational journey. Kids just seem to love it.
Early last Friday morning, Mrs. Neville read the names of the students over Washington’s public address system and then presented each of them with a special achievement certificate. The group gathered outside the front doors of the building for a commemorative photo.
“This is a beautiful achievement, which demonstrates a clear commitment to learning,” Mrs. Neville said. “It’s always wonderful to recognize children who simply love coming to school. We have enjoyed working with them.”
The youngsters were presented with eye-catching certificates before assembling outside on the main plaza for a commemorative photo with Mrs. Neville.