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Outstanding students honored by Nassau BOCES

During an May 16, 2016, ceremony, 16 students received George Farber Outstanding Student Awards for their academic achievements, perseverance, enthusiasm and willingness to help others. In addition, each received a monetary prize provided by the Nassau BOCES Educational Foundation.  

Watch the tribute videos:



Read the student bios:


Dilson Santiago Barrera
English Language Alternative Program

Samuel Crosby
Children's Readiness Center

Dean Gregory
Rosemary Kennedy School

Chris Iuliano
Career Academy

Trinity James
Doshi STEM Institute

Noah Moreau
Carman Road School

Lilian Orozco-Gomez
Teenage Parenting Program

Christopher Osorio
Seaman Neck Middle School
  Kevin Reyes
Career Preparatory High School

Betty Rodriguez
Adult Learning Center

Chhaya Sowers-Young
Center for Community Adjustment

Timothy J. Spinella
Barry Tech

Charles Stoll
Willett Avenue Middle School

Kyle Walsh
Iris Wolfson High School

Samantha Weiser
Long Island High School for the Arts

Abbas Yousafi
Jerusalem Avenue Elementary School



About the award:

The award is named for our former Board President whose passion and drive for improving the lives of students was only surpassed by his love and care for them. What's more, George Farber was the longest-serving board member in the county, serving from 1971 to 2009.