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Nassau BOCES announces its George Faber Outstanding Student Award winners

This year, sixteen exceptional Nassau BOCES students earned the agency’s prestigious George Farber Outstanding Student Award.

This year, sixteen exceptional Nassau BOCES students earned the agency’s prestigious George Farber Outstanding Student Award. These students have demonstrated a variety of remarkable traits including talent, commitment, honesty, diligence, compassion, and high moral standards. In lieu of the annual in-person celebration, students were honored during separate presentations at their schools and will also be featured in a virtual ceremony in May.

“These students exemplify the very best of Nassau BOCES,” said District Superintendent Dr. Robert Dillon. “Each of them embodies the true spirit of George Farber. They have shown kindness to other students, exhibited an excellent work ethic and demonstrated outstanding commitment. They have eagerly shared their knowledge and made contributions to their communities. Their collective stories are an inspiration to us all.”

For the past fourteen years, outstanding students have been earning this award in memory of former Nassau BOCES Board President George Farber, whose passion for improving the lives of students was surpassed only by his love and care for them. Farber was the longest-serving board member in Nassau County, having served from 1971 to 2009.

Following are the 2021 George Farber Outstanding Student Award honorees, listed by home school district and Nassau BOCES program:

Adult Career and Technical Education

Jeffrey Mizrachi

Oceanside

Adult Learning Center

Sonia Wadhawan

Hicksville

Barry Tech

Juan Pinilla Hernandez

Glen Cove City SD

Center for Community Adjustment

Aaron Birn

Syosset CSD

Career Preparatory High School

Benito Sanchez

Freeport UFSD

Carman Road School

Arshdeep Kaur

Hicksville UFSD

Children’s Readiness Center

Maddox Sanford

Hempstead UFSD

GC Tech

Kathryn Taber

Massapequa UFSD

Iris Wolfson High School      

Christoffer Diomande

Uniondale UFSD

Jerusalem Avenue Elementary School

Brandon Bermudez

Hempstead UFSD

Long Island High School for the Arts

Giannina Maresca

Massapequa UFSD

Robert Williams School

Tacarra Verene

Sewanhaka CHSD

Rosemary Kennedy School

Asia Munroe

Hempstead UFSD

Seaman Neck Middle School

Briana Tucker

Malverne UFSD

Twilight Program

John Dibbins

Massapequa UFSD

Willet Avenue School

Ethan Sushko

Farmingdale UFSD

To learn more about the Nassau BOCES George Farber Outstanding Student Award and to join us for the virtual celebration in May, visit: www.nassauboces.org/outstandingstudent