Three Students Recognized for Humanitarian Efforts

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Three students from Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School ¬– Ashley Collado, Mariana Espinoza and Kembalee Rolle – were selected to receive the Students Building Bridges Award. They were honored for their efforts in building bridges across communities and creating a more civil society at Suffolk County’s Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) program at Suffolk County Community College on May 3. 

Each student was recognized with a citation from an elected official and a certificate from the Jewish Community Relations Council of Long Island. The students listened to the story of survival from a Holocaust survivor, Elizabeth Heyn, whom they were able to meet after the ceremony. 

All three students are active members of various community clubs and activities in the high school. Ashley is a member of the One Mind Club, Tree Huggers, Global Ambassadors and BUTY (Bringing Unity Through Youth Club). Mariana has played a key role in the successful implementation of two of the school’s newest clubs: the Public Relations Club and Global Ambassadors. Kembalee is a member of Key Club and One Mind Club.