Three members of the Locust Valley school family were named Women of Distinction by the Town of Oyster Bay and honored at a ceremony on May 11.
Locust Valley High School senior Anna Cote was recognized for her dedication to making hundreds of masks which she donated to various groups of people. She was named as the town’s first ever Junior Woman of Distinction. Anna bought a sewing machine, having never sewn before, when she saw there was a need to supply masks to the community. She taught herself to sew the masks and her efforts have been appreciated by many.
Cyndy Ergen, district interpreter, was recognized for her efforts to ensure that all students and families have equal access to the best education possible. She has also volunteered during many food drives to help distribute food to those in need and runs an annual backpack drive to provide school supplies to children.
Amy Watson, coordinator of world languages, K-12 was recognized for her efforts to provide food for those in need during the pandemic. She has organized and participated in multiple food donation efforts, working tirelessly to gather, organize and distribute items, often on a weekly basis.
Superintendent of Schools, Kenneth E. Graham, Ed.D. said that he is proud of the work that these women do on a volunteer basis. “This is the type of effort that represents Locust Valley schools in the best possible way,” he said. “Ms. Cote, Ms. Ergen and Ms. Watson, and are role models for students and staff, setting an example that we all should follow.”
Congratulations to each of these Women of Distinction for a well-deserved honor!