Three Locust Valley High School seniors earned the Students Building Bridges Award from the Jewish Community Relations Council of Long Island at a ceremony held in May. Isabella Bernato, Sophie Matthaei and Adriana Trama were recognized for volunteering in the Locust Valley Middle School Life Skills classroom.
Special education teacher Jessica Garrison, who runs the Life Skills program, said the girls have gone above and beyond to help the students in her program. “They selflessly give up their free periods and have shown great initiative,” she said. “They are wonderful role models for the students and leaders for the rest of the volunteers. It has been an absolute pleasure working with these wonderful individuals and seeing the joy that they bring to the class each and every day.”
The award was presented to the Locust Valley seniors during a program that served as a tribute to a Holocaust survivor. Individuals were recognized for their contributions to creating a better society.