Farmingville, NY - October 13, 2016 - Thirteen William Floyd High School students were recently recognized at the third annual Town of Brookhaven Advisory Board Hispanic Heritage Month celebration for their stellar academic performance by maintaining a grade point average (GPA) of 3.7 or higher. The Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration is designed to bring community members, high school students and elected officials together for an evening of culture including performances, a food tasting and student recognition.
Senior Steven Shaw was selected to deliver remarks at the ceremony and distribute awards to his classmates based upon achieving the highest GPA among Hispanic seniors at William Floyd High School. William Floyd students also honored for their achievements were Paula Godoy, Kaylyn King, Meliza Lozano, Gabriella Marroquin, Marcelo Ozuna, Liana Perez, Austin Nikolas Reyes, Emily Reyes, Anna Romero, Ashley Segura, Marilin Solorzano and Ezekiel Torres.
The Brookhaven Town Hispanic Advisory Board was established in 2013 to help improve cultural understanding between the Hispanic community, civic and business leaders, Brookhaven government and town residents. The mission of the board is to discuss and address issues of importance and relevance to the Hispanic community and make recommendations regarding proposed legislation to the Brookhaven Town Board.