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Front Row, Center: Roosevelt Skills USA Team Brings Home National Medal

Roosevelt's Rodolfo Sotoare, Ixcel Del Rosario and Gianni Almanzar (front row) are paired with Tennessee Technology Center students Chrishanda Ridley, Randall Adkisson and Jason Wylie, national Skills USA bronze medalists for community service on the secondary and post secondary levels, respectively.

Roosevelt High School's Skills USA Community Service team was so impressive, it was recognized with a gold medal at the recent state competition, and a bronze at the nationals in June. Rodolfo Sotoare, Ixcel Del Rosario and Gianni Almanzar earned the recognition by planning and executing a sustained public health campaign to raise awareness about cancer with the legislature and with the community.

The students lobbied NY legislators to support a bill banning smoking in New York parks and beaches, educated their peers about food and diet that help prevent cancers, raised money for the Make a Wish Foundation and the Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital, and volunteeed150 hours each at the Columbia-Presbyterian oncology department.

Congratulations to Rodolfo and Ixcel, both preparing for college in the fall, to Gianni, a member of the Class of 2013, and their advisors, Roosevelt teachers Frank Leonetti and Noreen Riotto

The school’s Community Service team was recognized for its sustained public health campaign to raise awareness about cancer, earning a bronze

The SkillsUSA community service team from Roosevelt High School took third place at the SkillsUSA National Competition on June 23rd in Kansas City. The team had worked hard all school year raising awareness through the "support the fight against cancer" campaign. Seniors Ixcel DelRosario and Rodolfo Soto and junior Gianni Almanzar were eligible to compete at the nationals after winning first place in the state competition this past April. Work included lobbying NY legislators to support a bill banning smoking in New York parks and beaches; educating their peers about foods and diets that help in the prevention of cancers; fundraising money for the Make a Wish Foundation and the Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital; and volunteering 150 hours each at the Columbia-Presbyterian oncology department. Congratulations to the three teammates and their advisors, Roosevelt teachers Frank Leonetti and Noreen Riotto

 

 

 

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