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Of the People: Students' Reverence of the Past Offers Glimpse of the Future

Observing a cherished tradition, Yonkers middle and high school students recited Lincoln's Gettysburg Address during the Mayor's Annual Memorial Day Oratorical Contest.

Spearheaded by the Central Committee of Veterans and sponsored by the Memorial Observance Committee, the contest demonstrates the enduring power of words.

Congratulations to:

HIGH SCHOOL DIVISION

  • 1st: Jonathan Guerrido, Roosevelt HS
  • 2nd: Rosemary Biju, Yonkers High school
  • 3rd place tie: Elijah Washington, Riverside HS and Monica Hernandez, Yonkers Montessori Academy

MIDDLE SCHOOL DIVISION

  • 1st: Warren Jones, Robert Dodson School
  • 2nd: Alyssa Lee, PEARLS
  • 3rd tie: Julian Ortiz, School 30 and Mansib Anan, Yonkers Middle High School