Garden Memorializes Teens Killed in Alcohol/Drug-Related Accidents


On Thursday, Sept. 24 at 3 p.m. a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held at Sewanhaka High School to fulfill an Allstate Grant awarded to the school to plant a reflection garden in memory of the 16 teens who are killed in alcohol/drug-related car crashed every day. Sixteen plants were planted in a garden near the gazebo with help of Mr. Tesoro’s Ecology Club and Ms. Forgione’s SADD students.

The ceremony included speeches from students Rannia Alcindor and Amit Persaud; speeches were also read by Mr.Brazil, Mrs. Curci and Mrs. Lidowsky.

It was a very moving moment when the varsity football team, led by Mr. Kasimatis, marched silently through an arch created by students holding American flags.

Over 100 gathered students as well as Sewanhaka Central High School District Superintendent of Schools Warren Meierdiercks and other administrators from central office and Nick Stavola of Allstate Insurance.

Kudos to Mrs. Curci, chairperson of the Drug Free School Committee, for her hard work and dedication to fulfill this grant.


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