Students Receive Awards at Local Scholastic Achievement Dinner

Students Receive Awards at Local Scholastic Achievement Dinner

On May 16, two students from the Center for Career Services were honored for their academic achievements during the 53rd Annual Carroll F. Johnson Scholastic Achievement Dinner.

The awards ceremony, sponsored by the Lower Hudson Council of School Superintendents, honors students each year from across the region.

The BOCES students, Elizabeth Fuerte–Villa from New Rochelle High School, a student in the Architecture and Interior Design Program, and Megumi Imaizumi of Alexander Hamilton Jr./Sr. High School, a student in the Animal Science Program, were among the scores of deserving high-schoolers to receive accolades. 

Megumi had the honor of introducing the guest speaker, Travis Allen, the president and founder of the iSchool Initiative. At the end of the speech, she received a standing ovation from the audience.

The LHCSS represents 73 school districts and four BOCES in a region that includes Dutchess, Putnam, Rockland and Westchester counties.

The late Dr. Carroll F. Johnson was superintendent of the White Plains School District for 15 years. He was also a senior consultant to the National School Boards Association and conducted over 150 searches for school superintendents across the country.

In 2004, the organization honored Dr. Johnson by renaming the scholastic achievement dinner in his name.