A Tree of Recognition

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Rocky Point High School life skills students who are enrolled in Robert Ciaccio’s technology course collaborated with the students in John Schumacher's Principals of Engineering class to construct a lasting legacy for the school. 

Working together, they created a wooden “Up-Standers Tree” completed with 50 leaves that will bear the names of students who are “caught” being good. The students were responsible for many aspects of creating the project, including the design, layout and construction, such as sawing, sanding and painting. 

Beginning next school year, teachers and staff members will be asked to recommend students at the high school who exhibit positive behaviors and go above and beyond what is expected to help others and to help foster a positive school environment. The names of these individuals will be added to the leaves of the tree and remain on display for all to see and celebrate. 
Congratulations to the following students are creating such a meaningful and lasting project: 

Christian Avant
Kyle Cantone
Gabriella D’Andrea
Travis Ferrie
Kathleen Johannesen
Nicholas Martin
Valerie Morton
Joseph Ramos
Tyler Struss
Jeyson Zambrano