Rushmore Avenue Inducts Newest Student Council Representatives

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On Oct. 3, Rushmore Avenue Principal Susan Folkson, Carle Place Superintendent of Schools David Flatley and teachers Raina Lasky and Laurie Papa inducted 24 students into the school’s student council. Surrounded by proud family members, the fifth- and sixth-graders were commended for the outstanding character and leadership skills that led them to their election.

“Students are nominated and selected for student council by their peers,” said Folkson. “This means they have made themselves present, spoken with classmates and have shown they really can make a different in our school.”

During the ceremony, Superintendent Flatley addressed the students about their responsibility to act in the best interest of their classmates and the school. “To those whom much is given, much is expected,” he said, quoting former U.S. President John F. Kennedy. “You are setting yourselves up for great success in the Carle Place School District.”

“The goals of the student council are to promote school spirit, foster a sense of community and provide students with an opportunity to serve others,” said Papa, who is a co-adviser of the group. “Members are involved in the planning and execution of our school activities and events,” added fellow co-adviser Lasky. This year, the student representatives will plan school spirit days and organize and facilitate Adopt-A-Family, Coats for Kids, Pennies for Patients and the Little Doctor Program as well as other fundraisers to benefit local organizations.