As the clock ticked down to the school year’s final minutes, Washington School Principal Michelle Richards recognized a special group of eight students for having perfect attendance in 2018/19.
Dr. Richards honored first graders Camila Luna Mancia, Rafaella Moss, Kevin Obando Romero, Matthew Osorio and Dante Valentin; second graders Geselle Chavez Quintanilla and Brian Gomez Gomez and third grader Yehobote Say.
The flu once again took toll at Washington School last winter, as it did throughout Long Island and the country. But these eight students prevailed over any sickness and came through the doors each day.
Washington School has traditionally notched a high rate of student attendance. The youngsters that have studied there are fiercely loyal to the school, even decades after leaving it for the next stop on their educational journey. Kids just seem to love it.
As the school year neared its completion, Dr. Richards read the names of the students over Washington’s public address system and then presented each of them with a special achievement certificate. The group gathered in the main lobby of the building for a commemorative photo.
“This is a wonderful achievement, which demonstrates a clear commitment to learning,” Dr. Richards said. “It’s so enjoyable to recognize children who simply love coming to school. We’ve been thrilled to work with them.”