The district congratulates junior Elissa Velasquez-Gomez and sophomores Lucianna Pozo and Sandra Pozo for being named recipients of the New York Mets Latino Leaders Award during a reception at Citifield.
Elissa, Lucianna, and Sandra were recognized for their academic and extra-curricular achievements at the Junior-Senior High School. Along with their families, the students visited the Mets clubhouse and press conference room, met Mets veteran Edgardo Alfonzo, and received memorabilia before the gala dinner in their honor.
Additionally, the Mets will be covering Elissa’s three-credit tuition fee for her St. John’s University Spanish Conversation III college credit course, offered through East Rockaway’s AP Spanish class. The team will also cover both of Lucianna’s and Sandra’s three-credit tuition fee for their Adelphi University Spanish I college credit course, offered through East Rockaway’s Spanish 4 Honors class.