Celebration | Junior Achievement of New York

2016-2017 HONOREES
  • NYC Educator of the Year: Gena Zaiderman, Leadership & Public Service High School
  • NYC School of the Year: PS/IS 104 Fort Hamilton School
  • Lower Hudson Valley Educator of the Year: Leanne Schwan, Roosevelt High School
  • Lower Hudson Valley School of the Year: Lincoln High School
  • Long Island Educator of the Year: Rob Mugno, Covert Avenue School
  • Long Island School of the Year: New Hyde Park Memorial High School
  • Community Volunteer of the Year: Bill McNamara
  • Corporate Volunteer of the Year: Matt Triano, PepsiCo
  • Company Coordinator of the Year: Lisa Johannessen, AT&T
  • Bowl-A-Thon Coordinators of the Year: Griffith Dudley, Joe Trigona and John Violent, American Express GMS
  • Fundraiser of the Year: Jonathan Daffron, Goldman Sachs
  • Fundraising Team of the Year: 35th Floor Ball Busters, PwC, Denise Barbaro, Wendy Crasto (captain), Nirmala Deokie, Cheryl Fennell, Bella Friedman, Lee Hayden, Adrienne Lozito and Yvonne Wahrman
  • Junior Achievement Triple Threat: Ken Gross, Fortis Lux
  • Joe Fazio, retired
  • Renee McClure, National Grid
  • Michael McManus, FedEx
  • John Mead, National Grid
  • Annie Mohan, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft
  • "JA activities support our college and career readiness expectations as they bridge connections to real world experiences and professions" – Hazel Cruz, PS 83

    -Junior Achievement Teacher
  • "I learned that running a business includes a lot of work! You have to know how to run it, how much to pay your employees and much more." – PS 83

    -Junior Achievement Student
  • "Guess what? A volunteer from Junior Achievement came to my class! I learned that cities are places to live, eat, work and play." – Justin, PS 83

    -Junior Achievement Student
  • "Junior Achievement has given me my blueprint for success in college and beyond. JA has allowed me to grow as a student, entrepreneur, and as a future college student." – Kaiyell Pettie

    -Junior Achievement Alumnus
  • "JA volunteers give children tangible examples of the unlimited opportunities available to them."

    -Junior Achievement Volunteer

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