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NECSD Scholars Participate in the 4th Annual Transformative Classroom Learning Youth Conference
On Tuesday, May 23rd, Marist College played host to the 4th Annual Transformative Classroom Learning Youth Conference. The event was held in the Murray Student Center and featured keynote speaker Jevon D. Hunter, Ph.D who reminded the children in attendance that they are "Awesome" and important to the future of the world. Schools from across the county were invited to present on a multitude of topics to their peers and advisors. Students shared what they learned about culture and real issues happening in schools, in their communities, and globally. The presentations included display boards, speeches, PowerPoint presentations, and videos. Scholars from grades K-12 asked their peers questions and even bonded over their shared experiences. Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Jackielyn Manning Campbell, was also in attendance in support of the Newburgh Enlarged City School District (NECSD) scholars. NECSD was represented by Balmville Elementary, Gardnertown Leadership Academy, Vails Gate STEAM Academy, Heritage Middle School, South Middle School, and Newburgh Free Academy (NFA) North and Main Campuses.
Below are the NECSD presentation topics listed by school and advisors:
Balmville Elementary School
Call to Action: A Youth Led Environmental Movement
Advisors: Crisan Crozzoli, Anne D'Amico, Rachel Fendt, Caitlin Lopez
Gardnertown Leadership Academy
Places We Go: A Student Created Community Guide to Newburgh
Advisor: Michael McGullam
Vails Gate STEAM Academy
Our Newburgh Heroes
Advisors: Dana Esposito, Tara Palumbo
Heritage Middle School
Media Affects Public Opinion
Advisor: Karen Larsen
South Middle School
My Safe Harbor
Advisor: Shari Franco
Social Reform Movement from the 1800s to the Present
Advisors: Anthony Davis, Kelly Connolly
Building Stronger Communities: Exploring Strategies for Change
Advisor: Reyna Reid
Water Resources in Crisis
Advisor: Kevin Dumont
Travel Stories: Using Our Communities as Foundations of Writing
Advisors: Alex Sokolinski, Jane Tejeda
Newburgh Free Academy Main Campus
Cultural Relevance in Storytelling
Advisor: Amanda O'Neill
Who Am I?
Advisor: Almira Titra
Personal and Cultural Topics for Research
Advisor: Elizabeth Blocker
Newburgh Ails Cured by Folktales
Advisor: Silver Kulisek
Newburgh Free Academy North Campus
Handling the Deceased
Advisor: Stephen Pemberton
When is your body your own?
Advisor: Nancy Miller
How does math impact or shape my life, my community, and my future?
Advisor: Elva Grossman
Advisor: Sandra I. Pagan
Advisor: Melinda Martinez
ATTENTION: Are your scholars or colleagues doing something great? Please contact the district Communications Team at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’d love to visit your class or event and/or post your pictures and recap to highlight the amazing accomplishments throughout our district!