On Friday, March 3rd, 8th Grader, Lauren Avilla received an award from Senator Tom Croci for her essay entitled "A Salute to Veterans."
Lauren's essay stood out among all of the entries submitted across NYS in this contest. Read her essay below:
"A Salute To Veterans" written by Lauren Avilla
St. Joseph School was honored to host Senator Tom Croci, who spoke for 40 minutes to our middle school students after awarding Lauren. He spoke about unity, both across borders and within, he described his time serving in the military, and spoke about how his childhood dream of flying jets was realized in a way that enabled him to serve his country. St. Joseph Students enjoyed hearing about his experiences in several committees in the NYS Senate, and got to ask some great questions about education policy, infrastructure, and social & political issues.
Thank you to Senator Tom Croci for taking the time to talk with us, and congratulations again to Lauren Avilla, whose words have touched everyone who has read "A Salute to Veterans."