Schools and Libraries
May 13, 2014
Long Beach student Joseph Minicozzi is one of seventeen exceptional students to be honored recently with the George Farber Outstanding Student Award. He earned the award for his passion, perseverance, enthusiasm, outstanding character and academic achievement, as well as his willingness to help others. The award is named after former BOCES Board President George Farber who exemplified these attributes in the service of Nassau County students. Joseph received the award during a ceremony at the Nassau BOCES Long Island High School for the Arts in Syosset.
Joseph, who attends the Nassau BOCES Seaman Neck Middle School, has developed a strong sense of maturity and responsibility. As president of the Student Council, Joseph has proven himself to be a compassionate and supportive leader.
"These students exemplify the very best of Nassau BOCES," District Superintendent Thomas Rogers said of the honorees at the awards ceremony. "They have shown the true spirit of George Farber as they have bounced back from adversity, shown kindness to other students, exhibited an excellent work ethic, shown commitment to their work, been eager to share their knowledge and made contributions to their communities."
"The students we honor today have shown passion and drive to progress towards personal and professional goals," said Nassau BOCES Board Member Susan Bergtraum. "They have demonstrated outstanding achievement in their courses of study, exemplary characteristics including honesty, diligence, compassion and high moral standards, and commitment to community and school improvement."