Assemblyman Brian Curran (Lynbrook-21st AD) presented the “Future Leader of New York State” award to several students from the community. They were selected by their educators for demonstrating a commitment to community and her leadership abilities.
Our Lady of Peace School's Shannon Nealon and East Rockaway High School's Kate Nicoletti, who is about to matriculate at SUNY Geneseo, recently came into Curran's office to accept the award.
“The leadership qualities that young people like Shannon and Kate display are what our state needs,” said Assemblyman Curran.
“This recognition encourages a level of thinking that sparks the imagination in our young adults. It is my hope that, when our young leaders continue their education and eventually get out into the world, they will have a special regard for public service, hard work, and consider how they can contribute their own unique talents and energies toward making the world a better place.”
Steve Gandolfo from Malverne High School and Alexandra Klapak from Our Lady of Lourdes were also recognized with the award.
Curran is continuing the Future Leader of New York State Award tradition that was initiated by his predecessor. A graduating senior from each high school and a graduating 8th grader from the private and parochial schools in the 21st Assembly District are honored during this graduation season.