Students from throughout the district paid tribute to all members of the Board of Education at the monthly meeting at West Hempstead Middle School on Oct. 15.
After the Pledge of Allegiance and a performance of “The Star-Spangled Banner” by West Hempstead High School chorus and orchestra members, students lined the front of the room to read some special words to honor the board during Board of Education Recognition Month. Students in grades K-12 also created thank-you posters for each individual Board member, as well as posters for the Board as a whole.
Once the reading portion was complete, those who participated presented each Board member with a gift bag, which included a mouse pad covered in artwork from students representing each district building and an array of sweets with inspirational messages on the containing bags.
The West Hempstead High School chorus and orchestra took center stage yet again, this time performing the school’s alma mater song, which was a fitting end to an evening filled with celebration.