NFA North Theater Ensemble

From December 2017 to March 2018, I was apart of the cast of Once Upon A Mattress. Being able to put on this production was such a learning experience. It was definitely a change of pace but I enjoyed every minute. I loved being able to work with everyone. We all bonded fondly. This production... Continue Reading →

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Beacon Farmers Market

Since I have been apart of Global to Local, we have gone to the Beacon Farmers Market almost every Sunday that we can attend. There, we sell our handmade jewelry, raffle tickets, and t-shirts. Attending the farmers market has been an amazing experience. It gives me a chance to get to know other people and... Continue Reading →

Hudson Valley SPCA

From June 2017, I became a volunteer at the HVSPCA. They assigned me to the cat section. There, I clean cages, feed and groom cats. I also wash dishes, mop, and sweep floors. I have learned a lot from the Hudson Valley SPCA. They have taught me how to handle sensitive situations and how to... Continue Reading →

Hour of Code

Every year, Excelsior Academy takes part in the amazing event called Hour of Code. During the Hour of Code, children of all age come to learn how to code and get a better understanding of technology. At this event, the majority of the student body takes part in it. Each year, more children show up... Continue Reading →

Global to Local

I have the honor to be apart of the 2018 Global to Local cohort. This program is an international service-learning program. While in this program, you take a trip somewhere in the world and go help those in need. Once you return from the trip, you start a community out reach project using what you learned... Continue Reading →

RiverKeeper Clean-up

During this event, I was in charge of getting a group of students to come together and help clean up the garbage around Newburgh. In doing this, we were helping prevent more garbage from getting into the Hudson River. We found so much garbage from candy wrappers to couches and televisions.

Newburgh Rowing Club Summer Camp

In June, I was a counselor-in-training at the Newburgh Rowing Club. I taught children from all ages.  Everyone had a chance to learn all the ways to row such  as kayaking, canoeing, sculling, and sweeping. This camp lasted through all of June.

Habitat for Humanity Walk

I attended this event on Sunday, April 17, 2016. Habitat for Humanity is an organization where they build and renovate houses. They also make it more affordable. There was around 5,000 people this year walking. We raised $50,000 that day.

Special Olympics

I participated in the Special Olympics' floor hockey event at Stewart Airport. I was assigned to a specific station and we collected garbage and recyclables. I also met some of the participants. The participants were very kind and very happy. When a team lost they were not upset, they were just happy they participated. I... Continue Reading →

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