Members of the high school’s Future Business Leaders of America club, moderated by Monica Krawczyk and Joanne Macrelli, recently visited introductory and advanced computing classes at the district’s Beach Street and Udall Road middle schools to put their leadership skills to practical use.
Students Nickole Aponte, Anthony Cairo, Matt Cairo, Kyle Dragelin, Gianna Fiorvanti, Catherine Fregosi, Ava Gmelch, Catie Lang, Francesca Lent, Delaney O’Shea, Evan Raible and Holly Schweitzer spoke to Beach Street students about the benefits of taking business education courses in high school, while Julianna Budriss, Aidan Kelly, Brian Kilkelly, Valeria Medina, Joseph Montiglio, Sarah Olenik, Paul Peragine, Anthony Riviezzo, Frank Riviezzo, Edward Smith, and Tobias Wefering talked to classes at Udall.
After their presentations, the high schoolers networked with the younger students, learning about the latter’s career goals and what career paths they would like to pursue. The visits provided the high school students with a stronger awareness of student needs and confidence in their own abilities as speakers and presenters.
“Many of these students bring a wealth of information to the middle school because of the business courses they have taken and clubs they have joined, as well as the palette of interesting field trips, visits with industry guest speakers imparting real-world knowledge, and array of valuable opportunities we have provided them with,” said Macrelli. “We feel that it is advantageous for our middle school students to hear and learn about the many interesting and innovative opportunities open to them once they become high school freshmen.”