Bishop Kearney High School is pleased to congratulate Jenna Fiordimondo, Class of 2017, on her award-winning essay for the Police Athletic League NYC’s “Police Commissioner for a Day” Essay Contest! Jenna’s essay was selected from more than 2,000 entries submitted by students in high schools throughout New York City. Commissioner James O’Neill awarded Jenna a badge and a plaque.
We also congratulate Emma Schoppmeyer, Class of 2017 for winning Commanding Officer of Internal Affairs, Ashleigh McGregor, Class of 2017, for winning Commanding Officer of 63rd Precinct, and Gabriella Guzman, Class of 2018, for winning Commanding Officer of 66th Precinct.
The students’ entries answered the question, “What initiative would you implement to address the issue of drug use among the city’s youth?”. Jenna's essay stated, “Police officers could demonstrate proper behaviors and other healthy outlets to establish a safe, trusting environment with the students. At these meetings, the students will be able to communicate freely with the police officers about any questions or concerns they might have, which would result in the growth of strong relationships between the students and the police community. Police officers are important role models to the youth of our cities and certainly can teach the students positive behaviors." All the students received the opportunity to shadow their Commanding Officer for the day.
Read about Jenna’s accomplishment in the news!
The News& Observer: http://www.newsobserver.com/entertainment/celebrities/article155008759.html
New Jersey Herald: http://www.njherald.com/article/20170608/AP/306089942#