Cate Jennings, an eighth grader from Lynbrook North Middle School in the Lynbrook Public Schools, was recently presented with the Cynthia Marks Student Legacy Award from the Anti-Defamation League New York/New Jersey. The organization selects one student from the elementary, middle and high school level who has demonstrated exceptional leadership skills to make their school No Place for Hate. As the award recipient, she received a plaque of recognition and a check for $500 for her hard work and dedication.
Jennings was nominated by school social worker Sandra Gettenberg for going above and beyond to make the North Middle School community a better place. Since the sixth grade, Jennings has been an active and valuable member of the school community. She has held both the vice-president and president positions in student government and has demonstrated her true leadership abilities serving as a voice for all students.
In addition, Jennings is an active member of Lynbrook North Middle School’s after school club, Equity for All and serves on the school’s diversity committee. As an advocate for students of color, she created a presentation for Black History Month which was shared with the school community and engaged with students and staff around the topics that were presented.
The Lynbrook Public Schools congratulates her on this outstanding achievement.