On Friday, November 15th, members of Marlboro Middle School FCCLA hosted a dinner to honor first-responders in our community. Co-chairs Deni Menendez and Lizi Gordiashvili spearheaded the campaign.
Students in the district were able to write nominations letters about their heroes and submitted them to FCCLA. These honorees were personally invited, received recognition at the event, and shared the night with other members from their unit.
Eighty-five community members were in attendance with twenty-eight attendees with distinction. This included eighteen firefighters, three police officers, and seven EMTs from Marlboro and surrounding areas. These first-responders were awarded certificates of achievement and community involvement.
Ten Middle School and five High School FCCLA students ran the show as they put on an original hero skit, served a hero’s feast, and hosted the award ceremony. This event was completely managed by the students, while their two advisers: Ann Marie Giacoia and Chelsea Zehnacker guided them through the event planning process.
The FCCLA team hopes to continue this event annually by honoring different groups each year. They are beyond grateful to the first-responders who attended the occasion and thank them for their service.