Number of Participants: 300
Hours Donated: 1
Value of Time Served: $2,535
Event Type: Veterans & Military Families
Date: November 10, 2022
Bellport Middle School
Kreamer Street, Bellport
In recognition of Veterans Day, Bellport Middle School students had the opportunity to hear from a number of local veterans.
Throughout the day on Nov. 9, students learned more about the veterans, including where they served and when and why they joined the military.
Participating in the day were veterans John Consoli, U.S. Marine Corps; James Culliney, U.S. Army; Adrian DelRosario, U.S. Marine Corps; Rocco DeVito, U.S. Navy; Denita Oden Jenkins, U.S. Air Force; Joseph Mylonas, U.S. Army; William Pettit, U.S. Coast Guard; Jocelyn Tapia-Puma, Air National Guard; Gary Travers, U.S. Army; and James Trowbridge, U.S. Marine Corps.
Making the program possible were lead teacher Megan Bevan, Humanities Director Jaclyn O’Hagan, Assistant Principal Manouchka Daniel, librarian Amanda Mason, and teachers Jessica Arrigotti, Heidi DeVito, Kevin Glynn, Veronica Goodman, Romelo Green, Matthew Kinigson, Glen McAvoy, Loraine McCray, Clifford Piraino, Stephen Schwicke, Elizabeth Travers and Kai Watkins.
Photo caption: During a special veterans program on Nov. 9, Joseph Mylonas, a U.S. Army veteran and 1996 Bellport High School graduate, showed students the gear he wore during his two tours in Iraq. Modeling the gear is student Adrian Lopez.
Photo courtesy of the South Country Central School District