Number of Participants: 23
Hours Donated: 2
Value of Time Served: $389
Event Type: Veterans & Military Families
Date: November 10, 2022
Wading River School fifth graders welcomed a guest speaker into their classroom via Google Meet on Nov. 10. Marshall Picken visited Tonia Ammirati and Meredith Trani’s class to share his experiences as a veteran. Mr. Picken gave the students insight into his experience serving in the United States Army during the Vietnam war as a meteorologist. He also shared what Veterans Day means to him, saying that he was proud to be a veteran and feels that the experience helped shape his life in a positive way.
Students throughout the school also showed gratitude to the nation’s veterans by creating a Veterans Day Wall of Honor comprised of decorated stars. The school district commends all the students for this patriotic display of appreciation.
1: Wading River School students in Tonia Ammirati and Meredith Trani’s class with Marshall Picken on the screen.
2: Wading River School students James Moreno, Zoey Verderosa, Lily Nigrel, Blake Alese-Mast, Ryan Shea and veteran and Wading River School security guard Curtis Johnson.
Photos courtesy of the Shoreham-Wading River Central School District