2003-05-16 / Community

Rockaway Students Host Dinner for Seniors

By Brian Magoolaghan
Rockaway Students Host Dinner for Seniors By Brian Magoolaghan


Dancers, from Right to Left, Renae Reid, Amala Williams,  Bianca Persaud, Keisha Jos­eph, and Kelly Livingstone  perform for the  seniors, school staff, and other invitees.Dancers, from Right to Left, Renae Reid, Amala Williams, Bianca Persaud, Keisha Jos­eph, and Kelly Livingstone perform for the seniors, school staff, and other invitees.

For one-night-only, students turned the M.S. 180 cafeteria in to a virtual cabaret complete with entertainment, wait-serviced food, and a master of ceremonies.

The evening, organized by the Student Government Association of the Active Learning Prep School (ALPS), took place last Friday. Their first ever Senior Citizen Dinner was an entertaining and tasty treat for those who turned out.


From Left to Right: Student Government Association (SGA) President Michael McGann, SGA Treasurer Kareen Getfield, Teacher Laura Dimino, and SGA Vice President Melissa Christian.From Left to Right: Student Government Association (SGA) President Michael McGann, SGA Treasurer Kareen Getfield, Teacher Laura Dimino, and SGA Vice President Melissa Christian.Emmanuel Ramsey offers dessert to guests Jessica Burgos, middle, and Shura Watson, left.Emmanuel Ramsey offers dessert to guests Jessica Burgos, middle, and Shura Watson, left.

Adeola Tinubu and Sindie Forbes pose for a quick shot while serving refreshments.Adeola Tinubu and Sindie Forbes pose for a quick shot while serving refreshments.Master of Ceremonies Michael Hinds work­ed the crowd like a pro, and kept them going between student performances.Master of Ceremonies Michael Hinds work­ed the crowd like a pro, and kept them going between student performances.

The outgoing and energetic Shaniqua Hicks loaned her service to the Senior Dinner project late in the game. She earn­ed a special thank-you from Ms. Dimino.The outgoing and energetic Shaniqua Hicks loaned her service to the Senior Dinner project late in the game. She earn­ed a special thank-you from Ms. Dimino.The Tubridy family poses with Jaclyn (wear­ing headband), and Jessica Bur­gos, second from right.The Tubridy family poses with Jaclyn (wear­ing headband), and Jessica Bur­gos, second from right.

Rockaway Museum Director Harold Cor­nell shares his thanks and praise of the September-11-inspired artwork don­at­ed to the museum by the ALPS. Reflected in the iris of the eye are the Twin Towers.Rockaway Museum Director Harold Cor­nell shares his thanks and praise of the September-11-inspired artwork don­at­ed to the museum by the ALPS. Reflected in the iris of the eye are the Twin Towers.

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