2004-03-12 / Community

USPS Honors Black History At BCHS

On Friday Feb ruary 27, the United States Postal Ser vice (USPS) and Postmaster George P. Buonocore hosted the Black History Month event unveiling the newest stamp in the Black history collection, the Paul Robeson Stamp. The entire Senior Class attended the assembly to see the event. The event was to also honor 3 influential African American men in the Community, Congress man Greg ory Meeks, Beach Channel High School Principal David Morris, and Executive assistant to the Con gress man, Ed Williams. Many Special guests were on hand for this special occasion, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown, State Sen ator Mal colm Smith, Assembly women Audrey Pheffer, USPS Dis trict Manager Lily Jung-Burton, and even Community Board District Manager Jonathan Gaska. To help make this event even more memorable since this is the 30th anniversary of the School, the United States Postal Service had a special cancellation created which included the School Flags right in the cancellation. Master of Ceremonies Scott M. Klein, with the USPS had the honors of explaining the significance of this special cancellation and what it meant throughout the United States. Assem blywomen Michelle Titus could not make it that day, but in stead she sent in her place Tavia Blakely, an alumnus of the graduating class of 2000. Ms Blakley spoke to the Senior Class about having goals and dreams, it was very inspiring. The Special Cancel lation is available in Both the School Store in Beach Channel High School, and will also be available for a limited Time at the Post Office in the neighborhood.

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