Double Dutch Day At M.S. 53
Double Dutch Day at M.S. 53 was held on April 4. Coach Stan Brown of Sorrentino Recreation Center in Far Rockaway presented his Pepper Steppers for a jump rope extravaganza. Jumpers included some of M.S. 53’s star athletes like Muniyra Moore, Katherine Rocha, Terae Walker and Alaisya Woodward. Coach Brown, who has been training double dutch contestants since 1971, had student and staff participation from the audience.
Assistant Principal Eula Thompson invited students with exceptional attendance (99-100%) to the performance as a special treat. More than 150 students qualified for this special program. Honored students also received certificates for their past seven months of attendance. Principal Claude Monereau told the students that this incentive was just part of the benefits the students will reap by coming to school all the time.