2007-04-20 / Community

Former Mayor,DA Visit Goldie Maple Academy

Help Celebrate 'Say No To Violence'Week

Alani Carmona, the fourth grade anti-violence poster winner at The Goldie Maple Academy, poses with Principal Angela Logan, former mayor David Dinkins and Richard Brown, Queens District Attorney. Alani Carmona, the fourth grade anti-violence poster winner at The Goldie Maple Academy, poses with Principal Angela Logan, former mayor David Dinkins and Richard Brown, Queens District Attorney. Former New York City Mayor David Dinkins, accompanied by Richard Brown, Queens District Attorney, visited the Goldie Maple Academy in Arverne to help celebrate "Say No To Violence" week.

The special guests were given a tour of the school and brought to the school library by Goldie Maple Academy principal Angela Logan. Dinkins spoke to the children about the importance of looking out for one another, building on the concept of "each one teach one." He also spoke to the students about understanding differences, and not bullying or picking on others who may look or speak differently. Students then had the opportunity to ask the former mayor a series of questions.

The Goldie Maple Academy also had a poster contest for the Say No To Violence week. Awinner from each grade was chosen by votes. Parents and students were able to view the posters on display in the school.

The Kindergarten winner was Jorge Mendez; first grade- Amir Fair; second grade- Ashley Rivera; third grade- Amarchi Ugonabo; and fourth grade- Alani Carmona.

All the students were awarded $50 Savings Bonds; the third and fourth grade winners were awarded the bonds from the Queens District Attorney's Office, and the other students were awarded by the school.

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