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    Thanks to their commitment to ethics and leadership, two John Jay High School juniors were invited to join state Sen. Greg Ball’s Student Advisory Council.

    Daniel Fulop and Sydney Glenn were recently asked to participate on the council, which meets once a month to discuss various school programs, according to the Katonah-Lewisboro School District.

    The council includes about a dozen students from around the state who meet at Sen. Ball’s office in Brewster to share ideas and help with the implementation of school programs.

    Daniel and Sydney submitted Outstanding Student Youth Award applications to apply for the positions on the council, and they had to write essays about ethics and leadership. One to two students were chosen from participating high schools. Daniel and Sydney gave credit to their guidance counselor, Joann Travis, for giving them the application.

    Daniel is the vice speaker of Campus Congress at John Jay, of which he has been a member since last year, and is a member of the Lewisboro Volunteer Ambulance Corps.

    He is also the only student member of Spirit Builders, an organization that builds ramps and other structures for people who are in need, and recently built a 90-foot-long wheelchair ramp over a stream. Daniel also participates in the Appalachia Service Project during the summer, providing community service to people in that region.

    A member of John Jay’s swimming and tennis teams, Daniel plans on entering a pre-med program in college.

    Sydney is a member of John Jay’s basketball and volleyball teams, and she coaches youth basketball teams. She participates in the Young Scholars Architectural Program and plans on studying architecture or engineering in college. (ARTICLE)