(BINGHAMTON, NY) On Sunday, June 2nd, Senator Fred Akshar wrapped-up the first year of his district-wide “Akshar's All-Stars” student recognition program with an End-of-Year Party with the Binghamton Rumble Ponies at NYSEG Stadium.
This year, Senator Akshar recognized 30 local students from 28 school districts in the 52nd Senate District who have shown great leadership, compassion, school spirit or improvement amongst their peers. Each student was selected by his or her school district. For each “Akshar's All-Stars” student received a visit from Senator Akshar at their school, where he presented them with a t-shirt, framed certificate and a challenge coin.
Schools included Maine-Endwell Middle School, Windsor Central School District, Harpursville Central High School, Tioga Central High School, Vestal Middle School, Oxford High School, Norwich High School, DCMO BOCES, Deposit High School, Newark Valley High School, Union-Endicott High School, Greene High School, Owego Free Academy, Candor High School, Broome-Tioga BOCES, Afton High School, Whitney Point High School, Seton Catholic Central, Binghamton West and East Middle Schools, Chenango Valley High School, Bainbridge-Guilford High School, Hancock High School, Waverly Intermediate School, Spencer Van-Etten High School, Johnson City High School, Chenango Forks High School, Susquehanna Valley High School and Valley Heights Christian Academy.
Each “All-Star” was invited to the end of year party at NYSEG Stadium. Nineteen of the students attended with their families and enjoyed complimentary food and beverages as they watched the Binghamton Rumble Ponies take on the New Hampshire Fisher cats from the FreshySites Terrace along the third base line.
Senator Fred Akshar said, “I'm so incredibly inspired by the exceptional work that these young people do to make our community better. Whether it's raising money for those in need or balancing many academic, athletic and community service commitments, we need to continue to recognize and encourage this kind of excellence in our young people.”
Akshar's All-Star Cormari Wachuku from Binghamton West Middle School said, “For me, it's all about what you do and how you do it. For the younger generation, I would just advise them to simply do their greatest in everything they do.”
Akshar's All-Star Sean Kane from Susquehanna Valley High School said, “Being an Akshar's All-Star means to work the hardest academically and athletically. For younger students, I recommend to just work as hard as you can and be as kind as you can to everyone. That's really what it comes down to.”