Senator Sanders Presents Youth Leadership Awards and NYSABPRL Scholarships to Deserving Students

James Sanders Jr.

July 02, 2019

Senator Sanders honored the following students: Asfiyah Shafi, resident of Far Rockaway and recent graduate of the Academy of Medical Technology, left, Dennis A. Kwarteng, resident of Far Rockaway and student at Queens High School for Information, Research, and Technology, Nancy Diaz Martinez resident of Far Rockaway, and student at the Academy of Medical Technology and Olga Henriquez, resident of Ozone Park and graduate of Richmond Hill High School.

Senator James Sanders Jr. (D-Far Rockaway, Rochdale Village) presented awards and scholarships to select community youth at a ceremony at his District Office in South Ozone Park on Monday July 1, 2019.

“You are a blessing to this community and I know you will go on to do great things,” Sanders said. “It is my hope that you will learn from the recognition you have received today and come back to your respective neighborhoods to inspire others after you have achieved success in your own lives.”

Some of the recipients were high school undergraduates who received a NYS Senate Youth Leadership Award for their academic achievements and others were new high school graduates, who have been accepted into colleges and each received a scholarship check in the amount of $2,000 from the NYS Association of Black and Puerto Rican Legislators.
 
The Leadership Award recipients are:

Nancy Diaz Martinez - resident of Far Rockaway - student at the Academy of Medical Technology

Dennis A. Kwarteng - resident of Far Rockaway - student at Queens High School for Information, Research and Technology

Mariah Omadutt - resident of Jamaica - student at Richmond Hill High School 

Rifath Siddique - resident of Ozone Park - student at Richmond Hill High School 

Dadrian Cole - resident of Jamaica - student at John Adams High School

Jannatun Nessa Saima - resident of Richmond Hill - student at Richmond Hill High School 

The scholarship winners are:

Olga Henriquez - resident of Ozone Park - graduate of Richmond Hill High School 

Asfiyah Shafi  - resident of Far Rockaway - graduate of Academy of Medical Technology 

Shanic Agard - resident of South Ozone Park - graduate of Academy of Medical Technology 
 
Those who could not attend the ceremony will have their awards mailed to them.