To celebrate Black History Month, the Town of Brookhaven’s Black History Commission held a celebration titled, “Imagine a Dream,” focusing on the success of African-Americans in the past, present and in the future.
On hand to speak about their promising futures were eight “Students of Academic Excellence” from area high schools who addressed the crowd of nearly 200 people who packed the audience of Brookhaven Town Hall.
Samantha Andujar, a senior at William Floyd High School who has maintained a cumulative grade point average of 93.3, spoke about her college plans to study biology with the hopes of eventually entering a career in the healthcare field. “I hope to enter medical school and with hard work, dedication and the support of those around me eventually help people through medicine,” she said.
Senior Danielle Bailey was also chosen to attend the ceremony as a “Student of Academic Excellence.” She has maintained a 92.6 grade point average throughout her high school career.