Students recognized for service to BHS Library

Students recognized for service to BHS Library
Posted on 04/26/2022
BHS Library Volunteers

Four Brockport High School students were recently recognized by the Board of Education for their volunteer work at the BHS Library. The students were honored during a presentation at the library in mid-April. BHS Librarian Kathleen Jaccarino and Principal Michael Pincelli presented the students with a letter of appreciation, written by the Board of Education, thanking them for the time they dedicated to volunteer at the library.

Sophia Visconte was recognized for her role as student host of the “Brockport, Your Voice Now!” podcast. “Sophia immediately answered the plea and has since wholeheartedly embraced her role as hostess of “Brockport, Your Voice Now!” Her enthusiasm and spark are contagious,” wrote Mrs. Jaccarino. “She has brought in others to co-host with her, she prepares engaging and thoughtful questions, and has developed ideas for future episodes. We are thrilled she answered the call!”

Elizabeth Kuhlkin was recognized for her efforts in starting a book review project. “Elizabeth took the ball and ran with it! She gathered some friends, all avid readers, to work on this with her,” explained Mrs. Jaccarino. “Elizabeth coined the venue, ‘Jury’s Verdict’ and she (her friends will join later in the year) reviews books, usually two/month, often more, centered on a theme. Elizabeth has been steadfast and consistent in her efforts. Her reviews are insightful and thoughtful. She does this because of her love of reading and literature. It has been a pleasure working with her!”

Ella Johnson and Eilidh Dunbar were also recognized for their work. “Ella and Eilidh were instrumental in helping us with the shift of the library collection we recently undertook in the high school library,” described Mrs. Jaccarino. “They saw us moving and shifting books, asked what we were doing and then asked if they could help! They spent weeks, of their own time, after school or during lunch, helping with this monumental task! Every book in the library was moved at least once, and often more. They were tireless and thoughtful about the work. They didn’t do this for extrinsic reason, no rewards or credit, but rather just to help. I am not sure how long this task would have taken without their help, but we are grateful that they jumped right in to assist. As a result, the library collection looks much more appealing, and the shelves are much more accessible.”

The Board was informed of the work being done by the students when Mrs. Jaccarino submitted their information for recognition in March. Upon learning of what these students had contributed, the Board wrote personal letters of appreciation to thank each student.

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