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MHS Graduating Seniors Honored by Massapequa Elks & MTAC


Two Massapequa High School 2022 graduating seniors, Alyssa Papasodero and Anthony Pereira, were recently awarded a $250 scholarship each from the Massapequa Elks Lodge #2162 for their work to prevent youth substance use in the Massapequas. Members of Massapequa Takes Action Coalition also recognized the graduates for helping youth navigate healthy decisions in the Massapequas.  The Elks scholarship and MTAC Recognition Award are given annually to outstanding Massapequa High School Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) Club leaders who go above and beyond their volunteerism to prevent youth drug use and destructive decision making. 

To learn more about the Massapequa Elks Lodge #24 Drug Free Awareness Program or to become a member, contact Margaret Motis at 516-798-2162. To learn more about Massapequa Takes Action Coalition, go to or contact Cathy Samuels, Program Director, at (516) 799-3203 x131.

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Massapequa Elks and MTAC Honor MHS SADD Students
Massapequa High School 2022 graduates Alyssa Papasodero, President SADD and Anthony Pereira, Treasurer of SADD, were recently awarded a $250 scholarship from the Massapequa Elks and recognized by Massapequa Takes Action Coalition.
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Massapequa Elks & MTAC Honor MHS SADD Club Graduates
Massapequa Elks, MTAC and Massapequa Public Schools congratulated the Elks Scholarship and MTAC Recognition Award winners! Standing Front Row Right to Left: Margaret Motis, Drug Awareness Committee Chair; Anthony Pereira, Treasurer of SADD; Alyssa Papasodero, President SADD; Nancy Parente, Exalted Ruler, Massapequa Elks Lodge #2162 Exalted Ruler; Joanne Waters, MHS Social Worker and MTAC Co-Chair; Dr. Thomas Fasano, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction, Massapequa Public Schools; Back Row Left to Right: Barbara Lowell, Principal, MHS; Adrienne LoPresti, Executive Director, YES Community Counseling Center, MTAC Treasurer; Christina Stomber, SADD Club Advisor, Art Educator K-12, MHS SADD Club Adviser & Student Council Co-Adviser; Cathy Samuels, MTAC Program Director.

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