The Clarkstown School District is looking to recognize graduates of its high schools who have achieved success in their chosen fields. The district is establishing a Clarkstown High School Alumni Hall of Fame, which will induct its first honorees in the spring as part of the annual Academic Awards program. Candidates must be nominated.
The district established a list of four criteria that nominees must meet:
- record of outstanding achievement in his/her field
- significant contributor to his/her field and to his/her community
- demonstration of outstanding leadership, character and service to his/her community
- graduate of Clarkstown North or South high school 20 or more years ago
Applications must be submitted by January 15, 2012. The district anticipates this will become an annual recognition program.
The district is also gaining a new foundation. Board of Education member Robert Carlucci and Strawtown Elementary School parent Robert Pitkofsky are seeking parents and staff to join the board of an arts foundation they are establishing. People with an interest in the arts: voice, music, visual, physical or performing arts are asked to apply.
The foundation is expected to help to raise money to offset the cost of the arts in Clarkstown schools. Pitkofsky is an attorney and is overseeing the foundation’s applications for not for profit status.
The arts foundation will join two existing district foundations. During the summer Carlucci of New City, Chris Stolarski, Anthony Dominik, and fellow board trustee Joe Malgieri, all of West Nyack, started the Clarkstown Central Athletic Foundation. The district also has the Clarkstown Education Foundation, which began operations in 2007. Its president is Michael Aglialoro and vice president is Dorie McMaster.