EMHS senior to be honored at Yom Hashoah event


East Meadow High School senior Reece Wade will be honored at Nassau County’s Yom Hashoah Holocaust Remembrance Day program on May 16, where he will receive the “Students Building Bridges” award.

Reece will be recognized with a citation and a certificate from the Jewish Community Relations Council of Long Island during the program for being a role model to his classmates.

Nominated by Drew Genoino, the school’s chairperson of social studies, Reece has maintained an outstanding academic record and has shown a devotion to social studies, including Holocaust studies.

He is also a member of the Key Club and the Social Studies Honor Society, as well as the captain of the golf team. In addition to these accomplishments, Reece performs a variety of community service including participation in Safe Halloween, the Make-a-Wish drive and Adopt-a-Family, along with facilitating the Art Show.

“Reece’s contributions to the community help connect people from all ethnic and religious backgrounds as well as varying socio-economic backgrounds,” said Genoino. “He is an excellent student to be honored at the Yom Hashoah program.”

—Brian Stieglitz