October assembly celebrates students, staff and apples!

The Kenneth L. Rutherford Elementary School held its monthly assembly on Oct. 30, 2023 to recognize some hard-working students and staff, and to celebrate one of the most ubiquitous fruits of upstate New York. 

Principal Veronica Serrano announced all of the students of the month, and presented each one with a certificate. Omnia Elghaly was recognized as the October employee of the month for her hard work in organizing the annual “Whip Pediatric Cancer” initiative.

Omnia is posing with Principal Serrano

After the recognitions were complete, the students then participated in the “Big Apple Crunch.” The Big Apple Crunch is an initiative held each year by the FarmOn! Foundation that is designed to promote healthy eating among students, as well as highlight the bounty of New York state. The Monticello food services department provided each student and staff member with an apple, while student presenters announced facts about farming in NY state. When the presentation was over, the entire auditorium simultaneously bit into their apples, with a satisfying “crunch.” 

students are about to bite into an apple

Congratulations to all of our students of the month: 

  • Veronica Font
  • Parker Russell
  • Keshinee Kalladeen
  • Jameli Caballero
  • Maya Gayosso Morales
  • Franklin Fornaris Polanco
  • Jadiel Herrera
  • Yadielis Cortes Martinez
  • Gabriel Heredia
  • Karla Castillo
  • Nelson Heal
  • Isabella Jednacz
  • Emilia Tomasulo
  • Jarelis Escoto
  • Victoria Rosen
  • Milina Falcon
  • Gabe Diaz
  • Adeena Chowdhury
  • Lailey Pinzon Betancourt
  • Logan Waterton
  • Yenesis Canales Izaguirre
  • Zariah Revell
  • Samantha Burk
  • Clive McDonald Jr.
  • Roy Lopez
  • Damian Flores Acevedo
  • Sarah Fornaris Polanco
  • Ah’Nae McCormick
  • Matthew Ramirez
  • Dominic Kruz Ortega
  • Persephanie Vargas
  • Daniela Rivera Perez
  • Carlos Padron Fuentes
  • Yaneli Maradiaga Morales