The School Assembly Program, presented by The Lighthouse Group, Supercuts and National Grid, had one of its busiest weeks of the year, visiting six schools in four days. Schools visited this week included East Moriches Middle School and Elementary School, Powell Avenue Elementary of Westbury, St. Brigid’s School located in Westbury, Rhame Avenue Elementary in East Rockaway, and I.S. 61 of Corona in Queens.
During these four days, more than 2,500 students were treated to an assembly that focused on the importance of teamwork not only in professional sports, but in the world of education and beyond. A video of the current Islanders was shown to the children as they heard players like Bill Guerin and Kyle Okposo
talk about the important qualities a good team exemplifies and that these characteristics apply to the students in school as well. The youngsters learned that teammates and classmates are equivalents, and that to get better at anything, whether it be hockey or a math equation, you can rely on your teammates for help. All the children also walked away with a great Islanders gift bag.