Last week, Farmingdale High School Junior Anthony Diaz was presented the Rising Star Award by representatives of the Nassau County Office of Hispanic Affairs. He was given the award during a brief ceremony in Principal Dr. Samuel Thompson’s office.
Executive Director Amy Flores and Administrative Aide Estefany Ruiz presented Anthony with his award, which was given in recognition of his emerging leadership, curricular accomplishments, and noteworthy contributions to the Dominican community. It was intended that he be given the award at a recent Nassau County Office of Hispanic Affairs Dominican Independence Day Celebration, but he was unable to attend due to an academic commitment.
“In honor of Dominican Independence Day, Nassau County celebrates the achievements and contributions Dominican-Americans have made to Nassau County,” said Executive Director of Nassau County Office of Hispanic Affairs Amy Flores. “Nassau County Executive Laura Curran and the Nassau County Office of Hispanic Affairs are proud to recognize Anthony Diaz as our Rising Star honoree. This award is given to Latino youth who are emerging leaders within the community who exemplify leadership and noteworthy accomplishments. Anthony has an impressive 4.0 GPA, is a member of National Honor Society, Business Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society, is the Track & Field 3200 Nassau County Class A County Champion, a two-time cross-country Nassau Class A State Qualifier, a Winter Track 3200m Nassau Class A County Champion, and the Long Island Record Holder for the 3000m USATF. We are proud to recognize Anthony for his accomplishments and we thank Farmingdale High School for their support in Anthony’s success and dedication towards all of their students’ futures.”