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Helen Keller Graduates 19th Pre-K Class
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With parents, siblings, aunts and uncles, teachers and various dignitaries in attendance, children from Helen Keller Services for the Blind’s Children’s Learning Center graduated last week. The ceremony was held in KeySpan Energy’s Auditorium in downtown Brooklyn.
The emotional yet joyous occasion included musical performances by the graduates, led by their music teacher Michel Gentile, a flutist and composer with the Brooklyn Conservatory.
Words of wisdom came by way of keynote speaker Christopher Lundy, Ecumenical Liaison for Congressman Edolphus Towns, where he quoted the late, great Dr. Seuss and advised the graduates that “wherever you fly, you’ll be the best, wherever you go, you will top all the rest.”
The following are the 2007 graduates: Jeremiah Colon, Paris Ford, Patrice Ford, Terry High, Angel Jean, Javon Keith, Aaliyah Tribble, Johnny Trinidad, Awais Ullah, Katiana Velez.
Since 1893, Helen Keller Services for the Blind has helped individuals of all ages who are blind or visually impaired, and who many have additional disabilities, to develop independence and to participate actively in their communities.