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Longwood High School Junior Chosen as a Delegate in Youth Leadership Institute

Longwood High School Junior Chosen as a Delegate in Youth Leadership Institute


Longwood High School junior Beberly Monzon Noj has been selected as a Long Island delegate at the statewide Angelo Del Toro Puerto Rican/Hispanic Youth Leadership Institute (PRHYLI) Assembly. 

“This prestigious achievement demonstrates Beberly’s exemplary qualities as a role model and advocate for Hispanic youth,” said High School Principal Dr. Ahmed. “Her dedication to leadership, cultural awareness, and civic engagement inspires those around her to strive for excellence and embrace her heritage with pride.”

To qualify for the program, Beberly worked under the guidance of Spanish teacher and advisor Mr. Rodríguez to complete leadership training sessions to develop public speaking skills and critical thinking to engage in legislative procedures. As a culminating event, students will travel to Albany to participate in a mock assembly session and debate legislation affecting their state and communities in mid March.

The PRHYLI is an innovative collaboration with the NYS Assembly/Senate Puerto Rican/Hispanic Task Force in conjunction with the annual SOMOS El Futuro conference, NYSED Office of Bilingual Education and World Languages, and other agencies as appropriate. The program aims to empower students to develop leadership skills, create opportunities to interact with positive role models, build partnerships among educators, business leaders, and students, and develop an in-depth knowledge of the state legislative process. 


Pictured l-r: Director of Curriculum for ENL and LOTE Dr. Yvette Mercado-Tilley, Longwood High School Junior Beberly Monzon Noj, and Spanish teacher and advisor Daniel Rodriguez.