Cusick Presides Over Assembly Disability Day

The Chairman of the Task Force on People with Disabilities calls attention to the empowerment of New Yorkers with disabilities
May 21, 2012
Assemblyman Michael Cusick met with several Staten Island elementary school students in Albany to call attention to New Yorkers living with various physical and mental impairments and to celebrate their numerous accomplishments.

Cusick, a tireless advocate on behalf of the disabled, reiterated his dedication to this community: I will always work to improve conditions, and make life easier, for men, women, and children living with disabilities. They are an inspiration to the state and nation, and will always have a friend in me.

The students present at the State Capitol were winners in the annual Disability Day Poster Contest. The winners honored at Albany were:

Kindergarten
Emilia Deliso, Academy of St. Dorothy
Christopher Canale, St. Christopher School
Colin Chu, Academy of St. Dorothy

First Grade
Kayla Melidones, Academy of St. Dorothy
Isabella Odjourian, Academy of St. Dorothy
Ryan Cambria, St. Christopher School

Second Grade
Gary Van Pelt, Our Lady of Good Counsel
Caroline Crowdell, Our Lady of Good Counsel
Andrew Barbera, Our Lady of Good Counsel

Third Grade
Jasin Marku, P.S. 5
Matthew Casey, Academy of St. Dorothy
Joseph Noto, P.S. 5

Fourth Grade
Caitlin Matthies, P.S. 8
Lyndsay Lampariello, P.S. 8
Jianna Cruz, P.S. 8

Fifth Grade
Kayla Nazzi, P.S. 8
Nicholas Orsini, P.S. 8
Jenna Bonomi, P.S. 42