New Rochelle High School's English teacher Ana Ferreira and 10th Grader Eileen Weisner

Outstanding efforts at New Rochelle High School continue to be recognized, and honored, by outside organizations. Congratulations to:

English teacher Ana Ferreira (top photo) for receiving the William Roberts Charitable Foundation Outstanding Teaching Award, which recognizes outstanding secondary teachers who served as mentors and contributed to the education of current Monmouth University students. “Mrs. Ferreira was more than just a teacher,” said the nomination from a former student. “She cared about her students' success inside and outside of the classroom. She worked hard to make her classroom a safe space for every person, and a place where learning was exciting.” The selection committee was impressed by Ferreira’s creativity, commitment, and impact on students. She will attend a dinner and receive an award at Monmouth University.

Eileen Weisner, a 10th-grader, who received an Honorable Mention award for her project “Is There A Choice?” in the Holocaust & Human Rights Education Center’s April Genocide Awareness Month Student Contest. Her project was recognized for its originality, creativity, and authenticity. A donation in Weisner’s name will be made to the Afya Foundation, currently supporting the Ukrainian medical community and refugees seeking aid.