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BOE Honors Accomplished Student Representative Alexandra Ebanks

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At the district’s May 9 Board of Education meeting, Harborfields High School senior Alexandra Ebanks was honored for her hard work and dedication as the board’s student representative for the 2022-2023 school year.

An outstanding student in academics, Ebanks was named an AP Scholar with Distinction, the College Board’s highest level of recognition. She serves as student government president and is a member of the National Honor Society and Rho Kappa Social Studies Honor Society.

As a key member of her school’s science research program, Ebanks has been involved in high-level research, participating in the prestigious Science Journal Club program at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory last summer, as well as the highly competitive Simons Summer Research Program at Stony Brook University, where she worked in the department of medicine and immunology. Ebanks earned regional champion status at last year’s Science Olympiad and placed fourth in the Biomedical and Health Sciences category at the Long Island Science and Engineering Fair.

Ebanks is also highly involved in music, serving as president of the Tri-M Music Honor Society. For the past two years, she has studied cello at Saturday classes at the Manhattan School of Music in a pre-college program, Prior to that, she attended a music advancement program at The Juilliard School in New York City. This hard work has paid dividends, as Ebanks earned All-National recognition by the National Association for Music Education and was the only cellist in the state to have been picked for the All-National Orchestra. She also earned All-County designation from the New York State Council of Administrators of Music Education and All-State honors from the New York State School Music Association.

As an athlete, Ebanks earned Scholar-Athlete recognition as a member of the Harborfields varsity track and field team. Beyond the classroom, Ebanks has demonstrated leadership in all aspects of her life, serving as historian of the high school’s Spanish Club, a member of the Natural Helpers, a social justice ambassador to the Town of Huntington and a volunteer tutor. She earned the highest recognition within the Girl Scouts as a Gold Award recipient, and was recognized for her leadership talents by the American Legion Auxiliary, who sponsored her participation in the Girls State citizenship program last summer.

Ebanks will attend Princeton University this fall.

“It is such a pleasure to take a moment to recognize and thank a person who has made such a tremendous impact on our board of education meetings over the past nine months,” Superintendent Dr. Rory Manning said. “From the moment Allie was selected by to serve as a representative to the board, we knew she was going to be a special addition. Allie has come to each board meeting very well prepared, and delivered informative reports to the board and the community about all the happenings around the district. She is highly involved at the high school, and her dedication to Harborfields inspires me, and I’m sure others, to be better each day. She’s one of the most hardworking students I’ve ever met in my 26 years in this business. I could go on and on about Allie’s accomplishments, her focus on community service and her incredible academic achievements, but I’ll conclude by saying that Allie has made Harborfields a better place than when she entered many, many years ago. We know that Princeton is so lucky to have you.”

Additionally, Board of Education Vice President Susan Broderick was honored for completing professional development certifications through the Nassau-Suffolk School Boards Association. The NSSBA acknowledges school board members who strive to continually expand their governance knowledge and skills.

Date Added: 5/16/2023