Huntington – Huntington Supervisor Chad A. Lupinacci was a keynote speaker at Project Excel’s brunch with students from the South Huntington School District at Oheka Castle Wednesday, February 28.
Project Excel is a program the South Huntington School District initiated over 10 years ago to promote academic success, build a safety net and enhance character traits in students. The event’s theme was “No excuses, we are unstoppable in reaching our goals.”
In his speech, Supervisor Lupinacci challenged students to continue striving for their goals in the face of adversity with an inspiring quote from former First Lady Michelle Obama: “You should never view your challenges as a disadvantage. Instead, it's important for you to understand that your experience facing and overcoming adversity is actually one of your biggest advantages.”
In the photo: (l-r) Project Excel student Franz Jean Baptiste, Supervisor Chad A. Lupinacci, News 12 Reporter Averi Harper, Project Excel student Jamie Jaco Garay.