Honoring BRYANNA SPENCER with a "2013 Outstanding Advocate for Cultural & Historical Education Award" presented by the Native American Indian Alliance Historical Society, April 24th, 6pm to 8pm, at The Woodlands
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)
Recipient, "2013 Outstanding Advocate for Cultural & Historical Education"
The Native American Indian Alliance Historical Society recently named Bryanna Spencer as a recipient of a 2013 OUTSTANDING ADVOCATE FOR CULTURAL & HISTORICAL EDUCATION AWARD. Bryanna will be honored on Wednesday, April 24th at The Woodlands Mansion, Woodbury, N.Y., for her outstanding contributions toward the advancement of multi-culturalism and historical education.
Please help support Bryanna in her goal to raise a minimum of $1,000 for this important fundraiser.
Proceeds support the Native American Indian Alliance Historical Society's important programs and services!
Read below a first-person narrative by Bryanna Spencer:
My name is Bryanna Spencer, I’m a senior at Bay ShoreHigh Schooland a high honors student. I am proud to be the great great great granddaughter of David Carll who fought in the 26th colored infantry in the civil war. In 2006, I received the President’s Award for Educational Excellence signed by President George W. Bush. In 2009, I received the President’s Award for Educational Excellence signed by President Barack Obama. I began playing tennis freshman year and I am currently playing on the varsity team this year. This is my 3rd year in theBay ShoreHigh School marching band and color guard. Since 2008, I have been a volunteer for the Long Island Native American Indian Alliance, along with President Denise Evans Sheppard. My various duties include playing the clarinet for the opening ceremony for a memorial in honor of David Carll –a civil war veteran-, coordinating family day, giving a presentation for diabetes awareness and setting up stations for various fundraisers.
I designed a t-shirt in honor of my grandmother Agnes Carl, who passed away due to complications from diabetes. I raised $1000; the proceeds went to Southside Hospital Diabetes Education Program. I feel that making people aware of diabetes will prevent them from being affected by the disease. Since I was little, I’ve always wanted to go into the medical field. Seeing my grandmother go through all the pain and suffering in the hospital furthered my interest in getting an education in the medical field so I can help others.
During the month of August, I was inducted into the National Society of High School Scholars. From June 24th to July 3rd I was invited to the National Student Leadership Conference on Medicine & Healthcare at the University of Maryland. It was there that confirmed my love for medicine and helping others. If there is a way to help someone from suffering, or prevent a disease from occurring, it would be an amazing accomplishment. My aspiration for the future is to become an endocrinologist.
The 2013 ADVOCATES FOR CULTURAL & HISTORICAL EDUCATION AWARDS takes place on Wednesday, April 24, 2014, 6pm to 8pm, at The Woodlands Mansion, Woodbury. N.Y.. To register or for more information, call Tracey Gittere at (516) 222-0550 or TGittere@LegendaryEvents.net
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Native American Indian Alliance Historical Society
Proceeds of this important event will benefit the Long Island Native American Indian Alliance Historical Society, a not-for-profit organization established in 2007 to educate the community on Long Island Native American Indian affairs. The New York State Board of Regents designated this organization as the first Not –for-Profit American Indian historical society within the Long Island New York region. Volunteers provide lectures, educational programs and activities to various schools, museums and other entities throughout Nassau and Suffolk Counties.