CSA's June 6 joint Advisory Committee and Executive Board meeting at the LaGuardia Marriott was a busy one.
By a voice vote, Exec Board members approved President Ernest Logan's motion that CSA endorse New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's re-election.
Shortly afterward, President Logan told the crowd that he would be retiring on August 31 and, as per CSA's Constitution, Executive Vice President Mark Cannizzaro would assume the Presidency on Sept. 1. First Vice President Henry Rubio would then become Executive Vice President. You can watch President Logan's announcement in the video section.
The members then moved to the banquet room for CSA's annual student scholarship ceremony.
Winners of the $1,000 M3 Technology Lottery Scholarships included Tristan Peter Vega, Faith Torres, Victoria Mongiello, Mathew Raysor and Marquel Hendricks.
American Federation of School Administrators Scholarship honorees were Klara Wichterle of Bronx High School of Science (Jean Donahue principal), and Amanda Tudda of Notre Dame Academy High School (Kate Jaenicke principal).
CSA $1,000 Borough Scholarship Honorees were Nicole Cortina of Brooklyn's Fort Hamilton High (Kay Houlihan, principal), Angelica Alonso of Staten Island's Curtis High School (Gregory Jaenicke principal), Kaiyell Pettie of Manhattan's High School of Economics and Finance (Michael Stanzione principal), Mecca Muamba of Bronx High School of Law (Michael Barakat, principal), and Emely McKeown of the Queens Academy of Careers and Television (Edgar Rodriguez, principal).
Retiring Exec Board members Randy Nelson, Marcia Buckhout, Naomi Drouillard, Nancy Sing-Bock, Angela Carey-Adams, and Paula Lombardo, and Advisory Committee member Ronald Wilson were presented trophy clocks.
Mayor de Blasio swooped into the meeting to accept the CSA endorsement and to congratulate Mr. Logan on his retirement and his service to the city.
After the ceremony members dug into cocktails and a buffet dinner before heading home.