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“Legislator Anthony Piccirillo Honors Emily Albert with inaugural Distinguished Youth Award for the 8th Legislative District”
Suffolk County Legislator Anthony A. Piccirillo honored Emily Albert as the Distinguished Youth honoree for the 8th Legislative District. Emily is currently a 7th grade student at Seneca Jr. High School and a resident of Holbrook. In May, Suffolk County celebrated the first annual Youth Week. Each Legislator was able to celebrate our youth by nominating someone from each Legislative District who made an impact in their community throughout the COVID-19 crisis. This week Emily along with her grandmother celebrated her award in the 8th Legislative District office where she received a proclamation from Legislative Piccirillo.
“I was more than happy to honor Emily with the inaugural Distinguished Youth Award from the 8th Legislative District in my office this week” said Legislator Piccirillo. Last April, when the world shut down due to COVID-19, Emily took it upon herself to help make and collect more than 600 thank you cards for our healthcare workers. The healthcare thank you cards she helped to make and collect, were then donated to the 8th Legislative District where they were distributed to local healthcare workers on Long Island. “Emily took it upon herself to collect all of these cards during the height of the pandemic to help give back” said Legislator Anthony Piccirillo. “She is a caring and compassionate young lady who deserves to be honored for all of the amazing work she has done during the pandemic to help people smile” Legislator Piccirillo added.
“It is incredibly important to celebrate our youth and our future leaders like Emily who took the initiative to help people she did not know during a time of crisis in America” added Legislator Piccirillo. Emily along with the other award winners were honored by Suffolk County during a zoom celebration in late May. “Emily’s thank you cards put many smiles on the faces of our healthcare workers, during the height of the pandemic when there wasn’t much to smile about. This made a big impact in the moral of our Healthcare workers during a time when they needed it the most” said Legislator Piccirillo. Congratulations Emily, and the rest of the Distinguished Youth Award Winners!