Long Island - St. Mary School Awarded Donation For Winning Power to Learn's Delete Cyberbullying Pledge Drive Contest
February 2, 2012
East Islip, NY, February 2, 2012 - St. Mary School received a $2,000 grant from Power to Learn for their role in encouraging students to go online and sign the Power to Learn Delete Cyberbullying pledge. The check was presented to Principal Biagio Arpino, who accepted on behalf of the school. Suffolk County Legislator Tom Cilmi recognized students for their commitment and spoke about the potential consequences of online bullying. Schools from throughout Cablevision's tri-state service area were invited to participate in the Delete Cyberbullying pledge drive, with 10 schools - including St. Mary School - declared winners for producing the most signatures. More than 40,000 students signed the pledge, with 29,015 pledges coming from the winning schools.
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"I would like to thank Cablevision for its Delete Cyberbullying pledge drive and all of the students at St. Mary School who participated and spoke out against online bullying," said Legislator Cilmi. "It's vital that the younger generation realizes both the benefits and dangers of cyberspace and understand that cyberbullying can have serious repercussions."