Industry partners provided volunteers who participated as guest shoppers and competition judges. They included New York Life, the United Federation of Teachers, the Staten Island Chamber of Commerce, the New York City Department of Education among others. Their energizing presence was valued by all. Special judge and mentor, Joseph “Joe” Delaney, VEI board member and long-time VE champion, was also in attendance.
VEI leadership extends a special “thank you” to George L. Egbert Intermediate School 2 Principal Jill Passantino and faculty member Joseph Dunne-Jaffe for hosting the event at their school, and to the New York Life Foundation for their generous and ongoing support of the VE-JV program.
Read the Staten Island Advance coverage here.