For the fourth consecutive year, Rye Neck Middle School was recognized as a Gold Star No Place for Hate School by the Anti-Defamation League. A small group of students, along with sixth-grade school counselor Meegan Lawlor and art teacher Trisha Appel accepted a banner during a ceremony in New York City on May 24.

Throughout the year, students promoted unity and respect among their peers and created a “Diversity Quilt” as part of the schoolwide No Place for Hate program. The program is designed to create an inclusive and tolerant school community by empowering students to reduce bullying.

“We look forward to participating in this program again next year,” Principal Eric Lutinski said.

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