OHS Student A Role Model on Crossing Cultural Divides

Mikah Bein of OHS has been selected to receive the Student Building Bridges Award from the Jewish Community Relations Council of Long Island in partnership with the NYS Senate and NYS Assembly. She will be publicly honored for her efforts in creating a more civil society at Nassau County‚Äôs Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) program on Thursday, May 16.

Here's what Mikah's OMS English teacher, Joseph La Torre, wrote about her:

At both the middle and high school levels Mikah has demonstrated herself to be an exceptional leader, independent thinker, and ally to her fellow students. For three years Mikah has been a student trainee and ambassador for the Anti Defamation League through Oceanside's partnership with the organization, spreading its message of tolerance throughout her school community. In being a founding member of the Bridges program, an OMS-OHS partnership with the Uniondale School District, Mikah has positioned herself to be an agent of change in her own school community and across Long Island to demonstrate how students can create bridges of tolerance and take informed action in the world they live in.

   mika bein