Students cheer and look on during a presentation by former NFL football player, Dancing with the Stars champion and author, Rashad Jennings.
First row: Madalyn Lee, Alex Capone, Nelson Villafane, Kevin Haggerty, Sarah Reap, Janiyah Williams, Jaelyn Natale and Edgar Feliciano. Second row: Dave Walsh, East principal; Paul Brennan, superintendent of schools; Rashad Jennings; Maria Voytko, district librarian; Jaclyn Silvestri, executive director of the Rashad Jennings Foundation; and Jennifer Keene, vice-president of Octagon Global Sports and Entertainment Agency and 1991 graduate of Riverside High School.
Rashad Jennings, former NFL football player, Dancing with the Stars champion and children’s book author visited the third- and fourth-grade classes at Riverside Elementary East School.
Following a presentation about Jennings’ experiences with overcoming academic and bullying hardships, the students were given a copy of his book, “Arcade and the Golden Travel Guide” from the series “The Coin Slot Chronicles.”