The Woodhaven Residents’ Block Association (WRBA) has awarded Alejandro Sagastizado of Franklin K. Lane High School with its annual award for outstanding academic achievement and community service.
Sagastizado, president of his senior class, said that his last year was bittersweet as the school is being phased out and the graduating class is smaller than usual. However, he credits teachers such as Sammy Han with creating a fun atmosphere for the students to learn in.
This fall, Sagastizado will be studying computer engineering at SUNY New Paltz, and hopes to own his own computer repair shop.
“This is the best we have to offer,” said Diane Williams, principal of Franklin K. Lane. “He’s an excellent student. He worked really hard not just for the school, but for the community.”
The WRBA recognized Sagastizado’s achievements by presenting him with a certificate and a small cash prize to help with his continuing education.
“Woodhaven is proud of Alejandro and wishes him well in his studies,” said Ed Wendell, WRBA president. “We hope that one day he’ll open up a business right here on Jamaica Avenue.”