Wyandanch Memorial High School’s Kappa League Expands
The Wyandanch Memorial High School’s Kappa League welcomed 23 new members at their annual induction ceremony. The ceremony officially began with the student procession into the Warren Fuller auditorium, followed by a welcome from Kappa League President Justin Henry. Kappa League members then reviewed the activities and events that took place during the past year.
“Mr. Sibblies, as principal of the high school, is walking out a vision for young people and we stand behind that vision,” said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Gina Talbert. “We are looking to you to be the role models that you are. When we have a problem, we are looking to our Kappa Leaguers for a solution. When something is low, we will look to the Kappa League to help it to rise. We will look to you, and as a district, we are greatly encouraged to see you saying yes to discipline, yes to nonviolence, yes to respect and yes to graduating on time.”
Keynote speaker Paul P. Martin, attorney and member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, inspired not only the new inductees, but those in the audience. “Look to achieve, look to do the best and be the best. Stand together for achievement,” said Mr. Martin. “You have the desire and the tenacity to achieve your dreams and it is the hope of the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, your school district administrators and staff that you will be our future teachers, doctors, legislators, and lawyers. And, no matter what happens, you can achieve your dreams.”
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity members and High School Principal Paul Sibblies also spoke delivering messages on the importance of fidelity and fraternity, commitment, dedication and achievement.
New inductees were pinned with a Kappa League pin by their mother or guardian which was a moving and memorable portion of the evening and received a plaque inscribed with the Kappa League pledge. Led by Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity brother Tyrine Desisso, the inductees recited the Kappa League pledge and were officially welcomed to the fraternity.
Closing the ceremony, the Kappa League presented a step showcase featuring the spiritual “Oh Happy Day!” led by Kappa League chairman and adviser, Mr. Paul Sibblies.
Congratulations to the Wyandanch Memorial High School Kappa League inductees: Noah Abdullah, Zakariya Abdullah, Obion Acoy, Devin Braswell, Marvin Fenwick, Ronald Fletcher, Joshua Flores Milla, Bryan Gustave, Christopher Haynes, Jaiquan Johnson, Jelani Leake, Sharaun Legette, Everett Malone, Christopher Martinez, Anthony Moore, Jonathan Moore Jr., Khamari Petro Dennis, Jeovan Pierre, Jh’vante Pone, Kelvin Portillo Vanegas, Emani Rivera, Zylan Simmons and Josiah Spence.
The Kappa League Development Program was established in 1922 as the national service program of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. It was established to implement a meaningful and practical approach to the problem of youth underachievement. The program focuses on personal development, academic achievement, college and career preparation, and community service.