YOUTH OF THE YEAR
Jasmine Renee’ Carpio
Dix Hills Jewish Center
Jasmine Renee’ Carpio is a freshman at Commack High School in Commack, New York. She lives with her parents, Cheryl and Jason Kaylie, and her siblings, Myles, and Hannah in Dix Hills, Long Island.
During her high school career, Jasmine was accepted to Huntington Hospital as a Junior Volunteer for her career medical journey. She achieved High Honor Roll in Commack Middle School (CMS) and Commack High School (CHS) every semester. In addition, Jasmine also received the Community Service Award, National Social Studies Award, and was inducted into the National Junior Honor Society in Commack Middle School. She is currently in the Future Health Care Professionals Club as well as Cause for Paws in CHS. Jasmine was involved in both the Design Committee and in the Beautiful Me project at CMS encouraging confidence for young students. In middle school, she received a College Scholarship award from the DaVita KT Family Foundation for her future college academic career.
Jasmine has been an active member of the Jews Advocating Mitzvot (JAM) at the Dix Hills Jewish Center (DHJC) and has traveled to Iceland for an environmental mission to explore her Judaism across the world. Her next mission with the DHJC is to Quebec City, Canada. Jasmine is very grateful to Rabbi Buechler for his ongoing support to the JAM students and their amazing journeys. Jasmine received perfect attendance, excellence in Mishpacha program participation, excellence in Tikkun Olam, and excellence in Junior Congregation at the DHJC. She was awarded the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism high standards of academic achievement METNY Keter Torah certificate as well as the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism personal achievement and active synagogue involvement METNY Akiba award. She has been part of the YAD Squad at the Dix Hills Jewish Center and has volunteered her services at the Hebrew School helping staff, tutoring, and as a teacher’s assistant. Jasmine has completed the DNA Laboratory program “World of Enzymes” at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and has a passionate interest in Dermatology. She will be exploring the medical field in her future endeavors.
Jasmine is a kind-hearted, driven, hard-working, caring, generous young lady, and is always helping her friends, peers, teachers, and family. She always wears her heart on her sleeve. Jasmine would like to thank the Dix Hills Jewish Center and the Federation of Jewish Men’s Club for this wonderful honor as well as the other honorees Rabbi Buechler, and Jacob Klugman.
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