Seventh-Grader Lloyd Recognized for Down Syndrome Advocacy

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Janissa Lloyd, a seventh-grader at the middle school, was recently recognized by New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Suffolk County Legislator Tom Cilmi, Suffolk County Presiding Officer DuWayne Gregory and the Town of Islip Board Council for her contributions as an advocate for the National Down Syndrome Society.

Lloyd and more than 200 advocates walked on Capitol Hill and into the offices of her senators and congressmen, asking them to join the Down Syndrome Task Force, requesting that outdated laws be changed and asking for support of the Able to Work Act. 

“Janissa’s dedication to enhancing the quality of life for all people with Down Syndrome is commendable,” said Principal Mark Bernard. “We are all very proud of her.”