The Middle Country Central School District recently welcomed local race car driver Alyssa Paprocky to Centereach High School. Paprocky visited the school to raise awareness of the hundreds of animals that have been transplanted from Florida and Texas to Long Island animal shelters following the regions devastating hurricanes. Paprocky discussed the several ways the students could help these animals and volunteer their time at local animal shelters on Long Island.
The event, sponsored by the school’s Youth for Humanity Club, provided students the opportunity to ask Paprocky about her racing career and her success in the male dominated NASCAR field. The event not only supported the District’s initiative to teach students the importance of community involvement but also exemplified that you can reach the highest levels of any career field through hard work and dedication.