Robert Frost student Jasleen Kaur was awarded a $1,500 cash scholarship for winning the grand prize in the Altice Connects Hispanic Heritage Month essay contest. Kaur wrote about Argentinian soccer player Sergio Aguero. More than 1,000 essays were submitted for the contest, which was sponsored by Altice USA, the parent company of Optimum.
Altice presented Kaur with a check at a Dec. 12 ceremony at Robert Frost, attended by Assemblyman Andrew P. Raia, who also presented her with a citation.
“Jasleen is a leader in and outside of the classroom,” said Spanish teacher Meredith Telese. “From the moment that I presented this opportunity to her, I knew that her essay would be nothing short of fantastic. She always strives to achieve her goals, and this award is truly representative of the driven and motivated student and person that she is. Her essay on Sergio Aguero focused on his compassion and dedication to helping others. Jasleen also embodies such characteristics, and I am so very proud of her accomplishment.”