A Credit to Our District
Back row, from left: Michael Clark, Parlin School Principal Dennis Lynch,
Vanessa Carbone, and Kim Clark-Peloquin. Front row, from left: School Committee
member Marcony Barros, Library Coordinator Mary Puleo, Superintendent Priya Tahiliani,
Haley Peloquin, Andres Calderon, Alina Balitskaya, and Sidney Peloquin.
EHS Grads Launch Non-Profit with Book Drive
Two Everett High School graduates have started the non-profit organization, District of Equality, and its first outreach effort was a very successful book drive to benefit students at the Lafayette, Parlin, and Whittier e-Learning Centers. Haley Peloquin, a 2014 EHS graduate, and Jada Vaughan, who graduated in 2016, raised enough money to purchase more than 320 books for EPS students. With the help of Library Coordinator Mary Puleo, School Committee member Marcony Almeida Barros, and a team of dedicated volunteers, safe and seamless distribution events were held at the three elementary schools on Tuesday, November 17.
Cesar Lazare Jr. and Reynald Lazare of Everett-based Soulside Skincare were also instrumental in this successful event.
“It was a genuine pleasure meeting Haley and some of the dedicated individuals who organized this effort,” said Superintendent of Schools Priya Tahiliani. “I am amazed by the degree to which our former students want to give back to their community and our school district. That this book drive comes so close to Thanksgiving made it all the more special. On behalf of the Everett Public Schools, I wish nothing but continued success and lasting impact from the District of Equality.”