Scott Milczewski, the new principal of Hillcrest High School in Jamaica Hills, held a meet and greet in his Conference Room with state Sen. Leroy Comrie, City Councilman Rory Lancman, representatives from Borough President Melinda Katz, Assemblyman David Weprin, the NYPD and community members, which included Ms. Milecent Shields from the Hillcrest High School PTA.
One topic raised by Mr. Milczewski, below, was the issue of safety around the school due to vehicle traffic. Two students have been struck by motor vehicles in the first two months of school. The two students who were hit spoke about their ordeal. The school would like to engage with the Department of Transportation to align the area to the mayor’s Vision Zero initiative. In addition to Hillcrest High School’s 3,200 students there is PS 86, the Young Women’s Leadership School of Queens and two churches in the immediate vicinity.
Seniors Iqra Noor and Darla Moise, who are in the leadership classes, represented the student government. They spoke about the need to rehabilitate the athletic field in front of the school and provide useable tennis and soccer fields plus upgrade the technology of the school to keep it modern.
Refreshments were provided and some members of the school orchestra, below right, provided music to the visitors as they arrived. Parent Coordinator Bilquees Akhtar coordinated the event.
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