Elementary SEED Students Win

  • Sayville Elementary SEED Students

    Reclaim the UPC Trivia Championship


    Each year, United Cerebral Palsy of Suffolk holds an Annual Trivia Challenge that also serves as a fundraiser. Public and private schools throughout Suffolk County raise money to participate in the contest as one way of supporting the not-for-profit organization’s mission to advance the independence, productivity, and full citizenship of people with cerebral palsy and other disabilities.


    Sayville elementary SEED students at each school prepared for the Trivia Challenge contest, open to all Fourth and Fifth graders, by promoting the fundraiser with visits to classrooms, designing and hanging posters around their schools, and explaining how UCP provides programs and services to approximately 4,000 children and adults with disabilities.


    Through the generosity of each elementary school community, the SEED students raised $2,180 donations. After, they sat one morning before school began to take the Trivia Challenge qualifying test. “The test consisted of 100 questions about topics such as Math and Science, Long Island, Music and Entertainment, and Sports,” explained SEED instructor Cindy Nacional. “Eight top-scoring students from each building would become the Building Team.”


    When Sayville Elementary Building Teams were chosen, they competed against other schools at the UCP Regional Trivia Challenge, where last year, the Lincoln Avenue Team was proclaimed the 2009 Trivia Champs. This year, Sunrise Drive’s Team pulled into the lead and tied for first place with Thomas J. Lahey, Harborfield Central School District!”


    Congratulations to the 2010 Sunrise Drive SEED Team, its co-captains Kelsey Alber and Kalle Weik, as well as team members Kristin Eichele, Thomas Faughnan, Julia Hodgkinson, Andrew Cameron, Matthew Tomko & Sarah Laterza for keeping the title of Trivia Champs in Sayville.