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School nurses from the Bronx and Brooklyn are a winning team in school and after

School nurses from the Bronx and Brooklyn are a winning team in school and after hours at the UFT’s School Nurse Recognition Dinner at union headquarters in Manhattan.

Jonathan Fickies
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School nurses Anna Khoury (left) of PS/IS 30 in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, and Elyse W

School nurses Anna Khoury (left) of PS/IS 30 in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, and Elyse Williams of PS 28 in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, light up the room with their smiles.

Jonathan Fickies
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School Nurses Chapter Leader Cynthia Bennett (center) and UFT Assistant Secretar

School Nurses Chapter Leader Cynthia Bennett (center) and UFT Assistant Secretary and Staff Co-Director LeRoy Barr with members of the chapter’s Executive Board.

Jonathan Fickies
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Dorothy A. Kelen of PS 78 in the Williamsbridge section of the Bronx is saluted

Dorothy A. Kelen of PS 78 in the Williamsbridge section of the Bronx is saluted by her colleagues as she prepares to retire after 21 years of service.

Jonathan Fickies
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Neal Costigan, a school nurse at PS 126 in Manhattan’s Chinatown, gets a shoutou

Neal Costigan, a school nurse at PS 126 in Manhattan’s Chinatown, gets a shoutout for having perfect attendance at chapter meetings this year. Helping him celebrate are Mavis Aquaye (left) of PS 315 and PS 361 in Manhattan and Shannon Chen of PS 411 in Manhattan.

Jonathan Fickies
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District 75 school nurses Diana Siguas (left) of PS 993 at the Frank Sinatra Sch

District 75 school nurses Diana Siguas (left) of PS 993 at the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts in Astoria, Queens, and Jacqueline Nedd of PS 993 at Long Island City HS, also in Queens, are happy and they show it.

Jonathan Fickies
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Members applaud UFT Assistant Secretary and Staff Co-Director LeRoy Barr, who to

Members applaud UFT Assistant Secretary and Staff Co-Director LeRoy Barr, who told the gathering, “There is no difference between being a nurse and being an activist. Organize, speak up, fight back.”

Jonathan Fickies
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Gabrielle Tessler (left) of Liberty HS in Chelsea, Manhattan, and Ida Rosario-He

Gabrielle Tessler (left) of Liberty HS in Chelsea, Manhattan, and Ida Rosario-Heber of Queens Technical HS in Long Island City, Queens, enjoy the camaraderie of colleagues from throughout the city.

Jonathan Fickies
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School nurses from the Bronx and Brooklyn are a winning team in school and after

School nurses from the Bronx and Brooklyn are a winning team in school and after hours at the UFT’s School Nurse Recognition Dinner at union headquarters in Manhattan.

Jonathan Fickies
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School nurses Anna Khoury (left) of PS/IS 30 in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, and Elyse W

School nurses Anna Khoury (left) of PS/IS 30 in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, and Elyse Williams of PS 28 in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, light up the room with their smiles.

Jonathan Fickies
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School Nurses Chapter Leader Cynthia Bennett (center) and UFT Assistant Secretar

School Nurses Chapter Leader Cynthia Bennett (center) and UFT Assistant Secretary and Staff Co-Director LeRoy Barr with members of the chapter’s Executive Board.

Jonathan Fickies
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Dorothy A. Kelen of PS 78 in the Williamsbridge section of the Bronx is saluted

Dorothy A. Kelen of PS 78 in the Williamsbridge section of the Bronx is saluted by her colleagues as she prepares to retire after 21 years of service.

Jonathan Fickies
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Neal Costigan, a school nurse at PS 126 in Manhattan’s Chinatown, gets a shoutou

Neal Costigan, a school nurse at PS 126 in Manhattan’s Chinatown, gets a shoutout for having perfect attendance at chapter meetings this year. Helping him celebrate are Mavis Aquaye (left) of PS 315 and PS 361 in Manhattan and Shannon Chen of PS 411 in Manhattan.

Jonathan Fickies
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District 75 school nurses Diana Siguas (left) of PS 993 at the Frank Sinatra Sch

District 75 school nurses Diana Siguas (left) of PS 993 at the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts in Astoria, Queens, and Jacqueline Nedd of PS 993 at Long Island City HS, also in Queens, are happy and they show it.

Jonathan Fickies
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Members applaud UFT Assistant Secretary and Staff Co-Director LeRoy Barr, who to

Members applaud UFT Assistant Secretary and Staff Co-Director LeRoy Barr, who told the gathering, “There is no difference between being a nurse and being an activist. Organize, speak up, fight back.”

Jonathan Fickies
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Gabrielle Tessler (left) of Liberty HS in Chelsea, Manhattan, and Ida Rosario-He

Gabrielle Tessler (left) of Liberty HS in Chelsea, Manhattan, and Ida Rosario-Heber of Queens Technical HS in Long Island City, Queens, enjoy the camaraderie of colleagues from throughout the city.

Jonathan Fickies

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