As West Brook Middle School students prepare for Relay Field Day on May 9, 2014, students have been actively involved with fundraising and t-shirt designs. The school held a jelly bean contest, raising $175.00 for cancer prevention. In addition, students designed patterns to be silk screened onto t-shirts to be worn by the students on the day of the event. Relay Field Day has been a successful school wide event at West Brook School. Students, parents, teachers, faculty and staff continue to support the world’s largest movement to end cancer.
Relay Field Day was developed out of a need to provide educational information on cancer prevention to local schools, while empowering students to join the fight against cancer. Winners for the jelly bean contest were: Rawdah Elsayed and Ariela Zonenashvili. T-shirt design winners were 5th grade, Chery Gada, 6th grade, Cavin Gada, 7th grade, Caroline Shen & Taniya Sood, and 8th grade, Rosalia Jeon.
Mel is a longtime Paramus resident and has belonged to many Paramus organizations. He is responsible for bringing the Scholarship Show to town and seeing to it that the initial presentation went over well. His five offspring were brought up through the Paramus school system.
In addition, he is a longtime Paramus Rotary member.