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Lyberria Brown
Photo courtesy of U.S. Navy

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Hello readers and welcome to another edition of Around Town!

Serving Our Country

Seaman Lyberria Brown, a borough native who was a 2010 graduate of Validus Preparatory Academy, is serving aboard the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Theodore Roosevelt.

She recently returned from a seven-month deployment.

According to the U.S. Navy, Brown credits a lot of her success in the service to lessons she learned growing up here in the borough.

Whatever is going on around you, it is important to stay motivated, she said.

As a U.S. Navy seaman, she is responsible for driving and painting the ship, and standing watch.

Poetry Winner

Lachaye Bailey was a winner in a poetry writing contest sponsored by Police Athletic League’s and got to read one of her short poem at the PAL Poetry Jam on Friday, June 1.

Bailey, a second grader, attends PAL’s Webster Avenue location and she took part in a learning experience prior to the Poetry Jam that taught students about poetic form.

College Grads

The following students earned degrees from Berkely College, the college reports:

Cecelia Allen, Ashley Alvarez, Corey Anderson, Alianna Anderson, Jonathan Ariza, Violet Banda, Safiya Benn, Hermesia Bennett, Katherine Bido, Tiquan Braithwaite, Azucena Cacho, Kenia Cayetano, Yomara Colon, Bourama Coulibaly, Andrea Craig, Edgard Cruz, Michelle Cruz, Cyre Curtis, Komigan Dossou, Kounda Doucoure, Pamela Encarnacion, Andres Espinal, Jennifer Figueroa, Jennefer Flores, Edgar Flores, Eusevio Galves, Stephanie Galviz Willimar ,Garcia Elsy Gomez, Penny Gonzalez, Yalexsa Guzman, Erick Guznay, Sierra Jacobs, Jeffrey Jines, Abubakar Kamara, Julio Lara, Andrew Lattibeaudiere, Kayla Lopez, Jenise Martinez, Victor Martinez, Cerrone McCrary, Tiana McCroskey, Ronda McKenzie, Amanda Mondelli, Albertine Nana, Martha Narvaez, Bryan Parahoy, Wen Yam Pessinaba, Melany Pillcorem, Taniya Pool, Sara Rai, Stephanie Ramirez, Janice Ramirez, Collette Rodriguez, Lisandra Rodriguez, Trisha Rosado, Yokayra Rosario Evangelista, Kelvin Ruiz, Michelle Sanchez, John Santana, Keila Santana, Christina Sellati, Valentin Sierra, Sabrina Silva, Nicole Small, Tanaisha Smith, Domminique Strickland, Manola Talbert, Yadira Tejada, Monee Thomas Misha Thompson, Jose Torres and Yasmine Yahya.

Reach Reporter Patrick Rocchio at (718) 260-4597. E-mail him at procchio@cnglocal.com. Follow him on Twitter @patrickfrocchio.

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