Molly Vashovsky and Senator Todd Kaminsky


Senator Todd Kaminsky honored 28 graduating high school “student stars” for their exceptional work and leadership. Amid the pandemic, in lieu of the senator’s annual ceremony to recognize these budding scholars, Kaminsky visited each recipient’s house and presented them with the New York State Senate Student Stars Award.

“I am thrilled to recognize these extraordinary students who have excelled academically and established themselves as leaders in their communities,” said Senator Todd Kaminsky. “The Student Stars Award winners represent the best and brightest that our schools have to offer, and serve as role models for their peers. I applaud their achievements and will be eagerly awaiting their future plans.”

Award recipients from the Five Towns include:

Mishah Aryeh (Malverne resident)
DRS Yeshiva High School

Mishah Aryeh and Senator Todd Kaminsky

Mishah is an incredible young man and an exceptional student. He has dedicated his time while in high school to the Yachad organization that works with children with special needs. He is loved by all his peers and teachers because of his caring ways and treats everyone equally with respect and dignity.

Mishah is unselfish and caring. He has made his school a better place. He is a terrific student who has won numerous awards, and is a member of the soccer, track, and debate team.

Molly Vashovsky
HAFTR High School

Molly is an excellent student with a grade point average of 97 along with high standardized test scores. She is extremely charismatic and dynamic, a true leader with incredible speaking skills. Molly volunteers in equine therapy, helping children with special needs gain confidence through horseback riding.

Molly is adept at fundraising, lobbying, art, debating, and writing. She will be spending a gap year in Israel and then attend Macaulay Honors College in NYC.

Moshe Goldfeder
Rambam Mesivta-Maimonides High School

Moshe Goldfeder and Senator Todd Kaminsky

Moshe is a dedicated student who is always contributing to his school and community. He volunteers in the guidance office and has been able to thrive in his studies despite overcoming some difficult circumstances in his life.

Moshe is taking a gap year in Israel, joining the army, and would like to pursue a career in aviation.

Shoshana Greenberg
Stella K. Abraham High School for Girls

Shoshana Greenberg with Senator Todd Kaminsky

Shoshana, Shoshi as she likes to be called, is involved in the school community. She is on many different committees and is the go-to person for staff and peers alike. She has a passion for dance and graphic design. She is always looking to volunteer. She meets weekly with students through the Friendship Circle.

Shoshi puts together the electronic newsletter for the library.

Eitan Wertman with Sen. Todd Kaminsky

Eitan Wertman
Hebrew Academy of Nassau County

Eitan transferred to HANC in 10th grade and has been an amazing addition to the HANC family. He is smart, full of spirit, and is a teacher’s dream student. He is enrolled in a dual curriculum and helped organize and coordinate the school’s virtual color war over Zoom.

Bailey Binkiewicz (Oceanside resident)
Stella K. Abraham High School for Girls

Bailey has been blessed with a beautiful voice and loves to use it. She is the choir head and organizer of the school production. She is a diligent student, well-liked, and respected by teachers and peers. She is active in the community and has packed Thanksgiving and Purim meals for soldiers in Israel, and has delivered food to the local fire department. Her leadership in the community is what makes her a candidate for the award.



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