Bellport HS Student Sean Skelly Receives AABLE Award

Bellport HS Student Sean Skelly Receives AABLE Award photo
Transformative Education Departmental Services has recognized Bellport High School student Sean Skelly as a recipient of the Access to Better Learning Experience Award for his advocacy of the disabled community. 

A former junior fire fighter for the Hagerman Fire Department Explorer Program and a probationary fire fighter for the same department, Sean has participated in Brookhaven Town’s Clean-up Day. During the winter, he assists with snow removal around fire hydrants and the homes of elderly fire department members. During the holidays, Sean makes “elf visits” to Home Depot in Bellport with a fire truck and Santa Claus for the enjoyment of the community’s children.

As an employee of Woodside Nursery and Gardens since 2013, Sean has assisted with Make-A-Wish during the holiday season. He has also been a volunteer with Angels on Long Island since 2014, where he assists with moving and picking up furniture, loading and unloading trucks, helping in the store and participating in their special events, such as the back-to-school drive and fall festival.

Principal Timothy Hogan recognized Sean during the Sept. 26 Board of Education meeting. “Sean is a young man of character who possesses a commitment to community often not seen in people his age,” Mr. Hogan said. “He is a remarkable young man with a bright future.”

Sean will be presented the AABLE award at the Bellport Country Club on Oct. 27. The district congratulates Sean on this prestigious recognition.