2001 Graduate – Jamie Liccardi
MARCH is named for the Roman God Mars, who was the god of war and guardian of the state. Many important events in time happened in March, such as: On March 2, 1899, President William McKinley signed legislation creating Mount Rainier National Park in central Washington.
On March 4, 1861, President-elect Abraham Lincoln, before hundreds of Citizens’, took the presidential oath of office to become the sixteenth president of the United States.
On March 6, 1836, Mexican General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna recaptured the Alamo, ending a 13-day siege.
On March 9, 1841, The Supreme Court issued a ruling freeing the remaining 35 survivors of the Amistad mutiny.
On March 10, 1876, Alexander Graham Bell conducted the first successful experiment with the telephone.
On March 15, 1820, Maine became the twenty-third state in the Union.
On March 17, 492, Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, died. An Irish and Irish-American holiday, called St. Patrick’s Day commemorates his death.
On or around March 20 the sun moves north across the celestial equator, marking the vernal equinox signifying the beginning of spring.
On March 30, 1867, Secretary of State William H. Seward agreed to purchase Alaska from Russia for seven million dollars.
On March 31, 1917, the U.S. took formal possession of the Danish West Indies and renamed them the Virgin Islands.
Finally, we celebrate Jamie R. Liccardi as Citizens’’ High School’s Graduate of the Month for March 2001.
Of all the important events that happen over time, one significant event is our high school graduation. Ms. Jamie Liccardi did just that last August with Citizens’’ High School. She completed her senior year through distance education. She chose this route because it was important for her to be able to study at her own pace. That rarely happens in traditional high school formats. Jamie was able to better absorb the material at her own pace, and do it at her kitchen table. She also appreciated the convenience of HOMESTUDY.
Jamie told us that finishing her high school requirements and receiving her diploma has ”given me a higher level of self-esteem and the confidence to set more goals, because I know now that I can achieve them.” Jamie’s experience with Citizens’’ was so positive that she recommended it to her younger brother. David Liccardi needed some classes to catch up with his peer group. He took three classes from Citizens’’ and was able to catch up with and graduate with his public high school class.
Jamie is fond of writing, especially poetry. She hopes to someday publish her poems. For now, she has her sights on the fashion industry. She wants to design clothing lines. We are confident that if she attacks this goal as she did the goal of finishing high school, the fashion industry will soon have a fresh, new look. We here at Citizens’’ are very proud of Jamie and are grateful that we could help her in achieving an important moment in her history. Jamie will accomplish many milestones in the future with confidence and a strong self-esteem.
Ms. Jamie Liccardi is Citizens’ High School
“Graduate of the Month” for March 2001.