Islanders Inspire at East

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Long Beach students at East School learned valuable lessons about the power of teamwork during a visit from New York Islanders NHL team representatives. Joined by the team’s mascot, Sparky the Dragon, the guests led an inspirational presentation and encouraged their audience members to demonstrate good character and work hard in school.  

Every student received an Islanders folder and pencil, as well as a form to apply for two free tickets as part of the team’s Blades for Grades academic rewards program. Students must show that they have received an "A" or moved up a letter grade in a subject in order to earn complimentary tickets through the initiative.