New LEO Club Roars Strong

High school students now have the opportunity to take part in a brand-new junior Lions organization called the LEO Club. The new offering provides students with an opportunity to learn leadership skills, engage in valuable learning experiences and help their local community.     

Since forming, club members have raised money to help a local family in need and are currently running an eyeglass drive. In the near future, the members will be teaming up with the Riverhead JROTC to sing Christmas carols at the Riverhead Care Center.  

The club is spearheaded by School Business and Facilities Manager Larry Luce, who is a member of the Hampton Bays Lions Club, with the help of fellow advisor, high school chemistry teacher Marybeth Valenti. To date, the club has 60 official members and 30 additional students awaiting initiation.

“We hope that the LEOs of today will continue with a life of community service as they grown into adulthood,” said Luce.