Hancock Central School District News Article

Author, Trooper connect with students

The Hancock Central School District welcomed author Marianne Angelillo and New York State Trooper Shannon Hartz to campus Thursday for a Governor’s Traffic Safety Council Assembly presentation in the MS/HS Auditorium.
Shannon Hartz and Marianne Angelillo (4/2021)
The socially-distanced assembly for Hancock students in grades 9-12 featured a mixed-media presentation about traffic safety and the possible consequences of risk-taking. Keynote speaker Angelillo shared the story of her 17-year-old son, Matthew, who was killed as a passenger in a high-speed car crash on Father’s Day in 2004.

Matthew was an honor-roll student and athlete who had planned to attend the United States Air Force Academy after graduation. Angelillo has publicly spoken about the life-altering crash and its profound impact on her family and the entire Skaneateles community since 2004, in hopes of preventing similar family tragedies.

The mother of four is a multi-media professional, outdoor photographer and author of the book Sharing My Stones, a memoir of the Angelillo family’s difficult journey and transforming the power of grief, love and faith to continue it.

Posted 4/30/2021

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