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Posted on: June 15, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Babylon Recognizes Local Student Who Published Children’s Workbook at 16

Favour Okodogbe (JPG)

Town of Babylon Supervisor Rich Schaffer, Deputy Supervisor Tony Martinez and the rest of the Babylon Town Board recently recognized a young town resident who published a children’s workbook earlier this year. 

Favour Okodogbe, 16, of Amityville, is a senior at St. John the Baptist Diocesan High School in West Islip, and will be attending the California Institute of Technology on a full-ride this fall. Okodogbe will study Computer Science and Business Economics and Management, and is the first student from her high school to attend Caltech. Okodogbe’s parents, Rev. Victor Okodogbe and Pastor Maryqueen Okodogbe are co-pastors of the Mount Zion Gospel Tabernacle Church in West Babylon. 

Earlier this year, Okodogbe published a children’s workbook, A Workbook Just For You, which contains material for any child between the ages of 1-7. From ABCs to 123s, the workbook covers all the basics of what a child needs upon entering school. Okodogbe skipped the 1st grade as a child and is now headed to college in California at the age of 16. She published the book in hopes of inspiring children to learn like she did at a young age. The workbook is available for purchase on Amazon.

Supervisor Schaffer presented Okodogbe with a Certificate of Appreciation on behalf of the Babylon Town Board for her efforts to inspire children to learn, and for the positive impact she has made on our community. 

Photo (left to right): Town Clerk Gerry Compitello, Councilman DuWayne Gregory, Councilman Terence McSweeney, Rev. Victor Okodogbe, Favor Okodogbe, Pastor Maryqueen Okodogbe, Supervisor Rich Schaffer, Deputy Supervisor Tony Martinez, Councilman Anthony Manetta and Town Attorney Joseph Wilson. 

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