Leandro Luna-Bisono, Winner of the 2022 Bay Student of the Year Award

2022 Bay Student of the Year Award

Leandro Luna-Bisono

Student at Roger Williams Middle School (Providence, R.I.)

Leandro is a middle school student from Roger Williams Middle School who attended both our fall and winter afterschool sessions this school year through the Providence After School Alliance (PASA). 

Leandro has a lot of passion for marine science and his enthusiasm in our programs is contagious. He attended each afterschool program (Tuesdays and Thursdays) from October 2021 through April 2022.  

Each class, he welcomed us with a huge smile and eagerness to know what he would be learning about the Bay that day. He loved all of our explorations of the shoreline and especially enjoyed spending time at our touch tanks learning about animals. 

Not only was he a model student, but he also helped translate and teach some of his fellow students when there was a language barrier between our instructors and the class. He and his brother would share stories about their time in the Dominican Republic and talk about all the marine life, fishing stories and seafood cuisine they grew up knowing. 

*Please note:  Be sure to access the Johnson & Wales University Harborside Campus through the main entrance on Harborside Blvd. Your GPS may suggest taking Ernest Street to JWU’s Shipyard Street entrance, but that route requires a key card for entry.  

From Route I-95 North or South, take Exit 18 (Thurbers Avenue). Head downhill on Thurbers Avenue to US Route 1A (Allens Avenue). Turn right onto Allens Ave. Continue southbound on Allens Ave. into Cranston, where Allens Ave. becomes Narragansett Blvd. Turn left onto Harborside Blvd. at the traffic light by the Shell gas station. Follow Harborside Blvd. through the Johnson & Wales Harborside Campus. At the end of Harborside Blvd., turn right onto Save The Bay Drive. Save The Bay Drive becomes a circular, one-way roadway as you approach the Bay Center. Parking is available in four guest lots after you pass the main building. Enter the building through the main entrance.