2006-2010: Townsend Harris High School:
94.8 GPA + 27 College Credits from Advanced Placement Exams and courses at Queens College, City University of New York (CUNY)
Member of National Honor Society, Service Honor Society, National High School and Two-Year College Mathematics Honor Society, and New York State Science Honor Society.
Member of the News and Sports Staffs of the award-winning student newspaper, The Classic, writing a total of 23 articles.
Participant in the 3rd and 4th Annual Townsend Harris Film Festivals, with stop-animation short films.
Winner of the Queens College Presidential Award for Excellence among high school juniors; Two-Time Green Ribbon winner, National Greek Exam; National Hispanic Recognition Program Scholar.
2010-Present: Macaulay Honors College at Hunter College, CUNY:
University Scholar (Given free tuition, room at Hunter's Brookdale campus, Apple Macbook laptop, Cultural Passport, and opportunity to take honors-level courses at Macaulay Center on Manhattan’s West Side or any of the seven participating CUNY senior colleges).
Experience & Accomplishments:
In History Field:
2006-2010: Volunteer Tour Guide, Louis Armstrong House Museum: Performed tours, house upkeep and business work at Corona (House) location; performed archival work, including organizing, cataloguing and cleaning of archival materials, and business work at Queens College (Archives) location (Over 500 hours). Earned Volunteer of the Year Award for 2009.
2005: Mets Kids Correspondent, Radio Disney-WQEW (1560 AM): Won post in broadcasting contest 6/05 based on enthusiasm, clarity, &c, at Green Acres Mall, Valley Stream, NY; wrote my own New York Mets game summaries and scripts and gave weekly Friday 30-second correspondences to the station (15 instances)…9/18/2005: As part of Mets Kids Correspondent position, performed New York Mets starting lineups (and recorded starting lineups for Atlanta Braves, not displayed due to last-minute lineup change) at Shea Stadium.
9/2005, 7/2006: Guest Public Address Announcer at Joseph L. Bruno Stadium, Troy, NY, for Tri-City ValleyCats (Short-A, Astros) against the Brooklyn Cyclones, at the behest of Assistant General Manager Vic Christopher (who heard me as a Junior PA announcer in Brooklyn in 2003).
2006: Finalist, Junior Metscaster Competition: Made Top 10 in Regional competition, a play-by-play of a previous Mets game judged on enthusiasm, clarity, &c, judged by Mets employees, dignitaries from the Mets and The Sports Authority, &c, at Westbury, NY Sports Authority store; participated in Finals competition at Shea Stadium, but did not win. Was accredited member of the press for that day’s game against the Houston Astros.
2007-08: Co-correspondent, SportsPhan.com (http://www.sportsphan.com): Wrote 11 articles with my father, David S. Pecoraro, on the New York Dragons of the Arena Football League, chronicling the final game of the 2007 season, the eight home games of the 2008 season, the Dragons’ Divisional Round game against the Philadelphia Soul in Philadelphia, and the follow-up to the aforementioned playoff game regarding the investigation on the ending of the game. Was an accredited member of the media for those occasions, save for the final instance.
10/2008-11/2008: Member, Barack Obama’s Campaign for Change: Made two appearances for phone banking at the Queens headquarters of the United Federation of Teachers in Rego Park NY, on behalf of the UFT, calling Belle Harbor, NY, and the state of Florida; also called the states of Colorado, Virginia, and North Carolina via canvasses on BarackObama.com.
2009: Contributor, UFLAccess.com (http://www.uflaccess.com): Wrote three articles for the website chronicling the New York Sentinels of the United Football League.
2010-present: Founder and Writer of Daniel Pecoraro’s Random Musings and Trivia (http://www.dpecs.wordpress.com): Wrote, at present, nearly 250 posts on pop culture, the arts, literature, and sports, earning over 5500 page-views since its founding in January, and earning praise from other members of the blogosphere, including Ted Berg of SportsNet New York. Random Musings has since expanded its domain on the Internet, with pages on YouTube, Flickr, and the “Random Musings AM” Twitter page.
Assistant General Manager, Tri-City ValleyCats
(518) 629-2287 Ext: 21
Louis Armstrong House Museum:
(718) 478 -8274
Museum Manager, Louis Armstrong House Museum
Assistant Director, Louis Armstrong House Museum
Project Archivist, Louis Armstrong Archives (718-997-3670)
Former News Director, UFLAccess.com;
Current Media Relations Director, United Football League