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Farmingdale High School Announces Class of 2014 Salutatorian

The Farmingdale School District is proud to announce that Minhal Ahmed has been named Farmingdale High School’s Class of 2014 Salutatorian. Minhal earned a 104.858 grade point average during his four-year academic career at Farmingdale High School.

“We are extremely proud of Minhal as he strives to learn both in and out of the classroom,” said Jill Greeney, Farmingdale High School Guidance Counselor. “Minhal is extremely humble and is respected and admired by his peers. He is very deserving of this honor and we expect to hear great things of him in his future.”

Minhal received a score of ‘5’ on all of his Advanced Placement exams, the highest score possible. He also qualified as a National Merit Scholarship semi-finalist during the 2013-2014 school year. Outside the classroom, Minhal was an avid participant in the school’s Science Bowl team as well as the Science Olympiad and Mathlete programs. In addition, Minhal volunteers his time to tutor his fellow classmates in math and physics, and volunteers at the Nassau Medical Center and his local library.

Minhal will attend Northeastern University in the fall to study bioengineering.

— Submitted by the Farmingdale School District

News

Oyster Bay Town officials are mulling an override of the state’s 2 percent property tax cap for the second consecutive fiscal year. On Aug. 12, the town held a hearing to approve local legislation, giving the Town Council authority to pierce the cap.

 

However, according to Marta Kane, a spokesperson with the Town of Oyster Bay, Supervisor John Venditto and the members of the Oyster Bay Town Council are not certain if they will entertain a repeat of last year, when the board adopted a $277 million budget, increasing the tax levy by $15,964,647—or 8.8 percent. 

Village officials have teamed up with James Faith Entertainment—founders of the Great South Bay Music Festival in Patchogue—to organize Farmingdale’s first ever two-day music festival, this September 13 and 14. 

 

“Farmingdale is another town that is starting to move forward,” festival producer Jim Faith told the Farmingdale Observer, last May. “[The inaugural festival] will be small, but we’ll start growing it... music festival always take a few years to catch on.” 

 

Faith said that when he first started the Great South Bay Music Festival, back in 2007, it too started small, growing little by little each year. For its inaugural year, Faith booked folk musician Richie

Havens to headline the event. Now, more than eight years later, the festival has featured numerous big name musicians, including: the Doobie Brothers, WAR, Billy Squier, Taking Back Sunday, moe., and Blues legend B.B. King, to name a few. 


Sports

Register now as classes fill up quickly and you don’t want to miss out on the chance to join in trapeze workshops at Eisenhower Park’s I.FLY this fall.

 

“I.FLY was designed to give kids and adults the ability to fulfill their dreams of being in the circus,” says instructor Anthony Rosamilia.  “Flying through the air never gets boring.  At I.FLY, we help people create lifelong memories.” 

After more than a month of group play, on Aug. 16, fourteen teams went head-to-head for a shot at the 2014 Farmingdale Baseball League’s 9/11 Tournament Championship. Here are some highlights from Saturday’s championships. 

 

8U Finals

Long Island Rangers 8 - Farmingdale Greendogs 9


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