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Woodward Hosts 5th Grade Awards

Students Honored For Various Attributes, Including Leadership And Citizenship  

The Farmingdale School District’s Woodward Parkway Elementary School recently hosted its annual 5th grade awards ceremony.  The event recognizes graduating students who excelled both in and out of the classroom. 

 

Olivia Grace Callahan was awarded with the Dr. Gary E. Karp Community Service Award, for a student who is committed to making the school a better place while honoring the memory of former Board of Education President Dr. Gary E. Karp.   Olivia served as a mentor to kindergarten students, was a valuable member of the school’s Ambassador’s Club and was an active participant in the school’s band and chorus. 

 

Ronald “Ronny” E. Broadman III was presented with the school’s Board of Education Scholarship and Citizenship Award. The award is presented to students who demonstrate scholastic achievement, discipline and leadership.  Ronny is an avid reader who enjoys mathematics, science and history.  He was active in the school’s Odyssey of the Mind program, a member in the school’s orchestra and jazz band and a participant in the school’s Ambassador’s Club.  In addition, he mentored his younger peers as part of the school’s Friendship Club.

 

The Woodward Parkway Elementary School congratulates the following students who were additionally recognized at the 5th grade awards ceremony: Julia Badalamenti, Stephen Gerard Kessler, Olivia Grace Espinosa, Ritchy Alexis, Taylor Lewy, Natasha Pineda and Mathew Grieshaber.

 

— Submitted by the Farmingdale School District 

News

Last year, U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer stopped at Moby Drugs in Farmingdale to highlight the launch of a drug take-back program, which was designed to help residents remove addictive prescriptions out of their medicine cabinets. 

 

Yet, despite studies conducted by the Center for Disease Control—which found 70 percent of those addicted to prescription drugs get them from home, family or friends—federal regulations have prevented pharmacies in New York State from hosting the take-back program. 

Lt. Matt Komorowski of Farmingdale was recently honored with the first annual American Heroes award, for showing bravery when faced with impossible odds. 

 

On Sept. 11, 2001, Komorowski was one of  six FDNY firefighters with Ladder Co. 6, called to the World Trade Center just a short while before the tower collapsed. Arriving at the scene, Komorowski and the members of his ladder company rushed inside the building. As they rushed up the stairs the men of Ladder 6 stopped to assist Josephine Harris, a then 60-year-old Brooklyn grandmother, who was stuck in the stairwell of the building. 


Sports

 

The 2014 Farmingdale Flag Football season kicked off with a blast on Sept. 7.

 

3rd Grade Division

 

The Texans and the Jets played a great opening weekend game, with the Texans getting the victory.  For the Texans, touchdown pass from Joseph Spano to Jaxon Parisi with 20 seconds in the half broke a tie that the Jets never came back from.  The Jets were led by Brendan O’Keefe, who had two rushing touchdowns and Jimmy Caputo, who picked off a pass at the goal line.

 

Farmingdale State College’s women’s tennis team opened the 2014 season with an 8-1 victory over John Jay College (0-1) on Sept. 3. The Rams (1-0) held a 2-1 advantage after doubles play before sweeping the singles matches.


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