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Farmingdale HS Class Of 2014

A high school diploma—for some it is a stepping stone to their collegiate futures, for others it embodies thirteen years of hard work. 

 

On June 24, 452 Farmingdale High School seniors in the graduating class of 2014 adorned their cap and gown for its commencement ceremony at Hofstra University’s David S. Mack Sports & Exhibition

Complex. Friends, family, alumni and community members were in attendance to watch the newest graduates walk across the stage.

 

At the ceremony, class salutatorian Minhal Ahmed and valedictorians Leah Ragno and Elijah Mas shared a few words with the audience about their experiences in Farmingdale and the journey ahead. 

 

Afterwards, Farmingdale High School Principal Glen Zakian took the podium, to tell the students how proud he is that each and everyone in the Class of 2014 has embraced the meaning of “Daler Pride.” 

 

“I have had the pleasure to watch these students mature and grow into fine young men and woman in four years,” Zakian said. “Not only did they succeed in the classroom and reach this level of achievement, but they have become role models and valuable members in our community.”

 

After receiving their diplomas, students turned their tassels to the right, so as to turn over a new leaf into their newest life journey as young adults, before tossing their caps into the air.  

 

“We are extremely proud of our graduates who worked hard to achieve their goals and earn their high school diplomas,” said Farmingdale School District Superintendent John Lorentz. “Our high-level course offerings and extensive programs have provided the Class of 2014 with the necessary skills and foundation to pursue their dreams, in both, higher education and in the workforce.  We look forward to hearing back from our new alumni in the future, and for them to share their success stories with us.”

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.


Calendar

Board of Education - September 17

A Town of the Taste - September 18

Evening with Jeffery Wands - September 19


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