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Floral Park HS Names Top Students

Floral Park Memorial High School recently named its Class of 2014 Valedictorian and Salutatorian. This year, Carly Apar has earned the honor of valedictorian, while Daniel Morgan has earned the salutatorian honor.

Apar is intelligent, talented, unassuming and a phenomenal student. Throughout her years at Floral Park Memorial High School, Apar has demonstrated tenacity and dedication towards her outstanding academic achievement.

At the top of her class with a weighted average of 103, Apar will receive an Advanced Regents Diploma with Honors. Her commitment to her scholastic expectations has also earned her membership into both the National Junior Honor Society and Foreign Language Honor Society.

In addition, Apar is named advanced placement scholar with distinction, placed on the academic high honor roll, received numerous outstanding achievement awards, and winner of the RIT computing medal and scholarship. These accomplishments highlight her academic strengths and prove that she has earned her title as valedictorian for the class of 2014.

Apar’s commitment is also reflected in her involvement in volunteer service and extracurricular activities. Her continuous involvement in Model UN and Key Club, have contributed to the development of invaluable leadership skills that have permeated her positions as captain and treasurer of kickline.

Apar has also devoted her time as a volunteer at PM Pediatrics, and the YMCA in Bellerose. She is a member of the Future Business Leaders of America, and a distinguished dancer.

Daniel Morgan, an accomplished senior of the Class of 2014, embodies the qualities that meet the standards of a Floral Park Memorial High School salutatorian. His academic GPA of 101.87 is demonstrative of his mature demeanor and résumé of extracurricular activities that include being

appointed captain of the varsity cross country track team, his musical endeavors that include his contributions to the New York Jazz Academy, jazz ensemble, All County Jazz Band, and district marching band.

In addition, Morgan completed the New York City Half-Marathon, helping his church team to raise over $15,000 for the World Vision Clean Water Project. Furthermore, this past summer Morgan returned from Annapolis, MD where he spent five days participating in the Naval Academy Summer Seminar program.

News

Girl Scouts of Nassau County recently recognized Krista Longobardi and Meaghan Smith, both students at Floral Park Memorial High School, for individually earning their Gold Award, the highest and most prestigious award within the Girl Scouts Organization. In order to be eligible for a Gold Award, a Girl Scout must have completed two Girl Scout Senior or Ambassador Journeys or have already received the Silver Award and completed one additional Journey. The Gold Award also requires the completion of 80-hours or more of an individual leadership Take Action project that makes a sustainable and measurable impact on an important issue, or need in the community, and that serves to educate and inspire others in the community.

Longobardi’s Girl Scout Gold Award Take Action Project, Pick Your Pet, teaches children ages 5-12 the benefits of owning a pet. She was able to educate her community on the adoption process, the best pet for your household, and how adoption can save an animal’s life. Longobardi’s love of animals made it easy to spread knowledge on this topic. She improved her communication and public speaking skills as a result of her project since she spoke in front of her community leaders and peers.

Saint Mary’s High School will host the 22nd Annual Don Monti Memorial Golf Classic and Fall Alumni Dinner on Thursday, Sept. 25, at Plandome Country Club. Following the golf outing, a dinner reception will take place where Tom Raleigh, of Floral Park, will be honored with the Timothy J. Coughlin ’76 Memorial Award for Outstanding Contributions to St. Mary’s High School.

Raleigh has deep connections to St. Mary’s High School and the Manhasset community. Four of Raleigh’s five children went to St. Mary’s: Tom, Jr. ’88, Brian, ’91, Katie ’93, Kevin ’95. Raleigh has been a loyal St. Mary’s advocate both as a past parent and former coach.  


Calendar

Town of Hempstead Board Meeting

Tuesday, September 2

Floral Park Senior Citizens’ Picnic

Tuesday, September 2

Village of Floral Park Board of Trustees To Meet

Tuesday, September 2



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