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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

Despite the national media attention about Ebola in recent weeks, there is one virus that is actually affecting Long Islanders, Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68), with one of the first cases identified in North Hempstead on Sept. 18 and a recent case on Oct. 15 in Suffolk County, which school officials called for the closing of school, as a health precaution.

Dr. Charles Schleien, chairman of the department of pediatrics at Cohen Children’s Medical Center, said that although the enterovirus is still active, cases are dwindling on Long Island. According to Schleien, approximately 500 cases have been reported this season of enterovirus, at Cohen’s Children Medical Center, with two to six patients being admitted per day.

The Saint Mary’s High School Alumni Association hosted another successful Don Monti Memorial Golf Classic and Fall Alumni Dinner on Thursday, Sept. 25, despite the cancellation of the golf outing portion of the event due to heavy rain and wind throughout the day. The event, which was the 22nd annual, honored Tom Raleigh of Floral Park, who was this year’s recipient of the Timothy J. Coughlin ’76 Award for Outstanding Contributions to St. Mary’s High School.

The evening portion of the event brought a large turnout of alumni and guests to Plandome Country Club for the dinner reception to support St. Mary’s High School’s many wonderful programs. All the money raised directly benefits current St. Mary’s students.  


Calendar

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Friday, October 24

FPMHS Athletic Booster Club Fundraiser

Sunday, October 26

Harvest Fair

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