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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

The 36th annual Thunderbird American Indian Mid-Summer Pow-Wow will be held at the Queens County Farm Museum from Friday, July 25 through Sunday, July 27. It is the longest-running American Indian Pow-Wow and will feature three days of inter-tribal Native American Dance Competitions.

More than 40 Indian nations will be represented. Chanting, drumming and brilliantly-colored, finely-detailed regalia will provide stimulating entertainment for people of all ages. All dance competitions and performances will be narrated for your appreciation of the rich tradition and culture that is being shared. American Indian art and craft vendors will offer a unique array of times for shoppers.

On Monday, July 7, Vincent J. Calamia, 48, of Floral Park, was arrested on charges related to the production and possession of child pornography. The criminal complaint, filed in the Eastern District of New York, alleges that between approximately 2005 and the date of his arrest, Calamia engaged in sexually explicit conduct with minors and possessed and produced child pornography. The complaint further alleges that approximately 10 videos seized from the defendant’s computer depict the defendant engaging in sexual contact with boys who appear to be as young as between 15 and 17 years old.


Calendar

Village Concert

Friday, July 25

Magic & Comedy

Friday, July 25

Irish Kids-Fleah Music Fundraiser

Saturday, July 26



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