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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 Town of North Hempstead has prepared a transportation contingency plan for local commuters who may be looking for alternatives if the Long Island Railroad (LIRR) workers strike on July 20.

The plan includes adding free parking at North Hempstead Beach Park, on West Shore Rd. in Port Washington, to aid car pooling, and providing up to 300 spaces at iPark, 1305 Union Tpke. in New Hyde Park, enabling commuters to catch bus service along Union Tpke. or meet up with carpooling buddies.

Speaking for a group of local residents, Santo Cipolla is asking the Sewanhaka Central High School District to revisit a 28-year-old policy that allows one community to attend any of the five district high schools, including Floral Park Memorial High School.

“It was a policy that was created to desegregate South Floral Park and a portion of Floral Park called Jamaica Square,” Cipolla said at a school board meeting last week. “It is our belief that there is not equal access to the schools and violates the equal protection clause under the Fourteenth Amendment.”


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Bellerose Village’s Board of Trustees Meeting

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