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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.

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Maybe not a scene from the rap song video, Thrift Shop, but the popular spot in Floral Park to score some of the best deals on lightly used goods and clothing, the United Methodist Church’s Thrift Shop, was just as exciting to watch when it re-opened to customers for the season. The thrift shop re-opened on Wednesday, Sept. 3 after being closed for the summer for restocking, cleaning and organizing the shelves and racks.

Thrift Shop Manager Dolores Rossi said more than nine volunteers helped throughout the summer to get the shop back into top shape for its re-opening, including her 17-year-old grandsons, Andrew Rossi of Floral Park and Jake Kennedy of New Hyde Park.

In 1963, Sewanhaka High School alumni and Floral Park resident, Adele Werthmuller pulled out her yearbook. She was on a mission and began paging through the pictures and names of her beloved classmates. She decided to look through the phone book for familiar names. She said, “I kept in contact with many of my girlfriends so I started looking for the men first.”


Calendar

Floral Park Memorial High School Class of 1964

Friday, September 12

Bellerose Village Day

Saturday, September 13

34th Annual Antique Motorcycle Show

Sunday, September 14



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