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Sewanhaka Graduates Class Of 2014

Sewanhaka High School recently held its 84th commencement ceremony and graduated 249 seniors at the David S. Mack Sports Complex at Hofstra University. At the ceremony, Senior Class President Joseph Mazzeo welcomed the class in his speech, recalling the class activities the students shared over the past six years, and recognized their class advisors Meredith Herbert and Michael Nola.

Salutatorian Daniel Sullivan and Valedictorian Robert Myrick also spoke to their classmates. At graduation, the faculty awarded the Harold W. Wright Memorial Scholarship to Myrick, for earning the highest average on 10 New York State Regents exams.

In addition, Tyler Regnier received the Anthony T. Dwyer Memorial Scholarship, awarded to a senior who is an exceptional student, outstanding team leader, and participated in football or lacrosse. Tyler’s name will be added to the plaque on the arch that sits at the entrance to the school’s football field.

Dr. Ralph Ferrie, superintendent of schools addressed the graduates, as did Senator Jack Martins. The senior high chorus performed two songs, “Some Nights” and “It’s Time for Moving On,” and the senior high band performed, “A Disney Spectacular.”

— Submitted by Sewanhaka High School

News

Community gathers together

for 16th annual Liz’s Day

When a young woman named Elizabeth McFarland died of breast cancer, a group of women gathered together for a small meeting and Liz’s Day was born.

On Sept. 27, the 16th annual Liz’s Day took place at the Floral Park Recreation Center. The event featured a used book sale, a Chinese style auction raffle, foods, drinks and music. All of the money raised from the event went to breast cancer research.

A Village of Stewart Manor Board of Trustees meeting turned into a lesson in the values of community engagement on Oct. 6. The regularly scheduled village meeting was attended by a group of Boy Scouts working toward a merit badge who witnessed new laws enacted and speeches from Fire Chief Tom Skinner and members of the Elmont School District Board of Education.  

Members of Troop 134 attended the meeting to gain an Eagle Scout-required merit badge for Citizenship within the Community. They were required to go to a town hall-style meeting and witness a little democracy in action.


Calendar

Firematic Awards Ceremony

Thursday, October 16

St. Elisabeth’s Craft Fair

Saturday, October 18

Floral Park Memorial High School Homecoming

Saturday, October 18



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