Written by Floral Park Dispatch Staff, email@example.com Wednesday, 16 July 2014 00:00
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
Saturday, 20 September 2014 00:00
Lights. Camera. Action. These are the words you may hear if you are in Floral Park’s village hall.
For almost two decades Floral Park has been home to Four Village Studio (4VS), a local community television station serving the four-village area.
The community station airs a variety of programs hosted by residents, a community billboard and its own weather station. However, according to Operations Manager James Green, this is not the only goal of the studio.
Friday, 19 September 2014 00:00
Senator Jack Martins mentioned education, business and drug use among other topics in a recent interview with the Floral Park Dispatch. He’s currently seeking re-election in November, being challenged by Democrat Adam Haber.
Pointing to what he called “key legislation,” particularly the tax cap legislation passed in 2011 and prescription drug bill he helped foster to enactment, Martins feels New York State is on track to continue fiscal responsibility.