Manhasset-Lakeville Chief Lee Strickland Dies
Lee Strickland, the Chief of the Manhasset-Lakeville Fire Department and U.S. Army Veteran of the Vietnam War died early on Saturday, June 17 2006. He died, suddenly, of cancer which was only recently diagnosed.
The Class of 2006-Honors and Awards
An overview of the Great Neck Public Schools Class of 2006 reveals 544 graduates from our three high schools: 241 from North, 290 from South, and 13 from the Village School. Almost 98 percent of the graduates will pursue higher education in either four- or two-year colleges. The remainder historically seeks employment, vocational training, or enlistment in the Armed Services. The North and South High School graduation ceremonies take place on Thursday, June 22, at Tilles Center, C.W. Post Campus, Long Island University, with South's ceremony in the afternoon and North's in the evening. The Village School graduation was held on Wednesday afternoon, June 21, at the school.
Spin Marathon Benefits Colorectal Cancer Screening
On April 2, there was a Spin marathon to benefit the National Colorectal Cancer Research Alliance (NCCRA). The Alliance was formed by Katie Couric and others and is dedicated to the eradication of colorectal cancer by promoting the importance of early medical screening and funding research to develop better tests, treatments, and ultimately a cure.
Troop 10 Runs the Rapids
The Scouts and leaders of Great Neck's Scout Troop 10 went on their annual white water rafting trip down the Lehigh River in the Poconos. Negotiating two rubber rafts down the rapids was more challenging than usual, due to heavy rains just before the Scouts set off, and a few of the boys (and two leaders) were dunked overboard. But cool heads and strong arms prevailed, and all returned safely to the Troop's base camp. After hearty meals of hamburgers, grilled chicken and ribs, the experienced Scouts taught Scoutcraft skills to the first year troop members. A severe thunderstorm ended the outdoor activities and everyone kept dry within their waterproofed tents. The troop broke camp Sunday morning, being sure to leave the site cleaner than they found it.
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