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POB CSD Congratulates National Merit Semifinalists

The Plainview-Old Bethpage Central School District has announced that four John F. Kennedy High School (POBJFK) students have been named National Merit Semi-Finalists for the 2012-2013 school year.

POBJFK students Sunny Zheng, Robert Adelson, Amelia Ricketts and Adrian Kim were recognized as National Merit Semi-Finalists for their outstanding performance on the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying (PSAT/NMSQT) Exam. In order to earn this esteemed title, these four students had to score in the top third of 50,000 students nationwide who qualified for recognition in the National Merit Scholarship program.

These academically talented high school seniors will now have the opportunity to continue in the competition for over 8,300 National Merit Scholarships that will be offered in the spring. National Merit Scholarship winners will be announced beginning in April 2013 and concluding in July 2013.

News

The Columbus Day Parade played host a to a very special group this year. The Family Residences and Essential Enterprises’ (FREE) Players Drum Corps made history as they became the first special needs drum corps to march in the New York City Columbus Day Parade.

The group marched up Fifth Avenue from 44th to 72nd Street with a red carpet performance on Fifth Avenue between 67th and 69th Streets.

Driving rain and cold temperatures could not keep Long Islanders from coming out to support the first annual DogFest Walk ‘n Roll, a fundraiser for Canine Companions for Independence. Held for the first time at Marjorie Post Park in Massapequa, dogs of all breeds and sizes came with their humans with one goal in mind; to raise funds for CCI.

Massapequa resident and event organizer Yvonne Dagger, past president and now board member, discussed the importance of the event.


Calendar

4th Annual Harvest Festival

Saturday, Oct. 25

Health and Wellness Senior Fair

Tuesday, Oct. 28

Haunted Halloween

Wednesday, Oct. 29



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