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Announce Valedictorian, Salutatorian

Plainview-Old Bethpage Central School District’s John F. Kennedy High School has announced Adrian Kim as Valedictorian and Chelsea Griller as Salutatorian of the Class of 2013.

Adrian is being honored for her academic and extra-curricular accomplishments. She is co-president for the Art Club and the National Honor Society and has received the prestigious Long Island Scholar Artist award. Along with her artistic accomplishments Kim also excels academically and is a published microbiologist. She plans to continue her education in the field of research, specializing in the study of disease, virology and bacteriology.

Chelsea Giller, salutatorian, is being honored for her academic, athletic, and extra-curricular achievements. Giller has taken the highest level courses available to her every year and has served in leadership positions for the National Honor Society and the French, Science, and Art Honor Societies.

She is a member of the varsity tennis team, where she excels on the court. In the fall 2013, Giller will attend the University of Pennsylvania as an engineering major.

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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