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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

Thousands of Long Islanders streamed into Burn Park in Massapequa recently for the Town of Oyster Bay’s annual Salute to America concert featuring Dean Karahalis and the Concert Pop Orchestra with fireworks by Grucci.

The event paid tribute to veterans, past and present, and honored three deserving honorees: Guillermo Torres, Plainview’s Robert Reahl and Barbara Tortorice.

Torres is the winner of the Town’s Veteran Lifetime Achievement Award. A Vietnam veteran and Purple Heart recipient, Torres was wounded while on maneuvers.

The kids may be grown. The marriage may have not worked out. Perhaps retirement affords more free time than was anticipated.

Enter The Transition Network, an national social group featuring an active chapter on Long Island that meets regularly at the Plainview-Old Bethpage Library.

Judy Forman, Plainview resident and program co-chair, noted that The Transition Network is an organization of women ages 50 and over who are ‘transitioning’ into the next phase of their lives — whether it be retirement, divorce, losing a loved one or so on — and helping them to meet new people while expanding their horizons.  


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