Students at Carey High School will be hearing a new sound at basketball games and other indoor sport events as well as new computer technology courtesy of a grant from Assemblyman Tom Alfano. Student leaders gathered with Principal Doug Managhan recently when Alfano visited Carey to present the school with a check for $6,500.
The sound system idea came from students at Carey and, in particular, from former Carey High School President Ronny Cohen and current officeholder Christen Hordern. "We brought the idea for the sound system to Assemblyman Alfano because the current speakers were really old and you couldn't hear very well."
Alfano also heard from members of the Carey Dad's Club who also supported the idea. "The Carey Dad's and PTSA do a lot of great work for the students at Carey. I really value the relationship I have with the school and the parents. When I heard from the students and saw the need they had for these items I wanted to help."
Doug Monaghan, principal of Carey High School said, "I really want to thank Assemblyman Alfano for his continued support of our students and our school. His constant presence and work on our behalf means a lot."
Christen Hordern, current president of Carey High School said, "I'm really happy that our school got this grant for computer technology and the sound system. We really needed the equipment and this is a great help to all of us."
Alfano obtained the grant money for Carey from the state budget and discretionary monies he was able to channel to Franklin Square. "Carey is a great school with an excellent faculty and staff. I'm pleased I was able to work with them to get this funding," Alfano concluded.