2000-05-13 / Columnists

The Week at

The Rock
by Stuart L. Astor

On Thursday, May 4, about 25 volunteers, representing more than 20 professions and occupations, came to Far Rockaway High School to inform our students about the requirements, benefits and advantages of their jobs. Presentations were made to every class held during periods two, three and four. Among the presenters were representatives from technical schools, business colleges, public institutions and military as well as paramilitary organizations. Celebrity and FRHS graduate Richard Bey described his experiences as a television personality. Members of the New York and Nassau County police and the NYC Fire Department explained their jobs, as did Army, Navy and Army National Guard recruiters, and a FBI agent. A member of the Federal Aviation Authority told students about air traffic control, a court officer enlightened students about his job, and personnel from a court reporting and business technology school surprised students with the lucrative nature of their training. Musicians, a respiratory therapist, a sea captain and various banking and financial service workers rounded out the extensive roster of career professionals. During fourth and fifth period, Principal Thomas Cunningham hosted a lunch for the presenters and thanked them profusely for taking the time and trouble to take part in our Career Day program.

"Grease" Is This Year’s Musical Production…

Rehearsals are well in progress for the FRHS production of "Grease," scheduled for May 18 and 19. Following the great success of last year’s musical, "West Side Story," "Grease" is under the musical direction of Mr. Robert Carpentier. Ms. Karen Hughes is director and choreographer with Ms. Amy Dattner as assistant director. Watch this column for a list of student performers. Tickets go on sale on May 15 and must be purchased in advance of the performances.

P.A. Talent Show In Rehearsal…

The FRHS Parent’s Association is sponsoring a talent show, to per performed on May 25. Tickets will be available on May 15 and, as with the performance of "Grease," there will be no box office sale the night of the performance. Tickets must be purchased in advance.



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