2004-04-23 / Community

FRHS Features

by Michelle Beckford, Candie Madera & Emmanuel Jean-Pierre

FRHS Features

by Michelle Beckford, Candie Madera & Emmanuel Jean-Pierre

After two dazzling weeks, four senior students from Far Rockaway High School – Mohammed Amin, Elizabeth Jimoh, Shanique Nelson and Tyson Torres – returned from a whirlwind visit to Germany. The four students ambassadors were part of the Bridge to Berlin program. Some highlights of their visit were meeting Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder, visiting the German Parliament and Congress, staying with a German family for five days and being part of the longest videoconference in the world with more than 300 people. The students had a chance to talk to their parents in New York while in Germany.

"Overall, it was an experience of a lifetimes," said Amin. "It was truly a bridge; connecting two different worlds, uniting as one. Returning to New York, we believe that we have made not only friends in Germany, but a new family."

We’re proud of our student ambassadors and are glad they had a great time.

April is Poetry and Jazz Month! To celebrate, we are having a special Def Jam Poetry Assembly next Wednesday, April 27, during period four. Our COSA, Mrs. Mason, and her Leadership Class are coordinating this activity. After school that same day, the English Department is showing a video showcasing jazz greats such as Louie Armstrong, Roy Hargrove, Ella Fitzgerald and Anita O’Day in room 330. All students, staff and parents are invited to attend. In addition, on Friday, April 30, "Poem-in-Your-Pocket Day," a professional poet will be visiting selected English classes. All students and staff are asked to put a favorite poem in their pocket to take out and share during the day.

On Thursday, April 15, Far Rockaway High School’s baseball team lost to August Martin with a score of 19-5. Congratulations to August Martin. However, the next day, our baseball team won its game against them, 12-4. Junior Sherwin Sukhu was the winning pitcher. Congratulations to all!

Our softball team is on a winning streak having won both of their games last week. First, was a game against August Martin with a score of 22-20. That was followed by a game with Hillcrest with a 17-4 score line. Natasha Sanchez was the winning pitcher and Naomi Anthony was the winning catcher of both games. Over the two games, Kerri Creary hit a total of three home runs and Patrice McKenzie hit four homers. Congratulations to all softball players!

We think spring has finally arrived. Enjoy the beautiful weather but keep attending all your classes. Next week is the last week of the second marking period, so if you owe any work, now’s the time to make it up.

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