by Michelle Beckford, Candie Madera & Emmanuel Jean-Pierre
Last week "Far Rock" hosted a Health Fair in the Girls’ gym for students and staff. There were fourteen informational booths to visit, such as Health Plus, RAPP’s on relationship abuse and Spark’s on Drug and Alcohol Prevention. The Health Center sponsored several booths which included the topics of the risks of tattoos and body piercing, HIV and sexually transmitted infection Prevention and nutrition. Ms. Lackovic’s students in the Health Careers Program did height and weight screenings. In addition, eight of Ms. McCauley’s art students took part in the First Annual Health and Safety Fair poster contest. The students were to create an original poster following the theme of Health and Safety: Hand in Hand. The winners were chosen by the clinic department. Third place went to Brittney Wilson, second to Kristen Jamieson, and first to Darian Allen. There was also an advertisement poster winner and that went to Rhea Kurbandi.
The sale of tickets for our spring musical, starring Selvin Hernandez, Donna May Jones and Allison Lastique, has begun. The play will be held on May 20 and May 21. Tickets are being sold by Ms. Mason in room 337. The tickets are seven dollars, but if you are an SO member and show your card, you pay the discounted price of five dollars. The students have been working hard both in front of the curtain and behind the scenes to create another spectacular production. Come check it out!
Student Government is collecting nominations for the future Student Council of 2004/2005. If you want to run, see Ms. Mason in room 337. Also, the Student Government is currently collecting donations to sponsor them in the Breast Cancer "Relay for Life," which will be held at Beach Channel High School in June. Students are accepting any size donations but you donate $10, you can have a candle lit in honor of anyone you would like. Please donate to this worthy cause.
We would also like to extend congratulations to all of the Far Rockaway H.S. students who have received their college acceptances already. Each week will be listing some of them. For this week, we think that it is great that the following students were accepted: Azalia Abdulina to Pace, Jonathan Acosta and Karl Pierre to St. John’s University, Jessica Burgos to Hofstra, Marta Perez to Baruch, and Shabnam Sereer to Long Island University.
Far Rockaway High School’s Varsity Baseball Team split the series with Beach Channel High School, as Far Rock took the first game and dropped the second game. Their first game was a winning score of 10-8. The winning pitcher was Raul Marrero. On Thursday, their second game was a losing score of 6-3. Sherwin Shukhu pitched all seven innings. Errors cost them the game.
It was a winning week for the Far Rock Girls’ Softball Team. The first win was against Springfield Gardens with a score of 23-4. The second game against Hillcrest was also a success with a score of 14-11. Evelyn Quist was the winning pitcher for both games. Way to go!
Finally, it was mixed results for the Girl’s Soccer Team. First, they won 3-0 against Robert Wagner. Then in their second game, they tied Newcomers.
Congratulations to all the sports teams. Keep up the good work.
Report cards were given out this Tuesday. We hope everyone got good grades. If you didn’t make the average you wanted, it’s time to do better this marking period. Remember there’s tutoring Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays in room 102 during lunch periods. Those taking Regents should come on Saturdays for extra help so you can do your best. Good luck and stay in school.