by Michelle Beckford, Candie Madera & Emmanuel Jean-Pierre
One of Far Rockaway’s juniors in the Honors Program, NirveetaCharles, has been selected for a special college program at Cornell University, which is located in Ithaca, New York. The courses will take place during the summer, from June 26th through August 4th. Nirveeta will be taking, psychology and sociology, for which she will receive six transferable college credits. Congratulations to Nirveeta Charles!
"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’ booth on Health Insurance, RAPP’s on Relationship Abuse, and Spark’s on Drug Alcohol Prevention. The Health Center sponsored several booths which included the topic of Risks of Tattoos and Body Piercing, HIV and STI Prevention and Nutrition. Ms. Lackovic’s students in the Health Careers Program did height and weight screenings. In addition, eighty of Ms. McCauley’s art students took part in the 1st Annual 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. Our spring musical, starring Selvin Hernandez, Donna May Jones and Allison Lastique, opened May 20th, to rave reviews from the students, staff and community members who saw it. 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 donation but if 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 FRHS students who have received their college acceptance already. We think that it’s great that the following students were accepted: Azalia Abdulina to Pace, Jonathan Acosta and Karl Pierre to St. Johns, Jessica Burgos to Hofstra, Marta Perez to Baruch, and Shabnam Sereer to Long Island University.
Sports season is almost coming to an end. Our baseball team had a game against Springfield Gardens on Tuesday with a losing score of (6-5). Pitcher Felipe Santos did his best but the game was lost by one stolen base. On Thursday, they played against the same team again but this time won with a score of (14-4). The winning pitcher was Raul Marrero with five innings. On Friday Campus Magnet forfeited giving Far Rock the win. On their last game on Saturday, they beat Hillcrest H.S. with a score of(10-4). Sherwin Sukhu pitched the winning game of seven innings, with seven strikeouts.
Pitcher Evelyn Quist led Far Rock’s Softball Team against Campus magnet, pitching five innings with a winning score of (21-18). Yeah, girls!
Our soccer team season has finished with a season of 6 wins, 5 losses, and 3 draws.
Before the seasoned finished, the soccer team had a game on Tuesday against Arts and Business with a losing score of (5-0). On Friday, there was a draw against Martin Van Buren.
Congratulations to all on the sports teams and thanks for an exciting season. There are only a few days of school left after today, so be present and make the best of them.