2006-12-01 / Community

Local St.Edmund's Students Assist In Post Katrina Clean-Up

Pictured: Ryan Foley and Matthew Kennedy, along with fellow St. Edmund students and Louisiana residents, stand in front of a house affected by Hurricane Katrina. Pictured: Ryan Foley and Matthew Kennedy, along with fellow St. Edmund students and Louisiana residents, stand in front of a house affected by Hurricane Katrina. Two Rockaway locals, Ryan Foley and Matthew Kennedy, were honored at a ceremony at St. Edmund Preparatory High School for their assistance in Louisiana to the victims of Hurricane Katrina.

Foley and Kennedy were presented with an honorary plaque along with fellow classmates Jared Joseph, Justin Komitor, Brian Markowitz and Joseph Roefin, all juniors and seniors at the high school, for the help they gave in rebuilding the Gulf Coast.

The students arrived at Camp Hope on Saturday, October 7, and under the guidance of their high school teacher, Mr. Fama, attended orientation classes and were assigned duties for their week's stay. Camp Hope is a school that has been converted into a housing unit for volunteers in the recovery efforts. The students joined with New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity in the clean-up of the devastated region.

Going through the debris left in a badly damaged home in Louisiana. Going through the debris left in a badly damaged home in Louisiana. At the ceremony honoring the St. Edmund students who traveled to the south for the post-Katrina clean-up efforts. At the ceremony honoring the St. Edmund students who traveled to the south for the post-Katrina clean-up efforts. The students with their teacher, Mr. Fama, at a building site in Louisiana. The students with their teacher, Mr. Fama, at a building site in Louisiana. Students working to clear debris in a neighborhood. Students working to clear debris in a neighborhood.

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