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Floral Park Exposes Younger Students to its Offerings

Research indicates that students who participate in extracurricular activities perform better academically. So what better way to get the class of 2023 heading in that direction than to expose the students to the abundance of clubs that Floral Park Memorial has to offer?

Thanks to the efforts of Student Activities Director Gina D’Ammassa and the entire guidance department at Floral Park Memorial, incoming students from all of the local elementary schools were invited to the school on Feb. 3. Students and parents were greeted in the junior high cafeteria and welcomed with an ensemble piece from members of the senior high orchestra directed by orchestra teacher Lou Dura. Then, seventh-grade guidance counselor Lauren Giangrande made a brief speech.

Students and families learned about the seventh-grade athletic opportunities offered at Floral Park Memorial. Athletic Director Mr. Lawrence Doreson addressed all questions pertaining to sports. The students also heard from D'Ammassa, who spoke about all of the exciting clubs that are offered for Floral Park Knights. The students and their families attended an activities fair, where Floral Park Memorial student representatives answered questions and encouraged the sixth-graders to think about joining these clubs as early as their first year.

At 4:30 p.m. that day, the stands were packed to watch the defending Long Island Champion and State runner-up Floral Park Memorial girls’ varsity basketball team in its battle against Lynbrook High School.