Floral Park Students Give Back


More than 120 Floral Park Memorial High School (FPMHS) students volunteered to create 3,000 goody bags. The bags were then distributed to all of the participants at the Hance Family Foundation’s 5K and Family Fun Day, held at Floral Park Centennial Gardens on Saturday, May 16.  

General education students, as well as students in Sewanhaka High School District’s Promoting Academic Life Skills (PALS) Program volunteered their time to create the goody bags for the event.

According to its website, the Hance Family Foundation was founded to honor the memories of Emma, Alyson and Katie Hance, who died in a car accident on July 26, 2009. The funds raised for the foundation are used to support the organization’s self-esteem educational program for girls, Beautiful Me…The Emma, Alyson and Katie Hance Project, as well as local education and charitable giving programs for children.

Students in the FPMHS PALS program also recently paid tribute to their mothers during a Mother’s Day breakfast on May 8. Students wrote speeches about special moments they shared with their mothers and gave them flowers, in addition to preparing a delicious breakfast.

—Submitted by Sewanhaka Central High School District

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