Newsday extraordinary seniors meet

Trinidad and Tobago Newsday : Saturday April 28th, , Page 7

newsday extraordinary seniors meet

The class of Extraordinary Seniors has had brushes with all of the above, and in the SEE PHOTOS Meet of LI's salutatorians. This year's Extraordinary Seniors are all C students. and blaze trails for fellow schoolmates, future high schoolers, veterans and people they may never meet. By Keshia Clukey [email protected] Updated June 22, AM . Print Share Meet 40, members of LI's high school senior class.

She planned a detour to Paris first. Eric and Virginia Holst, married six years, were off to a family wedding.

And producer Jack O'Hara had a pink slip in hand, en route to covering the finale of the Tour de France bicycle race for the last time as an ABC Sports executive producer. O'Hara hated flying and traveled by car or train whenever possible.

newsday extraordinary seniors meet

His wife, Jane, and daughter, Caitlin, took the flight with him. They are names on the manifest of TWA Flight to Paris, strangers who came together in the broad fuselage of a arcing toward France, full of private thoughts, private hopes, all shattered by a wrenching public death.

At the departure gate in Kennedy, Beverly Hammer's eyes were bright with pride in having passed her stockbroker's exam little more than a week ago. The year-old mother had visions of touring medieval castles while her daughter, Tracy Anne, a year-old doctoral student at Michigan State University in East Lansing, was looking forward to presenting a veterinary-science paper in Tours. It was planned right down to the last detail," said Hammer, an advertising sales consultant.

newsday extraordinary seniors meet

This is a mother-daughter thing. Tracy Anne had a lifelong love of horses and would have finished double doctorates in veterinary science and microbiology in May.

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Not just scared, terrified. When Richard Hammer won an all-expenses-paid trip to the Canary Islands, he took it in cash instead.

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When Beverly got her passport to accompany him on a business trip to Madrid five years ago, she balked at the last minute. But Beverly got over her phobia with the persuasion of Tracy, whom Hammer described as a replica of the strong-willed TV character Murphy Brown. Their love was obvious to passengers and crew members, said Annbeth Reyman of Roslyn. They were very positive, very passionate about life. They were the world to each other and it was evident in everything they did," said Reyman.

Connie also had another love: She was a frequent visitor; each month she'd offer something new she had painted for display, a stunned gallery staffer said yesterday. Her husband, John, who has worked in TWA's baggage department for 42 years, stopped accompanying his wife five years ago, when his parents died there. But year-old Dierdre Feeney, who graduated with honors from Kellenberg Memorial High School in Uniondale last month, gladly accompanied her mother.

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I sat with him and watched the news. We haven't discussed much. Eric, 32, was a dentist, and proudly displayed his soft spot for children in a Yellow Pages ad for his dental partnership, Moriches Dental Associates: And that's the way she was.

By coincidence, Rosemary Everett, manager of an office next to Eric Holst's, was out on a boat with her husband near the site and saw the smoke. She didn't know it was a plane crash until she saw the 11 p. She didn't know it was a man she saw every day until yesterday morning. One of those bodies they're talking about, this is a real person and you're never going to see him again. But he made no attempt to disguise his dislike for air travel.

newsday extraordinary seniors meet

His wife, Janet, and year-old daughter, Caitlin, accompanied him. Their twin year-old sons, Matthew and Brian, stayed in upstate Irvington in the care of Jack's parents. The assignment was to be O'Hara's final one for the network after 14 years: He said, 'You know something Larry?

newsday extraordinary seniors meet

Janet and I are going to Paris. Twenty-four hours from now we're going to be sitting on a boulevard drinking a very expensive French wine. He said we'd talk when they got back. The selected teens are trained to educate students about Tourette, and they also participate in a trip to the Hill where they, along with other delegates, meet with US congressmen and senators lobbying to promote Tourette awareness that leads to federal funding for education and research and other government actions and policies that impact the Tourette community.

Inthe Youth Ambassador Program was founded when Jennifer Zwilling, along with her mother, Jane, and siblings Amanda and Eric, decided to develop a program to educate their peers about Tourette disorder. While listening to her mother speak to teachers about Tourette, Jen realized that kids should also be spoken to, and that there is usually more of an impact when kids talk to other kids.

From that, the Youth Ambassador Program was born, and has been inspiring kids affected by Tourette across the country ever since. Jennifer Zwilling was a BR! CK Award winner from the Do Something! Youth Ambassadors must be between 13 and 19 years old, and be paired with an adult generally a parent or adult guardian who will take on the responsibility of helping with the program, the schedule, and outreach. Youth Ambassadors must have a clear understanding of Tourette.

Even with training, Youth Ambassadors must be responsible to becoming proficient in the information.

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Public speaking and good writing skills are required. Good interpersonal skills and patience dealing with others are a MUST.

What Are The Responsibilities? In addition to presenting to their peers, Youth Ambassadors also meet with politicians, appear in the media and, in coordination with their local Tourette Association chapter, assist with fundraising and awareness raising campaigns. The time commitment can become quite substantial and may even include presenting during school hours.