OMS Idol Benefits Pediatric Cancer Research


In early April, members of the Oldfield Middle School community within the Harborfields Central School District held their third annual “Oldfield Idol,” which raised over $3,500 for Pediatric Cancer Research in memory of Jordan Yurkew.
During OMS Idol, OMS teachers and administrators volunteered their time to belt out their favorite tunes in front of a packed audience of students, parents, and fellow staff members. Principal Joanne Giordano and science teacher Chris Murphy served as hosts and kept the crowd entertained throughout the evening.
This year, OMS Idol held a special significance not only for the OMS community, but also for the high school, where Jordan would have been a senior this year. His younger sister, Danielle Yurkew, along with Jordan’s friends, participated in the event by making brief but poignant speeches about Jordan and how OMS Idol started in 2007 to celebrate his life.
In May, staff and student volunteers who helped produce OMS Idol will travel to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center to present a check for pediatric cancer research. Students will be given a guided tour of the facility and meet medical staff who will use the donation for research into cures for pediatric cancers.