In light of the earthquake in Haiti, staff at Oldfield Middle School rose to the challenge of raising money by hosting a Teacher Challenge fundraiser. The undertaking asked teachers, administrators and staff to volunteer for a fun “challenge” of their choice. By making a donation in each volunteer’s jar, students voted for which challenge they would most like to see performed. Recently, the entire school came together to watch staff members with the highest donations perform their outrageous challenges, which raised more than $700 for the victims in Haiti. Activities performed included running around the entire school building several times, bobbing for apples, and sliming the school’s principal.

Harborfields Runner Sets National Record
Harborfields High School sophomore Kelsey Margey recently won the New York State Federation title in the 1,000M at this past weekend’s New York State Championship meet. With a time of 2:51.87, Kelsey currently has the fastest time in the 1,000 in the nation.

Kelsey, who only started to run this year to “stay in shape for lacrosse,” has had a remarkable season. She won the Suffolk County IV title, and took first at the state qualifier. In addition, Kelsey capped her regular indoor season with a win in the 1,000 at the Long Island Invitational at St. Anthony’s several weekends ago.

“The sky is the limit for this student athlete,” said District Director of Athletics John Valente, “She is equally talented in the classroom, as well as being so gracious, humble, and driven in every aspect.” Congratulations to Kelsey, and her coaches, Chris Kahler and Jenny Turzer.