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Senior Jake Lauto Builds Park Benches for Eagle Scout Project

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For his Eagle Scout project, John Glenn High School senior Jake Lauto recently built sustainable benches in Elwood Park as a tribute to his grandfather, Joseph Lauto, who often walked in the park. The benches will serve as wonderful resting spots for senior citizens, people with disabilities and pregnant women.

Lauto was invited to Huntington Town Hall, where he was recognized by Councilman Sal Ferro, Town Supervisor Ed Smyth and other town officials. His Eagle Scout ceremony will be held on Aug. 21.

Date Added: 8/17/2022

John Glenn Golfers Play a Round in Tribute to Their Late Coach

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In remembrance of coach Joe Pace, student-athletes from Elwood-John H. Glenn High School’s 2021 league championship boys varsity golf team played a round of golf on July 24. The members of the team wrote Pace’s name on each golf ball to pay tribute to their beloved coach, who passed away on July 23 after a courageous battle against cancer.

A dedicated member of Elwood’s teaching staff for 22 years, Pace served as a math specialist at Elwood’s James H. Boyd Intermediate School.

“Mr. Pace helped to support a generation of Elwood students and was highly regarded by all who knew him. He was a true gentleman, dedicated to his family and the Elwood school community. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and cared for him.”

Date Added: 8/15/2022

Elwood Honors Successful Sports Teams

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John Glenn High School held an assembly at the end of the 2021-2022 school year at Harley Avenue Primary School to honor the high school’s boys and girls varsity track teams, which competed in the state track championships, as well as the county champion wrestling team.

“The energy from all the kids and staff was terrific, and the atmosphere was electric,” Athletic Director Dave Shanahan said.

Date Added: 8/15/2022

John Glenn Class of 2005 Alumnus Dr. Justen Elbayar Visits Alma Mater

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Dr. Justen Elbayar, a graduate of Elwood-John H. Glenn High School’s Class of 2005, recently visited his alma mater to speak to students about orthopedic surgery and how to become a physician.

Dr. Elbayar is a specialist in sports orthopedic Surgery at At NYU Langone Hospital–Long Island, as well as a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at NYU Long Island School of Medicine. He earned his medical degree from New York Medical College in 2014, and did his residency in orthopedic surgery at Stony Brook University Hospital in 2019. His publications include “A Biomechanical Comparison of Alternative Graft Preparations for All-Inside Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction” (2019) and “Partial-Rotator Cuff Tears in Throwing Athletes” (2021).

Date Added: 7/29/2022

John Glenn Girls Relay Team Takes Sixth at State Championships

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With a time of 4:05:14, Elwood-John H. Glenn High School girls track relay team – seniors Sofia Condron and Mackenzie Stickleman, junior Emily LaMena and freshman Emelia Maletta – placed sixth in the 4x400 relay at the NYSPHSAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships, held June 10 at Cicero-North Syracuse High School.

“The last event of the championship weekend did not disappoint,” Athletic Director Dave Shanahan said. “Congratulations to Emelia, Mackenzie, Emily and Sofia.”

Date Added: 7/28/2022