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Yorktown Neighbors Notes by Janesez

Terry Lanza from Club Fit used her incredible energy and purple power to lead the purple glove warm up at the Yorktown Relay on June 10. The Crompond Teachers also got the party moving with a group dance to “Let’s Get it Started”, their first ever relay dance. Stacey Cummings and Christine Orlando drank the purple kool-aid and had 99 students and faculty on the Crompond Cares Team. A record number of participants for one team at the Yorktown Relay!

Kait Weston performed Pink at Relay and Allie Child and Julianne Fagan , from the Pink Attitude Relay team were so excited to meet the You Tube, Ellen Show Guest who is making a name for herself in the music world!

Jodee Novak rode her bike over 2,000 miles in the past six months!  Her PURPOSE was to help raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  In 2010, Jodee learned to ride a tandem bike with her husband Ed Novak and raised $13,000 in November on a ride in Tucson in honor of Jake and Chase Santorella, who had a successful bone marrow transplant late last year. In June, she continued her journey with a purpose; once again, in honor of Jake and Chase, she rode 100 miles in Lake Tahoe through, rain, hail and hills to raise another $9,000 for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  If you get over to Tazza Café in Somers , give a high five to Jodee and Ed- they have made a difference this year!

Crompond Intermediate School held its graduation on June 21. Deana Triassi, Kayla Knoesel and Claudia Rufa are three of the lucky graduated moving on to middle school next year. Caitlin O'Donnell, Isabella Micciarri, Lindsay Baker, Stephanie Gridley, and Antionetta DeMateo are sitting at a lunch table in the Crompond Cafeteria for the last time.  Teammates and friends Sarah Gelick and Reilly Koch are looking forward to many more good times in middle school. There were gaggles of girls walking around so happy to be graduating and looking forward to the summer before sixth grade!

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