A Senior Affair

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Syosset High School’s Future Leaders of America Club recently hosted a Senior Citizen Prom in the school’s main gymnasium, welcoming approximately 200 senior citizen guests from the Woodbury-Syosset community, including more than 50 residents from the nearby Cold Spring Hills Center for Health and Rehabilitation. Syosset High School’s Jazz Band and girls a cappella group, The Adelettes, provided live entertainment early on, with swing, line and other styles of dance taking place on the gym floor throughout the day. Students served a catered meal, including a delicious dessert they prepared. This year’s theme was Safari, so the gymnasium was decorated like a jungle with many of the students adorning safari hats. There was also an exhibit of student artwork for viewing.

According to FLAC President Alyssa Casale, members have been fundraising throughout the year to make the Senior Citizen Prom possible.

“It’s not every day that the senior citizens have the opportunity to sit down and talk with young people like us, so it’s great that they can learn a little bit about our generation and we get to learn a lot from them,” said Alyssa. “We enjoy the interaction.”

Joanne Leonardi and Susan Occhiuto are Syosset High School’s FLAC co-advisers.