Locust Valley High School students held a shore-to-shore fundraiser to benefit victims of Superstorm Sandy, in the Locust Valley and Long Beach school districts.

A carnival, complete with cotton candy, hot dogs, face painting and relay races provided a fun-filled fundraiser that brought in more than $4,000 to help those hit hard by the storm get back on their feet.  An entrance fee and raffles were the primary source of fundraising. However, prior to the event students at Locust Valley High School paid for the opportunity to tape their principal and Dean to the wall. Dr. Kieran McGuire, and Mr. Joe Enea were suspended in the air, covered in duct tape, to help raise funds for such a great cause.

Locust Valley High School students Samantha Fornaro and Monica Graziose, along with their families, organized the shore-to-shore fundraiser. They hoped to raise money for Bayville and Long Beach communities, which were both greatly affected by hurricane Sandy. Staff members Jillian Celli, Angela Manzo and Rebecca Gottesman were instrumental in helping Samantha and Monica with the event.

Ms. Gottesman said the students were tireless in their efforts to help those in need. “They had been wanting to help those who were hurt the most by Superstorm Sandy.  They worked day and night for weeks to ensure that this event would be a success,” she explained. Donations from parents, community members, students, and faculty added to the great success of this fundraiser.

Parents and children of all ages came out for the cause, played video games, threw whipped cream pies at their teachers, and had their faces painted.

Great job by all who participated! Check out the pictures in the slide show below.