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Posted on: May 14, 2018

Councilwoman Bonner & Town Board Honor Rocky Point Middle School Student Who Raised Over $10,000

Student holding award standing with councilmembers

Farmingville, NY – At the May 10 Town Board meeting, Councilwoman Jane Bonner (center) and the Town Board honored Quentin Palifka for raising more than $10,000 over the past two years by shaving his head in support of cancer research through the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. Quentin, an eighth-grade student at Rocky Point Middle School, raised more money than anyone in his school.

Councilwoman Bonner said, “Quentin is an outstanding young man who deserves to be recognized for his generosity and commitment to help his neighbors. He is certainly making his mark on the community and well on his way to achieving his life goals to become a Marine, lawyer, congressman and president.”

In addition to his efforts on behalf of the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, Quentin has worked with Ronkonkoma-based Boots on the Ground NY to welcome home veterans at MacArthur Airport as part of the Honor Flight. He recently received a Certificate of Excellence from The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, which is coordinated by Prudential Financial and the National Association of Secondary School Principals. His other activities include serving in the Student Government and as president of the Community Service Club, and he plays baritone in school ensembles. His life goals are to become a Marine, lawyer, Congressman and U.S. president.

Division of Public Information - Office of the Supervisor

One Independence Hill

Farmingville, NY 11738 

Phone: 631-451-6595

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