Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Author Returns to His Roots

Yesterday after school, Lee Krinsky, a '97 Mepham graduate and first-time author returned to his old stomping ground. The National English Honor
Society (NEHS) hosted an author visit in the school library with a book discussion, Q&A, book raffle, and book signing. This event was our best-attended author visit so far with over 130students in attendance. Five students were randomly-selected to receive a paperback copy of Krinsky's novel.

Tragically, like one of the main characters in Krinsky's novel, The Longest Fall, one of the runners from the Wellington C. Mepham High School cross country team died in Krinsky’s junior year. The NEHS presented Krinsky with a check for $100 towards the Troy Depass Scholarship Fund. Each year this fund awards $500 each to a male and female student from Wellington C. Mepham High School. In order to raise additional funds for this scholarship, Krinsky is selling t-shirts with the "Atlantic" logo (the team from the book). To purchase a t-shirt, please see Ms. Stack in school library.

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