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Relay for Life Team Honored at Council Meeting

Scotch Plains Councilman Louis Beckerman gives a speech honoring the Scotch Plains -Fanwood SMAC (Sttudent Movement Against Cancer) Executive Board for their hard work and dedication during Relay For Life of Scotch Plains held on May 17, 2013 at last night's Scotch Plains Council Meeting. The team raised $137,449 throughout the year. Credits: Mindy Scarlett

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ – The Scotch Plains–Fanwood High School SMAC (Student Movement Against Cancer) Executive Board was honored with a proclamination for their participation in Relay of Life of Scotch Plains at the Town Council Meeting on Tuesday evening.  The group rose over $137,449 and was recognized for their leadership skills, organization, teamwork, and diligence.

SMAC "Relay for Life" began in 2001 at Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School and has continued to raise donations to help support the fight against cancer. They also have earned awards at the Youth Event in the Eastern Division Relay Conferences.

The SMAC Executive Board's participants were Christie Leist, Olivia Nelson, Kelly O'Leary, Kayla Brady, Victoria Karakis, Justine Valdes, Jojo Uriate, Jordan Bernstein, Jamie Rauch, Kayla Giordanella, Jesse Ozdamar, Alex Ozdamar, Tracy Katz, Liz Nardone, Julia Lavelle, Ally O'Hara, Amanda Mach, Sam Brause, Kayla Spector, and Chris Stone. The team's advisors were Ryan McKenna and Liz Coleman.

"We are so proud of the students at Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School for their participation in the event, "said Councilman Lou Beckerman."They helped honor cancer survivors and raise new awareness of the disease so that a progressive step can be made toward a cure".

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