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Voters overwhelmingly elected Joshua Lafazan, the 18-year-old Syosset (Credit: David Pokress)

Voters overwhelmingly elected Joshua Lafazan, the 18-year-old Syosset High School senior class president, to the Board of Education. (May 16, 2012)

Joshua Lafazan elected to Syosset Board of Education

Joshua Lafazan, the 2012 senior class president at Syosset High School, is the first high school student ever elected to the Syosset Board of Education.

Joshua Lafazan, 18, attends a Syosset school board
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Joshua Lafazan, 18, attends a Syosset school board meeting. (July 2, 2012)

Trustee Joshua Lafazan speaks with trustee Alan Resnick
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Trustee Joshua Lafazan speaks with trustee Alan Resnick at a Syosset school board meeting. (July 2, 2012)

Joshua Lafazan, 18, attends a Syosset school board
(Credit: Steve Pfost)

Joshua Lafazan, 18, attends a Syosset school board meeting. (July 2, 2012)

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Joshua Lafazan, center, celebrates with friends and classmates
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Joshua Lafazan, center, celebrates with friends and classmates after winning a seat on the Syosset Board of Education. (May 16, 2012)

Joshua Lafazan, center, celebrates with friends and classmates
(Credit: David Pokress)

Joshua Lafazan, center, celebrates with friends and classmates after winning a seat on the Syosset Board of Education. (May 16, 2012)

Joshua Lafazan, 18, rushes back to his classes
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Joshua Lafazan, 18, rushes back to his classes after a morning of interviews following his school board victory. (May. 16, 2012)

12. Teen elected to Syosset Board of Education
(Credit: Nancy Borowick, 2012)

12. Teen elected to Syosset Board of Education
Joshua Lafazan, 18, was elected to the Syosset Board of Education on May 15, while he was still a senior attending Syosset High School. During Lafazan's campaign, he was highly critical of Superintendent Carole Hankin, whose salary and benefits package of more than $500,000 makes her the most highly compensated school chief on Long Island. Lafazan said of his election, "My priority is to make sure every Syosset resident has access to the line-by-line budget and can share their ideas with the school board."

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Joshua Lafazan, 18, of Syosset, stands with his
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Joshua Lafazan, 18, of Syosset, stands with his parents Jeffrey and Sandy in Manhattan the morning after he was awarded the title of Board of Education Trustee Elect for his hometown. (May. 16, 2012)

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Jeffrey Lafazan, of Woodbury, speaks to the media
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Jeffrey Lafazan, of Woodbury, speaks to the media at Walt Whitman Elementary School in Woodbury on election day. To his right, Chris DiFilippo, Josh Lafazan, of Woodbury, 18, and Jake Asman, 17 of Syosset. (May 15, 2012)

Josh Lafazan, 18-year-old Syosset school board candidate that
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Josh Lafazan, 18-year-old Syosset school board candidate that was overwhelmingly elected, speaks to the media at Walt Whitman Elementary School in Woodbury. (May 15, 2012)

Voters overwhelmingly elected Joshua Lafazan, the 18-year-old Syosset
(Credit: David Pokress)

Voters overwhelmingly elected Joshua Lafazan, the 18-year-old Syosset High School senior class president, to the Board of Education. (May 16, 2012)

Josh Lafazan, 18, a Syosset High School senior,
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Josh Lafazan, 18, a Syosset High School senior, is running for the Syosset Board of Education. (April 17, 2012)

Josh Lafazan, 18, a Syosset High School senior,
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Josh Lafazan, 18, a Syosset High School senior, is running for the Syosset Board of Education. (April 17, 2012)

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