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