Farmingville Hills Chamber Scholarship Awarded to Alexa Brown

Sachem East senior to receive $500 scholarship for her ideas on how to make a difference in the Farmingville community.

The Farmingville Hills Chamber of Commerce has awarded its first ever scholarship to Sachem East senior Alexa Brown.

Brown, who is headed to Hofstra University to study biology, will receive a $500 scholarship from the chamber, which was incorporated last year. 

Brown was chosen after East seniors posted short videos on the chamber's Facebook page about what they could do to "make a difference" in the Farmingville community. Watch Brown's full video to the right of this article.

Brown's suggestions:

  • Plan a Community Cleanup Day
  • Convert the old Mobil gas station on North Ocean Avenue into a community center
  • Place recycling bins and additional garbage pails in shopping center parking lots.
  • Plant additional trees and flowers in shopping center parking lots.
  • Install red light cameras at the intersection of Horseblock Road and North Ocean Avenue (County Road 83) to improve safety
  • Install additional crosswalks along Horseblock Road and Granny Road

Cleanup Day Planned

The Farmingville Hills Chamber, with the Farmingville Residents Association, Inc., is planning a Community Cleanup Day on Saturday, May 12, from 10 a.m. - noon. The Chamber will start at the Farmingville Hills County Park located across from the post office, and work east and west on Horseblock Road. The goal is to clean up the business district before the Memorial Day Parade. If you would like to get involved, email info@farmingvillechamber.com

Mark May 03, 2012 at 06:08 AM
Great job Alexa! Love the video!


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