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Westbury HS band surprises Michael Strahan at Hall of Fame parade

Westbury High School’s band and dance team traveled to Canton, Ohio, last weekend to celebrate former student and athlete Michael Strahan’s induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame by performing in two different parades.

See photos of their trip and find out what one-of-a-kind keepsake they brought along to surprise him with in this related story.

Washington HS students take lift-off dreams to New Mexico for seventh straight year

After eight months of construction, five Washington High School engineering students finally had a chance to try to launch the high-powered hybrid rocket they nicknamed “The Golden Eagle Four.”

The students traveled to the White Sands Missile Range last week in New Mexico to launch the rocket, hoping to see it reach a height of 100,000 feet.

Although they weren’t able to reach their goal, the students still walked away from the experience with a lot of valuable lessons. Read the full story here.

Volunteer for 2014 Grads Within Reach Walk Sept. 6

Help HISD get dropouts back in school by volunteering for the 2014 Grads Within Reach walk.

This year’s event will be held at 24 high schools from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014. Volunteers will be placed in teams and fan out across the city, based on the school to which they are assigned, and visit the last known address of students who dropped out or didn’t show up for the first weeks of school.

For complete details, please see this related article.

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