By Caroline McLaughlin
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On February 2, 2018 the Student Organization and Key Club held their annual Battle of the Classes, Battling for a Cause high school assembly. The student body learned about cleft palates and how they impact the development of infants around the world. The students learned about corrective surgeries that are carried out to help infants overcome difficulties associated with cleft palates.
Students will be fundraising for Smile Train and Hagedorn Cleft Palate Craniofacial Center in order to give children a chance to smile. Students chose Smile Train to make an impact on an international level and Hagedorn Cleft Craniofacial Center for its work on Long Island. Students chose this cause because they were touched by alumni Wally Avenellada’s son Gerard who was born with a cleft palate. Wally is a 2003 alumni of Carle Place High School and son of retired Carle Place Teacher Amelia Avenellada. Click here for additional information.
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