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Gavin Conte

Gavin Conte, Staff Writer

Hi, my name is Gavin Conte and I am a freshman at Foran High School. I am excited to begin writing for the Mane Street Mirror this year. I play for the Foran boy’s soccer team. In my free time, I like to watch sports, TV, and movies. I am also a big fan of the New York Yankees and the New York Giants.

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Together: Some band seniors gather together for Band Senior Night while holding their instruments, November 10, 2022.

“Without Them, We Wouldn’t Have Our Leaders and Role Models”

The Importance and Legacy of Seniors in the Foran Band
Gavin Conte, Staff Writer | June 1, 2023

          According to many, the contributions of the Foran band to our school community and environment are very important. But, many of these contributions cannot happen without the dedication of band seniors. This year, there are 24 seniors in the band, about 1/3 of the entire band.    ...

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A sign is displayed outside of a classroom during an AP exam.

Earning College Credit in High School

Everything You Need to Know About Advanced Placement Classes
Mackenzie Posey and Gavin Conte | March 29, 2023

          The College Board company created over 30 different courses that allow students an opportunity to earn college credits while still in high school. Foran fortunately offers an abundance of these courses to allow students in the Foran school community this opportunity.           ...

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 Celebration: Rhonda Denet honors singer Aretha Franklin in celebration of Black History Month at the Milford Public Library, February 9, 2020.

Honoring the Struggles and the Triumphs

Examining the History and Celebration of Black History Month
Gavin Conte and David Maslar | February 16, 2023

          Black History Month is one of the most popular celebrations of people in the United States. It has been observed in the United States ever since President Gerald Ford officially recognized it in 1976.            Every president after Ford has continued to recognize the month of...

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Fighting For Equality: King Jr. addresses a large crowd in San Francisco, California, June 30, 1964. Photo Courtesy: Creative Commons.

“He Was a Remarkable Man”

How Martin Luther King Jr.’s Legacy is Honored Throughout Media
Gavin Conte, Staff Writer | January 17, 2023

           Martin Luther King Jr. was known by many to be a pioneer for civil rights in society throughout the 1950s and 60s.             U.S. History teacher Ms. Sarah DiGiacomo agrees, “[Martin Luther King Jr.] was a remarkable man - driven by his faith and his passion for equality.”  ...

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Celebrating as a team: Foran Girls Soccer coming together in a huddle after scoring a goal in their game against Law, October 27, 2022.

Cleats On, It’s Gametime

The Girls Soccer Team’s Journey to the State Tournament
Mackenzie Posey and Gavin Conte | November 9, 2022

          The Foran girls soccer team has enjoyed a strong season this year, going 8-8, and qualifying for the CIAC Girls’ Soccer State Tournament.           Over 100 teams across the state have qualified for the tournament, and in the first round, Foran was matched with the tenth-seed...

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The Halftime Performance: The Foran band performs at the September 9 home football game, September 9, 2022.

“We are Fearless, We are Important”

Behind the Scenes of the Foran Halftime Show
Gavin Conte and Connor Rizzo | November 7, 2022

          With the blare of the trumpets and the roar of the crowd, one can only find themselves at a Foran football game. Football season is in full swing once again, and with home games comes halftime shows courtesy of the Foran band.           Playing popular songs such as Mr. Blue Sky...

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