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Gavin Conte

Gavin Conte, Staff Writer

Hello, my name is Gavin Conte and I am a sophomore at Foran High School and this is my second year writing for the Mane Street Mirror. At Foran, I play for the soccer, basketball, and lacrosse teams. I am sophomore class secretary and also involved in Natural Helpers and Key Club. In my free time, I like to practice sports and hang out with friends.

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War on Poverty: President Lyndon B. Johnson meets with an American struggling with poverty, 1964.

War on Poverty Day

How Milford Organizations and Foran Clubs Are Helping Out
Isabella Palisi and Gavin Conte | February 12, 2024

          Each year on January 8, there is an international recognition for War on Poverty Day, which is used to reflect on how everyday individuals can eliminate poverty and improve living conditions for all.           Poverty can fall upon anyone, including students, veterans, seniors...

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Where Everyone is Home: The logo of the official Beth-El Center with their motto, Dec. 8, 2023.

War on Poverty Day

How Milford Organizations and Foran Clubs Are Helping Out
Isabella Palisi and Gavin Conte | January 8, 2024

          Each year on January 8, there is an international recognition for War on Poverty Day, which is used to reflect on how everyday individuals can eliminate poverty and improve living conditions for all.           Poverty can fall upon anyone, including students, veterans, seniors...

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Trust Tony G: Lawn signs around Milford showcase Tony Giannattasio’s qualifications for mayor, October 8, 2023.

City-Wide Showdown

A Preview of the 2023 Milford Mayoral Race
Gavin Conte, Staff Writer | November 2, 2023

          Every two years, citizens of all ages across Milford flock to the polling places to vote in the mayoral race. This race is unique because interim Mayor and former Board of Police Commission Chairman Richard Smith, the incumbent, is not running in the election.           Smith was...

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Global Recognition: The UNESCO headquarters in Paris, France during a meeting, November 7, 2013.

“Educators Love What They Do”

Celebrating World Teachers Day 2023
Gavin Conte, Staff Writer | October 5, 2023

          Many people and students around the world agree that teachers' impact on students is undoubtedly positive. Foran students appreciate all kinds of teachers who teach every subject from Art to English to History.           For example, one student appreciates English teacher Mrs....

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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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