Few are strangers to the struggle for identity and social acceptance in high school, but for members of the LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning) community, this journey can be exceptionally challenging. There is hope, however, in the halls of Irvington, Sleepy Hollow, and Dobbs Ferry high schools. The Gay-Straight Alliance, a student-run club in all three schools, works to educate the student body on tolerance and anti-bullying, as well as function as a safe haven for those who seek peer support and even anonymity.
Neither rain nor sleet nor snow nor whipping winds could keep members of the Sleepy Hollow High School Engineering Club from seeing the new Tappan Zee Bridge project. Last month, several students met special project advisor Brian Conybeare and ARUP Senior Infrastructure Manager Martha Gross at the viewing area to learn about the project, engineering careers, and educational basics.