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Long Island Elementary School Celebrates 90th Birthday

Northern Parkway School Was Built In 1923

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UNIONDALE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Northern Parkway School’s 90th birthday Thursday was a celebration for the ages.

Past and present students turned out for the festivities at the Uniondale, Long Island, elementary school, CBS 2’s Weijia Jiang┬áreported.

“It was built in 1923, and we’re celebrating because it’s still running,” fifth-grader Marina Jean-Baptiste said.

Students at Northern Parkway School. (credit: CBS 2)

Students at Northern Parkway School. (credit: CBS 2)

At one point, students serenaded alumni

Michael Lee, who attended Northern Parkway in the 1970s, said the school left a major impression on his life.

“This is kindergarten through sixth grade, so it’s a good portion of my life,” he said. “And it’s very vivid still, the memories.”

Northern Parkway was built in 1923 for $150,000. It is one of the oldest buildings on Long Island.

Lynne Schmidt-Molloy and her daughter, Carolyn Molloy-Reggi, were both students at the school. Lynne started there in 1949; Carolyn in 1970.

“That’s really cool that I went to the same school that she went to,” Carolyn said.

“All these wonderful memories,” her mother added.

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