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Harrison Student Rows Way to Boston Regatta

HARRISON, N.Y. - Learning to row has paid off in big ways for Harrison's Liliane Lindsay and she is grateful to Harrison High School for being so supportive of student excellence inside and outside the classroom.

"Harrison High School encourages kids to be all they can be," said her mother, Amy Lindsay. "It doesn't make them choose between athletics and other co-curricular pursuits. How great is that?"

Lindsay will be in Boston this weekend rowing in the Head of the Charles Regatta with the Pelham Community Rowing Association , Westchester's only community rowing club with students from more than 10 area high schools.

The Head of the Charles Regatta is one of the largest two-day regattas in the world with nearly 8,000 athletes participating from around the world and 300,000 spectators. Lindsay will be rowing in the high school girls’ event with older seniors from all over the county, including Mamaroneck, Bronxville, Scarsdale and more.

Lindsay, a sophomore at Harrison High School, started rowing five years ago and has since received honors and recognition for her hard work. Last year, her quad of four rowers won the New York State Scholastic Rowing Championships, which qualified them to move onto Nationals.

Beyond the boat, Lindsay is also a member of the award-winning Harrison High School Marching Band and works with Model Congress and the school's math club.

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