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Harrison Senior Gets His Wish And More: School Lunch Break With The Mayor

Adam Murray, left, a senior at Harrison School School, got to meet Mayor Ron Belmont for lunch. Photo Credit: Provided/HHS
Mayor Ron Belmont meeting with other classmates at Harrison High. Photo Credit: Provided/HHS
Mayor Ron Belmont with Harrison High School students on Oct. 27. Photo Credit: Provided/HHS

HARRISON, N.Y. -- Mayor Ron Belmont joined Harrison High School students for lunch recently after accepting an invitation from senior Adam Murray.

The lunch at the newly renovated Student Union was special for Belmont, and for Murray for a number of reasons, including the fact it was Murray's longtime wish to meet the mayor.

Throughout his tenure as Harrison village mayor and town supervisor, Belmont hosts lunches with constituents.

Adam, who has cerebral palsy and is a student in the Functional Academic Skills Education (FASE) program at Harrison High, said he was captivated by Town Hall when he visited last March to see his artwork on display during Harrison's Youth Art Month.

During more recent art studies, Adam and his classmates created drawings of flags from different countries. Adam took the project one step further by contacting the Mayor’s Office to see if his class could display the artwork at Town Hall. Mayor Belmont called Adam back at school and arranged to alter his lunch schedule to enjoy a bite with Adam and his classmates.

“Adam admires the Mayor’s leadership and commitment to the community of Harrison and was honored that he took time out of his busy schedule to dine with the students of Harrison High School,” said Lenore Lore of the FASE program. “The students enjoyed fun conversations, taking photos with the Mayor, and eating homemade brownies. It was a special event for all in the Student Union, especially Adam.”

Adam will be graduating with the Class of 2015 next spring.

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