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Cancer Scare Leads to Lasting Friendships

Annette Pavlakis (middle) with her two teachers and close friends thumbnail188336

Annette Pavlakis was diagnosed with cancer 11 years ago while a sixth-grade student at Great Hollow Middle School. Her teachers, Michelle Manning and June Scully, went above and beyond, choosing to home school Annette as she battled cancer.

The relationship has continued to this day, with Manning and Scully participating in Pavlakis family events, including lighting a candle at Annette and her twin sister Ashley's Sweet 16.

A recent graduate of NYIT with a degree in graphic design (and a High East East grad in 2017), Annette salutes her former teachers who have become her and her family's close friends.