PRST STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID LONG BEACH, MS PERMIT NO. 60 Long Beach Breeze P.O. Box 144, Long Beach, MS 39560 April 20, 2019 • Volume 3, Number 4 • “Good News You Can Use” FETCH Park making progress, bricks still available The last day to get an engraved brick for the entrance to the FETCH dog park is April 22. Don’t miss out on this opportu- nity to have your own permanent message and help build FETCH Park at the same time! Visit our FETCH Park Facebook page or our website at: www.FetchParkLongBeachMS. com to order online or download the form or for more informa- tion. Now that the permit has been approved, FETCH Park will become a reality soon! The large pine trees have been removed, By Guest Columnist Barb Reed and the additional work (clean and grub, fill and grade, install utilities) is progressing quickly. The park will be ready to “SIT. STAY. PLAY” this summer! While there was a long stretch without physical activity at the dog park property, volunteers 5 Long Beach seniors named National Merit Finalists Five Long Beach High School seniors have been selected as National Merit Finalists. They include Gracie Bush, Michael Chan, Cameron Frye, Alex- is LaRosa and Mason Mull- ins. Bush, Chan and LaRosa all earned perfect 36 ACT scores. “We are very proud of these stu- dents, their continued achieve- ments and pursuit of excellence,” Long Beach High School Prin- cipal Dr. Talia Lock said. “The National Merit Scholarship Cor- poration originally identified 50,000 of their top scores and, out of that, selected 15,000 to be named as finalists. Long Beach High School is privileged and honored to be home to five of these students. Their unique- Special to Long Beach Breeze Special to Long Beach Breeze cont. on page 7 ness, drive and determination are what sets them apart from others, and I for one cannot wait to see the amazing things they continue to accomplish.” Gracie Bush is the daughter of Dewayne and Marcie Bush. After high school, she plans to attend the University of Missis- sippi and major in international studies and hopes in the future to have a job where she can help people. Michael Chan is the son of Betty Chan. After high school, Chan plans to attend the Roch- ester Institute of Technology and major in game design and devel- opment. In the future, he would like to work for a game produc- ing company or make games independently. Cameron Frye is the son of Pictured (l to r) are National Merit Finalists Alexis LaRosa, Michael Chan, Gracie Bush, Mason Mullins and Cameron Frye. Kelly and Jeff Frye. After high school, he plans to attend Missis- sippi State University and pursue an engineering degree leaving his future open to many options. Alexis LaRosa is the daughter of David and Susan LaRosa. After high school, she plans to major in biology and attend the Uni- versity of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Duke University or Tulane. In the future, she would like to work for the National Institute continue to work hard at rais- ing the funds necessary to com- plete Phase I of the 2.5-acre dog park, which includes fencing, double-gated entry and exit, benches, water fountains, waste stations, and other amenities. In addition, FETCH Park will be wheelchair accessible with ADA-compliant amenities. The double-gated entries will have enough room to allow wheel- chair access, there will be con- crete with enough space for wheelchair access throughout the entrance and extend to water fountains, benches and waste sta- tions in both the large and small cont. on page 2 Special to Long Beach Breeze Pictured (l to r) are volunteers at the FETCH Park booth at the Town Green: Barb Reed, Sara Brisolara, Emily Godwin and April Hardy.