Harriet McLaughlin Memorial Award (1984-2001)

Harriet F. McLaughlin was the J.H.S. 47 School for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing principal from 1940 to 1960. She encouraged Deaf students to do their best in their work and to think ahead for what they wanted to do in life. Her favorite quotation was, “Follow your dreams, for as you dream you shall become.”

On Fridays, she went into each and every classroom to read students’ compositions and always praised them for their work. It is for this reason we established the Harriet McLaughlin Memorial award (1984–2001), given to the best all-around graduate of J.H.S. 47.

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1984

Ericka Koza

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1985

Ricardo Bourdon

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1986

Dania Martell

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1987

Robert Nunez

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1988

Gloria Padin

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1989

Freddie Rivera

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1990

Jose A. Perez

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1991

Eduardo Griffith

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1992

Gina Hernandez

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1993

Natasha Hospedales
Khareen Sabido
Elizabeth Valdez

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1994

Luis DeLaNuez
Lakeysha Harris
Betty Smith

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1995

Eduardo Griffith
Eddie Jerome
Juan Pina
Antonia Rodriguez

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1996

Lourdes Capellan
Antonio Gonzalez
Liza Gonzalvez
Mirna Makhlouf
Rhonda Stevens

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1997

Angel Arce
Mei Chen
Leonardo De La
Cruz Essa Matari
Francine Taliaferrow

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1998

Janeen Nurse
Carlos Acevedo

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1999 / 2000

(No record)

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2001

Yunguany Zheng
Delia Trinidad
Cary LaPrince

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