It’s a pretty good week for Cameron Yusko. Not only has the East Hampton High School senior been chosen as News 12 Long Island’s scholar athlete of the week (to be shown after 5 p.m. on Tuesday), but also, just prior to this week’s school break, he was named valedictorian of the class of 2012.
“I’m feeling great,” he said. “It’s a great honor. I’ve been working pretty hard to be valedictorian for a long time, and it’s nice when hard work pays off.”
It’s impossible for me to think about the Academy Awards without remembering the night that I was lucky enough to attend.
1976. That year was full of celebration for our country’s founding, fireworks, and tall ships, but no fete was more exciting to me than accompanying my father to the 48th annual Academy Awards to see my gramps, Mervyn LeRoy, receive the Irving Thalberg Memorial Award.