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Taking in more than his 15 minutes of fame
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Lawrence Woodmere Academy class of 2010 graduate Jeremy Epstein asked the first question of the presidential debate at Hofstra University on Oct. 16.

On Monday, Epstein visited LWA and spoke to upper school students about his experience. Senior Jonathan Goldberg knew Epstein when he attended LWA and said it was great to see him on television. “It’s nice to know that you can have an opportunity like that and ask a question to the president and potential president,” Goldberg said. “It’s important to vote because for the next four years, you can help choose who will lead this country and who will make the important decisions.”

LWA Headmaster Alan Bernstein said everyone at the school is tremendously proud of Epstein. “Our pride comes from working with him in school, giving him the tools to be successful and seeing how he was able to demonstrate that,” Bernstein said. “Looking at the faces of his previous teachers; they all had big smiles on their faces. Teachers define their success by the success of their students and it’s a very gratifying experience.”

Since the debate, Epstein has done numerous interviews with various television and radio networks amidst pursuing Communications and Exercise Science degrees at Adelphi University. “It’s been a little more than 15 minutes of fame; I’ve been able to do things that not everyone gets to do and I’ve been very fortunate,” he said. “It was an experience I’ll never forget.”


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