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BSHS senior recognized for athleticism, work to raise awareness for rare disease

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The Greater Long Island Running Club has awarded Bay Shore High school senior Emma Mangels a $2,000 check for her achievements inside and outside school as a student-athlete.

Earlier this week, Mangels was named the recipient of the 2017 Herb Grayson Memorial Scholarship for her “dedicated service to the Long Island running community,” according to the running club.

As a member of the school’s track team, Mangel was recognized as a Suffolk County Academic All-County runner.

Outside of school, she used her passion for running to help raise awareness for Epidermolysis Bullosa, which is a rare skin disease that her cousin suffers from.

Mangels organized a 5K run, which netted a whopping $5,600 that she donated to EB Research Partnership.

“Emma is a truly remarkable student,” said Madison McGlone of GLIRC.

Mangels will use her scholarship at the University of Notre Dame, where she starts this fall.

Top: Emma Mangels (5th from L) receives the Herb Grayson Memorial $2,000 scholarship at the GLIRC General Meeting on June 20, 2017. GLIRC Scholarship Chair Erica Gassen (4th from R) and GLIRC Scholarship Committee Member Amy Goldstein (3rd from R) present the check, welcoming Emma’s parents and grandparents, along with Betty, Carol, and Richard Grayson. (courtesy photo)