With such positive memories of McGoldrick, the halls of NCCS were silent the day following his death as the students mourned the loss of their classmate and friend. Throughout the day and week, students lined up at his locker and a paper-covered wall in the lobby devoted to him. They wrote down their memories, shared heartfelt comments, and signed their names. The contents of the wall and the actual door to the locker were later removed, delivered to his family, and displayed at his remembrance services.
The bowling team, of which McGoldrick was credited for playing an integral part, wished to honor his memory. They did so by selling pins, which had a small bowling ball and bowling pin attached to a blue ribbon. Proceeds in excess of $300 were given to John's family.
The bowling team has also planned to hold a tournament at Bowl-Mart Lanes, 277 U.S. Route 11, Sunday, Feb. 22, to raise money for a scholarship that will be given out in McGoldrick's memory. For more information, call the bowling alley at 297-6106.
Krissy Sterling is a student correspondent from Northeastern Clinton Central School in Jessica Mehrman's journalism class.