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World War II Vet Shares Foundation of Success With Students
By Steve Yablonski, November 12, 2015
A Teacher's Experience with Yes Pa Yes Pa shows kids the secret of a happy life — and how to become the author of their own life story.
By Joanne Reed, November 2014
Keep Your Eye on the Ball "In life and in tennis, you determine the direction of your shot."
Totally Tennis Magazine Article by Fred Sarkis, April 2013
For octogenarians, tournament tennis never gets old
Herald-Tribune Article by Mic Huber, February 15, 2012
For 85-Year-Old Tennis Player, There's Still Work To Be Done
Bradenton Patch Article by McCarton Ackerman, February 12, 2011
Veteran Shares Life Lessons with Students
Finger Lakes Times News by Susan Clark, November 14, 2010
Toast of the Town "Sarkis Receives Toastmaster Leadership Award"
Naples Record / Victor Herald / Honeoye Herald, June 20, 2007
Message from a Teacher "Students become believers and achievers, not doubters and pouters."
Letter from Dan Green, 6th Grade English Teacher, Marcus Whitman Middle School, Rushville, New York
Press Release : Lee County Florida March 2004 Letter : Buffalo Bills Community Quarterback Award January 2004 Canandaigua Chamber honors Frederick Sarkis
AdNet Community News, February 24, 2003
Entrepreneur, author is year's No. 1 citizen
Daily Messenger by Julie Sherwood, Messenger Post Staff, January 26, 2003
AU business students to hear from "prisoner of the truck"
Alfred University Business School, September 26, 2002
Not just clowning around
Wayne County Mail by Patrick O'Mahen, Mail Editor, October 31, 2002
Speaker brings motivational story
Fiat Lux, The Student Newspaper for Alfred University by Jason Pilarz, Editor and Chief, October 8, 2002
No shortage of motivation
Messenger Post Newspapers by Amy Kotlarz, Messenger Post Correspondent, October 12, 2002
Believe you are capable of doing better
Daily Messenger by Paul Long, Messenger Post Staff, Canandaigua, NY, June 6, 2001
Motivational Millionaire
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle by Michele Locastro Rivoli, September 27, 2000