Thursday, 19 June 2014 11:02
The Sewanhaka Central High School District Cosmetology Program recently competed at the Huntington Hilton Hotel, in Melville. Students from both the senior and junior program entered in the Long Island Teachers Guild Competition in the areas of senior styling, junior styling, hair color, mannequin styling and fantasy hair.
There were more than 200 student entries competing that evening in the presence of salon owners, parents, family members and school administrators. The Sewanhaka students excelled in four of the five categories capturing 10 awards in total.
The students competing against other comprehensive high schools (Valley Stream, Merrick, Sachem etc.) and BOCES academies from Nassau County to Suffolk County demonstrated that Sewanhaka’s program maintains a high level of instruction and the students are producing professional level and quality work.
— From Sewanhaka High School
Saturday, 25 October 2014 00:00
Long Island communities are waging a war against prescription drug abuse and a rampant heroin epidemic. The county launched a free public training program in 2012 to teach ordinary citizens the signs of an overdose and how to reverse its effects using a drug called Narcan.
Garden City High School hosted one of these training events on Oct. 9 as a packed auditorium of parents and community members gathered to learn the skills needed to potentially save a life. Floral Park will host the event in December.
Friday, 24 October 2014 00:00
Despite the national media attention about Ebola in recent weeks, there is one virus that is actually affecting Long Islanders, Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68), with one of the first cases identified in North Hempstead on Sept. 18 and a recent case on Oct. 15 in Suffolk County, which school officials called for the closing of school, as a health precaution.
Dr. Charles Schleien, chairman of the department of pediatrics at Cohen Children’s Medical Center, said that although the enterovirus is still active, cases are dwindling on Long Island. According to Schleien, approximately 500 cases have been reported this season of enterovirus, at Cohen’s Children Medical Center, with two to six patients being admitted per day.