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.
Students at Sewanhaka High School were recently asked to bring in a variety of items for deployed and returning members of the military. All donations were collected through Social Studies classes and then given to the American Legion Post 1033. Students were asked to bring in toothbrushes, lip balm, soap, deodorant, toothpaste, gum, candy, nutrition bars, snacks, canned goods, pasta, and more. Sewanhaka thanks all students who donated for this great cause.
The Sewanhaka District Band traveled to Walt Disney World to perform in the recent Parade on Main Street. The students in the district band also participated in a clinic with a Disney conductor, and performed a movie score along with a scene from The Lion King. The trip was chaperoned by Christopher Doherty and Mrs. Rachel Daloia.
Pictured is the Sewanhaka Central High School District Band marching in the Parade on Main Street in the Magic Kingdom.
— From Sewanhaka High School
Maggie Speck, a senior at Sacred Heart Academy and Floral Park resident, has won the grand award for Grades 9-12 in AAA New York’s 2014 Poster & Video Contest. Speck’s poster “Don’t Become Another Headline,” illustrates the dangers of texting while driving.
Speck and her art teacher Kristin Mariano have been invited to attend the awards luncheon on June 5, where she will receive her award and a $1,000 prize.
On Friday, May 23, Sewanhaka High School, in conjunction with the United States Marine Corps, hosted a Military Career Exploration day. The day provided students enrolled in the Career and Technical Education Program, along with Advanced Placement classes, an opportunity to meet Marines from various career fields, and learn about how the Marine Corps can provide opportunities to students.
The Floral Park-Bellerose Elementary Union Free School District’s budget was passed by voters, 1987-Yes/975-No, on Tuesday, May 20.
The approved 2014-15 FPBSD budget is $28,403,479. The budget-to-budget increase is $545,767, or 1.96 percent over last year, and the tax levy increase is $346,436, or 1.57 percent, which is below the tax cap.
The estimated impact on the average assessed home in Floral Park is less than $8 per month.
Mr. O’Haire’s second-grade crew from John Lewis Childs recently took their class trip to the Nassau County Police Department Headquarters in Mineola.
(Photo by Lisette Miller)
On Tuesday, April 8, Stephanie Davidson, a resident of Floral Park and a student at Nassau Community College (NCC), received the Who’s Who Among Students Award and the NCC Student Activities Award, presented by the Student Activities Staff. The award is given to full time students who have made an outstanding contribution to student life at NCC. The Student Activities Award recognizes students who have made important contributions to student activities or athletic programs at NCC through participation and dedication.
The fourth grade students of Our Lady of Victory recently got to explore the world of science at the Liberty Science Center in New Jersey. Upon arrival, all were amazed by the giant sphere hanging from the ceiling that magically expanded and contracted.
During their visit they enjoyed such exhibits as Eat and Be Eaten, Our Hudson Home, Wonder Why, and Energy Quest. All displays were fantastic but there were two that all agreed were the best: Skyscrapers and the Touch Tunnel.
Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray and Councilman Ed Ambrosino recently welcomed a group of 24 Sewanhaka High School students who proposed legislation before the Town Board in an effort to enhance safety in the community. The students’ influential visit to Hempstead Town Hall’s Nathan L.H. Bennett Pavilion marked another year of Murray and Ambrosino’s longtime involvement with Sewanhaka’s SAIL (Students Active in Law) program.
Sewanhaka’s SAIL class, which meets on a regular basis before the start of school, focused on a number of topics throughout the year impacting the community. Recently, safety concerns at a trio of intersections in the community caught the eye of the students. During the Town Board meeting, the SAIL students spoke before the board to provide specific recommendations within their proposals.
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