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.
Students from across Long Island’s school districts, including those at Floral Park Memorial and Sewanhaka high schools, are invited to participate in a Seaford High School program to bolster every day life skills.
A newly renovated Life Skills Suite at Seaford High School is now a brighter, better equipped learning environment for special-needs students and a welcome source of revenue for the district.
And any district that has a need for this type of service are welcomed to send their students to learn some valuable life lessons.
Sewanhaka District students in the cosmetology department took part in a fundraiser for their Relay for Life teams. For four hours, the students took customers in for haircuts, blow dry styling, highlights, hair color retouching, manicures, scalp treatments and more. Students, staff and community members were invited to take part in this special event.
The students in the program had a great opportunity to show off the skill and expertise taught to them in the cosmetology program. The event raised more than $500 for the two relay teams.
Twenty-two Sewanhaka Career Technical Education students participated in leadership and skills competitions at the New York State SkillsUSA Leadership Conference recently held in Syracuse. They were pitted against more than 1500 students from career centers across New York State.
Gold medal winners have earned the opportunity to represent the Sewanhaka District and New York State at the National Leadership Conference held in Kansas City in June.
Ongoing discussion about the upcoming bond referendum vote at Sewanhaka High School has dominated board meetings since the district announced its second proposed plan to renovate its five buildings. The newly proposed $86.61 million bond will be used for renovations and infrastructure projects in the district’s five high schools and up for vote on May 20. The district previously put up a $99.5 million bond, which failed before voters last December by 293 tallies.
Floral Park Memorial High School recently named its Class of 2014 Valedictorian and Salutatorian. This year, Carly Apar has earned the honor of valedictorian, while Daniel Morgan has earned the salutatorian honor.
Apar is intelligent, talented, unassuming and a phenomenal student. Throughout her years at Floral Park Memorial High School, Apar has demonstrated tenacity and dedication towards her outstanding academic achievement.
A Floral Park resident and an eighth grader from the Brother Joseph C. Fox Latin School, Catherine Cherpelis won an award in the essay category of the annual Catholic Daughters of the Americas education contest sponsored by the Bishop Kellenberg Court located in North Merrick.
Cherpelis essay exemplified the contest’s themes of, “Jesus loves us. How do we spread that love?” or, “How do I promote peace in the world.” An awards ceremony was held at the Sacred Heart School in Merrick to reward the achievements of all the contest winners with monetary prizes and certificates from both The Catholic Daughters of the Americas and Assemblyman David McDonough.
Our Lady of Victory (OLV) School gathered for the monthly Thankful Thursday celebration recently. This celebratory event brings everyone together to give prayers of thanks for the students’ academic accomplishments, many birthdays and impressive creative talent.
The OLV Student Council gathered special intentions throughout the month, and a special prayer was said for those intentions submitted in words and in spirit. The students who participated in the St. Baldrick’s Day fundraiser were introduced by the school’s principal, Mrs. Augello.
The “artists in residence” for the month were acknowledged. The Musician of the Month, Gaelle Josama, performed a piece on the piano for the crowd. The assembly ended with OLV school’s first graders performing.
— Submitted by Our Lady of Victory School
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