Written by Garden City Life Staff, Gardencity@antonnews.com Thursday, 05 September 2013 00:00
In keeping with the district’s lofty standards, Garden City High School students once again racked up high AP exam scores. The College Board recently released the results of students sitting for Advanced Placement (AP) exams and students at Garden City High School bested themselves in virtually every category. A total of 531 students took AP exams, an increase of 30 students over the previous year.
Achievement-wise, 88.6 percent of Garden City students achieved scores of 3+ on the College Board’s 5-point grading scale, up from 85.9 percent in 2012. Further categorization is noted with four levels of distinction by the College Board: AP Scholar (students who achieve a 3 or higher on the 5-point scale on three or more exams), AP Scholar with Honor (students who achieve an average of at least 3.25 on all exams taken and grades of 3 or higher on five or more AP exams), AP Scholar with Distinction (students who achieve an average of at least 3.5 on all exams taken and grades of 3 or higher on five or more AP exams), and National AP Scholar (students who achieve an average of at least 4 on all exams taken and grades of 4 or higher on eight or more AP exams).
This year, a total of 220 students were designated as AP Scholars in the categories noted above, an increase of 19 over 2012. Eighty-three students achieved AP Scholar, 58 achieved AP Scholar with Honors, 79 achieved AP Scholar with Distinction, and 18 of the AP students were designated as National Scholars, up from last year’s total of 15.
Saturday, 07 December 2013 00:00
On Sunday, Nov. 3, a walk-a-thon was held to benefit Camp Anchor, a year-round recreation program for citizens with both mental and physical handicaps. The walk-a-thon was coordinated by Garden City resident and Kellenberg Senior Christina DiMasso, and Kellenberg Junior Brendan Callahan, who both work at the camp. “I did this because Camp Anchor has been so great for my brother, Thomas, who struggles with autism,” Callahan said. “I have also grown so much through volunteering there these past three summers.”
Friday, 06 December 2013 00:00
For some people, giving back provides an inherent reward through the simple satisfaction of helping others. Garden City resident Gregory Burke is one of those people. A known philanthropist and supporter of various important causes, Burke’s gift to Winthrop-University Hospital is no exception to his generosity.
Recently, Burke presented Kevin T. Curran, member of Winthrop’s Board of Directors, with a $25,000 gift in support of the hospital’s new Research and Academic Center. The center, scheduled to be completed in late 2014, will focus on the research of diabetes, obesity and the cardiometabolic complications that arise from those conditions, as well as other pressing national and local health issues, including reducing premature births and treating conditions related to aging, such as Alzheimer’s disease and arthritis.
Thursday, 05 December 2013 00:00
The 36th Annual Garden City Turkey Trot was held on a sunny but cold and windy Thanksgiving day. The frigid temperatures were no match for the more than 5,000 runners who ran in Long Island’s largest Thanksgiving day road race. The Turkey Trot consists of three races—a Challenger Division Race for courageous special needs athletes, a 1.4-mile Fun Run and a challenging 5-mile race.
Wednesday, 04 December 2013 12:19
Knowing they were facing off against a very physical team which had made the States for the last two consecutive years, the Garden City Wings Varsity Ice Hockey teammates discussed strategies in the locker room at the Bethpage Ice Arena. Alex Feinstein’s past netminding experiences for the Sailors would prove valuable to them as he drew upon his insight in how to compete against them effectively. Playing with the Garden City Wings team, together they crushed the Oceanside Sailors 7-2, earning their first Varsity win of the season in Nassau County High School Hockey League. Feinsten faced 30 shots while his teammates unloaded 24 on the opposing goalie.