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Showing A Head For Business

High school students capture top prizes

Last month, three Garden City High School students won top prizes at the 11th Annual Business Leadership Competition sponsored by the Young Professionals Chamber of Commerce, a division of the Huntington Township Chamber of Commerce at St. Joseph’s College in Patchogue. This was the first time Garden City participated in the event.

Congratulations goes to senior Kristina Ricigliano, student of Mary Ferrara, who won the first place prize for the Life Skills Job Interview division of the competition. Nearly 400 students from 14 different Long Island schools competed in various categories. “Kristina completed a resume and job application for a fictional position at Best Buy,” explained Dr. Erin McKinstry, business teacher at the high school. “Kristina needed to demonstrate an exceptional sense of integrity, attention to detail, and a commitment to customer satisfaction during her interview. She then responded to judges questions regarding her interest in the position.”

As a result of her first place finish, Ricigliano and her family were invited to attend a special winter reception at the John W. Engeman Theatre in Northport, where she was honored.  

Freshmen Joseph Doud and Robert Morizio, who partnered to participate in the Graphic Design division, took home a third place win. Joseph and Robert are students of Dr. McKinstry’s and members of the Future Business Leaders of America. “Their task was to create a logo design for a new burger restaurant in a busy town on Main Street, Long Island,” said Dr. McKinstry. “The entrants needed to create a three-color logo the new restaurant. The logo was displayed on a presentation board and the students then had up to five minutes to present in front of two judges, including three minutes of questioning time.”

- Submitted by Garden City Public Schools

News

In an earlier column, Mayor John Watras shared some helpful tips on how to secure your property in preparation for a hurricane. The following are additional recommendations on what you can do now to be prepared in the event that a major storm hits Long Island.

As the storm approaches, customers should take the following steps to prepare for the arrival of either a hurricane or tropical storm:

New online company debuts

Two Long Island childhood friends, Scott Reich and Michael Winik, recently left their respective careers as an attorney and investment banker to pursue their dream of starting a business together, online food market OurHarvest.

“When Mike and I decided to start a business, we knew it had to reflect our shared love of food, address the lifestyles of our fellow Long Islanders, and be socially responsible,” said Reich.


Sports

Stretching tips for the high school athlete

Prior to the start of high school running season, Garden City’s Physical Therapy Options (PTO) had an opportunity to provide a presentation to members of Sacred Heart Academy’s cross country team. Team members gathered at Garden City’s New York Running Company to learn strategies and tips for a successful fall season.

PTO staff members Dr. Meghan Goetz, Doctor of Physical Therapy, and PTO Aide Mike Murphy discussed the importance of stretching to prevent injury and provided strategies and tips for success for the high school runner.

The league started on Saturday, Sept. 13 at Garden City’s Tullamore Park. It runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays. A uniform shirt and soccer balls are provided. Cleats and soccer shorts are recommended and players must wear shin guards. Age groups range from pre-k through 12th grade. Garden City residents and non-Garden City residents are welcome. Middle school and high school age volunteers are needed. No soccer experience is necessary. If you have any other questions, please contact Andy Garger at ajgarger@verizon.net or 516-775-8058.

— Submitted by the Challenger Soccer League


Calendar

Garden City High School Homecoming

Saturday, October 25

Marvelous Movie Matinée

Monday, October 27

A Map Of Artistic Inspiration

Saturday, November 1



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