Carle Place High School Student Organization officers and selected class officers attended a three-day leadership conference in Buffalo recently. The weekend, which started with a trip to Niagara Falls, was part of the New York State Council on Leadership and Student Activities 2013 State Conference.
“The conference was an invaluable experience for the student leaders,” said Erika Fallik, Carle Place Student Organization adviser. “It provided an opportunity to gain valuable information on project planning, community service ideas and projects, team building and fundraising ideas. It was also a great venue to network with student leaders throughout New York State.”
The conference kicked off with Scott Backovich, a youth motivational speaker who helped students understand their true potential. Attendees were also treated to a presentation by motivational speaker Amy Gallimore, whose high-impact training highlights the many ways laughter contributes to positive leadership and a healthy life.
Rachael Martines, Carle Place High School senior class president and Key Club president, presented at a roundtable workshop about the district’s Battle of the Classes, Battling for a Cause. Since the event was launched in 2008, it has raised more than $75,000 for organizations including the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Dancing Dreams, Miracle Network and the Ronald McDonald House. Martines has been a key coordinator of the event since 2010.
Maddalena Buffalino, Key Club and senior class adviser, was named the 2013 New York State Council on Leadership and Student Activities Dr. Earl Reum Advisor of the Year.
“Ms. Buffalino has demonstrated all the character qualities of a successful leader to her students over their high school years, influencing them to always make good decisions and lead by example,” said Kevin Ford, NYS CLSA executive director of students. “She goes above and beyond her duties as an adviser and always puts 110 percent into everything she does. The dedication and commitment that she has exhibited for the past four years as class adviser is truly inspiring.”
The student organization will be hosting its own leadership conference in February, to share with underclassmen the information that they learned.
Saturday, 01 March 2014 00:00
The second meeting of the Powers Chemco property site at Glen Cove City Hall last Thursday night focused on health concerns in the surrounding area. Spokesmen from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), Department of Health (DOH) and other environmental experts discussed the extent of the contaminated soil and water at the site. It was a continued discussion on the proposed clean-up of the State Superfund site, which was formerly occupied by the Columbia Ribbon and Carbon
Manufacturing Company, and now located within the 15-acre Konica Minolta property.
“After careful studies, we found that the contaminated soil and water table poses no threat to nearby residences,” said Nathan Epler, a hydrogeologist from the environmental consulting and management firm Roux Associates.
Friday, 28 February 2014 00:00
The Glen Cove Council of PTAs will be holding its Annual Community Scholarship Fund Event at the Swan Club on Sunday, March 9, at 11:30 a.m. The Glen Cove Community Scholarship Fund was founded in 1958, and it annually administers funds in the form of scholarships to deserving Glen Cove High School seniors. All proceeds from this event will be donated to this fund. The event will feature a performance by the High School Jazz Band and a basket raffle. This year’s honorees are Nomi Rosen, Dr. Michael Israel, Rosemarie Sekelsky, Brittney Frank Rifkind, Suzanne Anderson and Mary Murphy.
Thursday, 27 February 2014 00:00
The North Shore High School swimming team completed its season with high honors this year. Both the men’s and women’s teams have qualified individual athletes for all-conference and all-county championship competitions.
Coach Samara Weitz has also been honored with the Nassau County Coach of the Year award—motivating many of her athletes to succeed throughout the season, including senior Kristen Stanis.
“She made sure I was working hard, but also having fun,” Stanis said. “She taught me how to balance work and play and how it’s important to maintain it.”
Thursday, 20 February 2014 00:00
It was all fun and games at the fourth annual Winter Classic Hockey tournament at the Town of Oyster Bay Ice Skating Center in Bethpage on Saturday, Feb. 8. Young adults and kids of all ages from the Long Island Blues Hockey team faced off against three other teams in the event that gives individuals with special needs the opportunity to play ice hockey in an accommodating setting.
Michael Russo, founder of the Long Island Blues team, said he started the program 10 years ago so his son, Nicholas, who has autism, could play hockey.