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Top 20 Students In Glen Cove

The Glen Cove Board of Education, in conjunction with Glen Cove High School, honored the Top 20 academically ranked members of the Class of 2014 in a ceremony held during the Jan. 13 board planning meeting. 

Glen Cove High School Principal Roseann Cirnigliaro, Assistant Principal Allen Hudson and Assistant Principal Nadine Wheeler introduced the high school’s top academic achievers, listing the many extracurricular groups and academic clubs to which these students belong, as well as some of the fine post-secondary institutions to which they have been accepted. Each member of the Top 20 was awarded a certificate of recognition signed by Superintendent of Schools Maria L. Rianna and Ms. Cirnigliaro.

 

Samantha DiPaola is the Class of 2014 Valedictorian. Hans Ring is the Salutatorian and Andrew Schuck is the Honorarian (ranked third academically). The following students complete the Top 20: Daniel Wlodarczyk, Madison Dratch, Jackelyn Hayduk, Angad Sodhi, Claudia Kolanovic, Natalie Tenke, Dakota Herman, Sean Tan, Elizabeth Willson, Charles Daniele, Gillian Farnan, Kaitlin Sobelman, Michael Burrell, Alessandra Cappiello, Tianna Stephens, Maxine Lizaso and Hailey Aleman.

News

History will be made on Friday as Nassau Country Club opens its grounds for the U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship, playing host to the tournament which was last played on its greens 100 years ago. The tournament, conducted by the United States Golf Association (USGA), will have 156 women from all over the world competing for the Robert Cox Trophy and the title of national champion, including twin sisters Jennifer and Kristin Coleman, whose grandfather is a member of the club. 

 

For the Coleman sisters, 21, of Rolling Hills Estates, CA, the tournament will almost be like a homecoming: they began playing golf at age 5, and have played Nassau Country Club a number of times over the years while visiting their grandfather, Daniel Coleman, who lives in Glen Cove.

A public hearing was held last week to determine the fate of hookah lounges within the city limits of Glen Cove: it was decided they shall not be allowed. The City Council and Mayor Reginald Spinello voted to ban such establishments, a move that was well received by the majority of people present; only two people expressed opposition to the measure. 

 

“These establishments are becoming rather trendy,” said Mayor Spinello.


Sports

LI-Kick, the co-ed adult kickball league based in Glen Cove, was formed a little over one year ago and is already making a name for itself on the competitive kickball circuit.  On Saturday, July 12, the league sent two teams to McCarren Park in Greenpoint to compete in a national kickball competition sponsored by Brooklyn Kickball. Teams came from as far away as Toronto, Portland and Atlanta. LI-

Kick was the only league from Long Island to participate. 

Three members of the Glen Cove Big Red Boys Lacrosse Team were honored at the Nassau County Lacrosse Coaches Association Dinner on June 11.

Pictured are Ryan Perkins, Sean Peet and  Phil Grella, who were awarded for both their play on the field and their work in the classroom. Ryan was named to the All-County Honorable Mention Team, Sean and Phil were named to the All-Conference Team. All three also received Academic All-Conference standing for their work in the classroom.



Calendar

St. Rocco's Feast - July 30

US Women's Amateur Championship - August 1

Historical  Museum Renaming - August 3


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