With a pilot program lending iPads to all middle schoolers, Friends Academy is exploring the leading edge of education technology, but the grand old technology of ink on paper took center stage at the school’s annual Book Fair, a tradition since 1990, that ran through May 1.
By all accounts it was a smashing success—record-smashing, that is, with the bake sale raking in nearly twice its usual take. The final tally for the fair itself was not available as of press time.
“We do raise a lot of money for the libraries, but it’s not about the numbers,” said Judith James, library director at Friends. “It’s to promote kids loving books. We want them to have some physical experience with books. There’s something different about the tangible book on the table.”
Glen Cove High School senior Danny Casale has won another major media art show. This time, Casale took first place in the annual LIU Post Student Film/Video Festival, a show he also won last year when fellow classmate Shalyn Cabaroy took second place.
“Danny continues to help show that Glen Cove High School and GCTV is a force to reckon with in the Educational Television Production business,” said Chris Barry, media communications teacher. “Our name is consistently on top. I’m so proud of him. To my recollection, I don’t
recall any student winning this festival back-to-back and I’ve been going with our students for at least 10 years now.”
Longtime volunteers Laura Gay and Jean Simensky of Locust Valley will be honored at SCO Family of Services’ annual Fashion Show at Nassau Country Club in Glen Cove on May 7.
Gay is a real estate agent with Daniel Gale in East Norwich and lives in Locust Valley with her husband, Jim. They have two grown children. Gay has been a member of the SCO Fashion Show Committee for 17 years and has volunteered at other SCO events. She also
bakes cupcakes on Halloween and apple pies on Thanksgiving for the holiday dinners served to children with developmental disabilities at SCO’s Robert J. McMahon Children’s Center in Sea Cliff.
The Glen Cove High School chapter of DECA (Distributive Education Club of America) once again delivered an impressive showing at the annual New York DECA State Career Conference and Competition in Rochester.
Nearly 2,000 students from across the state participated in various competitions in business, marketing, and entrepreneurship, with the Glen Cove chapter taking home numerous awards.
Glen Cove Boys & Girls Club held its Annual Club Closet Tag Sale in April, which was a huge success, thanks to the support of the community.
Now in its 30th year, the tag sale is truly a neighborhood driven event with a community of donors, volunteers and shoppers working together to make this a successful event year after year for the children of the Glen Cove.
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