Students at Landing Elementary School recently participated in the American Heart Association’s Jump Rope for Heart fundraiser, raising a total of $4,300 for the 2013 school year. Students collected donations for their jumping efforts, which took place during their physical education classes. Tyler Kaffl raised a school record of $825 and Vincenzo DeGraci raised a personal best of $385. Additionally, Kevin Larkin raised $251, William Merkel raised $250, Taylor Riley raised $194 and Kristen Sita raised $175 for AHA. Karen Serani coordinated this year’s fundraising efforts for the organization.
Congratulations to Glen Cove High School students Lindsey De La Fuente, Maria Pita and Pierina Grispo for winning first place in the Social Science category at the 15th annual STEP (Science, Technology Entry Program) conference in Albany.
Lindsey, Maria and Pierina collaborated on a research project titled “The Prevalence of False Memory in High School Students” in which they tested 10 juniors (five boys and five girls) using a list of 15 different words from 10 different categories. Each test subject was read the list of words, with each word read repeatedly, then asked to repeat them a short time later.
On April 26, winner of the 2004 Pulitzer Prize in Music and professor of music at Adelphi University, Paul Moravec, rehearsed his latest work entitled “Change at Jamaica” with the North Shore High School band.
The North Shore Builders Club has been very active, throughout this school year , with numerous service projects assisting the community. The club is sponsored by the North Shore Kiwanis Club and the North Shore Key Club. North Shore Schools Community Service Director Julia Salat said, “When this K-Family joins hands, there is no telling what wonderful things happen.”
The Builders Club members include: Emma Diede, Justin Marzlock, Jacob Berlin, Henry Knierim, Alex Mecklosky, Jarod Schrier, Victoria Blunnie, Jon Swett, Meagan Kearney, Matthew Granelli, Robert Sharkey, John Yun, Frank Caldari, Zarina Tejpaul, Grace Ertel, Lauren Yacovone, Hayden Muttee, Katherine Mandarakas, Abby Nation, Alec Nation, Christine Ramirez, Abby Riccardo, Michael Santucci, Jon Saulle, William Seringer, Kayla Sorensen, and Helena Yun.
Glen Cove Boys & Girls Club Triple Play initiative is a healthy lifestyle program encouraging club members to participate in daily physical activity, take charge of their own nutritional well-being and engage in productive social interaction to forge positive relationships with friends and staff. The goal of the program, sponsored by WellPoint Foundation and The Coca-Cola Company, is to empower club members by providing them with the necessary tools to make wholesome, practical and well-balanced choices.
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