Glen Cove Boys & Girls Club is pleased to announce that Yaqarah Letellier of Glen Cove is the 2013 Louis M. Sanford College Scholarship recipient.
An AP Scholar and a member of the National Honor Society with several recognitions and achievements, it is without question Yaqarah Letellier is an outstanding student. The club found her commitment to education, thirst for knowledge and compassion for others made her the ideal candidate to receive this honorable scholarship, named for past Glen Cove Boys & Girls Club Executive Director Louis M. Sanford, who served the community and the Boys & Girls Club for more than 30 years.
In a memorable and well-attended Eagle Scout Court of Honor, Boy Scout Troop 43 of Sea Cliff, along with families, friends, dignitaries and religious leaders gathered at St. Boniface Church in Sea Cliff on Saturday morning, June 1, to celebrate the achievements of four deserving young men in our local community.
Bennett Genovesi, John Hardie, Kevin Kerr and Justin Robilotti were recognized for achieving the coveted rank of Eagle Scout in a ceremony that included remarks by Assemblyman Charles Lavine, Deputy County Comptroller Paul Meli, Mayor Bruce Kennedy, and Sea Cliff village trustee Edward Lieberman. Also in attendance were North Shore School Board Trustees Carolyn Genovesi, George Pombar and Antoinette Labbate.
Confucius said, “He who wishes to secure the good of others has already secured his own.” This wise old saying rings quite true for Brandon Yaraghi, Jack Forlines and Tyler Tam, three charming young men who are well on their way to securing great futures. Friends, outstanding Friends Academy students and star athletes, these entrepreneurially minded comrades rallied together to help a cause true to their heart, the children of Glen Cove Boys & Girls Club.
It all started with WATCH - We Are The Community Helpers committee – a Friends Academy program, encouraging and organizing student involvement in various community service projects. Through the program, Brandon, Jack and Tyler and were introduced to Glen Cove Boys & Girls Club, assisting members with homework help during the club’s Power Hour. After getting to know the kids on a personal level and developing lasting bonds, the three friends felt compelled to do more than just volunteer their time.
Glen Cove Board of Education President Joel Sunshine joined other former runners and friends and family of Albert “AJ” Johnson in dedicating the Glen Cove High School track in honor of the late Glen Cove High School track coach.
A graduate of Glen Cove High School, Johnson retired in 1999 following a 30-year career as an art teacher and track and cross-country coach in Glen Cove. He passed away three years ago, and the dedication was fittingly held on his birthday.
Portledge School hosted its 38th Commencement Exercises on Friday, June 14. Family and friends gathered on the Gimbel Lawn under a tent to share this joyous occasion. The Class of 2013 graduated 39 students, several of whom have been at the school since early childhood.
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