Some Thoughts on Education
Each September, students, teachers, and parents begin anew the journey toward achieving the academic and social maturity necessary for a happy and productive life. Lessons learned are seldom mastered; each of us requires refresher courses in courtesy and commitment. Parents and teachers have a unique opportunity to grow by being closely involved in this drama of childhood and adolescent development. The 2000-01 school year will be familiar yet unique; familiar because its format is consistent with that of years past, and unique because each individual, whether beginning or continuing the journey, brings new vision and mindset based on personal situations and experiences.
Cohan Estate Imbroglio Tightens
It will take an act of the New York State Legislature before the Great Neck Park District can take steps to acquire a 1.3 waterfront lot, carved from the Cohan estate, to expand Steppingstone Park.
Kings Point Fall 2000 Previews
The fall of 1999 heated up very quickly as first-year head coach Gary Gardner and his team of Mariners made light work of most of the competition. The team won five invitationals last fall and breezed through the Skyline Conference Championship, posting a perfect score of 15. The Blue and Gray placed seven runners on the 1999 Skyline All-Conference Team and had two runners, Kris Houghton (Beaverton, OR) and Sasha Voigt (East Lansing, MI) on the All-ECAC team. Houghton, a sophomore in 2000, became the first runner ever from the US Merchant Marine Academy to qualify for the NCAA Division III Championships after pacing the Academy with a fifteenth place finish in a field of over 200 runners at the NCAA Atlantic Regional Championships. The team secured a thirteenth place finish out of 28 participating squads.
The Great Neck Park District
The Steppingstone regatta will be held this Saturday, Sept. 9, at Steppingstone Marina. The rain date (or "lack of wind" date) will be the following day, Sunday, Sept. 10. The regatta is held in conjunction with the Steppingstone Sailing Club. It is open to Great Neck Park District residents with a boat and crew; Steppingstone Sailing Club members; and graduates of the Steppingstone Sailing School using approved Park District boats. Participants must be 13 years old, or over. All applicants must complete a registration entry form. There is no entry fee. Registration entry forms are available at Steppingstone Dock, Great Neck House, Parkwood Complex and the Park District Office at 5 Beach Road. The first race is at 1 p.m. Call the Parkwood office at 487-7665 for an application and further information.
Welcome Back to School!
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