North High's Alan L. Gleitsman Award
Lee Cooper and Marisa Taney are co-winners of the 2005 Gleitsman Award. Alan Gleitsman, a 1947 graduate of Great Neck High School (now Great Neck North), established the Alan L. Gleitsman Outstanding Graduate Award in 1988 to be given annually to a North High School graduating senior. (This is the first time, since the award was first given, that there are co-recipients.) Unlike other senior awards, this award is not announced until North's commencement ceremony. Gleitsman winners must place within the top 10 percent of the graduating class; uphold a high level of quality involvement in student activities; be dedicated to the school and the well-being of fellow students; and have a commitment to pursue further education on the college level.
School Board Adopts Trip Chaperone Policy
At the July 5 organizational/reorganizational public action meeting, the Great Neck Public Schools Board of Education temporarily adopted a policy on chaperones on overnight field trips. The general policy is to hold three public readings before a policy is proposed for adoption, but due to the fact that a school trip is planned for late August, the board deemed it necessary to adopt the policy immediately. However, there will still be a third reading in September.
USMMA Appoints Darrin Hicks As Offensive Coordinator
U.S. Merchant Marine Academy head football coach Mike Toop announced recently that he has hired Darrin Hicks to be the Mariners' offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach for the upcoming 2005 season.
Town Paddlefest 2005 at Bar Beach Park July 23
Supervisor Jon Kaiman and Councilman Wayne Wink invite residents to learn about the sport of kayaking at Paddlefest '05 at the town's very own Bar Beach Park in Port Washington. The Town of North Hempstead Parks and Recreation Department in conjunction with Princeton Ski Shops urges all residents to participate in this family friendly day. The festivities include free barbecue provided by Whole Foods Market, free kayak demonstrations, T-shirts, and fun giveaways. In addition to the kayaking demonstration, K2 and Solomon will be providing free inline skating demonstrations.
Challenge at Sea Level