Hilary Sperber is ready to retire after serving as a band and orchestra teacher in the Hicksville School District for 35 years.
She made her mark in the music department at Dutch Lane, East Street and Fork Lane Elementary School, her longest tenure. She got her start as a music teacher in 1977, where she began as a side teacher per-diem. In September 1983, Sperber officially joined the full-time ranks. She ran the band and orchestra programs, starting in 1993.
Trinity Lutheran School 4th grader Lacey Eberhart recently raised $1,000 in aid for those affected by the tornadoes in Moore, OK. The Eberhart family suffered heavy damage to their home during Hurricane Sandy and this experience inspired Eberhart to help those in a similar need. Trinity Lutheran School students and families contributed donations through weekly chapel offerings and a Dress Down Day fundraiser. Eberhart will present the funds to St. John’s Lutheran Church in Moore, OK where they will be used to provide disaster relief to members of the community.
Order Sons of Italy, Galileo Galilei Lodge #2253 Scholarship Awards Ceremony with Town of Oyster Bay Town Councilman Anthony Macagnone, Hicksville High School student Laura Crespo, Tedi Marie Marotti, Toni Marie Critelli, Laura DiGirolamo, Hon. Rhonda E. Fischer and Lodge President Peter Sarandrea.
On Sunday, June 23, members of Trinity Lutheran Church and School, family and friends gathered to recognize a much beloved teacher, Mrs. Joyce Rausch, for her 36 years of service at a retirement celebration, joined by Legislator Rose Marie Walker. Pictured: Rausch, Walker and some of this year’s students.
Town Supervisor John Venditto and Councilman Chris Coschignano presented citations to students whose entries in the Marine Education Day Poster Contest were selected for awards. Marine Education Day is held each year to educate children about marine resources. The young artists, who are pictured holding their award winning poster, are from East Lake School in Massapequa, Bayville Intermediate School, Burns Avenue School in Hicksville, Old Country Road School in Hicksville and Locust Valley Intermediate School, with their teachers.
The Eyes of Learning is pleased to announce that on June 6, two graduating Hicksville High School seniors received the first annual scholarships in honor of our founder, Elaine Resnik. This school was selected because Resnik lived in Hicksville until recently and the Eyes of Learning conducts its lectures and presentations at Levittown Hall in Hicksville.
For the second year in a row, Holy Trinity Diocesan High School student, Emily Jannace, presented at the 2013 Al Kalfus Math Fair and advanced to the final round. The title of her project was, “The Four Color Problem.”
Holy Trinity has participated in the math fair for over 16 years and every year they have students bring home a medal. Math teacher, Mary Clare Pellett, coaches the team and was very proud, “Emily worked extremely hard on her project and it paid off.”
It was a great night at the Hicksville Library on Thursday, June 13 as the Hicksville Gardens Civic Association awarded six scholarship winners. Hicksville High School seniors, Caitlyn Garger, Veronica Grebe, Harneet Gulati, Kristine Jao, Kiran Sharma and Pawandeep Singh were each awarded a $500 check by Scholarship Committee Chairman Ed Bossong. Four of the scholarships were sponsored by local businesses including Met Food Markets, Perfect Pharmacy, Perillo Fuel Oil and Delco Plaza.
“We had more scholarship winners this year than ever before which is definitely a great thing in our economic times,” said Bossong. “These kids were very committed to making the community of Hicksville a better place to live.”
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