Written by Illustrated News Staff Thursday, 19 December 2013 00:00
New Hyde Park Memorial High School recently recognized Codi Fletcher and Tobin James as December students of the month.
Fletcher is an exemplary student in the Academy of Finance. Her teachers say that she is a well-mannered and conscientious student. Fletcher is also involved in many school and community activities.
She is an active member of the Future Business Leaders of America and the Gay Straight Alliance. Fletcher has been playing soccer most of her life and she is currently the captain of the girls varsity soccer team and runs varsity track and field. She was recently inducted into the National Honor Society and the Business Honor Society.
Over the summer, Fletcher completed her Academy of Finance summer work-based learning experience at the offices of Gutman, Mintz, Baker & Sonnenfeldt in New Hyde Park.
“My summer experience was exciting,” she said. “I learned a lot about working in a law firm and, most importantly, came to realize that the experiences that you gain in life are very important in determining your future.”
Next year, Fletcher will begin her college career and wants to attend SUNY Plattsburgh or Potsdam. She plans to major in computer science and to one day become a computer programmer for either Activision or Machinima, Inc.
Tobin James is a seventh-grade student in Mrs. Doyle’s American history and geography class. For the first marking period, James received a 97 grade point average. He is an enthusiastic student who is always participating in class, works well with others, and hands in excellent homeworks. James comes to class always demonstrating his eagerness to learn and strives to do his best. He was recently voted by his peers to be the Student Congress representative for his social studies class.
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It’s a family affair for the Winters of Port Washington when they make pilgrimages to Bobb Howard’s General Store in New Hyde Park. “There’s something in that store for everyone,” says Tracy Winters, who has been a customer of this retro candy and toy store for eight years. Tracy goes for the Astro Pops, husband Michael gets Marshmallow Twists and Tracy’s mother, Phyllis Heller of Bellmore, can’t resist the Goldenberg Peanut Chews. Jake, Tracy’s older son, isn’t a candy lover so he gravitates to the old-time toys and nostalgia posters.
Jamie Waller of Queens says it made him feel like a kid again when he saw the wall of candy with treats from the 1990s and 1950s sitting next to each other. “Anything you can possibly want is there,” he says. For Jamie, a big treat is Circus Peanuts, peanut-shaped marshmallows. “My dad used to love them when he was a kid,” he says.
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One fortunate New Hyde Park resident was rescued from the freezing cold on Tuesday, Feb. 25 thanks to Dr. Julia Harmon, DVM, of the New Hyde Park Animal Hospital. That night, at approximately 8 p.m., Harmon was going to her car after work when she saw Spike, a wandering bulldog near Brooklyn Avenue, one block from the vet’s office on Jericho Turnpike.
Harmon immediately brought Spike, who was not wearing a collar and did not have a microchip implanted for identification, back to the vet’s office. The temperature outside was already at 31 degrees, but felt like 20 degrees with the windchill. Luckily Spike was
brought in from the cold early; temperatures dropped down to 25 degrees that night.
Thursday, 06 March 2014 00:00
New Hyde Park Michael Castelli recently participated in the 32nd Black Belt Graduation at Charles Water Karate & Fitness, located at 122 Hillside Ave. in Williston Park. He graduated to first-degree black belt.
“Our studio teaches students how to defend themselves responsibly while instilling self-confidence, self-discipline and respect for others,” says Grandmaster Charles Water, owner and director of the school.
Students tested in October, successfully passed their exam recently and received their black belt certificates. “Who says that the youth of America are not committed? A healthy life style at the karate studio, mentally and physically is alive, well and working,” said Water.
Thursday, 06 March 2014 00:00
After missing the playoffs two straight years, the Sewanhaka Indians Boys lacrosse team will face tougher odds if it hopes to advance to postseason play in 2014.
The Indians, who start their season March 24 at Oyster Bay, will be playing out of Section 8, Nassau Conference II (Class B) this year; a bump up from their usual spot in Nassau Conference III (Class C). Typically, the schools are divided by enrollment.
“There are no gimmies in this league,” said nine-year coach Peter Burgess. “We were the last team to make this league in terms of population. They kind of drew the line below us. So we’re the smallest school in the league.”
Burgess said another obstacle for the Indians will be facing teams that they have no experience playing before.