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Students Of The Month

The Music Department and world language departments at New Hyde Park Memorial High School selected Morgan Roth and Sara Salomon as its students of the month recently. Roth is an 11th-grader and a member of the New Hyde Park Orchestra program. She has played the violin since fourth grade.

Roth is currently a member of the senior high orchestra, string ensemble, pit orchestra for the musical and is the concert mistress for this year’s Sewanhaka District Festival Orchestra.  She is also a participant in the Nassau All-County Orchestra this year. In order to be selected to this group, students must have a NYSSMA rating of 6A+100, a rating Roth received last year. She also holds the position of co-vice president of string ensemble and is a member of the Tri-M Music Honor Society.

 

Solomon is an eighth-grader in Ms. Mei’s Spanish 8 class. She is a hardworking and dedicated student. Solomon also likes to help her peers when they need help. She is on the twirling team and the volleyball team. Solomon’s hobbies include photography, poetry, reading, listening to music, playing the flute, jazz and classical piano.

 

New Hyde Park also selected Victoria Lee, Brian Ambadjes and Michael Zornberg from the English and student activities departments as students of the month.

 

Lee has worked on her autobiographical essay, taking risks in developing a theme within her writing.  Her brilliance can also be seen in her collegiate level writing skills in analyzing American fiction. 

 

Ambadjes is the treasurer for the Class of 2014 and has helped out his grade with homecoming and dues collection. Zornberg is the class president and works on various senior events.

News

Five New Hyde Park Memorial High School students won $5,000 cash and will share a $10,000 college scholarship after winning Nassau County’s annual Comptroller’s Entrepreneurial Challenge on April 9 to conceive the best business plan to redevelop the Nassau Coliseum.

 

Two hundred business students from high schools across Nassau County competed for scholarships and cash awards—more than $33,000 in all.

Two New Hyde Park business men were arrested on Tuesday, April 8 for underreporting gross sales, Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced. 

 

DA Rice said Gerard Losquadro, 61 of Garden City and Charles DiMarino, 48, of East Norwich, as the former and current owner, respectively, of New Hyde Park Auto Body Works, failed to remit $149,936.65 in sales tax collected from customers to the New York State

Department of Taxation and Finance from Sept. 1, 2009 to May 31, 2013, according to the DA’s office. 


Sports

Sewanhaka’s boys lacrosse coach Peter Burgess has one rule when it comes to his goalies: make the saves that you’re supposed to make. 

 

Luckily for Burgess, senior Jake Mellen does that and more. 

 

“Once or twice a game he’ll make a save that no one’s supposed to make,” Burgess said. “I’ll look over to my assistant coach and say, ‘Wow, that was a special play right there’”

 

For three years, Mellen has been making those kind of spectacular saves for the Indians as the starting goalie. Before his senior season started, he was voted captain by his teammates and coaches. 

Coaching to some can be measured by wins and losses. But New Hyde Park’s head baseball coach Doug Robins measures his success through the success of his players, on and off the field. 

 

Robins has coached the Gladiators varsity baseball team since 1999 and made the playoffs 10 out of those 15 seasons. His teams have finished in second place in their league twice. 

 

Despite his teams on field success, Robins goal is to help his players succeed and receive the opportunity to play college ball. 


Calendar

Exercise Class - April 16

Kids Eat Free At Applebees - April 20

School Board Meeting - April 22


Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com

The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
Written by Mike Barry, MFBarry@optonline.net

Yellow Margarine And A Pitch For The Ages
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com