Written by The Illustrated News Editorial Staff Thursday, 13 February 2014 00:00
New Hyde Park Memorial High School recognized Aisha Abdelhamid and Jerin Abraham as Students of the Month. Abdelhamid is a seventh grade student in Mrs. Caliendo’s Italian 7 class. She is a hardworking and dedicated student. She achieves excellent test and quiz grades and completes all tasks in a timely fashion. Abdelhamid works well with other students and is always willing to help those around her.
She is also involved in extracurricular activities. Abdelhamid is a member of the Mathletes team and plays on the school’s volleyball team. She is also a part of the Muslim Student Association.
Abraham is in Ms. Burkhard’s 10th-grade global history class. Burkhard has had the pleasure of having Abraham as a student for two years, in both her ninth-and 10th-grade class.
Abraham participates in class discussion on a daily basis and has been a great asset to his class. Each day when the bell rings to start class, Jerin shares his “Joke of the Day” with the class to set the tone of the period.
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Drivers—get ready to slow down. Nassau County is currently in the process of installing school zone speed cameras in an effort to enhance safety by encouraging drivers to travel with caution, as well as support law enforcement efforts to crack down on violators and prevent accidents caused by speeding.
Nassau County officials say Sewanhaka High School will receive a camera on Covert Avenue, which spans the eastern stretch of the property. Tulip Avenue runs in front of the high school and was also considered. Cameras could begin operation in September.
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The Village of New Hyde Park finished its Operation Main Street project just in time, because the town’s eligibility for federal funds is shrinking, officials announced last week.
“The qualifications revolve around money,” trustee Donald Barbieri said. “Like how much income is being earned by people in the area. I guess as seniors move on, you can’t buy an [expensive home] and it changed the demographic, shrinking our eligible area.”
Thursday, 28 August 2014 00:00
New York Mets pitcher Zack Wheeler and catcher Travis d’Arnaud brightened the day for some patients at Cohen Children’s Medical Center last week in New Hyde Park, posing for pictures and handing out gifts and autographs. The players hung out with the kids in the afternoon, playing video games and answering questions.
They also found the time to make the rounds, stopping by bedsides to spread some cheer. Mr. Met also joined the tour and was a big hit with the children, who peppered him with questions about everything from his four-fingered hand to the whereabouts of the missing Mrs. Met.
Thursday, 28 August 2014 00:00
The Sewanhaka Indians football team has a season of change in store.
The Indians have moved up from Conference III to Conference II, due to an increase in enrollment, and are set to face teams that they have never seen before, according to head coach George Kasimatis.
“It is hard to gauge where we will be in this conference,” he said. “There is a lot of uncertainty as where we fit in.”