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Students In The News

New Hyde Park Memorial High School recognized Demetri Heliotis and Sarah Maxwell as its Students of the Month.

 

The Academy of Finance recognized Heliotis as an outstanding academic student. His teachers report that he is a dedicated student who is a pleasure to have in class.

 

Heliotis is also quite involved in school and community activities. He is a member of the Future Business Leaders of America.

 

Heliotis is an active volunteer in the youth program, GOYA, at St. Paul’s Cathedral in Hempstead. As a volunteer, Heliotis has helped in making food runs, where he distributes food donations to those less fortunate. In addition, Heliotis is one of two captains for his altar boy team.

 

As a customer service representative at Northeastern Group Ltd., an insurance agency, Heliotis says, “This position has helped me to develop my self-confidence and given me the ability to deal with a variety of customers daily.” Heliotis’ career goal is to become a CPA. He would like to study accountancy at St. John’s University or CUNY Baruch in the fall. 

 

Maxwell is an outstanding student in Ms. Rizzuti’s 11th- and-12th grade physical education classes. She is an excellent role model for the younger students in and out of the gymnasium. In each class, Maxwell demonstrates leadership, communication and cooperation skills. She is a vital part of the Varsity Volleyball team where she works hard every day and shows sportsmanship towards her opponents.

 

She is an overall successful student and was acknowledged by the Nassau County Volleyball Association by receiving this year’s scholar athlete award.


News

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.

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.”


Sports

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.

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.”


Calendar

Library Board Meeting

Thursday, Aug. 28

Welcome Reception

Wednesday, Sept. 3

Herricks School Meeting

Thursday, Sept. 4



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