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SkillsUSA Medalists Shine

Twenty-two Sewanhaka Career Technical Education students participated in leadership and skills competitions at the New York State SkillsUSA Leadership Conference recently held in Syracuse. They were pitted against more than 1,500 students from career centers across New York State. 

 

Gold medal winners have earned the opportunity to represent the Sewanhaka District and New York State at the National Leadership Conference held in Kansas City in June.

 

Television Production Bronze

Katya Paiz SHS

 

Mayra Rodas HFC

 

Architectural Drafting Bronze

Jaspreet Singh NHP

 

American Spirit Silver

Amaris Bonifacio SHS

 

Cosmetology Senior Gold

Nicole Polara HFC

 

Quiz Bowl Gold

John Mendis FPM

 

Kevin Ocampo SHS

 

Sagar Vadalia FPM

 

Johnson Uwamanzu-Nna ELM

 

 

— From Sewanhaka High School


News

The Sons of Italy, Cellini Lodge No. 2206 Italian Festival in New Hyde Park garnered a solid turnout during its five-day run at Michael J. Tully Park last week. According to Lodge First Vice President Alfonso Squillante, the annual festival had more 1,500 people each day, with 3,200 people on Saturday night for the fireworks display.

 

“We’ve had a great turnout, the community has responded very positively,” said Squillante. “Last year we had 12,000 people over the course of five days and this year we are looking at record-breaking numbers.”

Sewanhaka High School alum Vince Scuderi took over the Metropolitan Room in Manhattan this past Sunday with his group, the Out of the Box Big Band. 

 

“The concert went well, with just the right amount of fulfilled expectations and controlled and chaotic surprise to keep the audience and the musicians on the edge of their seats and always wanting more,” said Scuderi.

 

The Out of the Box Big Band is made up of 17 pieces, which includes five saxophones, four trumpets, four trombones, a piano, guitar and string bass. Sometimes, they also had a vocalist to the mix. 


Sports

Students in the Karatatot program at Charles Water Karate & Fitness recently received fitness tips.

Major League Lacrosse (MLL) recently announced Denver Outlaws backup goalie and Herricks High School graduate Charlie Cipriano as Warrior Defensive Player of the Week in recognition of his performance in Denver’s win over the Florida Launch.


Calendar

Italian Festival - August 13

Beauty And The Beast - August 14

What Matters To You - August 15


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