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New Hyde Park Resident Elected To Girl Scouts Board

The Girl Scouts of Nassau County (GSNC) announced that during the recent 48th annual meeting, Valerie Terzano has been elected to serve as Member-at-Large on the Board of Directors of the Girl Scouts of Nassau County, Inc. She joins a panel of 28 board members in their mission to provide leadership, innovation and to support to the Girl Scouts of Nassau County.

“We are thrilled to have Valerie serving on the Board of Directors,” stated Wanda Jackson, President of the Girl Scouts of Nassau County Board of Directors. “We know that her experience will make her a wonderful contributor to our board and we are confident that she will bring strong leadership and valuable skills to help us to continue our mission of building girls of courage, confidence and character.”

Ms. Terzano has recently been promoted to senior vice president of Winthrop University Hospital. She received her master of science degree in nursing administration from Adelphi University and is currently enrolled in the PhD program in Nursing at Molloy College.

In 2008, Ms. Terzano received the Nursing Spectrum Excellence Award in the Advancing and Leading the Profession category. Her professional memberships include the American Organization of Nurse Executives, the American College of Healthcare Executives, the National Association of Professional Women and the Alpha Omega chapter of Sigma Theta Tau, International Honor Society of Nursing where she served as a member of the nominating committee.

Girl Scouts of Nassau County (GSNC) is the preeminent leadership development organization for girls, with almost 20,000 girl and 7,000 adult members across Nassau County. GSNC is a leading authority on girls’ healthy development, and builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. For more information on how to join, volunteer, reconnect with, or donate to Girl Scouts of Nassau County, visit www.gsnc.org or contact Donna Rivera-Downey at 516 741-2550.

News

Following her uncontested election last month, trustee Donna Squicciarino was officially sworn in by Mayor Robert Lofaro for a one year term on Monday, April 7. 

 

Squicciarino is the second woman in New Hyde Park’s 86-year history to serve as trustee. Florence Lisanti was the first woman to serve on the board, whose term expired in 2001.

 

“I think it’s great,” said Squicciarino. “We needed a woman at the table with a different point of view. We have a lot of different perspectives that guide the village in the right direction.”

At the April 3 meeting of the Herricks Board of Education, it was revealed that New York State’s recently passed budget has allotted a larger-than-anticipated amount of aid for schools; this has resulted in an additional $360,000 for the district to use for its 2014-2015 budget.

 

According to Board of Education President James Gounaris, the 2014-2015 Herricks budget was already adopted, on March 20; after the surprise boost in state aid, the budget was adjusted and re-adopted at the April 3 meeting, with the additional funds allocated toward restoring some budgetary cuts made to the district in recent years.


Sports

Sewanhaka High School’s seventh grade girl’s basketball team finished with an undefeated season, coached by Alison Leighton and assistant coach Myeishay Brooks. 

 

“With an incredible starting five, and depth throughout the roster, the team showed that with talent and determination, they can do anything,” Leighton said. “Not only were they an unbelievable team to coach, they were sportswomen on the court, and gave one hundred percent effort in their games, and practices.”

Most tourists travel to see the sights and eat the food. But New Hyde Park resident Dr. Peter Douris recently flew to South Korea for a different reason entirely. He spent a week in the southern mountains testing for 5th degree black belt in the Korean martial art of Soo Bahk Do. 

 

Douris was part of a group from Kwon’s Karate studio in Manhasset, where they’ve all trained for many years with their instructor, Master H.Y. Kwon, a ninth level black belt.

 

In Korea, their days began at 6 a.m. and continued until very late.


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