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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

The New Hyde Park-Garden City Park School District is planning improvements to a district that has already seen much success in recent years. The school year has only just begun and the Board of Ed is already setting its sights on the future. 

 

At the Sept. 8 board of education meeting, Superintendent Robert Katulak’s monthly report outlined the major goals set for the district last month. While approved in August, the three goals were made available to the public this month and each target different areas for improvement throughout the district. 

 

The first goal deals with English Language Learners (ELL) within the student population. ELL students are those that speak a language other than English at home and score below proficient on assessments. 

Senator Jack Martins discussed education, business and drug use among other topics in a an exclusive interview with this newspaper and FiOS 1 News. He’s currently seeking re-election in November, being challenged by Democrat Adam Haber. Pointing to what he called “key legislation,” particularly the tax cap legislation passed in 2011 and prescription drug bill he helped shepherd to enactment, Martins feels New York State is on track to continue fiscal responsibility.

 

“In these last four years, we’ve had four balanced budgets, we’ve cut taxes working together, we have paid off debt, streamlined government, kept spending below 2 percent each one of those years,” Martins said.


Sports

Sewanhaka boys soccer coach Peter Burgess wasn’t sure how long his team’s playoff drought was when it was broken last season. 

 

“Somebody said it was 13 years,” said Burgess, whose entering his fourth year coaching varsity. “But I think it was five or six, I don’t know maybe longer.”

 

But one thing’s for certain, he wants to keep last year’s momentum going. 

 

The Indians, who started their season with a 3-0 loss at Hewlett, will aim for their second straight trip to the playoffs this year. 

The Sewanhaka Indians made their Nassau Conference II debut with a bang.  The Indians opened their season at home against the Calhoun Colts, unsure what to expect, as all they had ever seen of the Colts was one tape of a scrimmage. 

 

“It was nerve raking leading up to the game,” said Head Coach George Kasimatis. “We weren’t sure what to expect on offense or defense, you have to guess early on. “

 

But it didn’t take the Indians long to introduce themselves to the conference, as junior, Quarterback, Elijah Tracey broke a 75-yard run taking it the distance to put the Indians up early, which ended in a 27-7 rout of the Colts. 


Calendar

Town Zoning Meeting - September 17

Herricks Meeting - September 18

Bike Safety Day - September 21


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