Written by Tim Ahmed Thursday, 03 October 2013 00:00
New Hyde Park Memorial High School kick started the weekend holding its annual homecoming parade on Saturday, Sept. 28 right before the big game against Manhasset High School.
The parade started at the intersection of Lakeville Road and Jericho Turnpike, then made its way toward the high school on Leonard Boulevard. It consisted of floats, fire trucks, sports cars, cheerleaders, with the marching band and many students lining the streets with school pride. The floats made were a part of the competition between the graduating classes from the seventh-to 12th grade.
This year’s theme featured popular board games. The award for best float belonged to the Class of 2016, featuring a colorful mobile platform resembling the game of Monopoly and large figure depicted the game’s mustached-mascot, Rich Uncle Pennybags.
After the parade, fans flourished to the stands to watch their hometown Gladiators play against the Manhasset Indians. Both teams were desperate for a win; each opened the year with two straight losses.
New Hyde Park struggled to maintain a consistent drive. They gave two interceptions to Manhasset, which left the Gladiators trailing 14-0 lead by halftime.
The intermission featured performances from the school’s cheerleaders, step team, baton twirlers and their kickline squad. Jerryl Abraham and Marisa Bartos received thunderous applause from the crowd after it was announced they were the 2013 homecoming king and queen.
The player of the game was Manhasset’s James Farrell, who scored two touchdowns and racked up 234 total yards. Trailing 20-0 going into the fourth quarter, New Hyde Park managed to score two touchdowns, cutting the lead to six, but the Gladiators’ failed third-down attempts and lack of a run game gave way to a strong offensive front from the Indians.
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The first-grade classes at Hillside Grade School recently held its Thanksgiving Feast. The students made “apple turkeys,” recited poetry, sang songs, and made butter for their corn muffins. During class, they learned about the first Thanksgiving and how children long ago lived.
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A cold windy day did not stop the Manor Oaks School students from running in the Second Annual Turkey Trot recently. Gym Teacher Ms. Innella coordinated the event. In order to take part in the run, students were asked to bring in canned food. The food was donated to local families in need, so they can enjoy a Thanksgiving dinner.
The kids had fun running the race. Some students dressed up as Pilgrims, Indians and even turkeys for the costume contest.
Thursday, 05 December 2013 00:00
Students at Charles Water Karate & Fitness, located at 122 Hillside Avenue in Williston Park recently participated in the studios 33nd Black Belt Graduation.
“Our goal at Charles Water’s Karate & Fitness is to facilitate mental growth enabling our students to reach their highest potential as human beings,” says Grandmaster Charles Water owner and director of the school. “Our studio teaches students how to defend themselves responsibly while instilling self-confidence, self-discipline and respect for others.”
Thursday, 05 December 2013 00:00
The foundation for character building and success starts at home. The schools and role models that impact your child’s life assist in reinforcing the aspirations that you have for your child’s development and future.
Children learn this is Karatatot, a unique program offered by Charles Water Karate & Fitness, located at 122 Hillside Avenue in Williston Park. Karatatot is a combination of exercise and karate in a format specifically designed for children ages 4½ and up. In a fun filled and nurturing setting your children learn concentration, discipline, respect, as well as an understanding of self defense at his or her own level. Children learn child safety and stranger training. They are becoming better students at school and better listeners at home.