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Long Island Students Graduate

Students at Charles Water Karate & Fitness, located at 122 Hillside Avenue in Williston Park, recently received belt promotions after successfully completing a series of extensive exams.

 

“Our goal is to facilitate mental growth enabling our students to reach their highest potential as human beings,” says Mr. 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.”

 

Charles Water’s Karate & Fitness is a full time, professional martial arts school, with classes for children, adults and teenagers. 

Graduates 

 

From New Hyde Park:  Isabella Castelli to Blue Belt, Luke Jacob to Purple Belt, Ethan Lei to Yellow Belt. 

 

From Williston Park:  Connor McCreery to Blue Belt, William McCreery to Blue, Suhani Jain to Purple Belt, Thomas Zaid to Blue Belt.

 

From East Williston:  Alina Ali to Green Belt, Imran Ali to Green Belt , Zavian Ali to Green Belt,  Anthony Tufano to Blue Belt.

 

From Carle Place:  Jack Taveras to Purple Belt, Michael Mancuso to Purple Belt.

 

From Westbury: Zak Zulfiqar to Blue Belt.


News

Dedicating itself to brining freshly made burgers to its customers, Smashburger in New Hyde Park provides gourmet hamburgers, but with a twist.

 

Since its grand opening on Oct. 18, 2013, business at Smashburger has been a smash, says owner Irwin Kruger.

 

“The location has been great for us,” added Kruger. “We have good tenants that surround us. It’s conveniently located on Marcus Avenue, and there’s plenty of parking.”

At the July 18 meeting of the Herricks Board of Education, the school district addressed a recent response by the State Education Department (SED) in regards to a recent hot-button topic that has many parents, students, and teachers alike up in arms—the rapid and stressful increase in state assessment testing.

 

Superintendent of Schools Dr. John Bierwirth recently received an email from Assistant SED Commissioner Dr. Julia Rafal-Baer, addressing the concerns of both parents and school districts in New York regarding the great deal of stress that many students have been put under as a result of what many have referred to “excessive state testing.” 

 

Many parents and school administrators argue these rob children of valuable classroom learning time in favor of multiple standardized assessment exams designed to gauge teacher performance, and

Rafal-Baer’s email acknowledged the difficulties that many students have been undergoing since the testing was implemented last year. 


Sports

The Sewanhaka Indians’ very talented lacrosse defenseman, Tyler Regnier, will be playing next season for the Division 1 Rutgers University Scarlet Knights.

 

Regnier started playing lacrosse as a third grader, when he played with the New Hyde Park Police Activity League, a youth lacrosse program.

 

“At first, I wasn’t too serious,” he said recently. “But I just stuck with it, a lot of training, a lot of travel and a lot of practice made it happen.”

Students at Charles Water Karate & Fitness in Williston Park received belt promotions after completing a series of extensive exams.

 

Graduates

From New Hyde Park:  Jonah Khorrami to brown belt, Isabella Castelli to purple belt.

 

From Mineola:  Alexandra Santos and Kayla Toal to, Kayla Toal yellow belt, Jason DeJesus to Yellow/White Belt.

 

From Williston Park:  Mario Lombardo to red belt, Daniel Melore to blue belt, Grayson Lee to yellow/white belt.

 

From Garden City:  Alexandra Delgais: to brown belt, Jake Delgais to yellow/white belt.

 

From Roslyn Heights:  Suhani Jain to red belt.  

 

From Uniondale:  Isiah McClean to yellow/white belt.



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