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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

When it comes to fitness, getting off the couch is half the battle.

 

Plenty of people start each day with the best of intentions, but plans to eat healthy and get to the gym often fall by the wayside with even the most shoddy of excuses. But a New

Hyde Park native is bringing physical fitness to the front door with a mobile, personal traning regimen focusing on individualized one-on-one fitness, group sessions and corporate fitness. 

The Herricks School District recently concluded a series of contract negotiations with the administrators and teachers of the district. Though talks were reportedly difficult, both sides were able to come to an agreement.

 

However, at the Nov. 20 meeting of the Herricks Board of Education, Board President James Gounaris revealed that another bout of negotiations taking place with teaching assistants, which have taken an unfortunate turn for the worse.


Sports

The students of Herricks High School were treated to a “Blast from the Past” as the Herricks High School Class of 1964 during this year’s Homecoming celebration.  Approximately 60 members of the class of 1964 arrived at the high school on homecoming day for a tour of their alma mater.  Most of these alumni had not been back to the high school since graduating 50 years ago.

 

All were impressed with the changes that have taken place and with the friendly demeanor of our high school students. One alumnus became teary eyed when he ventured out into the courtyard.

Despite a disappointing playoff loss against the Wantagh Warriors, Sewanhaka Indians Head Coach George Kasimatis, is pleased with his football team’s season. 

“I’m proud of my team,” he said. “But you are never satisfied unless you win the whole thing.”

 

The Indians faced a big challenge this year, moving up into Conference II left them as the new kids on the block, unfamiliar with the teams they would be going against. 

Kasimatis will have a tall task next year replacing graduating seniors, which made up most of his starting lineup. Kasimatis said most of the offensive line, such as Danny Gianotti, Adrian Gonzalez and Louis Segarra III, and the defensive line, such as Justin Alexandre, Peter LaTorre and Peter Militano are seniors, many of which have started multiple years for him. 


Calendar

Songfest - November 26

International Night - November 27

Blood Drive - November 29


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