Andrew Greiche, a senior at Herricks High School, has been selected as a member of the 2014 NAfME All-National Honor Choir sponsored by the National Association for Music Education. Greiche will join more than 670 of the most musically talented and skilled high school students in the United States to perform at a gala concert on Oct. 29 at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel in Nashville, Tenn.
“I am looking forward to singing among the countries most talented vocalists,” he said. “It is truly an honor to be selected to participate in such a fantastic opportunity. I am eager to meet new friends and make music with them.”
Jessica Orquera of New Hyde Park loves to read the Henry and Mudge series books by Cynthia Rylant; this one is called Henry and Mudge and the Happy Cat.
They always make her giggle.
Kathie Wheatman is a frequent library patron and avid reader. Here she is at the Parkville Branch Library at 10 Campbell St. in New Hyde Park, perusing the popular book The Vacationers by Emma Straub before deciding to borrow it.
The Academy of Finance recently celebrated its 24th Annual Graduation Dinner held at The Inn at New Hyde Park. The evening began with Christine Teetz, Academy of Finance program manager of New Hyde Park Memorial High School, introducing the guest speakers, advisory board members, administration, and faculty.
Three Academy of Finance alumni returned as guest speakers to share their own personal journey and advice for the graduates. They were: Monique Hardial-Swaby, Class of 1999, Debbie Kenney, Class of 2000 and Anthony Ciampoli, Class of 2007. Each shared their own personal journey in the program and the impact that the academy has had on their lives.
New Hyde Park resident and Bro. Joseph C. Fox Latin School eighth grader Ismenia Ginebra achieved a perfect score on the National Latin Exam. The National Latin Exam was given in February, and of the 140,000 students who participated only 1,833 students from around the world earned a perfect score.
New Hyde Park Memorial High School recently announced Brittany Willoughby and Mahmoud Seweid as its students of the month.
Willoughby is a student in the Advanced Placement United States Government class. She has had a great year, consistently receiving terrific grades. In the classroom she was a model student, leading the class in discussion as well as asking thoughtful and incisive questions.
Sewanhaka High School Senior Michael Mosie was presented with an award from the Greater New Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce on June 12. The award was presented by Chamber Director Cheryl A. Fajardo, of NexisCard. Mosie has been involved in The Future Business Leaders of America Club-Sewanhaka for many years and has been an active participant in the business program at the school.
— From Sewanhaka High School
New Hyde Park Memorial High School announced that Bridgette Perez and Amanda Saji were chosen as Students of the Month.
Perez successfully completed business courses and is currently enrolled in college marketing and college accounting.
Nine Sewanhaka High School students recently participated in the Mathathon for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, raising $525. The top fundraiser was Ramsha Merchant, who raised $240. The other participants were Justin Saji, Christopher Salazar, Nicole Ruiz, Samantha Elfassy, Maikel Angeles, Nevin Balgobin, Samatha Herrera and Roodgina Guerries. The students who participated belonged to Sara Gage and Peggy McHugh’s seventh grade classes.
— From Sewanhaka High School
Each year, Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy has the opportunity to nominate outstanding local students to attend the U.S. Military Service Academies.
This year, two residents from New Hyde Park, Takhyun Cho and Newton Tsang, have accepted their offers of appointment. Cho will graduate from Stuyvesant High School and Tsang will graduate from South Kent School and they will both leave this summer for the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.
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