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A Showcase Of Skills

Students enrolled in Levittown’s Gerald R. Claps Career and Technical Center acquired 35 awards during the school’s annual showcase and competition. Orchestrated by the technical center’s teachers, this event provides students with an opportunity to demonstrate their skills for prospective employers and colleges, as well as for family and district staff and administration. 

 

During the showcase, students competed against participating schools’ students in the areas of architectural drafting, automotive service technology, carpentry, computer animation, cosmetology, culinary arts, electrical technology, graphic arts, medical assisting and police science. Spectators also enjoyed demonstrations that highlighted mock police arrests and forensic investigations, fantasy hairstyling, and food preparation and baking. 

 

The following Levittown students won awards in their areas of competition:

 

John Amon – Second Place – Carpentry (Junior)

 

Victoria Antonacci – Second Place – Job Demonstration

 

Donato Antonelli – Second Place – Food and Beverage Service

 

Shujawodin Azizi – Second Place – Medical Assisting

 

Arthur Bain – Third Place – Police Science Skills

 

Amanda Blum – Second Place – Food Preparation Assistant

 

Marc Braun – Third Place – Job Demonstration

 

Brittany Bufinsky – First Place – Senior Evening Hairstyling

 

Shannon Cahill – Second Place – Action Skills

 

David Colletti – Third Place – 3D Visualization and Animation

 

Brittany Crivillaro – Second Place – CPR/First Place Aid

 

Joanna Dittrich – Third Place – Commercial Baking

 

Greg Donnelly – First Place – Graphic Communications

 

Shane Dwyer – Second Place – Graphic Communications

 

Brigid Fitzpatrick – Third Place – Food Preparation Assistant

 

Colin Gettings – First Place – Food Preparation Assistant

 

Rebecca Guerrero – Third Place – Senior Evening Hairstyling

 

Adam Jackson – Third Place – Graphic Communications

 

Victoria Jimenez – First Place – 3D Visualization and Animation

 

Brendan Kirk – First Place – Carpentry (Senior)

 

Helen Lopez – First Place – Action Skills

 

John Morales – First Place – Automotive Technology (Senior)

 

Lara Oliva – Second Place – Junior Evening Hairstyling

 

Stephanie Ponce – Third Place – Automotive Technology (Senior)

 

Carla Primiani – First Place – Food and Beverage Service

 

Rodolfo Ramirez – Third Place – CPR/First Place Aid

 

Danielle Roa – Second Place – Senior Nail Art

 

Brianna Roben – First Place – Medical Assisting

 

Nicholas Sanita – First Place – Automotive Technology (Junior)

 

Codin Simone – First Place – Graphic Communications

 

Tyler Smith – Second Place – Graphic Communications

 

Christina Talal – Third Place – Junior Evening Hairstyling

 

Julia Vargas – First Place – 3D Visualization and Animation

 

Lawrence Yip – Third Place – 3D Visualization and Animation and First Place – Job Demonstration


News

U.S. Naval Veteran Wendy Linden

U.S. Navy Veteran Wendy Linden is incredibly modest when talking about her three years in the service. 

 

“I did nothing heroic,” says the Levittown resident, “but these men around me, they have done amazing things.” 

 

Linden signed up for the U.S. Navy in 1983 after receiving some motivation from her cousin, who had been involved with the Blue Angels. As a Long Island native, she had hoped to be stationed close to home. Her “wish list” included several ports, from New England all the way to the Brooklyn Navy Yard... but instead she was sent to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. 

These days Long Island residents are trying to save a buck whenever and wherever they can, especially when it comes to property taxes. To try and lend a helping hand Republican Sen. Kemp Hannon and Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano recently teamed up for a property tax exemption workshop at the Levittown Public Library.

 

Communications Director Randolph Yunker with the Nassau County Department of Assessment explained that the workshop was a collaborative effort to bring the Assessments office operations from Mineola to different communities in the county. 


Sports

Levittown’s Division Avenue High School varsity baseball team, under the direction of coach Tom Tuttle, won the Class A County Championship, garnering a third-place ranking in New York State. This is the team’s 13th county championship win and the second county championship for the school in the past four years.

 

In addition, senior Chris Reilly was named Championship MVP for throwing a complete game shutout in game two and going three for four with two RBIs. 

Taylor Traenkle, a junior at Division Avenue High School recently received the MVP award for the Nassau County Varsity Hockey League Association.

 

Traenkle, who plays no. 9 for the Levittown Ice Falcons, led the way averaging 2.8 points a game with a total of 25 goals and 23 assists in just 17 games. 


Calendar

Lazy Days Of Summer - July 26

Flea Market - July 27

Darlene Prince and the Bragg Hollow Band - July 28


Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
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