Friday, 03 May 2013 00:00
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
Thursday, 21 August 2014 00:00
Residents are in a fervor over Nassau County’s recent decision to remove 176 oak trees along a mile-and-a-half stretch of Seaman’s Neck Road.
“It’s outrageous,” said local resident Lee Gardner. “It changed the entire landscape.”
Like most of her neighbors, Gardner said she was shocked, since the county did not notify residents.
Wednesday, 20 August 2014 00:00
Nassau County drivers are up in arms due to the recent implementation of school zone speed cameras, which have issued numerous violations since they were installed just weeks ago. The source of residents beef with the county’s speed cameras stems from the cameras issuing speed violations even when school wasn’t in session.
Director of Nassau County Traffic Safety Chris Mistron said that while some residents were taken by surprise, summer school hours are still considered a violation period.
Thursday, 21 August 2014 00:00
Cantiague Park Senior Men’s Golf League had its fourth tournament on Thursday Aug. 7. We had 33 golfers and a record 8 who scored under 40. Low overall score was won by newcomer Ed Hyne with an impressive 33, his second low net in a row. Charlie Acerra scored a solid 35, and won low overall net with a 26; his best score in 4 years.
Competition on the nine-hole course is divided into two divisions. Flight A is for players with a handicap of 13 or lower. Flight B is for players with a handicap of 14 or more. The league is a 100 % handicap league. Any man 55 years or older is eligible for membership. We have many openings for this year, and you can sign up anytime throughout the the season. The league meets every Thursday at 7:30 a.m., but the formal tournament dates are only the first and third Thursday of the month through late October. We will have a final luncheon with prizes on our last meeting.
Thursday, 14 August 2014 00:00
Golfer Annie Park, 19, of Levittown came close at the U.S. Women’s Amateur tourney, but missed the cut, finishing at 149, 9 strokes over par and just one stroke away from the match-play cut-off.
“I couldn’t make any putts, so then I had more pressure into my shots to get it closer,” Park said, “but obviously that’s not going to work.”