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Top Students Attend Blue And Silver Luncheon

In line with a longstanding school tradition, Division Avenue High School’s top 22 achieving seniors of the Class of 2014 were invited to attend the annual Blue and Silver Luncheon. Also in attendance were Superintendent of Schools James J. Grossane, members of the district’s administration and Board of Education, and school counselors.    

 

Prior to a delicious catered meal, the students were asked to introduce themselves, state their choice of college and potential major, describe their most memorable high school moment, and explain what they will miss most about Division Avenue High School.

Many of the guests of honor will pursue careers in the sciences and engineering. 

 

In her opening remarks, Principal Joan Lorelli congratulated the students on their achievements and asked them to think about their definition of a leader. She encouraged the seniors, in order to become adult leaders, to be problem-solvers, kind, compassionate and confident, to continue to speak out against what is wrong, and to have a sense of humor. “I believe you will continue to be high achievers, great students and future leaders,” she said. 

 

Division Avenue High School’s top 22 students are:

 

Joseph Antos        

 

Gisselle Lorenzo 

 

Alexander Cadavid 

 

Jonathan Mancz

 

Alfredo Esposito

 

Savvas Papadopoulos

 

Tara Fechtig   

 

Michelle Pedreros 

 

Nicholas Fuchs

 

Gabriela Pereira

 

Jessica Genzale

 

Lyndsey Petrofsky 

 

Grace Ginther 

 

Halie Pfister 

 

Georges Hores

 

Ashleigh Rutzel                 

 

Krista Iadevaio

 

Hannah Spiegel      

 

Danielle Kramer

 

Stephanie Wagner 

 

Ian Kupelian

 

Dana Watrous

 

News

More than 475 runners from all across Long Island, came together on Aug. 30, for the tenth annual Companions in Courage one-mile run.

 

For Andrea Kopatka, 49, of Levittown, this was her first race in three years. 

 

“I wanted to run this race before I turned 50,” she said. “It was on my bucket list.” 

Over the summer, 13-year-old Zachary Martin of Levittown was named an All-American athlete for his performance on the gridiron, earning him an invitation to the ninth annual Offense-Defense Youth All-American Bowl in Orlando, Fla.

 

Martin, a defensive lineman for the Wisdom Lane Middle School Wildcats, said he was selected among a group of young athletes after attending a rigorous five-day football camp at LIU Post.  


Sports

The National Brain Tumor Society hosts its Long Island Brain Tumor Walk on Saturday, Sept. 20 at Jones Beach State Park, 1000 Ocean Parkway, Wantagh. Registration is from 8 to 9 a.m. Programs and activities run from 8 a.m. to noon.

Michelle Duffy of Levittown was recently named head coach for the Blue Angels’ cross country program at the College of New Rochelle. 

 

“We are very pleased to have a coach with Michelle’s pedigree take the reins of our cross country program,” said Athletics Director Harold Crocker. “Her success athletically and academically, as well as her ability to mentor and guide young women, makes her the ideal coach for the Blue Angels.”


Calendar

Levittown Board of Ed - September 10

Patriot Day - September 11

Annual Country Fair  - September 13


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