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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

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

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