Thursday, 20 February 2014 00:00
Students at the Jonas E. Salk Middle School in Levittown have supported the United Cerebral Palsy of Nassau County, Inc’s Trivia Challenge Contest for over 20 years. Each year the National Junior Honor Society conducts a contest for students in grades 6-8.
Students compete in teams of four to answer 100 questions on diverse academic and cultural topics. The winning teams, a grade 6 team and a grade 7- 8 team, then represent Salk at the countywide contest at the UCPN Roosevelt Center. Students participating are encouraged to bring in monetary contributions to sponsor them in the contest.
Over the years, Salk students have contributed significant amounts of money to UCPN. This year, students raised over $2,500 in support of UCPN's research and equipment. The students are rewarded by UCPN with individual prizes based on the individual’s contribution. In recognition of Salk’s efforts, Salk has been recognized with an Award of Excellence. This plaque is prominently displayed in the school’s main office.
In the past, Salk students have won the county competition, enabling them to house the winning trophy in the school for the year.
Winners this year include:
Grade six: Declan Gillespie, Mairead Gillespie, Jason Razzo, and Vlad Rudnick
Grade eight: Timothy Konovitch, Jared Schwartz, Robert Wright, and Andrew Zabatta.
These students will represent Salk at the February competition. They are anxious to return the trophy to Salk once again.
“We are so grateful to the students, faculty and families at Jonas Salk who show us such great support,” says Charles Evdos, development director at UCPN. “We truly appreciate their efforts and congratulate them on making a difference in the lives of people with disabilities.”
The United Cerebral Palsy Association of Nassau County, Inc. has been assisting individuals with disabilities since 1948.
For more information go to www.ucpn.org or call 516-378-2000.
— Submitted by the United Cerebral Palsy of Nassau County
Saturday, 25 October 2014 00:00
Firehouse Subs announces the grand opening of its first Long Island location in Levittown on Oct. 17. The award-winning fast casual restaurant chain is famous for serving premium meats and cheeses steamed piping hot and piled high on a toasted sub roll, which is served “Fully Involved” with fresh produce and condiments. Founded by former firefighting brothers, the restaurant’s firehouse décor is based on the founding family’s decades of fire and police service, and the new location is decorated with firefighter memorabilia from the Levittown Fire Department.
Friday, 24 October 2014 00:00
Despite the national media attention about Ebola in recent weeks, there is one virus that is actually affecting Long Islanders, Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68), with one of the first cases identified in North Hempstead on Sept. 18 and a recent case on Oct. 15 in Suffolk County, which school officials called for the closing of school, as a health precaution.
The Levittown School District has been vigilant with the increase of cases in general. “We are continuing to implement the precautions provided by the health department and the CDC,” said Levittown School District Assistant Superintendent for Administration and Personnel Darlene Rhatigan. “We are also reminding students and staff to be mindful of the importance of proper hygiene including frequent hand washing.”
Thursday, 23 October 2014 11:36
Four Division Avenue High School seniors have signed national letters of intent to play baseball at local universities next fall. All four players were instrumental in winning the 2014 Nassau County Championship.
Friday, 17 October 2014 08:32
The Island Trees Squirts Rockets U-6 team met with town officials, Supervisor Kate Murray and Councilman Gary Hudes at the 2014 Island Trees Soccer Club Opening Day Parade and Ceremony held at Stokes Elementary School. Pictured also with the Rockets U-6 team is President Joe Badolato, Event Coordinator Keri Cinelli, Equipment Commissioner Chris Blum, Travel Commissioner Mike Rich, Vice-President Brian Fielding and Rockets U-6 Coach Gina Weyland.