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Salk To Participate In UCPN Trivia Challenge

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


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The smell of pine, wood and scented candles greet customers with a sense of home as they cross the wooden threshold to the Amish Craft Barn in Seaford. There they will find dolls, birdhouses, quilts, ceramic turkeys, hand-painted Christmas trees, oak furniture and other seasonal and holiday tchotchkes.

 

Massapequa natives Frank and Pam Hoerauf started The Amish Craft Barn & Gift Shoppe 20 years ago after an inspiring visit to Pennsylvania.

Holidays increase daily congestion 

While parking around LIRR train stations is typically a challenge, even on a regular work day, the holidays create more of a struggle for commuters in search of parking spots. LIRR spokesman Salvatore Arena said that ridership between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day increases by at least 10 percent; last year it was by 12 percent. Though the MTA is adding more trains to the schedule, that doesn’t ease the parking situation, which is operated not by the LIRR, but by individual municipalities in each town. 

 

“Every station is different,” Arena said. “A good part of our parking is in the hands of the locality. They set the rules essentially.”


Sports

The Island Trees Cross Country teams continue their improvement in 2014. This year the girls’ team has a record of 8-2 and with their victories over Clarke and Wheatley High Schools, they clinched the Division Championship for the first time in Island Trees High School history.

 

The girls are led by senior Captain Angela Brocco who has been rewriting the girl’s record boards. Brocco set the school record for the Warwick Valley 5000 meter course on Sept. 20. 

This season the Girls’ Varsity Soccer Team at Division Avenue has the rare ability to fill every position on the field with a member of the senior class. All 11 seniors have made contributions to the success of this year’s squad.


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