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Division Avenue HS Announces Top Students

The Division Avenue High School administration and staff is pleased to announce that Savvas Papadopoulos and Lyndsey Petrofsky have been named valedictorian and salutatorian, respectfully, of the Division Avenue High School Class of 2014. 

 

Papadopoulos is an Advanced Placement student with Distinction and a 2013 recipient of the Rensselaer Medal for Excellence in Science and Mathematics.  Papadopoulos is the president of both the Science Olympiad team and student council and is a member of the National Honor Society, robotics team and Math Honor Society. Papadopoulos also helped renovate the entrance to the Levittown Historical Society as part of his Eagle Scout project. He plans to attend Cornell University this coming fall, where he will study engineering.

 

Petrofsky is an Advanced Placement Scholar and is president of the Distributive Educators Club of America. Lyndsey is the Key Club project manager and treasurer of the Chamber Singers, as well as a member of the National Honor Society, Math Honor Society and broadcast club. Lyndsey is a guitarist and formerly attended the New York State School Music Association’s All-State competition. She also had her artwork displayed in Times Square as a winner in an art competition to promote the band “One Direction.” In addition to her educational pursuits, Lyndsey works closely with the Nassau County regional and school PTA organizations to head workshops about drug abuse and its effects on families. Lyndsey has been accepted to Binghamton University, but is still undecided where she will study international business in the fall. 

 

— Submitted by the Levittown Public School District


News

After graduating from MacArthur High School in the fall of 1994, United States Marine Corps Veteran Sgt. Peter D’Angelo attended one semester at C.W. Post before he decided to drop out and join the military. 

 

“I couldn’t afford it,” D’Angelo said, “so I enlisted.”

 

Once finished with his basic training at Paris Island, S.C., D’Angelo was assigned to an administrative position in Arlington, Va. There, Deangelo would be put in charge of payroll... until one day when opportunity knocked. 

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. 


Sports

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.

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.”


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