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Extraordinary Island Trees Artists Exhibit Work at Adelphi

The exhibition began with the prestigious Senior Scholarship Recipients Ceremony honoring one senior artist from each Nassau County high school. Island Trees High School senior Joanna Viscuso, who plans to attending Adelphi University next year to study art and compete for their Division I Bowling team, was recognized for her artistic excellence. 

 

The Island Trees School District was represented by several art students and educators, including: 

 

The students recognized in this spectacular exhibit possess remarkable talents, as do their teachers, who provide an outlet for their students’ creative imaginations and contribute to their cognitive, physical, academic, and social development. According to the

National Art Education Association, art helps children expand their critical thinking skills, imagination, dexterity, and mathematical minds.

 

For those who have never had the opportunity to attend this impressive show, be sure to come next year to enjoy the impressive work our students and teachers do in our art classrooms every day.

 

Island Trees High School

Mr. Karl Hedstrom, Mrs. Andrea Hunt, and Mr. Scott Roemer

 

Dominique Fagiolo-Collura (12), Jessica Murphy (12), Joanna Viscuso (12) Katie Agricola (10), Nga Pham (10), Christina Tewari (12), Rachel Caffrey (9), Bianca Marinelli (9), and Gabrielle Witkownski (11)

 

Island Trees Memorial Middle School

Mrs. Karen McNally

 

Neelo Mohmand (8), Ashley Sharma (8), and Audrey Zhang (5)

 

J. Fred Sparke School

Mrs. Janine Lapertosa

 

Karie Reeves (1) and Kayla Ward (1)

 

Michael F. Stokes School

Mrs. Tracy Kozloff

 

Sarah Fleishaker (2), Nicole McCrea (4), and Lean Rochanakit (3)

 

 — Submitted by Elizabeth Roemer, Administrator for Educational Programs, Literacy, and Staff Development


News

 

Last June, Nassau County passed legislation that allows for the deployment of a speed enforcement camera system in school zones for each of the 56 public school districts in the county. 

 

The new systems will be implemented throughout the county on July 25, and will be operational on scheduled school days throughout the year. 

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. 


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

Lazy Days Of Summer - July 26

Flea Market - July 27

Darlene Prince and the Bragg Hollow Band - July 28


Columns

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