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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

A group of Levittown parents are voicing their concerns with letting their children walk to school, since it would mean they would continue to cross Hempstead Turnpike.

 

“My kid has to cross [Hempstead Tpke.] daily without a crossing guard,” said Division Avenue parent Wendy Lantigua. 

 

For Lantigua and others, the dangers of Hempstead Turnpike became all to real after 13-year-old Brianna Soplin was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver, last June. Not to mention the fact that another 14-year-old Levittown student suffered multiple injuries after being struck in hit-and-run, last February. 

On Sept. 14, Hempstead town officials joined family and friends of fallen New York City paramedic Rudy Havelka, to unveil the re-dedication of Birch Lane in Levittown. 

While surviving the World Trade Center attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, Havelka wou ld later die of an illness related to his service at Ground Zero.


Sports

The annual One Love Long Island (OLLI) Yoga Festival takes place at the Sands Point Preserve on Sunday, Sept. 21 from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. All profits will be donated to organizations that support survivors of human trafficking, locally and globally. 

 

The festival will unite 16 Long Island yoga studio communities in a round robin of the traditional yogic practice of 108 Sun Salutations from 9:30 a.m. to noon, whose offerings will look to create long-term and sustainable solutions to eradicate the human trafficking epidemic by raising funds and awareness for the cause.  

As a fitness coach and a mother, Melissa Monteforte of Locust Valley knows how important it is to stay healthy, and how difficult it can be for women to make themselves, and their health, a priority. Wanting to help women take charge and feel more in control, she organized the Fit & Healthy Mamas Annual 5K run, now in its third year, which took place on Saturday, Sept. 13 at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow.

 

“I felt like running was the best outlet when I became a mother; it’s such a great way to get fit and feel healthy and I wanted to share that with other moms,” says Monteforte, 31. “I wanted women to feel celebrated, no matter their fitness level, and to put their health first.”


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