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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

In response to the county’s fly-by-night decision to remove 176 old oak trees along Seaman’s Neck Road, earlier this month, New York State Sen. Kemp Hannon has issued a letter to Nassau County Department of Public Works Commissioner Shila Shah-Gavnoudias regarding constituents’ concerns with the appearance of the roadway.

In his letter, Hannon asks Commissioner Shah-Gavnoudias if the removal of the trees were under the jurisdiction of LIPA or PSEG.

“If not, I would like to know who made the decision to remove these trees and why,” Hannon states. “I request you review this case and take whatever course of action necessary.”

U.S. Navy Veteran Richard Meyerowitz of Levittown joined the military in 1962, enlisting straight out of high school. While he would never see combat, Meyerowitz served as a boilerman aboard the U.S.S. Dewey amid the United States’ blockade of Cuba.

“They gave us our orders,” Meyerowitz said, “turn any vessels away. If not, blow ‘em out of the water.”

During the blockade, Meyerowitz said he only encountered one ship, which they warned to turn back. Just a kid at the time, Meyerowitz said it didn’t occur to him at the time, how the country could have been on the verge of nuclear war.


Sports

Christopher Joseph of Levittown was recently selected to play on the United States world university hockey team in Italy this year. A 2009 MacArthur High School graduate, Joseph was captain of his high school team for two seasons, leading them to two championships. Joseph would later go on to play junior hockey for New York Apple Core and the New Jersey Rockets junior ‘A’ team.

Joseph’s parents, Hal and Theresa, along with his brother Robert and sister Kristin said they are very proud of Christopher’s accomplishments and are cheering him on as he heads off to Italy.

Farmingdale State College had four players named to the 2014 D3baseball.com All-New York Team. Senior outfielder Edward Bergmann of East Meadow, earned First Team honors, while junior shortstop Anthony Alvino of Lindenhurst was named to the Second Team. Junior outfielder Michael Marino of Franklin Square and sophomore pitcher Alex Weingarten of East Rockaway also earned Third Team honors this year.

Bergmann batted a team-leading .421 this season and also led the Rams in hits (53), runs scored (42), doubles (8), on-base percentage (.503), stolen bases (30) and held a perfect fielding percentage. Nationally, Bergmann ranks 4th for stolen bases per game (0.88), 10th in stolen bases, 23rd in both on-base percentage and batting average and 29th in runs scored per game (1.21).


Calendar

BOE Planning Session

Wednesday, Aug. 27

Bad Seed Auditions

Thursday, Aug. 28

Close Encounters with Benevolent ETs

Friday, Aug. 29



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