Manhasset High School Celebrates Commencement
Manhasset High School celebrated its 82nd annual Commencement on Friday evening, June 21. One hundred and seventy-two seniors received their diplomas on a beautiful evening. The ceremonies opened with the playing of the Procession of the Meistersinger by Richard Wagner and the traditional Pomp and Circumstance by Edward Elgar by the Manhasset High School Orchestra under the direction of Ms. Eileen Murphy. High School Principal William Stark welcomed the guests and School Superintendent Dr. Lawrence Bozzomo then addressed them. Graduating senior Scott Robson called on those in attendance to have a moment of silence in memory of those who were lost on September 11.
Groundbreaking Ceremony Begins Memorial Site Construction
Groundbreaking for the Manhasset Public Schools 9/11 Memorial Garden took place on a clear, sunny Tuesday afternoon, June 18, on the grounds of the secondary school. About 100 school and community members were in attendance.
Fifth Grade Baseball Champs!
On a perfect day for baseball, the Manhasset Baseball League's fifth-grade Diamondbacks captured first place in a close 3-2 win over the fifth-grade Cardinals. The "World Series" game, played on Father's Day afternoon at Valley Park Field, clinched a great season for the seven very strong teams in the fifth-grade division this year. Outstanding coaching - delivered by Jim Madison and Bill Heenan for the Diamondbacks and Steve Koufakis and John Jeffrey for the Cardinals - resulted in the players learning a lot about teamwork, sportsmanship, baseball and having a good time.
On The Bay
The Newport Bermuda Race, which is arguably as prestigious at the Fastnet, the Sydney-Hobart and the Transpac, is over, and the awards ceremony took place on Saturday, June 22 in Bermuda. Michael Silverman, Knickerbocker YC, who was omitted from the crew list in last week's column, was aboard Spank Me BT, (Bob Limoggio, Port Washington YC) which was 3rd overall in their IMS fleet, 3rd overall in Class 8 and was the highest placing boat that did not have one "professional" on board. Most maxis have at least a few "rock stars" on the payroll, but this crew managed to win big through "total team effort," according to Steve Moore, navigator on Limoggio's boat. Results for other boats with local sailors as owners, skippers and/or crew: Tom Stark, Knickerbocker YC, on his new Swan 45, Rush, came in 2nd in IMS Class 7, and has taken a narrow lead in the 2002 Onion Patch Series for the IMS North American Championship. Sceptre'D'Isle, an Alden 64 with Paul Cuneo, Louis Nees and Tom Egan on board, came in 3rd in IMS Class 7. Doug Morea, Midshipman at the US Naval Academy, who learned to sail at Knickerbocker YC and the Port Washington YC, sailed on Flirt, a Navy 44, which came in 4th in IMS Class 2. Toscana, a Frers 50, with John Browning on board, came in 5th in IMS Class 6. Ira Futterman on R Wave 2, was 10th in IMS Class 9, and Jim Miller on Antipodes, was 16th in IMS Class 8. Andy Perni on Passion was 12th in IMS Class 5, and Krzysztof Kaminsky on Gryf II was 11th in Americap Class II. Rich du Moulin and Peter Rugg, both expert sailors who learned to sail in our bay, won the double handed spinnaker Americap 12 division on Lora An, an Express 37. Rumor has it that du Moulin and Rugg ate all their meals from a dog dish - this race must be even more difficult than most of us realize. Let's hope they don't come home barking!
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