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SCA Outgoing Executive President Makes Her Mark

Written by Kristen Lewis, Thursday, 18 July 2013 00:00

Outgoing Manhasset School Community Association (SCA) Executive President Christy Weppler worked hard to leave her mark the last two years.

Weppler says her proudest accomplishment is the strong relationship she built between the SCA and the schools. According to Weppler, the job of the SCA is to work closely with the schools and identify their needs. She has always believed and promoted a relationship of mutual respect, understanding the value of the school- community connection. Weppler hopes to see this relationship strengthen in the coming years.


New President Named At Saint Mary’s Elementary School

Thursday, 18 July 2013 00:00

Reverend Monsignor John. J. McCann, pastor of the Church of Saint Mary, has announced the appointment of Grace M. Cavallo as president for Saint Mary’s Elementary School. Cavallo is currently the president of Saint Mary’s High School as well. They will be known collectively as the The Schools of Saint Mary.  

“Three years ago, I approved a new leadership model for Saint Mary’s High School with the appointment of a president and principal at its helm,” said Msgr. McCann. “I have witnessed how this model addressed the ever-increasing complexity of administering a quality Catholic school by sharing the responsibilities of leadership between two highly qualified administrative Catholic educators dedicated to the mission of Catholic education.”


DiCerbo Funds $1 Million Endowment At Alma Mater

Friday, 12 July 2013 00:00

Lou DiCerbo, CLU, ChFC, of Manhasset, a member of the Financial Services Management Hall of Fame, and a 1959 graduate of Saint Francis University, made a $1 million commitment to support his alma mater’s Catholic Franciscan mission in honor of outgoing president, The Rev. Gabriel J. Zeis.

Activities supported by the The Rev. Gabriel J. Zeis, T.O.R. Endowment Fund in Franciscan Studies and Roman Catholic Theology will be used to reach out to those who share affinity with the distinct mission of the university’s patron saints, St. Francis of Assisi and St. Clare, as well as Dorothy Day (a Catholic social activist whose name adorns the university’s peace and justice center). Their works will serve as guiding principles in deciding how the endowment will be used to support ongoing development of a solid foundation in Roman Catholic theology.


Manhasset High School Valedictorians Continued

Thursday, 11 July 2013 00:00

Jennifer Juliano

The day has finally come—today we say goodbye to Manhasset High School. Some of us have been together since seventh grade, while others are new this year, but we can all agree that this school has helped us to become the people that we are today.

Being a victim of senioritis, I put off writing this speech for a while; thankfully, it paid off because I found inspiration in the “Bringin’ It On Home” presentations during our last week of school. We were to pick three books from our past and three from high school that influenced our literary careers and outlooks on life. It seemed that nearly everyone included The Great Gatsby. Pessimists may accredit this to the fact that this was a short book so students actually read it, not just the sparknotes version, or the fact that we had recently seen Leonardo DiCaprio’s rendition as Jay Gatsby in theatres. However, I feel that our grade has a special connection to this book—one that goes beyond the superficial affinity toward the Long Island setting.


Buckley Students Get Book Deal

Thursday, 04 July 2013 00:00

Two Buckley Country Day School 2013 graduates, Angelique Simeone and Nefes Pirzada, age 14, co-authored and published a book entitled “Young Equestrian: Something in Common.” The book is now a success, with the help of Mrs. Barbara Thomas, their English teacher in fifth and sixth grade, as well as their fifth-grade advisor. Thomas also serves as the “Odyssey of the Mind” advisor, and coordinator of Buddy Program.

The horse lovers have been best friends since 3rd grade. This book was born out of a creative writing assignment given by Thomas in the fifth grade.

Each girl wrote a separate story about a young female protagonist and her love for horses. After the assignment, they both continued writing independently until they got together and realized the stories combined would create a great book.


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