Thursday, 30 January 2014 00:00
Williston Park resident Nicole Koster was among those honored at Long Island Lutheran Middle & High School’s annual honors banquet held at the Fox Hollow Caterers in Woodbury.
Koster received a certificate for 3-year membership in the National Honor Society. Membership in the LuHi Chapter of the National Honor Society is granted to students who have been highly rated by faculty members in the areas of character, leadership and service and who have an 85 or better cumulative average.
She also received the Star Honor Roll Award. Star Honor Roll Awards are presented to seniors who maintain a 90 percent or higher grade point average throughout every quarter of their high school careers.
Koster also won the Social Studies Department Award.
Koster has been active in many co-curricular as a member of the Chamber Music Ensemble, Mathletes, the Forensics Club, WordMasters, HART (Helping and Reaching Teens) and Habitat for Humanity. She is currently attending the University of Pittsburgh.
Wednesday, 26 November 2014 00:00
Thanksgiving is a holiday, a festival, celebration and food fest. Tradition says the first Thanksgiving feast was celebrated by pilgrims and Native Americans back in 1621 to give thanks for their harvest after a harsh winter. Over a century later, George Washington, the nation’s first president, issued a Thanksgiving proclamation in 1789.
Fast forward to 21st century—the modern day Thanksgiving has come a long way since then. What has not changed however is the shared elaborate meal consumed with family and friends in the same spirit of celebration and giving thanks for the blessings.
Saturday, 22 November 2014 00:00
Winthrop University Hospital employee Jeffrey Brenner, a hyperbaric technician with the Life Support Technologies group in Mineola, recently received the American Heart Association’s prestigious Louis J. Acampora Heart Saver Award at a dinner at the Crest Hollow Country Club. The award is named for a Long Island teenager who succumbed to a sporting injury that is understood to have been preventable if a cardiac medical device had been immediately on-scene and applied.
“I hope that I have made a real difference in my town and the world around me to help prevent death and improve the quality of people’s lives” said Brenner.
Thursday, 20 November 2014 00:00
After consecutive seasons of finishing runner-up in the men’s golf Player of the Year for the Skyline Conference, Christian Bleck of St. Joseph’s took home first place in a rather unlikely turn of events.
After a herniated disc caused the Chaminade High School alum to miss every event after the first week of the season until the conference tournament, Bleck returned—without even having the luxury of practicing a full 18 holes—and competed with the best players the conference has to offer.
Thursday, 06 November 2014 00:00
The Mineola Mustang boys cross-country team won the division 4A championship recently at Bethpage State Park. This is the first championship for the program since 1974, ending a 40-year championship drought.
Mineola defeated Seaford, who also entered the undefeated in division competition, 38-20. Overcoming rain and high winds throughout the race, many Mustangs ran personal records for the 5K in route to the victory.