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Scouts Explore Healthcare Careers

The North Shore-LIJ Health System recently partnered with the Girl Scouts of Nassau County (GSNC) to offer a week-long career exploration camp.   

“We are very proud of our partnership with the North Shore-LIJ Health System on Careers Camp,” said Donna Ceravolo, executive director and chief executive officer of GSNC. “This hands-on, bird’s-eye view of both clinical and non-clinical careers options within healthcare served as an introduction for the girls to the countless opportunities their future holds for them.”

Nineteen girls, including Mineola resident Janelle Zapiti from GSNC, attended the camp. Through interactive activities and lessons, the campers gained insight and experience into the numerous careers available within the healthcare industry.  Whether watching how ambulances get to an emergency, or learning how to perform surgery with a surgical robot, the da Vinci robotic system, the camp provided the girls with an inside look at healthcare career opportunities.

“Before this camp, I think most of us thought you could either be a doctor, surgeon or nurse,” Zapiti, a rising junior at Sacred Heart Academy in Hempstead said. “It was interesting to see all the jobs that are a part of healthcare. After all I’ve seen and learned this week, I definitely am more focused, and have a better idea what I want to do after college.”

The girls were allowed to observe a surgery, while physicians interacted with them and explained the critical importance of the procedure. They walked through other areas of Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center and Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York in New Hyde Park, including an intensive care unit and outpatient practices.

“We wanted to expose the girls to the wealth of opportunities available in the healthcare industry, and hopefully spark their interests in areas outside the clinical work,” Lauren Pearson, manager of workforce readiness at the North Shore-LIJ Health System, said.

By offering them an overview of the routines and procedures performed throughout the health system, Pearson said, the girls realized the countless career options available for students with skills in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

News

The Wheatley School recently hosted an Item Writing Workshop for more than 100 language teachers representing districts across New York State.  The workshop was sponsored by the Foreign Language Association of Chairpersons and Supervisors (FLACS), the professional organization that has assumed responsibility for the creation and administration of the FLACS

Checkpoint A and B Exams (formerly the NYS Second Language Proficiency and Regents Exams).

Last year, the Mineola Fire Department initiated an Adopt-A-Hydrant program to offer residents and businesses an opportunity to enhance their fire protection by providing a simple service to the village, caring for a fire hydrant. The MFD is looking for adopters once again.


Sports

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. 

Cross-Country Crowned Champs

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.


Calendar

Mineola School Meeting - November 20

Fools Rush In - November 21

Mustangs Face Roosevelt - November 22 


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