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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 debate over New York State Common Core standards continues, with students from the Mineola School District showing a mild resistance to the exams.

 

According to the New York State Allies for Public Education, Mineola had some of the lowest numbers, with eight students opting out of the English Language Arts test. However, not a single Mineola student missed the math test. In East Williston, the opt out rates were 75 students in ELA and 60 in math.

Gitangalie Palombo, an Elmont yoga instructor, will open Fly High Dance and Fitness on the second floor at 111 E. Jericho Tpke. after her plan was approved by the Mineola Village

Board last week. She expects to open by January 2015. Sherwin Williams occupies the main floor.

 

“We want to be a great addition to the community,” she said. “I hope Fly High brings a new flare to the area.”


Sports

The New York Cosmos hosted the Mineola Athletic Association’s Soccer Club recently for its penultimate fall 2014 home game. More than 140 members of the MAA soccer club and their families came out on a chilly October evening to show their love of the game. Twenty-two Mineola boys and girls had the honor of escorting the New York Cosmos and Ottawa Fury players onto the field in the traditional “Walk of Champions.”

 

The Mineola spirit must have inspired the home team, as spectators enjoyed the exciting 2-1 Cosmos victory, with the game-winning goal coming in stoppage time.


As a current member of the Mineola High School Varsity Soccer team, senior, Catherine Cunningham has been dominating the scoring for the Mustangs.  She has 12 goals and two assists in the last seven games. 

 

In her last week of play alone, she amassed six goals in just three games. As a captain for the last two years, Cunningham has been an All-Conference and All-Class player, leading her team to two victories so far this season. 


Calendar

Exercise Class - October 22

International Night - October 23

Village Halloween Party - October 24


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