Finding a Job the MHS Way
Even though the Mineola High School job center may be situated in a small, almost obscure room in the school, its purpose is anything but small. It's where many students go in their quest to find employment. For many, a visit to the job center is the first step in being introduced to the job market.
Village to Replace Memorial Tree
A tree planted in honor of a Mineola resident killed in Vietnam is in the process of being replaced. Currently, the plaque that bears the dedication exists near the Sept. 11 memorial. However, the tree that was planted there nearly 11 years ago was taken down last month because it was damaged.
Corpus Christi Starts Season
Mineola has a new powerhouse as Corpus Christi's fourth-grade girls opened up the season with two impressive performances. In their season debut the girls from Mineola traveled to New Hyde Park and took on a strong squad from Holy Spirit. Paula Pinto controlled the offense from the point guard position as she dished the rock with pinpoint accuracy. Jackie Behan and Megan Brady led Mineola in scoring with four points each, as Katie Dul and Kayla Vesley had strong games at both ends of the court contributing three and two points, respectively. Catalina Garcia came off the bench and provided strong defensive pressure for this well-rounded team.
The Mineola girls varsity volleyball team came the closest it has all season to its first victory, only to drop a five game match to West Hempstead. The Lady Mustangs took the first game 25-19. West Hempstead came back to win the next two games 25-21 and 25-10. Mineola took the fourth game 25-23 but dropped the fifth and deciding game 25-12. The tough season for Coach Janna Balsamo's squad continued. The heartbreaking West Hempstead defeat was followed by a loss to Garden City in four games and losses to Wantagh and Floral Park in three games each.
Around Town With Lou
From the Desk of the Mayor