Thursday, 23 January 2014 00:00
Mineola residents Taylor Keenan, Jane Kim, Mikayla Lucio and Victoria Roldan were part of the Wheatley School’s varsity girls field hockey team, which has been recognized by the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) for academic excellence and has been declared New York State Champions in its scholar/athlete recognition award program. This program, which started 23 years ago, recognizes athletic teams from across New York State for the exemplary academic performance of its team members. Based on a composite of the grade point averages among team members, team champions are selected for each varsity sport from those high schools across New York State that enter the competition.
For the recently completed 2013-14 fall sports season, Wheatley’s unweighted GPA of 97.308 is the highest GPA in the sport of field hockey.
Coached by Kristin Adamski and Kristina DePalma, the team consists of Captain Keenan, Kim, Lucio and Roldan along with captains Samantha Siegler, Samantha Palazzolo, Julie Rajman, Allie Schreiber and teammates Farrah Siegler, Perri Schreiber, Namita Reddy,
Amanda Sivin, Nicole Degliomini, Jenna Heller, Jessica Sakeni, Hannah Frantz, Lauren Frantz, Carly Brensilber, Marion Wolloch, Morgan Silverman, Jamie Chusid and Stephanie Kazhiloti.
The team will be recognized at the East Williston School District Board of Education meeting on Jan. 27.
Thursday, 18 September 2014 00:00
As the night sky fell on Memorial Park last Thursday, Mineola residents and officials paused to remember the almost 3,000 lives that were lost in the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.
Mayor Scott Strauss, a former NYPD EMS worker and 9/11 first responder, was one of the many who rushed into Manhattan after the attacks, searching the rubble for survivors. He was part of the rescue effort that saved the lives of Port Authority Police officers Will Jimeno and John McLoughlin.
Wednesday, 17 September 2014 00:00
Swaths of nearby and local residents flocked to the sixth annual Mineola Street Fair on Sunday, Sept. 14. With vendors lined up and down the streets featuring local businesses and restaurants, live performances and various entertainment for kids, the Mineola Chamber of Commerce-sponsored event didn’t disappoint Mary Cheung of Great Neck.
“These fairs are always fun,” she said. “It’s not too hot, not too cold. The music is the best part.”
Thursday, 18 September 2014 00:00
Though it had already hosted the series of lacrosse games during the regular season this past spring, Chaminade High School’s new Gold Star Stadium was officially christened on Saturday, Sept. 6, named in honor of the 56 alumni who had perished during combat.
“Tradition holds that when one dies in the service a gold star is given to the family,” said Chaminade President Bro. Thomas Cleary. “Our 56 Gold Star Alumni are honored for their selflessness, courage, and integrity.”
Thursday, 11 September 2014 00:00
Although the expectations for the 2014 Mineola Mustangs boy’s varsity soccer season may be somewhat measured, the team enters the season with the goal of a berth in the Nassau County playoffs. The team is young and inexperienced but there is light at the end of the tunnel.
There is considerable talent on the horizon. There are only four starting seniors and five sophomores on the roster. Four year starting senior forward Daniel Pardo returns (19 goals in three seasons) as does senior standout goalkeeper Andrew Pereira.