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Wheatley Field Hockey Named Scholar Athlete Champs

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.


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. 


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