Written by Herald Staff, firstname.lastname@example.org Thursday, 19 June 2014 10:08
No argument here — the Plainview-Old Bethpage John F. Kennedy High School mock trial team defeated 45 schools in the courtroom to win the Nassau County Championship in the 2014 New York State Mock Trial tournament.
Coordinated each year by the Nassau County Bar Association, Nassau boasts the largest team enrollment for a single county in the state in this competition, which pits high school teams against one another to argue their case before judges in courtrooms of the Supreme Court in Mineola. This year, 118 attorneys and judges volunteered and more than 500 students from 46 high schools competed in seven rounds, consisting of 77 trials.
The Plainview-Old Bethpage champions went on to compete for the state title in Albany in mid-May, placing fourth in the finals.
Saturday, 25 October 2014 00:00
The Columbus Day Parade played host a to a very special group this year. The Family Residences and Essential Enterprises’ (FREE) Players Drum Corps made history as they became the first special needs drum corps to march in the New York City Columbus Day Parade.
The group marched up Fifth Avenue from 44th to 72nd Street with a red carpet performance on Fifth Avenue between 67th and 69th Streets.
Friday, 24 October 2014 00:00
Driving rain and cold temperatures could not keep Long Islanders from coming out to support the first annual DogFest Walk ‘n Roll, a fundraiser for Canine Companions for Independence. Held for the first time at Marjorie Post Park in Massapequa, dogs of all breeds and sizes came with their humans with one goal in mind; to raise funds for CCI.
Massapequa resident and event organizer Yvonne Dagger, past president and now board member, discussed the importance of the event.