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Trio Of Tech Talents In Plainview

Three young Plainview-Old Bethpage area residents recently became members of the National Technical Honor Society after outstanding work Nassau BOCES Barry Tech.

Young adults David Glassman, Gina Galletti and Jesse Krasnoff, along with more than 130 other students, were recognized for their studies in such programs as cosmetology skills, aviation operations, welding, pharmacy technicians, horse science, police science/law enforcement systems and auto skills.

“These students have followed their talents and passions to come to this honorable induction. They are the future of our society and economy — they are our dreams of a better world,” said Gene Silverman, executive director of the Nassau BOCES Department of Regional Schools and Instructional Programs. “We offer these students our congratulations and best wishes in future endeavors.”

The Barry Tech students were elected for the honor based on superior academic achievement, dedicated community service and the endorsement of the faculty. Membership in the National Technical Honor Society is the nation’s highest award for excellence in career and technical education. According to BOCES staff, these students have consistently distinguished themselves by exemplifying exceptional qualities such as honesty, leadership, responsibility and good character.

Recognized by business, industry and education as the hallmark of student achievement and leadership, the Honor Society helps top students find success in today’s highly competitive workplace by encouraging scholastic achievement and cultivating a desire for personal excellence. National Technical Honor Society members are awarded personal letters of recommendation for employment, college admission and scholarships, and have their diplomas and training certificates stamped with the official Honor Society seal.

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Thousands of Long Islanders streamed into Burn Park in Massapequa recently for the Town of Oyster Bay’s annual Salute to America concert featuring Dean Karahalis and the Concert Pop Orchestra with fireworks by Grucci.

The event paid tribute to veterans, past and present, and honored three deserving honorees: Guillermo Torres, Plainview’s Robert Reahl and Barbara Tortorice.

Torres is the winner of the Town’s Veteran Lifetime Achievement Award. A Vietnam veteran and Purple Heart recipient, Torres was wounded while on maneuvers.

The kids may be grown. The marriage may have not worked out. Perhaps retirement affords more free time than was anticipated.

Enter The Transition Network, an national social group featuring an active chapter on Long Island that meets regularly at the Plainview-Old Bethpage Library.

Judy Forman, Plainview resident and program co-chair, noted that The Transition Network is an organization of women ages 50 and over who are ‘transitioning’ into the next phase of their lives — whether it be retirement, divorce, losing a loved one or so on — and helping them to meet new people while expanding their horizons.  


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