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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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For as long as she could remember, Christina Amato-Smith has always wanted to open her own hair salon. The Floral Park native worked at a salon down the road from her home, but it wasn’t until 1994 when Amato-Smith made good on her promise to herself.

“I came to Bethpage to open my business because my clients were here,” said Amato-Smith, who now lives in Lindenhurst and has owned Top Cuts for 20 years.

While her business has been met with much success, in 2008, Amato-Smith’s personal life was met with a life altering challenge when she was diagnosed with stage three breast cancer. It was this event that prompted Top Cuts to organize a cut-a-thon to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer. This year’s event occurs on Saturday, Nov. 1.

Thanks in large part to a substantial increase in sponsor support – and Mother Nature’s cooperation – the 2014 Plainview-Old Bethpage Craft and Gift Fair was a rousing success.

A caravan of vendors filled the parking lot of the Plainview-Old Bethpage Library starting at 7 a.m. By the time fairgoers crossed the blue and green balloon arch at 10 a.m. to receive their free T-shirt and bags stuffed with sponsor goodies, there were 108 booths ready to welcome them on the sunny day.


Calendar

4th Annual Harvest Festival

Saturday, Oct. 25

Health and Wellness Senior Fair

Tuesday, Oct. 28

Haunted Halloween

Wednesday, Oct. 29



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