BOE Discusses Alternative High School And Further Precautions at New Salem School
Schreiber's Alternative High School program must be evaluated by an outside consultant and thoroughly revamped to serve students who are currently bused out of the district for their schooling, high school principal Jay Lewis told the school board Dec. 14.
Town Breaks Ground on New Clubhouse for Harbor Links
North Hempstead Town Supervisor Jon Kaiman and Councilmen Tom Dwyer, Angelo Ferrara, Tony D'Urso, Fred Pollack and Wayne Wink were on hand to place the first shovel in the ground for the new clubhouse at the Town's Harbor Links Golf Course. The building, which will be located on the west side of the present parking lot, features a 4,300 foot banquet hall. It will be able to accommodate 260 guests/with a dance floor and 300 if the dance floor is not used.
Varsity Girls Honored at All Star Banquet
On Nov. 29 six varsity players were honored at a All Star Banquet held at the Crest Hollow Country Club. Coach Stephanie Joannon received the Coach of the Year award. She took her team to an undefeated season, along with assistant coach Laura Brazicki. All conference awards were received by Lauren Brown, Emily Hansen and Emily Thrope. Angela Matinale received All Class AA and Filiz Kipcakli, All Nassau County. Senior Scholar Athlete went to Halsey Diakow and Emily Hansen received the Unsung Hero award.
On The Bay
A very nice story has surfaced from the Bahamas - a story that marries sailing with the holiday season. In a deal that was finalized on Christmas Eve, the Bahamas Sailing Association has ordered 19 Optimists to help establish a National Sailing School. For several months the B.S.A. has been seeking low-cost second-hand Optimists. According to John Lawrence, secretary of the B.S.A., "'The Bahamas Sailing Association (National Authority) is establishing the first National Sailing School of The Bahamas. This nonprofit venture aims to teach sailing to juniors in the Bahamas and will for the first time open the sport of sailing to juniors that previously could not participate in a sailing program due to economic reasons. This is a very worthy program and we hope that it will have substantial growth over the next few years. We want to ultimately introduce the optis on a large scale basis to the local school system." With the help of U.S. builders McLaughlin who came up with the offer of charter boats to be used at the Orange Bowl Regatta in Miami, and help from the IODA (International Optimist Dinghy Association), the purchase of the 19 Optimists became a reality. It was just two years ago the Royal Nassau S.C. wrote to IODA and said, "We have missed a complete generation of developing sailors at our sailing club. We now have a group of members who are willing to get this thing going again." Fleets have since been introduced at the R.N.S.C. and the Nassau Yacht Club, and the initiative of the B.S.A. will open up the sport still further. What a wonderful gift to the children of the Bahamas! For more information, see: www.optiworld.org and www.sailing.org.
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