Town Hall Meetings, Student Evaluation of Teachers Items at BOE Meeting
The Oct. 11 board of education meeting opened with a crowd of about 65 people. The back rows were closed off with yellow tape, preventing anyone from sitting too far back. The meeting focused on test results, donations from the district to Hurricane Katrina victims and a draft report on the five-year facilities plan.
Heisman Award Recipients
Schreiber High School has selected two senior students, Laila Selim and Daniel Koh for the coveted Wendy's High School Heisman Award. This program celebrates the nation's top high school seniors who best exemplify a well-rounded "citizen-scholar-athlete."
On the Bay
Last week this column reported on the fun-loving group of ladies known as the Women's Racing Clinic. Their activities on and off the water are quickly becoming legend on Manhasset Bay. But there is another group of sailors who are full of fun and antics and are The International Society for the Perpetuation of Cruelty to Racing Yachtsmen (ISPCRY), also known as The Moosehead Committee. This illustrious committee spends the year sending out sailing spies to infiltrate unsuspecting Race Committees up and down Long Island Sound. You know - those people who volunteer tons of time so racers can enjoy their beer-can races, team racing, match racing, one-design matches and come back to their respective clubs and discuss their sailing achievements (read "tall tales"). It is this wonderful group of people, from all the yacht clubs from the east end of the sound to the west, who gather at an annual luncheon to be fried by a committee of men.
Division Title for XCountry
It's a banner season for Schreiber's Cross Country team coached by Jeremy Klaff. The team finished their season with a record of 11-2. They went 6-0 in their division, earning them first place and the division title. "What's super exciting about this, is that it's the first division title since 1964. We've had to wait too long to bring it back to Port," were the words of their coach. "Now that we know we can do it we hope to hold onto the title for a few years. Especially with the strong freshmen team members that took first place in the freshmen 5K race." Special recognition to Richard Schmitz who has now won four straight races. His time in the 5K was 17:17:6 at a meet in Farmingdale. Other strong performers on the team include: Raul Maraboli, Peter Gabrielli, Chris Catalano, Jacob Litke and Wilmer Chamul.
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