Wednesday, 05 December 2012 13:24
Syosset students have raised over $200,000 for cystic fibrosis research with this event to date
Since 1993, Syosset High School’s student government has held an annual phone-a-thon to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. After a busy school day, students recently spent two evenings calling the Syosset school district community.
The students began the event with a buffet dinner generously donated by local merchants including Richard Cutler of Mim’s, Woodbury Country Deli, Celebrity Diner, Bagel Boss of Hicksville, Christina’s Epicure, Iavarone Bros., Butera’s, Laguna Grille, Meyers Farms, Happy Farms, Prime Time Butcher, Bagel Master, and Frank’s Gourmet Pizza.
A representative from the foundation then spoke with the students to educate them on the disease, as well as the advances being made in treatment. In addition, the Katz family shared their experiences living with CF. After a brief training, the students hit the phones and residents of the Syosset School District once again “answered the call” with their generous contributions. Since its inception, this event has raised over $200,000 for CF research.
Student government advisors, David Steinberg and Rich Cafiero, as well as Syosset resident Ilene Zelniker, spearheaded the program along with Natalie Mathes, student government vice president and Shira Gavriel, Carly Miller, Jenn Herrmann and Alexa Georgakopoulos, members of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s Student Youth Board.
Other students in attendance included: Jordana Rosenzweig, Ilysa Salit, Stephanie Linden, Brandi Kobren, Koby Vinokor, Nicole Rapfogel, Jessica Berenson, Olivia Rosenzweig, Steven Hur, Justin Zaretzky, Austin M. Golove, Jack Grunberg, Jordan Freedman, Nitash Tiene, David Dochter, Dean Lumish, Crystal Green, Erika Eckstein, Benny Cotler, Alexa Silverman, Nicole Hanakis, Taylor Salit, Bianca Georgakopoulos, Matt Cassela, Jordyn Boscia, Lindsay Waldman, Sophia Lynch, Tyler Walsh, Jasmyn Chacko, Adam Schoen, Howard Bick, Luke Kuba, Grant Gindi, Michael Salit, Ryan G. Klobus, Max Salit, Robert Germano, Yatin Chablaney and Adam Hornick. All of these students gave generously of their time for two evenings to help raise funds to find a cure for CF.
Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disease that affects the lungs and digestive system of individuals and cuts their life expectancy by more than half. This past January, the FDA approved Kalydeco, the first drug to address the underlying cause of CF that assists 4 percent of the CF population. This development opens exciting new doors to research and development that may lead to a cure for all people living with the disease.
Wednesday, 15 May 2013 00:00
During its April and May meetings, the Birchwood Civic Association welcomed Board of Education members and candidates from the Syosset School District, as well as Board of Education members and administrators from the Jericho School District to discuss budget proposals and issues facing the districts. The BCA voted to endorse both the Syosset and Jericho budgets, as well as the Jericho Library budget, acknowledging that all made a strong effort to retain programs while staying below the state tax levy cap. In addition, the BCA voted in support of Jericho's Proposition 2 regarding the establishment of a capital reserve fund. The Syosset Library budget was not reviewed.
Thursday, 16 May 2013 00:00
Susan Parker, a resident of Syosset for 24 years, is running for a trustee seat on the Syosset Board of Education.
A mother of three and employee of the Syosset Fire District for the past seven years, Parker has been an active PTA member for the past 21 years on a local and county level. Parker received her BS from SUNY Binghampton and her MBA from Boston University. Parker says she has two “gainfully employed” graduates of the school district, and a son currently attending Syosset High School.
Thursday, 16 May 2013 00:00
The Syosset Braves varsity boys lacrosse team (7-1) were victorious over the Plainview JFK Hawks (5-3) last Friday afternoon, 12-5 in Conference I play. The Braves are the number two seed going into the playoffs, and the Hawks are the number six seed.
Ending the first two periods with a 6-2 lead, the Braves’ defense reduced Plainview’s potential comeback to only one goal, while Syosset scored four.
Friday, 10 May 2013 00:00
Monmouth University sophomore Ashley Sandler of Jericho was named Northeast Conference tennis co-player of the week in April. The Syosset High School grad earned her second career league honor after posting a 4-0 record, including a 3-0 NEC mark, in a week that saw the Blue and White go 3-1.
Sandler did not drop a game in rolling to a 6-0, 6-0 win over La Salle’s Allison Amrein then stopped Wagner’s Rachel Jurgielewicz, 6-0, 6-4. Sandler edged the Mount’s Renee Deane in a marathon three-set affair, winning 6-2, 3-6, 13-11 and ended her week with another 6-0, 6-0 victory, this time over St. Francis’(Brooklyn) Akuila Edwards.