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SCSD Teams Up With Michael Lewis Wolkis Foundation

Syosset community donates new and used

sporting goods for use by inner city children

It was a typical day at CitiField, but just outside the ballpark near the Jackie Robinson Rotunda, there was different kind of preparation going on. The Miles of Smiles: Michael Lewis Wolkis Foundation, along with Baseball Tomorrow Fund, presented new and gently used sporting goods to the greater New York SANDLOT Athletic Alliance. The recipients of the sporting goods range in age from 14-18 and play travel baseball.

A large portion of these sporting goods came from the Syosset Central School District sporting goods drive. From all 10 schools, the community was able to collect hundreds of new and used sporting goods for inner city children. Also, on hand to present these donations were Amy and Jerry Wolkis, Melissa Wolkis (soon to be Melissa Ingber) and David Ingber, who was able to coordinate this event with the Mets.

As the holiday season is upon us, members of the Syosset school community  urge residents to be extra careful driving, as there is a lot more foot traffic on the streets. Michael Lewis Wolkis would have been a graduating senior in 2011, but his life was tragically cut short when he was hit by a car and survived for only 5 days after the accident. For more information about this foundation, visit the web site at mlwmilesofsmiles.org.

News

Eight students from Jericho High School, the largest number of students from any school on Long Island this year, are among the 300 semifinalists picked from 1,800 entrants nationally and overseas in the annual Intel Science Talent Search.

Brookville’s Green Vale School students were featured in the September/October 2013 issue of Sport Rocketry, the official journal of the National Association of Rocketry.

The seventh-grade students competed nationally at the Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC) last May in Virginia and were the youngest rocket scientists competing. They were also the only team from Long Island that qualified to enter the competition and one of only two teams from New York State.


Sports

The Syosset Braves 11-year-old football team recently won the Superbowl Championship Game against the Rosedale Jets with a final score of 13 to 0.

The Farrell & Schmidt Ho Ho Ho 5-Kilometer Run started and finished at the John F. Kennedy Middle School in Bethpage on Dec. 21. The top local finisher was Tim Mahony of Syosset, who scored in 11th place overall and third in the 15 to 19 age group.

Other locals winning awards in this year’s Ho Ho Ho Run were Gina Ferraro of Syosset (2nd woman, 35-39 age group), Patty Santella of Syosset (3rd woman, 45-49 age group), Kim Solomine of Syosset (2nd woman, 55-59 age group).


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