Friday, 25 May 2012 00:00
The Eva Tucci Award is presented in MS. Tucci’s memory each year to the Top Nassau County Scholar-Athlete who best exemplifies the passion and efforts of sports that Eva Tucci possessed.
Leanne Iannucci is a 14-time varsity letter recipient and three-sport athlete (softball, field hockey and bowling) at Carle Place High School. She is known as a leader at Carle Place, having been a three-time softball captain, field hockey captain and bowling captain.
Leanne is an All State, All Long Island and a three-time All County, All Conference and All Division softball player. She has been the starting varsity catcher since seventh-grade and also a starter on four Nassau County Championship softball teams and three Long Island championship softball teams, as well as having received the Team Clutch Player Award and MVP Award. In field hockey, she was a captain and a four-year starter at goalie and earned All Long Island 2nd Team, All County Honorable Mention, All Conference and the Unsung Hero Award. Leanne’s field hockey teams went to four county championship finals. As a varsity bowler for four years, she was a captain and earned All County and All Conference honors with her teams twice finishing second to the eventual county championship team. She has been a NYSPHSAA scholar on all teams. Leanne has played national travel softball for Team Long Island Gold and competed through out the country in numerous tournaments and national championships.
Leanne is ranked No. 1 in her class with a weighted average of over 103, an SAT score of 2200 and an ACT score of 33. She has taken and completed the most rigorous academic programs available at Carle Place High School, including nine AP classes and will graduate with AP honors with distinction.
Some of the awards and achievements that she has received are, The Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Medal Recipient, The Dartmouth Book Award Recipient, The U.S. Army Reserve National Schlolar Athlete Award, The News 12/Capital One Long Island Scholar Athlete Award and The Wendy’s Hiesman, New York State finalist.
Leanne is president of Mu Alpha Theta, Math National Honor Society, president French National Honor Society, Tri –M Music Honor Society, National Honor Society, sports editor of the Crossroads, member of CPHS band, orchestra and marching band (flutist/bassoonist), Mathletes and is a voluntary math tutor. She also participates in “School Athletes as School Leaders” at Hofstra University.
In the fall, Leanne will attend Cornell University, where she will study biological engineering and play for the Division 1 Ivy League Cornell Big Red softball team.
Thursday, 23 May 2013 00:00
In what is hoped to be a step forward for the Westbury School District’s ongoing search for a superintendent, the board of education voted to terminate its contract with search firm Hazard, Young, Attea. However, questions still remain. Will the board continue the search with another firm? Will the board conduct the search themselves? Will it consider current Interim Superintendent Mary Lagnado for the position? And of course, how long will the process take before a permanent superintendent is named?
Thursday, 23 May 2013 00:00
The Westbury Board of Trustees has decided to grant Avanti a special use cabaret permit for a probationary six months.
The club had its permit rescinded six weeks ago after being in violation of several conditions, including noise and not reporting police activity. It now is required to operate under stricter conditions, including revised operating hours (they can be open until1 a.m. Sunday to
Wednesday and until 2 am. Thursday to Saturday) and having to keep a log book of any police activity. Much of the debate over Avanti had to do with an advertisement that promoted an event of a sexual nature. Club owner Barry Ceriano insisted that nothing of such a nature happened at Avanti and he was unaware of the ads, however the mayor said that the advertisement itself was in violation of the club’s permit and that the owner was responsible for all events that went on in his club. In that strain, the new permit includes a condition that says “applicant shall be responsible for any and all activities or events occurring at the premises. In the event that the applicant uses or engages the service of a booking agent, event planner, promoter…applicant shall use a written contract…and shall remain responsible and liable for any and all violations of the permit.” The following condition also says “any advertisement…of any event at the Premises, that advertises or promotes an event that would be a violation of this Permit and conditions, is itself a violation.”
Thursday, 23 May 2013 00:00
Avenging the previous day’s loss and moving themselves one step closer to a possible county title, the Carle Place Frogs Softball team beat out the Locust Valley Falcons Wednesday, May 15 in a game two rematch for the Nassau County Class B Semi-Final, 12-3.
Friday, 17 May 2013 00:00
Westbury Okinawan Karate recently celebrated its 10-year anniversary of coming to the Westbury Recreation Center. Since then, the dojo has trained 250 students, ages six and up, in the art of karate with the style of traditional Okinawan ShorinRyu Shidokan.
Founded by sensei John Power, the classes seek to instill the confidence and strength needed to obtain success in everyday life.
“A lot of kids are lacking confidence,” said Power. “We let them practice leadership in the class and this contributes to their confidence.