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Carle Place’s Leanne Iannucci Honored As Top Scholar-Athlete

Multi-sport athlete ranked at top of class at CPHS

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.


Westbury High School students are teaching younger children from Park Avenue Elementary School valuable life lessons about money and business skills through the High School Heroes program.


In this program, high school students that are taking Renate Johnson’s Junior Achievement class will go into first grade classrooms to teach 45-minute lessons.


“It is a program that gives high school and younger students confidence and teaches them about business and financial literacy,” said Johnson.

The Westbury Historical Society will host Dr. Natalie Naylor, professor emerita at Hofstra University and author of Women in Long Island’s Past: Eminent Ladies and Everyday Lives at their next meeting on March 9. 


Naylor’s presentation will focus on the place of women in Long Island’s history, including several prominent women from Westbury’s past.  


Albertson resident and Kellenberg sophomore Gabby Schreib qualified for the Millrose Games in New York City. Schreib qualified as a member of the Sprint Medley Relay along with Danielle Correia, Bridget McNierney, and Jazmine Fray. 


The Kellenberg relay’s close second place finish in January’s Millrose Trials has moved them closer to defending the title they won in the same relay at last year’s Millrose Games. Schreib and her teammates time is currently second in the United States for girls track and field performances.

Congratulations to Westbury athletes Michael Esposito, Eileen Harris, Brett Harris, and Michael Going, each of whom won awards in Race # 1 of the Jonas Chiropractic Run Nassau Series co-hosted by Nassau County and the Greater Long Island Running Club.


Michael Esposito, age 15, took home the second place award in the 15-19 age group with a time of 23 minutes, 6 seconds.  Eileen Harris, age 42, earned the first place award in the women’s 40-44 age group.  She completed the race with her 45 year old husband, Brett Harris, who was the third place award winner in the men’s 45-49 age group.  Michael Going, age 41, scored third place honors in the 40-44 age group with a time of 20 minutes, 51 seconds.


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