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.
Friday, 13 December 2013 00:00
Got a pooch that won’t sit still, climbs the furniture, or jumps on the neighbors? A dog imbued with limitless energy that has you at your wits’ end? Perhaps it’s time you school your out-of-control canine with the discipline and control of the “Martial Arfs.”
Martial Arfs, a new dog training facility in Carle Place is set to prove the old adage that “a good dog is a tired dog.” Run by Jeris Pugh, Martial Arfs takes a novel idea to working with our four-legged friends that has proven to be very successful; combining unorthodox exercises and equipment with the principles of the Asian fighting arts.
“We work primarily with incorporating physical activity into improving behavior. But we’ve created a facility where we don’t just tire your dog out, we teach it how to behave while at the same time tiring it out,” he said. “There’s a huge obesity problem right now, about 54 percent of all dogs are overweight, and just because you let your dog out in the year once or twice a day doesn’t mean he’s actually getting proper exercise.”
Friday, 13 December 2013 00:00
Here’s a look at what was discussed at Dec. 5’s Board of Trustees meeting:
• The village recycling program is expected to expand come January or February to include all plastics and shredded paper. More information will be sent out to residents at the beginning of the year.
• The remote commuter renewal program will have its last two days at Village Hall, on Dec. 14 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and Dec. 19 from 4:30 to 7p.m. Come with your registration and a check for the renewal fee.
Thursday, 12 December 2013 00:00
Congratulations to the Westbury boys varsity basketball team who defeated East Meadow High Schoool 57 to 51 to win the championship game of the Coaches vs. Cancer tournament.
The tournament was dedicated to Coach Martin “Bunky” Reid and the 1985 state championship team. Before the finals of the tournament, a poster signed by many of the players from the 85’ team was presented to Mrs. Reid to honor her son.
Thursday, 05 December 2013 00:00
The wrestling team at Westbury High School looks forward to a fresh start this season. Last year, they struggled to stay atop the Nassau Conference, but this time, the team has a lot of valuable pieces that are crucial for them to flip the script and potentially climb to the top of the standings.
One of the shining stars in the school’s team this year is the dominating Raeco Jackson. For the past two seasons, Jackson has had an extraordinary winning record in the 113 and 120 weight classes. “Last year, my record was 28-5 and the year before that it was 30-5,” he said. With a total record of 58 wins and 10 losses, he has won 85 percent of his matches. His impressive feat helped Jackson receive all-county honors last season.