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Coaches Vs. Cancer Raises $5,000

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.


In the opening round game against Herricks, Westbury’s Shakel Cafield scored a career high 31 points including 7 three pointers to lead Westbury to a 70 to 47 win. Brian Newell chipped in with 13 points and 15 rebounds. In the championship game, the green Dragons were led by Jonathan Dean who scored 18 points and Cafield who scored 16 points. Brian Newell chipped in with 10 rebounds and Jerome Cunningham added 8 points. Westbury outscored East Meadow 22 to 14 to earn the come from behind win. Congratulations on the victory.


The tournament raised $5,000 in donations toward in the fight against cancer and helped create a world with less cancer and more birthdays. 



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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