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Letter: Westbury/New Cassel NAACP Convention

As New York State celebrates our 76th year, the generosity of our members has helped to bring our civil and human rights agenda to underserved communities across this great state.

We hope you will continue to help the NAACP New York State Conference serve those communities who gain so much from our programs when we convene our 76th Annual Convention, Oct. 5-7, 2012 at the Hilton Long Island in Melville.

Our theme this year is “NAACP: Your Power, Your Decision—Vote!” and captures the 2012 programmatic priority to ensure that the voting rights in this state are not politically compromised and that the educational, social and economic equality of all peoples are maintained. Our award-winning programs in these areas and the millions of lives we impact positively as a result demonstrate our constant commitment to the NAACP mission and goals.

You are encouraged to attend the convention and we look forward to your participation; supporters will be recognized throughout the convention of more than 300 people, which includes delegations from our 56 adult and youth and college units from across the state. Prominent recognition of supporters will also be featured on the NAACP New York State website and in all written materials including press releases.

We invite you to join in the celebration with us and continue the efforts of our local branch. Our works to make this a better state cannot continue without your participation.

Rev. Marcus D. Briddell


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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