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Vet Visits Rushmore Avenue

Veteran James Cear Jr., father of Rushmore Avenue School teacher Alexis Krummenacker, recently spoke to third-grade students about his experiences with the 106th Rescue Wing of the New York Air National Guard. During his presentation, Cear showed students personal artifacts from his travels and described his involvement as pilot, senior vice president and portfolio manager of Angel Flight Northeast.

 

“Angel Flight Northeast is a nonprofit charitable organization that provides private air transportation by volunteer pilots so that children and adults may access life-saving medical care free of charge,” said Cear. “Angel Flight Northeast is available to patients and families of patients whose financial resources do not permit them to travel by other means to get needed diagnosis or treatment. Requests from patients and families who are unable to use public transportation because of their medical conditions, who need to fly immediately, or who live in remote areas where public transportation is not available are also accepted.”

 

Cear, who began flying instruction lessons at the age of 14, gained his inspiration to become a pilot from his father, who served in World War II. “I knew early on in life that this was what I wanted to do,” he said. Students participated in a question-and-answer session following his presentation.

 

News

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.  


Sports

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.


Calendar

Los Lobos - March 5

Coffee House - March 8

Meet the Mayor - March 8


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