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Carle Place School Board Honors Students

During the Jan. 9 community meeting of the Carle Place School District Board of Education, students and alumni were recognized for their outstanding creative and academic efforts.


The evening began with the presentation of the 2013-2014 Reflections Awards to Cherry Lane Elementary School students by the board and parent coordinator Nicole Servinskas, who commended the 18 finalists on their submissions in the categories of written composition and visual arts.


“One of our goals is to provide our children with the most rewarding educational experience possible,” said Board President Barry Dennis. “We endeavor to do this starting in Cherry Lane Elementary School and throughout students’ entire journey here in Carle Place.”


The National PTA arts-in-education program Reflections encourages students to explore their talents and express themselves through the creation of original works in the fine and performing arts. This year’s theme, “Believe, Dream, Inspire,” produced drawings, poems and more from Carle Place students in kindergarten through second grade. 


Next, Carle Place High School Principal Thomas DePaola, along with the members of the board, presented certificates of achievement to district students who attained the title of AP Scholar (a student who completes three or more AP examinations with grades of 3 or

higher), AP Scholar with Honor (a student who earns an average grade of at least 3.25 on all AP examinations taken and grades of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams), and AP Scholar with Distinction (a student who earns an average grade of at least 3.5 on all AP examinations taken and grades of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams).


“The Advanced Placement program marks the pinnacle of success in our high school,” said DePaola. “We offer many of these level courses in science, history, mathematics, English, psychology, foreign language and more.” 


Student honorees included current high school seniors as well as college freshmen who completed AP-level courses at Carle Place High School during the 2012-2013 academic year.


— From the Carle PlaceSchool District 


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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