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Carle Place Seniors Host ‘Cocoa and Cram’

Carle Place High School senior class officers recently decided to pay it forward by hosting a “cocoa and cram” study session. Student-leaders tutored more than 100 seventh and eighth grade students utilizing teacher-provided materials. Hot cocoa was served and enjoyed as students prepared for midterm examinations. A game of “Jeopardy!,” which was led and created by senior class president Rachael Martines, made for a unique, interactive learning experience.


“It was important to me to participate in cocoa and cram because it was something the seniors did for me when I was in seventh grade,” said Martines. “As the role models of the school, it was our turn to give back and return the favor.” 


The session provided a comfortable and inviting forum where students could not only study together, but also learn about building a spirit of community. “It was amazing to see everyone come together,” said Martines. “Everyone truly exemplified compassion and passion and I am thankful for this experience.”


Martines was joined by senior class officers Alessandra Varrassi, vice president, Maria Hyland, secretary, Timothy Leung, treasurer, and Danielle Grieco, class representative in putting on the event. 


— From the Carle Place School 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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