Supermarket Fun Night
Sewanhaka High School PTSA presents Supermarket Fun Night on Friday. March 7. Doors open at 6 p.m. Games begin at 7 p.m. in the Sewanhaka High School Student Cafeteria, 500 Tulip Ave. in Floral Park. Admission is $5 and includes two boards, coffee, dessert, and door prizes. Raffles and 50/50 will be available. Call 516-488-9607 for tickets. Proceeds support the Senior Scholarship Fund. No one under 18 will be admitted.
High School Musical
The Floral Park Memorial High School Music Department will present Seussical, The Musical! at the school’s Hayden Auditorium on Thursday, March 27 at 4 p.m., on Friday, March 28 at 7 p.m. and on Saturday, March 29 at 7 p.m. Tickets can be purchased in the school’s music department for $10 (cash or check made to: Floral Park Memorial Music Dept). Admission for the March 27 show at 4 p.m. is free for elementary students and senior citizens. Contact Mrs. Kolb or Mrs. Koch for information at 516-488-9327.
Floral Park Memorial Junior Senior High School student, Eric Afflerbach, 13, competed Sunday, Feb. 10 at the Third Annual Hofstra Long Island Regional Scripps Spelling Bee. Like many other students, he was nervous before the spelling began, but he braved the stage for a few rounds.
He spelled words including “vigilante” and “subterfuge”, and competing until he was among the last 30 spellers. Even though he was knocked out of the competition by difficult words, he still enjoyed competing.“I am very happy to have this opportunity. It’s very exciting. I’ve enjoyed spelling since first grade,” he explained.
Our Lady of Victory (OLV) School honored Anthony Fitzgerald, class of 1975, as this year’s distinguished graduate. OLV School board member Tom Weissler eloquently introduced Fitzgerald at a recent school mass. Several past recipients of the award were also in attendance.
Fitzgerald lives his life with an incredibly positive attitude and strong faith, which blossomed during his years at OLV School. He reflected warmly on the wonderful education he received at OLV, as well as the lifelong bonds he formed while a student there - bonds that helped him face incredible challenges following a devastating accident 27 years ago.
Fitzgerald encouraged the students to approach every day with positivity and a determination to be kind. He attributes his success in life, professionally and as a talented athlete, to that approach and his strong faith.
— Tricia GaNun
Ling Song of Floral Park High School recently received the Go APE Award from the Art League of Long Island.
Song’s pastels work, “Untitled,” was honored as one of the top 14 works in the Art League’s Advanced Placement Student Exhibition. Now in its seventh year, the program celebrates exceptional artwork of AP art students in Long Island high schools, as selected by their teachers.
Also taking part in the program and exhibiting were Floral Park students Ariel Bouderan, Lorraine Hickman and Mike Nelson.
Their works were exhibited in the Art League’s Jeanie Tengelsen Gallery in Dix Hills from Feb. 7 through 14, with a reception on the closing evening.
The 165 students participating in the exhibit represented 47 high schools.
The National Senior Honor Society and Interact clubs at Floral Park Memorial High School are hosting a Prom Dress Drive to support the nonprofit Women of Integrity. The clubs are collecting prom dresses, evening gowns, cocktail dresses, dress shoes, and evening handbags. All dresses must be cleaned and in good condition. Bring donated items to the high school’s library through Friday, March 14.
Students enjoyed a visit from DC Comics editor Mike Marts during Catholic Schools Week at Our Lady of Victory School. They create their own comic book heroes.
The Sewanhaka High School Music Department held its annual Tri-M Induction Dinner on Thursday, Jan. 23, accepting 56 students into Chapter 5836. Advisors Debra O’Connor and Christopher Doherty led the ceremony, assisted by officers Robert Myrick, Joseph Mazzeo, Breanna Washington, Selena Thomas and Eden Medina. The Voices of Harmony performed under Rachel Daloia, and Jennifer LoPresti began the ceremony with “The Star Spangled Banner.” The dinner was held at Pompeii in West Hempstead.
— From Sewanhaka High School
Our Lady of Victory School kicked off it’s Catholic Schools Week celebration with a standing-room only opening mass on Sunday, Jan. 26. Pastor Father John O’Farrell’s homily emphasized the very important relationship between Our Lady of Victory Church and it’s parish school, stating, “OLV School is the heart of the parish – it’s what makes it beat.”
Floral Park Mayor Tom Tweedy, introduced by OLV School Board President Kerry Boyle, presented OLV School Principal Peg Augello with a proclamation acknowledging Catholic Schools Week.
The Floral Park Memorial High School PTSA will hold the first Lisa Cardalena Memorial Game Night on Tuesday, March 18 from 7 to 10 p.m. at Fiore’s Italian Restaurant, 144 Tulip Ave. For $40 per person, you get dinner, games, raffles, silent auction and prizes.
Proceeds will help fund the Lisa Cardalena Community Service Awards and programs for the students of Floral Park Memorial High School.
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