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Garden City Life - Schools

National Spanish Exam Gold Winners

Thursday, 08 August 2013 00:00

Congratulations go out to 14 Garden City High School Spanish students for achieving gold medals on the 2013 National Spanish Exam.

Students from Peter Giacalone’s, Nora Artibee’s, Michael Berg’s, Marie Nuzzi’s, and Dr. Christina Failla’s classes earned a total of 19 gold, 20 silver and 20 bronze medals along with 50 honorable mentions.

“Congratulations to this year’s winners,” stated World Language Coordinator Peter Giacalone. “Garden City students have a long history of high achievement on these exams.”

 

Historical Society Presents Scholarship

Thursday, 01 August 2013 00:00

The Garden City Historical Society congratulates Garden City High School senior Kelsey Tierney, the 2013 recipient of the Stewart Fund Scholarship in Memory of St. Mary’s and St. Paul’s, presented annually by The Garden City Historical Society. Criteria for the $2,500 scholarship includes placement in the top 10 percent of the class, demonstration of excellence and enthusiasm in social studies, and evidence of quality community service.

Tierney graduated with a weighted GPA of 100.04, and will attend Cornell University, where she will major in industrial and labor relations. She plans to become a lawyer and work in the field of government.

 

WPOA Awards Scholarships

Thursday, 01 August 2013 00:00

The Western Property Owners Association (WPOA) established its high school scholarship program 12 years ago, granting its first scholarship in 2002. Over the years, the program has assisted deserving Western Section students, who’ve combined academic efforts with volunteer community service in high school, and will go on to continue their education. The WPOA awards two $500 scholarships annually, and congratulates its 2013 winners, Jessie Lyons and Matthew Trabold.

Jessie Lyons is the recipient of the WPOA scholarship in memory of Past Presidents John F. Traxler and Paul J. Muscarella. She will attend Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, NY, pursuing a degree in music industry and technology with the goal of developing a career as a voice over artist in television and movies.

 

Ed Blatz Awarded

Thursday, 25 July 2013 00:00

At Garden City High School’s Class of 2013 Awards ceremony, Edward W. Blatz, Jr. received the Garden City Chamber of Commerce’s “Althea Robinson Excellence in Business Education Scholarship Award” in the amount of $3,000. One of the initiatives of the Garden City Chamber of Commerce in 2007 had been the formation of a charitable foundation. Among the Foundation’s missions is the awarding of an annual scholarship to a deserving Garden City High School senior who has excelled in the area of business and who best exemplifies the spirit of the Garden City business community. Blatz had previously been recognized as a special guest at the 11th annual Pineapple Ball on April 19 at the Garden City Hotel.  

He achieved a 95 average in his business classes and an overall GPA of  91 at Garden City High School. Blatz also completed classes in finance, college business management, business law, marketing and advertising plus college accounting.

 

District Welcomes DiCapua

Thursday, 25 July 2013 00:00

Garden City Public Schools is pleased to welcome Dana DiCapua as assistant superintendent for business. She began her work in the district on July 1 and is replacing Al Chase who is retiring after seven years of service. DiCapua is departing Wantagh Public Schools where she worked as the assistant superintendent for business. She also held the same position in Island Trees, and similar positions in Plainview-Old Bethpage and Hempstead. DiCapua holds a B.S in business administration from SUNY Oswego and an M.B.A. from Dowling College. Prior to working in school finance, she enjoyed a successful career in the banking industry.

 

Class of 2013 Senior Awards: Part II

Thursday, 18 July 2013 00:00

In joyful celebration of outstanding student achievement, the Class of 2013 Senior Awards Ceremony took place at Garden City High School, awarding over $100,000 in scholarship monies. From memorial scholarships to department honors, 102 high school seniors were recipients of the evening’s 207 awards.

Members of the board of education, district and Garden City High School administration express their gratitude to the sponsoring individuals and organizations for making these scholarships possible.

 

Class of 2013 Senior Awards: Part I

Thursday, 11 July 2013 00:00

In joyful celebration of outstanding student achievement, the Class of 2013 Senior Awards Ceremony took place at Garden City High School, awarding over $100,000 in scholarship monies. From memorial scholarships to department honors, 102 high school seniors were recipients of the evening’s 207 awards.

Members of the board of education, district and Garden City High School administration express their gratitude to the sponsoring individuals and organizations for making these scholarships possible.

 

Summer Reading Club Outreach

Thursday, 11 July 2013 00:00

Children raise their hands to volunteer to help the Children’s Librarians promote the Summer Reading Club during a visit to Stratford School. Children’s Librarians visited Stratford School to talk to grades 2, 3, and 4 about the summer programs at the library.

 

Stewart Named Top Long Island Donor School

Thursday, 04 July 2013 00:00

This spring, students at Stewart School in Garden City were given the tremendous opportunity to experience first-hand the powerful feeling that comes from doing something to help others. The Stewart School family participated in the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s “Pennies For Patients,” a service learning program in which students collect spare change after school or on the weekends to help people with blood cancer.

Funds were collected from friends and family in honor of local student survivors and current patients. Parents received notification and were asked to speak to their children about the value of helping others. With the assistance of Stewart schoolteacher and coordinator Brenda McCarthy, many classrooms implemented learning activities that aligned with the New York State Standards. Members of the Student Council were involved with the publicity and coordination of the donations. Total amounts were graphed and estimates and predictions were made. Many students took on additional chores at home to receive donations and were “matched’ by family and friends.  

 

Adelphi Inducts Order Of The Sword And Shield Class

Thursday, 04 July 2013 00:00

Adelphi University’s Emergency Management program recently inducted its first six students into the Emergency Management/Homeland Security Honors Society, Order of the Sword and Shield.

The Order of the Sword and Shield is the first academic and professional honor society dedicated exclusively to homeland security, intelligence, and all protective security disciplines. The purpose of this organization is to promote critical thinking, high scholarship and professional development, to further enhance the ethical standards of the protective security professions, and to cultivate a high order of personal living. Adelphi University’s Chapter Advisor Meghan McPherson, MPP, CEM, Program Manager of the Emergency Management Graduate Programs and Coordinator of Center for Health Innovation along with Dr. K.C. Rondello, Assistant Professor and Academic Chair of Emergency Management Programs, performed the ritual of lighting four candles to represent the four core values of ethics, excellence, knowledge and peace.

 

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