The North Shore High School 2013 Commencement Ceremony was held on Friday, June 21. The ceremony was led by Principal Albert Cousins with speakers including Superintendent Dr. Edward Melnick, Valedictorian Jeanne DiSimone, Salutatorian Andrew Fierstein, and North Shore Board of Education President Carolyn Mazzu Genovesi, Esq.
To begin the ceremony, the Pledge of Allegiance was led by Senior Class President Antonio Palmieri followed by the National Anthem sung by Jonathan Mattner accompanied by members of the North Shore High School band conducted by David Soto.
Valedictorian: Jeanne DiSimone Salutatorian: Andrew Fierstein.
Best of luck and success to the following students in the North Shore High School Graduating Class of 2013:
More than 150 members from GMA Martial Arts, located at 275 Glen St., gathered next door at St. Patrick’s Church to celebrate the hard work and dedication put in by young martial artists over the last few months.
The graduating class demonstrated a variety of karate techniques with both power and precision. In addition to technical knowledge, the students were required to show improvement in their behavior at home, focus in school, and overall physical fitness.
Glen Cove Boys & Girls Club is pleased to announce that Yaqarah Letellier of Glen Cove is the 2013 Louis M. Sanford College Scholarship recipient.
An AP Scholar and a member of the National Honor Society with several recognitions and achievements, it is without question Yaqarah Letellier is an outstanding student. The club found her commitment to education, thirst for knowledge and compassion for others made her the ideal candidate to receive this honorable scholarship, named for past Glen Cove Boys & Girls Club Executive Director Louis M. Sanford, who served the community and the Boys & Girls Club for more than 30 years.
In a memorable and well-attended Eagle Scout Court of Honor, Boy Scout Troop 43 of Sea Cliff, along with families, friends, dignitaries and religious leaders gathered at St. Boniface Church in Sea Cliff on Saturday morning, June 1, to celebrate the achievements of four deserving young men in our local community.
Bennett Genovesi, John Hardie, Kevin Kerr and Justin Robilotti were recognized for achieving the coveted rank of Eagle Scout in a ceremony that included remarks by Assemblyman Charles Lavine, Deputy County Comptroller Paul Meli, Mayor Bruce Kennedy, and Sea Cliff village trustee Edward Lieberman. Also in attendance were North Shore School Board Trustees Carolyn Genovesi, George Pombar and Antoinette Labbate.
Confucius said, “He who wishes to secure the good of others has already secured his own.” This wise old saying rings quite true for Brandon Yaraghi, Jack Forlines and Tyler Tam, three charming young men who are well on their way to securing great futures. Friends, outstanding Friends Academy students and star athletes, these entrepreneurially minded comrades rallied together to help a cause true to their heart, the children of Glen Cove Boys & Girls Club.
It all started with WATCH - We Are The Community Helpers committee – a Friends Academy program, encouraging and organizing student involvement in various community service projects. Through the program, Brandon, Jack and Tyler and were introduced to Glen Cove Boys & Girls Club, assisting members with homework help during the club’s Power Hour. After getting to know the kids on a personal level and developing lasting bonds, the three friends felt compelled to do more than just volunteer their time.
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