Last month, the Career Exploration program at the Glen Cove After 3 Middle School took a tour of the Glen Cove High School and met with Assistant Principal Allen Hudson and high school junior Caitlin Brown to discuss high school from a student’s perspective. Brown, a past employee of the Youth Bureau’s SYEP program, is a Teens As Teachers (T.A.T.) member, a varsity athlete since her freshman year, and very active in the music department.
JuliAnna Patino, a senior at North Shore High School, was recently accepted to the highly competitive photography program called ‘Teen Academy Imagemakers’ at the International Center of Photography in Manhattan. Her teacher Lynn Johnson said, “This is a great accomplishment and a unique opportunity for her to challenge herself and grow as a photographer.”
The Glen Cove community celebrated Homecoming 2013 amidst the traditional fanfare and spirited salutes that make the weekend so special. Leading up to Saturday’s main event, individual schools held respective activities, with students and faculty dressing up in sport-wear or following themes of the day to tie into this festive time of the year.
Students and faculty at Glen Cove High School led off the weekend celebration with the annual pep rally in the school gymnasium. On Saturday, students, parents and staff from different schools and school-based organizations participated in the annual Homecoming Parade of floats along Walnut Rd.
Tayler Bradford, a junior at North Shore High School, recently received the Shapiro-McCormick Young Woman Leader Award from The Women’s Fund of Long Island. Bradford was nominated by her guidance counselor, Tim Shea, for being a young woman leader who has distinguished herself as A Leader in Efforts To Help Women Achieve Greater Equality.
Shea said, “Tayler has the talent and drive to accomplish just about anything, and her career path could take any number of directions. But one thing is for sure, whatever she does; she will utilize her sharp intellect and her creative talents to ‘Do Good.’ She is an instrument of change who desires to constantly improve the quality of life of those around her.”
Earlier this month at the National Down Syndrome Society’s annual Buddy Walk, Team North Shore grew to comprise many students and their siblings, as well as parents and teachers from Sea Cliff Elementary School. The team even included a four-legged friend.
Teacher Mark Mihopulos said, “We celebrated Down Syndrome Awareness Month (October) by fundraising online, walking a mile as a team, and enjoying music and festivities at the bay side Tanner Park in Copiague.”
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