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Carey Announces 2013 Valedictorian And Salutatorian

Top two students showcase initiative and hunger to learn

Ranked first in a competitive class, Carey High School’s 2013 Valedictorian Sara Stiklickas is admired by students and faculty alike for her composure, dedication, and professionalism. She is an exceptional member of the Carey community who puts her heart into every activity and club she is involved in.

This young lady has shown her leadership skills as president of Mathletes, editor-in-chief of Poseidon and as the drum major. Stiklickas is also an extremely valuable member of the national, foreign language, science, English, art, and the music Honor Societies.

This multi-talented athlete is also captain of the Varsity Girl’s Golf team where she has earned many honors. In addition, she has volunteered her time at a medical center, tutored younger students, and she earned her Girl Scout’s Gold Award by teaching Italian to elementary school students. 

Alyssa Mayer shows nothing but sincerity and kindness to those around her. Mayer’s personal warmth and excellent character make her well liked by both the faculty and the students at H. Frank Carey High School.

Her positive and humble nature are hallmarks of her character. Ranked number two in a class of 277, Mayer has demonstrated excellent work in all subject areas and works hard on all assignments. She is a brilliant, yet modest student who brings an insatiable passion for learning to each and every class.

In addition to being an excellent student, Mayer has demonstrated outstanding athletic talent on the field. She is a student whose depth of character, sincerity, and concern for others are as strong as her academic talents and versatility.

Leading by example and commitment, Mayer has earned the trust of teammates and coaches. Alyssa’s strong sense of ethics has created the role model she has become at Carey. Her insight, embracing nature, and intellectual ability enable her to truly stand tall among her peers.

News

At the July 18 meeting of the Herricks Board of Education, the school district addressed a recent response by the State Education Department (SED) in regards to a recent hot-button topic that has many parents, students, and teachers alike up in arms—the rapid and stressful increase in state assessment testing.

 

Superintendent of Schools Dr. John Bierwirth recently received an email from Assistant SED Commissioner Dr. Julia Rafal-Baer, addressing the concerns of both parents and school districts in New York regarding the great deal of stress that many students have been put under as a result of what many have referred to “excessive state testing.” 

 

Many parents and school administrators argue these rob children of valuable classroom learning time in favor of multiple standardized assessment exams designed to gauge teacher performance, and

Rafal-Baer’s email acknowledged the difficulties that many students have been undergoing since the testing was implemented last year. 

The Sewanhaka Central High School District renewed Superintendent Dr. Ralph Ferrie’s contract for the next five years at a recent board meeting. Ferrie will receive no pay increase in 2014-15 at a $238,000 salary. The contract expires on June 30, 2019.

 

“You can’t get [work] done without a unanimous board,” Ferrie said. “This board took a leap of faith with the program plans for the district. We also have an excellent team [of administrators]. That’s an awesome team.”


Sports

The Sewanhaka Indians’ very talented lacrosse defenseman, Tyler Regnier, will be playing next season for the Division 1 Rutgers University Scarlet Knights.

 

Regnier started playing lacrosse as a third grader, when he played with the New Hyde Park Police Activity League, a youth lacrosse program.

 

“At first, I wasn’t too serious,” he said recently. “But I just stuck with it, a lot of training, a lot of travel and a lot of practice made it happen.”

Students at Charles Water Karate & Fitness in Williston Park received belt promotions after completing a series of extensive exams.

 

Graduates

From New Hyde Park:  Jonah Khorrami to brown belt, Isabella Castelli to purple belt.

 

From Mineola:  Alexandra Santos and Kayla Toal to, Kayla Toal yellow belt, Jason DeJesus to Yellow/White Belt.

 

From Williston Park:  Mario Lombardo to red belt, Daniel Melore to blue belt, Grayson Lee to yellow/white belt.

 

From Garden City:  Alexandra Delgais: to brown belt, Jake Delgais to yellow/white belt.

 

From Roslyn Heights:  Suhani Jain to red belt.  

 

From Uniondale:  Isiah McClean to yellow/white belt.



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