At the annual reorganization meeting of the Herricks School Board Christine Turner was re-elected as president and Jim Gounaris was elected as vice-president.
Further, the two newly elected trustees Nancy Feinstein and Brian Hassan were sworn into office by board clerk Helen Costigan and they took their seats at the board table.
The New Hyde Park/Garden City Park Union Free School District held their monthly board of education meeting on July 2. The primary focus of this meeting was reorganization, with the appointment and reappointment of many members of the district and the board itself.
The board of education saw no change in its staff as each of the primary members was reappointed at the meeting.
With their wives and families in the audience, both trustees had a chance to thank not only their families for the many hours they spent away from them, while serving on the school board, but everyone in the various administrations including various superintendents and colleagues on the board.
Herricks High School held its graduation ceremonies on the football field at the school last Thursday evening. Every year the graduating class votes where to hold the ceremony and so far each class has voted, unanimously to hold the ceremony on the home football field which is a nice tradition.
This year, in spite of the extreme heat, the students were as enthusiastic as ever and deeply inspired by guest speaker Rajeev Goyal, a 1997 graduate of Herricks High.
The 304 graduates marched proudly into the David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex led by their beloved principal Michael DeMartino, who after 39 years of serving the district, is set to retire.
DeMartino said, “Today is a bittersweet day. I have loved every minute of it, but it’s time.” He and his wife plan to travel and visit their grandchildren in various sections of the country, which they have never been able to do.
Sarah is the valedictorian for the Class of 2012. This year she was named a finalist in the select National Merit Scholarship Competition. Sarah has devoted countless hours to science research. She has completed projects through the Hofstra Summer Science Research Program. Her more recent work was done through the distinct Ojima Lab, Chemistry Department, at SUNY Stony Brook. The research project that she developed this year garnered her semifinalist standing in the prestigious Intel Science Talent Search and an opportunity to compete in the Siemens Math and Science Competition.
This year at McDonald House it was, however, a little different because they had a huge popcorn machine and lots of drinks for the jockeys and the kids, which was most appreciated.
He said he felt it was not right that one school should get such a large donation. His complaint was backed by co-president of the PTA Council Marie Bono who said, “It’s not fair that one school gets so much money for donations and Searingtown School does not get those kind of donations from their PTA.
The sculpture, which now proudly stands in front of the firehouse, depicts a life-sized firefighter engaged in his work. The sculpture was customized specifically to the firefighters of New York by placing their unique insignia on the helmet, thus making the sculpture one of a kind to New York firefighters.
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