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A Showcase Of Skills

Students enrolled in Levittown’s Gerald R. Claps Career and Technical Center acquired 35 awards during the school’s annual showcase and competition. Orchestrated by the technical center’s teachers, this event provides students with an opportunity to demonstrate their skills for prospective employers and colleges, as well as for family and district staff and administration. 

 

During the showcase, students competed against participating schools’ students in the areas of architectural drafting, automotive service technology, carpentry, computer animation, cosmetology, culinary arts, electrical technology, graphic arts, medical assisting and police science. Spectators also enjoyed demonstrations that highlighted mock police arrests and forensic investigations, fantasy hairstyling, and food preparation and baking. 

 

The following Levittown students won awards in their areas of competition:

 

John Amon – Second Place – Carpentry (Junior)

 

Victoria Antonacci – Second Place – Job Demonstration

 

Donato Antonelli – Second Place – Food and Beverage Service

 

Shujawodin Azizi – Second Place – Medical Assisting

 

Arthur Bain – Third Place – Police Science Skills

 

Amanda Blum – Second Place – Food Preparation Assistant

 

Marc Braun – Third Place – Job Demonstration

 

Brittany Bufinsky – First Place – Senior Evening Hairstyling

 

Shannon Cahill – Second Place – Action Skills

 

David Colletti – Third Place – 3D Visualization and Animation

 

Brittany Crivillaro – Second Place – CPR/First Place Aid

 

Joanna Dittrich – Third Place – Commercial Baking

 

Greg Donnelly – First Place – Graphic Communications

 

Shane Dwyer – Second Place – Graphic Communications

 

Brigid Fitzpatrick – Third Place – Food Preparation Assistant

 

Colin Gettings – First Place – Food Preparation Assistant

 

Rebecca Guerrero – Third Place – Senior Evening Hairstyling

 

Adam Jackson – Third Place – Graphic Communications

 

Victoria Jimenez – First Place – 3D Visualization and Animation

 

Brendan Kirk – First Place – Carpentry (Senior)

 

Helen Lopez – First Place – Action Skills

 

John Morales – First Place – Automotive Technology (Senior)

 

Lara Oliva – Second Place – Junior Evening Hairstyling

 

Stephanie Ponce – Third Place – Automotive Technology (Senior)

 

Carla Primiani – First Place – Food and Beverage Service

 

Rodolfo Ramirez – Third Place – CPR/First Place Aid

 

Danielle Roa – Second Place – Senior Nail Art

 

Brianna Roben – First Place – Medical Assisting

 

Nicholas Sanita – First Place – Automotive Technology (Junior)

 

Codin Simone – First Place – Graphic Communications

 

Tyler Smith – Second Place – Graphic Communications

 

Christina Talal – Third Place – Junior Evening Hairstyling

 

Julia Vargas – First Place – 3D Visualization and Animation

 

Lawrence Yip – Third Place – 3D Visualization and Animation and First Place – Job Demonstration


News

A group of Levittown parents are voicing their concerns with letting their children walk to school, since it would mean they would continue to cross Hempstead Turnpike.

 

“My kid has to cross [Hempstead Tpke.] daily without a crossing guard,” said Division Avenue parent Wendy Lantigua. 

 

For Lantigua and others, the dangers of Hempstead Turnpike became all to real after 13-year-old Brianna Soplin was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver, last June. Not to mention the fact that another 14-year-old Levittown student suffered multiple injuries after being struck in hit-and-run, last February. 

On Sept. 14, Hempstead town officials joined family and friends of fallen New York City paramedic Rudy Havelka, to unveil the re-dedication of Birch Lane in Levittown. 

While surviving the World Trade Center attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, Havelka wou ld later die of an illness related to his service at Ground Zero.


Sports

The annual One Love Long Island (OLLI) Yoga Festival takes place at the Sands Point Preserve on Sunday, Sept. 21 from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. All profits will be donated to organizations that support survivors of human trafficking, locally and globally. 

 

The festival will unite 16 Long Island yoga studio communities in a round robin of the traditional yogic practice of 108 Sun Salutations from 9:30 a.m. to noon, whose offerings will look to create long-term and sustainable solutions to eradicate the human trafficking epidemic by raising funds and awareness for the cause.  

As a fitness coach and a mother, Melissa Monteforte of Locust Valley knows how important it is to stay healthy, and how difficult it can be for women to make themselves, and their health, a priority. Wanting to help women take charge and feel more in control, she organized the Fit & Healthy Mamas Annual 5K run, now in its third year, which took place on Saturday, Sept. 13 at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow.

 

“I felt like running was the best outlet when I became a mother; it’s such a great way to get fit and feel healthy and I wanted to share that with other moms,” says Monteforte, 31. “I wanted women to feel celebrated, no matter their fitness level, and to put their health first.”


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