Friday, 03 May 2013 00:00
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
Saturday, 30 August 2014 00:00
In response to the county’s fly-by-night decision to remove 176 old oak trees along Seaman’s Neck Road, earlier this month, New York State Sen. Kemp Hannon has issued a letter to Nassau County Department of Public Works Commissioner Shila Shah-Gavnoudias regarding constituents’ concerns with the appearance of the roadway.
In his letter, Hannon asks Commissioner Shah-Gavnoudias if the removal of the trees were under the jurisdiction of LIPA or PSEG.
“If not, I would like to know who made the decision to remove these trees and why,” Hannon states. “I request you review this case and take whatever course of action necessary.”
Wednesday, 27 August 2014 00:00
U.S. Navy Veteran Richard Meyerowitz of Levittown joined the military in 1962, enlisting straight out of high school. While he would never see combat, Meyerowitz served as a boilerman aboard the U.S.S. Dewey amid the United States’ blockade of Cuba.
“They gave us our orders,” Meyerowitz said, “turn any vessels away. If not, blow ‘em out of the water.”
During the blockade, Meyerowitz said he only encountered one ship, which they warned to turn back. Just a kid at the time, Meyerowitz said it didn’t occur to him at the time, how the country could have been on the verge of nuclear war.
Thursday, 28 August 2014 00:00
Christopher Joseph of Levittown was recently selected to play on the United States world university hockey team in Italy this year. A 2009 MacArthur High School graduate, Joseph was captain of his high school team for two seasons, leading them to two championships. Joseph would later go on to play junior hockey for New York Apple Core and the New Jersey Rockets junior ‘A’ team.
Joseph’s parents, Hal and Theresa, along with his brother Robert and sister Kristin said they are very proud of Christopher’s accomplishments and are cheering him on as he heads off to Italy.
Thursday, 28 August 2014 00:00
Farmingdale State College had four players named to the 2014 D3baseball.com All-New York Team. Senior outfielder Edward Bergmann of East Meadow, earned First Team honors, while junior shortstop Anthony Alvino of Lindenhurst was named to the Second Team. Junior outfielder Michael Marino of Franklin Square and sophomore pitcher Alex Weingarten of East Rockaway also earned Third Team honors this year.
Bergmann batted a team-leading .421 this season and also led the Rams in hits (53), runs scored (42), doubles (8), on-base percentage (.503), stolen bases (30) and held a perfect fielding percentage. Nationally, Bergmann ranks 4th for stolen bases per game (0.88), 10th in stolen bases, 23rd in both on-base percentage and batting average and 29th in runs scored per game (1.21).