Friday, 26 April 2013 00:00
At the March meeting of the Manhasset Rotary Club, two Manhasset residents were presented with the “Student of the Quarter” award in recognition of their high school academic achievements and participation in community service. The meeting was held at Pearl East Restaurant, which set the tone for a lovely ceremony.
Kristina Magas, Saint Mary’s High School (SMHS), daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Marjan Magas, was honored for her scholastic standing as the number one student in the Class of 2014, as well as for her dedication and motivation in helping others. Miss Magas, who is of Croatian decent, exemplifies the spirit of acceptance and cultural diversity. To her fellow students she is known as a student, leader, musician and athlete who excels in all aspects of her life.
Vincent Gschlecht, director of guidance at St. Mary’s High School had the honor of introducing Kristina to the Rotarians. “From day one at St. Mary’s, Kristina made an impression on the guidance counselors. She advocated for herself and looked for ways in which she could be further challenged academically in an already rigorous environment,” said Gschlecht.
In addition to being a stellar student, Kristina is a member of the SMHS Campus Ministry Club and dedicates her time to the Adventures in Learning program in Manhasset, and is a member of the Scholar Service Institute, Mock Trial Club, Science Olympiad Team, volleyball and badminton teams. In addition, she is a pianist and Croatian dancer.
Magas feels that staying in touch with her roots is very important. She performs with a Croatian dance troupe on Friday evenings, and on the weekends she is a teaching assistant for English in a Croatian school. Her future plans include entering the science or medical field and continuing to help others by giving back to her community and heritage.
Julia Glynn, Manhasset High School (MHS), daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Glynn was also honored for her academic achievements and service to others. She was introduced to the Rotarians by her guidance counselor, Jennifer Landman, who noted that, “Julia is a dynamic individual who strives to find balance in academics and athletics while looking for ways to give back to her immediate and surrounding communities.”
Glynn is an Advanced Placement student, with all honors courses and maintains a 4.0 average. She is active in athletics including field hockey, basketball, and lacrosse. Her All-American lacrosse status was just published in a national magazine highlighting her leadership in taking her team through the states. She is a member of the Manhasset Junior Breast Cancer Coalition, Key Club, Spanish, French and Science Clubs. She is currently planning a project to help raise awareness and education for Autism.
“Rotary is an organization of business and professional persons united worldwide who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations and help build goodwill and peace in the world. These fine young women embody the mission of our organization and we commend them on their achievements in and out of the classroom,” said Mrs. Esther Miller, president of the Manhasset Rotary Club.
Thursday, 12 December 2013 00:00
A new Child Care Centerfor children ages eight weeks through Pre-K—opened at Farmingdale State College this week, which will be open to the community and the college campus.
“The College owes a great deal of thanks to everyone involved in this project,” said Farmingdale State College President Hubert Keen. “This center provides a safe and nurturing environment for the children of our students, faculty and staff.
Especially for our students, the availability of quality child care can determine whether or not they are able to complete their education.”
Wednesday, 04 December 2013 10:48
Preparations are underway for the Annual Christmas Tree lighting to be held this Friday, Dec. 6 at Mary Jane Davies Park on Plandome Road. The event is scheduled to begin at 4:15 p.m.
Workers have been busy decorating the gazebo with garland and lights to make the this year’s celebration the best yet. Sponsored by the Manhasset Chamber of Commerce, The Town of North Hempstead and the Manhasset Park District, the event will feature holiday music performed by the Manhasset High School Brass Choir.
The program will begin with the Pledge of Allegiance and the blessing offered by Rev. Dr. Steven D. Pierce of the Community Reformed Church. The winners of the poster contest will be announced during the ceremony followed by the anticipated lighting of the Manhasset Christmas tree. The Manhasset Parks Department will be dispensing hot chocolate and treats, too.Santa Claus will make a ‘surprise’ appearance on Manhasset-Lakeville’s Fire truck and volunteer firefighters will be handing out candy canes to girls and boys. Come on down and celebrate the beginning of the season.
Thursday, 28 November 2013 00:00
On Saturday, November 9, the MHS Girls Swim Team competed in the Nassau County Team Championships. After a strong preliminary performance on Friday, the girls had their sights set on swimming even faster on Saturday at the finals. On Friday, Manhasset qualified 14 individual swims in the top 10 and all three relays. The team also had an additional 7 swims in the consolation finals (places 11-20). On Saturday, the top 20 individuals and relays compete in each event, all finishers scoring points towards their team total.
In the championship’s opening event, the 200 yd. medley relay team from Manhasset set the tone for what turned out to be a historic day in Manhasset Girls Swimming. The relay team of Grace Kenlon, Allegra Sodi, Megan Smith and Meredith Johnson finished third and set a new school record time of 1:51.96, also qualifying for the New York State Championships.
Thursday, 28 November 2013 00:00
The Indians' regular season came to a close recently, but not before the boys locked up several more post-season honors to complete a highly successful campaign that brought an undefeated season as well as Division and Conference Championships. Manhasset headed into the post-season with high aspirations and battled it out with rival Wantagh High School for two weekends in a row—at both the Class Country Championships and the State Qualification race—coming up just short on both occasions, but achieving many milestones along the way.