Patrick Dillon has been enthralled with trivia for as long as he can remember, watching nightly JEOPARDY! competitions with his father and trying to correctly answer as many prompts as he could.
“I really liked it when I would get a question and he wouldn’t know the answer,” Dillon said. “It’s really fun when you’re seven.”
The feat of answering questions that others cannot became even more fun when, after seven years of tryouts, Dillon earned a shot to compete against actual contestants on the televised quiz show.
The week of Oct. 14 marked the annual return of Red Ribbon Week and Substance Abuse Prevention & Awareness Celebrations to both Shelter Rock and Munsey Park elementary schools. This year’s theme was “Team Up Against Bullying & Drugs!”
In addition to being provided with a red ribbon to exhibit at home, students received a red rubber wristband to wear throughout the week as a symbol of their commitment to making healthy and positive life choices. The children also received educational materials and red apples were available as a healthy snack. Students at both schools were also encouraged to wear red to show their support.
This summer eighteen Manhasset High School students came together to help teach at the Great Neck/Manhasset Economic Opportunity Council’s (EOC) summer camp. The six-week full day summer camp provided children ages 5-13 educational enrichment, recreation, and performing arts classes and activities.
The participants included the following students: Matthew Cucchuni, Sydney Chen, Sadie Donnelly, Hope Gillan, Kendall Glynn, Jahnae Harris, Selen Henry, Keyshawn Johnson, Katherine Kelly, Grace Kenlon, Jeffrey McNeary, Angelica Melara, Austin Orlando, Kiyah Owens, Marykate Scrobe, Tramont Smith, Alexandra Tatrian, Taquan Thomas. The volunteers helped out in a number of capacities including supervising the campers on field trips, with academics tasks such as reading and writing and with recreational activities.
Thanks to overwhelming generosity from the community, the School Community Association's Project Share was recently able to provide numerous economically challenged children within the school district with necessary school supplies, as well as a new pair of sneakers. This endeavor brought smiles to the faces of many at the start of the 2013 school year.
In June, the Munsey Park Women’s Club Philanthropic Inc., hosted the Fourth Annual Fun Run & Fair. Project Share was extremely grateful to have been selected as the primary beneficiary of this wonderful community event for the third year in a row. More than 175 children participated in the run and enjoyed the festivities, making the morning a resounding success. With proceeds from the event, Project Share was able to purchase back-to-school sneakers for many Manhasset children. Modell’s Sporting Goods in Lake Success partnered with the SCA to supply the sneakers, graciously offering a meaningful donation as well as a discount to defray the cost of the purchase.
The Saint Mary’s Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) hosted their annual Parent Welcome Reception recently at Plandome Country Club.
Each year, the event serves as the kick-off to the new school year for parents. It is an opportunity for old and new friends to meet and celebrate being part of the St. Mary’s Elementary School family.
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