Friday, 01 March 2013 00:00
W.T. Clarke High School student Stefanie Kaufman was recently named the recipient of the prestigious President’s Volunteer Service Award. Stefanie initiated “Project LETS” (Lets Erase the Stigma), an educational program designed to spread awareness about mental illness, while addressing suicide prevention. She is currently working with Congress to establish a state-mandated program for teachers who will be trained every year on issues related to both of these societal problems. Stefanie also provides workshops and lectures to regional organizations.
“There is a real lack of awareness and programs in America that address mental illness and suicide,” said Stefanie.
The President’s Volunteer Service Award is distributed to individuals and groups dedicated to the service of others. The President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation grants this prestigious award. It was created to thank volunteers who, by their demonstrated commitment, serve as an example to others.
In addition to her volunteer services, Stefanie is the school’s student government vice president. She is a member of the National Honor Society, and the art, math and science honor societies. She is an avid soccer player who still finds time to coordinate a school poetry anthology. In the fall, Stefanie looks forward to attending Brown University, where she intends to study neuroscience and literary arts.
Thursday, 06 March 2014 00:00
Westbury High School students are teaching younger children from Park Avenue Elementary School valuable life lessons about money and business skills through the High School Heroes program.
In this program, high school students that are taking Renate Johnson’s Junior Achievement class will go into first grade classrooms to teach 45-minute lessons.
“It is a program that gives high school and younger students confidence and teaches them about business and financial literacy,” said Johnson.
Saturday, 08 March 2014 00:00
The Westbury Historical Society will host Dr. Natalie Naylor, professor emerita at Hofstra University and author of Women in Long Island’s Past: Eminent Ladies and Everyday Lives at their next meeting on March 9.
Naylor’s presentation will focus on the place of women in Long Island’s history, including several prominent women from Westbury’s past.
Thursday, 20 February 2014 00:00
Albertson resident and Kellenberg sophomore Gabby Schreib qualified for the Millrose Games in New York City. Schreib qualified as a member of the Sprint Medley Relay along with Danielle Correia, Bridget McNierney, and Jazmine Fray.
The Kellenberg relay’s close second place finish in January’s Millrose Trials has moved them closer to defending the title they won in the same relay at last year’s Millrose Games. Schreib and her teammates time is currently second in the United States for girls track and field performances.
Thursday, 20 February 2014 00:00
Congratulations to Westbury athletes Michael Esposito, Eileen Harris, Brett Harris, and Michael Going, each of whom won awards in Race # 1 of the Jonas Chiropractic Run Nassau Series co-hosted by Nassau County and the Greater Long Island Running Club.
Michael Esposito, age 15, took home the second place award in the 15-19 age group with a time of 23 minutes, 6 seconds. Eileen Harris, age 42, earned the first place award in the women’s 40-44 age group. She completed the race with her 45 year old husband, Brett Harris, who was the third place award winner in the men’s 45-49 age group. Michael Going, age 41, scored third place honors in the 40-44 age group with a time of 20 minutes, 51 seconds.