Friday, 07 December 2012 00:00
Welcome to another academic year and the expectations, activities and commitments of students and parents to a successful, rewarding school year.
The Carle Place Athletic Booster and Physical Education Foundation Club (CPABC) seek to encourage involvement and support of our students in the middles school and high school athletic programs. Our efforts to support the athletic programs are dependent on membership contributions and fundraising efforts. The funds raised through your membership contributions ($20 family, $50 masters or $100 platinum level) enable the CPABC to donate and fund needed equipment, scholarships, tournament sponsorships, to assist teams that have successfully advanced to statewide competition. Over the last nine years, through your generous efforts, the CPABC has donated in excess of $10,000 to the Carle Place athletic program.
The CPABC provides recognition and support of the efforts of our coaching staff and athletes. Last year we presented 66 of our graduating seniors that participated in a varsity sport a memento for their efforts. The CPABC also awarded three scholarships to three graduating senior athletes totaling $2,500. Additionally, financial assistance of more $1,000 for camp scholarships was awarded to student athletes for camp participation.
Each school year requires new enrollment and this year we are also seeking volunteers to join the board and assist in various committees. Please be sure to visit our website at cpathleticbooster.org regarding events, fundraising activities and schedules of games.
Please remit your completed membership form along with your check (payable to CPABC) in an envelope and mail to Chris Ceruti, Carle Place High School Athletic Department, 168 Cherry Lane, Carle Place, N.Y. 11514.
CPABC Membership Chairperson
Saturday, 18 May 2013 00:00
For most of the ’80s, ZZ Top was an inescapable presence thanks to a plethora of videos, often times containing underdog storylines revolving around gorgeous gals, a 1933 Ford hotrod and the hirsute threesome serving as a Greek chorus of cool to the aggrieved protagonist. But amidst all the bells and whistles, the most impressive feat pulled off by this Texas power trio was using 1983’s Eliminator to adapt its bluesy hard rock boogie sound and modernize it with synthesizers and drum machines sans any kind of artistic compromising.
Friday, 17 May 2013 00:00
John Romandetti saved six people, but he shies away from the title hero.
“I don’t think of myself as a hero,” Romandetti says. “It’s nothing anyone else wouldn’t have done.”
During Hurricane Sandy, Romandetti risked his own life to go out to Howard Beach and get his girlfriend’s family out of their flooding homes. The Bethpage Air Show recently recognized his bravery, naming him the grand prize winner of the Hurricane Sandy Community Heroes contest. Romandetti, along with nine other winners, will receive VIP tickets to the Bethpage Air Show, plus the reception, and GEICO Skytypers Planeside Meet and Greet. As the grand prize winner, Romandetti also gets the chance to fly with the GEICO Skytypers during next week’s airshow.
Friday, 17 May 2013 00:00
Westbury Okinawan Karate recently celebrated its 10-year anniversary of coming to the Westbury Recreation Center. Since then, the dojo has trained 250 students, ages six and up, in the art of karate with the style of traditional Okinawan ShorinRyu Shidokan.
Founded by sensei John Power, the classes seek to instill the confidence and strength needed to obtain success in everyday life.
“A lot of kids are lacking confidence,” said Power. “We let them practice leadership in the class and this contributes to their confidence.
Friday, 10 May 2013 00:00
Members of the Carle Place Sparc/Interact club recently donated their time and talents at the Alley Pond Environmental Center in Queens. Working together with students from Mineola High School and Holy Cross High School in Queens, the SPARC members planted over 1,000 indigenous trees to help replenish one section of the 600-acre forest park. The group’s efforts were part of the NYC Plant a Million Trees Project in honor of Arbor Day, celebrated on Friday April 26th. The Carle Place planters were: Sarah Megiel, Kelsey Feit, Julia Powell, Sabrina Feit, Monique Slater, Matt Carr, Katie Megiel, Rob Ibos, and Lauren Powell. They are led by faculty advisor Kieran Morris.