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K-Kids Restore Smiles

The Bowling Green K-Kids recently held a fundraiser for Operation Smile at the Wendy’s of Garden City.  


 In addition to a special appearance by Wendy, several VIPs including Distinguished Past Governor of New York State Kiwanis John Gridley, Lt. Governor Designate Ann Torcivia and Operation Smile Nurse Volunteer Ellen Fernando joined the K-Kids and their families.


Fernando is the aunt of Bowling Green K-Kid Justin Infante and W.T. Clarke Key Clubber Katie Infante. Fernando will be volunteering on Operation Smile’s upcoming mission to Rwanda, Africa.  Over the past few years, the Bowling Green K-Kids have been able to support Fernando and Operation Smile missions to the Jordan and Guatemala.


 K-Kids PR Chair Kristina Schilt and her father Jeff Schilt who is Wendy’s North Region QSC Director planned the fundraiser.


 The fundraiser raised $170 for Operation Smile, allowing the K-Kids to reach their goal of funding at least one child’s surgery.


Operation Smile is a worldwide children’s charity organization that helps treat facial deformities.  In as few as 45 minutes, a child can be saved from a lifetime of pain, shame and isolation. Operation Smile gives them a chance to go to school, make friends and have a bright future. As little as a $240 donation provides a free surgery for a child suffering from cleft lip or cleft palate.


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.

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.  


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.

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.


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