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Glen Cove Honors Veterans

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In recognition of Veterans Day, Glen Cove students honored and celebrated local veterans with events across the district.

On Monday, Nov. 11, Deasy, Gribbin, Connolly and Landing elementary school students attended a special ceremony and luncheon at The Regency at Glen Cove to thank U.S. military veterans for their service to the United States. Michael Telese, student council president at Connolly Elementary School, spoke to the veterans and recognized them for their selflessness and dedication. The elementary school students then presented the veterans with thank you notes.

Gribbin Elementary, Robert M. Finley Middle School and Glen Cove High School students were visited by the Nassau County Vietnam War Veterans Association and local Glen Cove veterans prior to Veterans Day. Students received a full class period presentation from the veterans who taught them about their experiences, the various jobs and duties in the United States military and the importance of Veterans Day. Following, students asked questions and thanked the veterans for their service.

The Glen Cove City School District thanks all the brave men and women who served and are serving our nation and thanks to all of the veterans who participated and volunteered their time: Bob Ciappone, Jerry Delaportas, Gary Glick, Paul Grieco, Fred Nielsen, Jim O’Neil, Eric Spinner, Pat Yngstrom, Edward Agoglia (Air Force,) Joe Krupinski (Army,) Leonard Lorusso (Air Force,) Walter Meyer (Navy,) Fred Mueller (Army,) Ralph Panetta (Air Force,) Joseph Sheehan (Army,) Gilbert Tanaka (Coast Guard,) Peter Tedesco (Navy,) Valentino Acocella (Air Force,) and Richard Watford (Army).  

Senior Awarded Latino Leaders Scholarship

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Congratulations to Senior Natalie De La Rose who won the Latino Leaders Scholarship through St. John’s University College Advantage program.

De La Rose was awarded the scholarship based on her academic achievements and for demonstrating the organization’s mission which is “to cultivate and empower Latino students to become exemplary leaders in their schools and their communities.”

De La Rosa is currently taking Advanced Placement (AP) Statistics, which is a dual enrollment course through St. John’s.

Students Awarded Long Island University Scholarship

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Congratulations to High School students Pedro Espino (12), Kenneth Gavino (11) and Lindsay Gavino (11) who were recently awarded scholarships from Long Island University. The scholarship will cover the costs of each student’s dual enrollment in College Pre-Calculus and Calculus Honors.

Available to students of Latino descent, the scholarship from LIU is awarded to those who excel academically and are involved in a variety of extracurricular activities.

The students were recommended by their teacher Mr. Feinstein and Math Coordinator, Ms. Shannon.

Student Council Election at Connolly

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The Student Council at Connolly Elementary School held its annual election on Friday, Nov. 1. With the positions of president and treasurer open, there were six candidates hoping to represent their school for the 2019-2020 year. Each candidate campaigned by creating posters that were displayed throughout the school and addressed their peers on election day describing why they were the best person for their desired position. The Student Council election is an important part of teaching students how the democratic process works. The elections are the culmination of weeks of class and grade level elections. Superintendent Dr. Maria Rianna also spoke to students about the importance of voting.

National Hispanic Scholar

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Congratulations to senior Greg Villafane who has been named a National Hispanic Recognition Program Scholar.

Established in 1983 through the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, the NHRP honors about 5,000, of the highest-scoring students from more than 400,000 Hispanic/Latino juniors who take the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test last year. Qualifications for recognition are based on critical reading, mathematics and writing scores on the PSAT/NMSQT and a minimum GPA of 3.5.

Although there is no financial reward, scholars receive a certificate and the NHRP sends a list of all recognized students to subscribing colleges and universities.

Greg excels academically, athletically and musically. He is a member of the Varsity Soccer team and a talented pianist.

The district congratulates Greg on this exceptional award and wishes him a successful senior year.