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Students Pen Their Appreciation for Learning
The Glen Cove Teachers Association recently honored four winners of the Long Island Presidents Council's 2014 essay contest titled “My Teacher Made This Fun to Learn.” GCTA public relations chairperson president Monica Altamirano offered the organization’s congratulations and presented a check for $50 to each winner at the recent Board of Education meeting.
Winners were selected in four different age categories:
Grades K-2: Zainab Raza (Gribbin School). Zainab wrote about her first-grade teacher Vanessa Broglia, who made reading fun to learn.) Zainab's second-grade ELA teacher this year is Amy Gallo, who entered her essay.
Grades 3-5: Maya Taylor (Landing School). Maya chose to write about her Academics Plus teacher Victoria DeLuise, who inspired her to learn architecture by designing her dream house. Maya's fourth-grade ELA teacher this year is Laura Ann Montuori, who entered her essay.
Grades 6-8: Solange Unger (Finley Middle School). Solange wrote about her seventh-grade science teacher Natalie Camisa, who showed her how mixing different chemicals in test tubes is fun to learn. Solange's ELA teacher this year is Priscilla Incerto, who entered her essay.
Grades 9-12: Matthew Grabowski (Glen Cove High School). Matthew wrote about his English teacher Matthew Rottino, who makes rhetoric fun to learn in class. Since Mr. Rottino is Matt’s English teacher, he entered the essay.
Congratulations to Matthew, Maya, Solange and Zainab for their award-winning essays and to their teachers, for making learning fun.
Finley Artist Soars to State Competition
Congratulations to Finley Middle School student Joshua Filippone for advancing to the New York State level of the national PTA Reflections contest. The Nassau County judges selected Joshua’s artistic contribution to move forward in the category of Visual Arts.
Using mainly ink from a Sharpie marker, Joshua utilized shading techniques to create three separate panels, telling the story of a young boy who is in awe of rocket ships. The boy uses that inspiration to drive him to build a rocket ship of his own later in life, which ends up inspiring yet another child, thus continuing a cycle of innovation.
The National PTA's Reflections program encourages students in pre-K through grade 12 to explore and be involved in the arts. Thousands of students follow a theme and create original works of art in the categories of dance choreography, film production, music composition, literature, photography and visual arts. This year’s theme is “The world would be a better place if...”