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Schreiber Class Of 1972 Reunion

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The Class of 1972 gathers at its 60th birthday celebration at the Port Yacht Club this summer.

Call it “reunion fever,” or call us “reunion junkies.”

No matter what one labels us, the Schreiber Class of 1972 has a knack for reuniting.

And we do it in a big way, as evident by our successful 40-year reunion that drew 200 classmates in 2012, and was followed by this summer’s 60th Milestone Birthday Gala at the Port Washington Yacht Club. [Read more...]

A Lot Is New In Port Schools

schoolsMany changes await students as they get ready to begin the new school year Sept. 3.

Students at Daly Elementary School will be welcoming a new principal, Sheri Suzzan, who began her position on July 1. Suzzan was most recently Port Washington’s Director of Creative Services, overseeing the district’s music and arts programs. [Read more...]

Students Earn Top Spanish Honors

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Junior Jon Scheiner of Port Washington and sophomore Maximo Lipman of Sands Point were among Upper School Spanish students at Friends Academy that won gold medals in the 2014 National Spanish Exam, a prestigious standardized test for top Spanish students.

Port Student Is National Scholar

Patricia Mary Hoban of Port Washington has been accepted into The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS).

NSCS is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies and is the nation’s only interdisciplinary honors organizations for first- and second-year college students. [Read more...]

Port BOCES Grads Win Scholarships

gradMatthew Benzinger and Alexander Zimmerman, both of Port Washington, are getting ready to head off to college after graduating from Nassau BOCES Long Island High School for the Arts (LIHSA).

Benzinger, who studied art at LIHSA, will attend Hartford University, from which he received a $68,000 scholarship. In addition, Matthew was awarded a Certificate of Recognition, which is presented to students who have made consistent progress in all of their coursework at school. [Read more...]

Astoria Has School Drive In Port

astoriaAstoria Bank’s 15th annual Kids Tools for School collection drive is taking place throughout August to help prepare children for the start of the new school year.

The program provides more than one ton of school supplies annually to thousands of local students whose families struggle to afford such necessary items as backpacks, notebooks, markers, crayons, pens and pencils, and more, a spokeswoman said. “The program makes a difference in the many communities and neighborhoods Astoria Bank serves, and fuels excitement for the start of the school year.” [Read more...]

Baxter Pond Serves As Classroom

Pond_072514ABefore school let out for the summer, hundreds of Port Washington third graders participated in a special field trip to Baxter Pond, thanks to a partnership between Residents For A More Beautiful Port Washington (Residents), the Port Washington School District and Astoria Bank.

Classes made the trip to the nearby pond to learn about its complex ecosystem and enjoy hands-on demonstrations by instructors from the Alley Pond Environmental Center. [Read more...]

Port Girls Get Top Scouting Honor

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The Girl Scouts of Nassau County recognized Sarah Maley and Erin Mitchell, seniors at Schreiber High School; and Emily de Reyna, a junior, for earning the Gold Award, the highest and most prestigious award within the Girl Scouts organization.

In order to be eligible for a Gold Award, a Girl Scout must have completed two Girl Scout Senior or Ambassador Journeys, or have already received the Silver Award and completed one additional Journey. [Read more...]

Port Girl Helps Cancer Victims

picAnne Penha, a second grader at Sousa Elementary School, donated eight inches of her hair to Pantene Beautiful Lengths—an initiative to help girls and women fighting cancer receive real-hair wigs. Anne said she wanted “to help someone who is sick to feel better.” Marco, from Commisso and Company Salon in Port, performed the haircut, which Anne calls “beautiful.”

SHS Grad Gets ROTC Scholarship

Fordham_072514APaul D. Schreiber High School Class of 2014 graduate Luke Johnston (c.) celebrates the $180,000 scholarship he was awarded through the Navy ROTC Program. Johnston will be attending Fordham University. He is joined by (l. to r.) guidance counselor Jessica Ludwig, Principal Ira Pernick, and parents Diane and Douglas Johnston.