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Nassau Zone of NYS AHPERD High School Physical Education Award Recipients

The Nassau Zone of NYS AHPERD (Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance) recognizes one young woman and one young man in the 2017 graduating class who exemplifies outstanding physical performance, scholastic ability and leadership qualities.

This award will be presented at an Awards Dinner at Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury on Monday, December 12, 2016

2006-2007
Jamie Carlson
Robert Nedbor Gross

2007-2008
Loreley Gomez
Trevor Sobeck

2008-2009
Yvonne Mennuti
Michael Mackney

2009-2010
Alyssa Cuyjet
Ryan Zupa

2010-2011
Lorena Silva
Owen Valance

2011-2012
Ariana Cavallone
Bob Mac Donald

2012-2013
Jennifer Ingegno
Mario Serrano

2013-2014
Ryan Perkins
Allie Cappiello

2014-2015
Sean Peet
Zulma Bonilla Yanes

2016-2017
Julie Micko
Joseph Cappiello

Nassau Zone of NYSAHPERD HS PE Awards Dinner

The Nassau Zone of NYS AHPERD (Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance) recognizes one young woman and one young man in the 2017 graduating class who exemplifies outstanding physical performance, scholastic ability and leadership qualities.

This award was presented at an Awards Dinner at Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury on Monday, December 12, 2016

  
 


PE Teacher Kim Riso, photographed with Julie Micko and Joseph Cappiello


Glen Cove HS Gets a Life Saver from AHA

Glen Cove High School (GCHS) recently received a generous gift from the American Heart Association (AHA), one that could save a life. The AHA has donated an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) to the school. AEDs are now required in all schools since the death of a young lacrosse player in Northport 11 years ago, and school officials gladly accepted an additional AED unit. AEDs are portable electronic devices that use electrical therapy to establish heart rhythm when a person goes into cardiac arrest. As recently as last month the presence of an AED at Comsewogue High School in Port Jefferson Station helped a coach and resident to save a young girl’s life. Pictured here, AHA Manager Yamise Fields presents the AED to (L-R) GCHS Principal Dr. Joseph Hinton, Head Nurse Sue Liantonio, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Joseph A. Laria, and Director of Health, Physical Education and Athletics Denise Kiernan.

Congress has declared the first week in June as National CPR/AED Awareness Week.

 


Bionic Week – A Second Chance

As part of BIONIC week, the Finley Middle School physical education department welcomed two men named Mike. The first presenter was Mike Zangari, who was born disabled and uses a wheelchair. He talked to the students about the differences between people and how no matter what the difference, big or small, everyone is still human and deserves to be treated that way. He went on to tell the Finley students that even though he was in a wheelchair, he was still an athlete. He told the students all the sports he played like tennis, hockey and he even played wheelchair basketball for 35 years! As an added bonus, Zangari brought in the difference chairs he uses when playing basketball, tennis and his leisure hand cycle. The students were allowed to sit in the chairs and try them out!

The second guest was Mike Palazzo, who is a police officer in Nassau County. Palazzo got a second chance over a year ago when he was injured on the job. He needed a new kidney and lucky for him a man, who Mike had helped get on the right path while he was in school, decided to repay the favor and give Mike Palazzo a second chance. After the surgery was a success, Mike became involved with an organization called Rescue Ink, which saves animals who have been abused. Mike talked about what abuse means and how bullying, just like animal abuse, is unacceptable. He reassured the students that Rescue Ink doesn’t only take care of abused animals but students who are getting bullied. So if you don’t want “Big Mike” knocking on your door – Don’t Bully!

 

 

Tuesday, July 25, 2017