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Glen Cove High School Celebrates the Class of 2017

Glen Cove High School Celebrates the Class of 2017 Photo

It was a special day for the graduating class at Glen Cove High School, as four years of hard work and dedication ultimately led to graduation day on June 25. Now, the Class of 2017 looks forward, as they embark on the next journey of their lives.

Students marched from the gymnasium onto J.C. Maiden Field as their families, friends and community members cheered from the bleachers. The high school band performed “Pomp and Circumstance” while graduates made their way to their seats.

After valedictorian Julie Micko led the Pledge of Allegiance, the school’s concert choir, conducted by senior Xavier Fernandez, performed the alma mater. Principal Antonio Santana then shared some thoughts with the Class of 2017.

“I want to thank the Class of 2017,” he said. “Thank you all for being such fantastic individuals. Thank you for enriching my life over the last two years. It’s really been awesome.”

Students also heard words of wisdom from their valedictorian, salutatorian and honorarian, Julie Micko, Geovani Flores and Laura Roesch, respectively, as well as Board of Education President Amy Franklin, senior class president Anthony James Perfetti and Superintendent of Schools Dr. Maria Rianna.

“The memories and character you developed here are irreplaceable,” Micko said. “Always look back at your life story with as few regrets as possible, because every mistake and awkward moment here has helped you grow, bit by bit, into the unique individual you are today.”

Flores praised his classmates for their hard work getting to this point, and said that if it weren’t for the students, families and friends, they wouldn’t be where they are today. This included a touching tribute to his own family, both in English and Spanish.

Roesch said people have asked her throughout the past year what’s next, and where does she see herself in five years, and she said it’s okay not to know just yet.

“I’m just as clueless as they are about what the future holds,” she said. “Everyone expects you to have a plan. However as of right now, I don’t have the answers to any of the important questions and I don’t need them. The next four years are the first steps to finding some of the answers.”

Dr. Rianna said she’s going to miss the Class of 2017, but she looks forward to seeing what the future holds for these talented young men and women.

“The time with them, listening and working with them, has been a tremendous experience,” Dr. Rianna said. “They are a very special group of young people, diverse in their dreams, in their skills and their many talents, but very similar in their passion, their sense of community and in their hearts.”





Relay for Life Success for Glen Cove’s Big Red Team

Relay for Life Success for Glen Cove’s Big Red Team Photo
Glen Cove High School’s Big Red Team participated in a Relay for Life to benefit the American Cancer Society at North Shore High School on June 10. In all, the team raised $1,595 for the organization. If you’d like to donate to the "Glen Cove Big Red" team, visit the fundraising page:
http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR/?fr_id=79274&pg=team&team_id=2186256
 

 

 

Glen Cove Celebrates Class of 2017 Top 3

Glen Cove Celebrates Class of 2017 Top 3 photo
Congratulations to Glen Cove High School Class of 2017’s valedictorian Julie Micko, salutatorian Geovani Antonio Flores and honorarian Laura Marie Roesch.
     
Julie’s academic prowess includes earning a 103.52 GPA and recognition by the College Board as an AP Scholar with Honor. She was named a Commended Student in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program and was recipient of the Bausch + Lomb Honorary Science Award. Julie has taken a rigorous course load while at Glen Cove High School, including many AP and honors courses. Her academic and athletic accomplishments led to her designation as a News 12 Scholar Athlete. Julie received All-County honors in air rifle for three consecutive years and was a member of the varsity volleyball team and the varsity track and field team. Her extracurricular activities include being a Student Senate, DECA club, mathletes and ski club member. She also performed as part of the wind ensemble, marching band, pep band and drumline and was named an All-County musician for mallet percussion. Julie has taken part in many community service activities, including participation in numerous walks, blood drives and community cleanup efforts to benefit non-profit organizations, in addition to working various part-time jobs. Julie will attend Stony Brook University in the fall.  

Geovani earned a 102.57 GPA and was recognized by the College Board as an AP Scholar with Distinction. He has taken a rigorous course load, taking advantage of many AP and honors classes at Glen Cove. Geovani was recognized for excellence in Living Environment, Spanish Native Language II Honors, Algebra 2/Trigonometry Honors and Physic Honors. Outside the classroom, he has taken part in many activities, including DECA club, pep band, marching band, the wind ensemble, jazz band and mathletes. He was inducted into the school’s National Honor Society chapter in 2015 and served as treasurer in 2016. Geovani volunteered as an altar server at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church for five years. He will attend Macaulay Honors College at The City College of New York.

Laura has a 102.3 GPA and was designated an AP Scholar with Honor by the College Board. She has taken advantage of many AP and honors classes at Glen Cove, in addition to being honored for excellence in Spanish III, Spanish IV Honors and AP World History and her outstanding achievements in physics. Laura is a member of the school’s National Honor Society chapter, serving as secretary in 2015-16 and president in 2016-17. Her extracurricular activities include DECA club, where she has served as secretary since 2013. She is also the treasurer for Model UN and co-vice president of mathletes, and participates in the Women’s Empowerment club and the school’ ski club. Laura’s volunteer efforts include organizing and leading activities for elementary and middle school children as part of the Glen Cove Library Teen Advisory Board, participation in the SMILES program at Gribbin School, serving as director and switchboard operator for Glen Cove TV Studio/GCTV and tutoring younger students. She will attend Stony Brook University in the fall.
 
 

Athletes Inducted into Glen Cove’s Wall of Fame

Athletes Inducted into Glen Cove’s Wall of Fame Photo
Glen Cove High School’s athletic department honored the school’s 15 All-County athletes with induction into its Wall of Fame on June 6.
Athletic Director Denise Kiernan led the ceremony, congratulating the students and thanking them for continuing the tradition of excellence at Glen Cove High School. 

Athletic Director Jim Butz established the Wall of Fame, which is located just outside the high school’s gymnasium, in the 1970s. Congratulations to the following student-athletes: 


Basketball
Grace Brady
Kevin Ernest
Neri Romero

Cheerleading
Emily De La Fuente

Rifle
Matthew Arena
Matthew Pemberton 

Soccer
Jelson Bonilla
Alexis Cota
Delilah Perez

Tennis
Trinity Chow

Track & Field
Daniel Baboolal
E’shone Cofield
Tatiana Guevara
Michael Thurmond

Wrestling 
Gregory Villafane


Underclassmen Achievements Recognized at Glen Cove High School

Underclassmen Achievements Recognized Photo
Glen Cove High School’s underclassmen were recently honored for their academic achievements.

During the awards ceremony, students in grades 9-11 were honored for their accomplishments in mathematics, English, science, world languages, social studies, ENL and art. Students’ club activities and their community service leaders were also recognized. Additional awards distributed at the event include the following:

Bausch & Lomb Honorary Junior Award 
Junior Jason Ventura

Frederick Douglass & Susan B. Anthony Award 
 Junior Gabriela Fuentes Escobar 

George Eastman Young Leaders Award 
Junior William Casale

Xerox Award for Innovation & Information Technology 
 Junior Joshua Filippone

Congratulations to all the students celebrated at the event!

Glen Cove High School Celebrates Students of the Month

Glen Cove High School Celebrates Students of the Month Photo
Glen Cove High School is proud to announce its Students of the Month for March, April and May. The students are recognized by grade level for their hard work and achievements. In addition, the Glen Cove Rotary Club and local Knights of Columbus chapter each named their own student of the month. 

The Students of the Month for March were Amanda Ieraci (Knights of Columbus); Samantha Barry (Rotary); freshmen Katherin De Paz Espinoza and Matthew Ladeairous; sophomore Leah Dwyer, juniors Michael Cavese and Jennifer Cuevas Bonilla; and senior Kayleen Mesa. 

The Students of the Month for April were Jolee Murphy (Knights of Columbus); Geovani Flores (Rotary); freshmen Sofia Costantino and Kayla Lewis; sophomores Gabriella DeRosa and Nino Metreveli, junior Sara D’Ambrosio; and seniors Joshua Brown and Fiorela Avalos Calderon.
           
The Students of the Month for May were Nicole Franklin (Knights of Columbus); Laura Roesch (Rotary); freshmen Malik Barham, Sarina Mejia Corea and Christopher Pascucci; sophomores Juan Molina Argueta and Keith Simpson Jr., junior Adiel Reyes Castaneda; and seniors Tania Chinchilla Hernandez and Akash Jintoorkar.
           
           
 

Glen Cove High School Honors Class of 2017 Achievements

Glen Cove High School Honors Class of 2017 Achievements Photo

Glen Cove High School celebrated the stellar accomplishments of the Class of 2017 during its Senior Awards ceremony on May 31.

The evening began with Principal Antonio Santana greeting students and their family members. It continued with seniors receiving a wide variety of scholarships and recognition from organizations such as the Glen Cove Senior Center, the Nassau County Comptroller’s office and the Glen Cove Teachers Association, among many others. In all, more than 100 students received over $95,000 in scholarships. In addition to the many honors presented, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Maria Rianna recognized valedictorian Julie Micko, salutatorian Geovani Antonio Flores and honorarian Laura Roesch.

Principal Santana congratulated all of the students and their families on their achievements.  




National Honor Society Induction at Glen Cove High School

National Honor Society Induction at Glen Cove High School Photo

Glen Cove High School’s National Honor Society inducted 50 members in an annual ceremony on May 22.

The evening began with senior Laura Roesch leading those in attendance in the Pledge of Allegiance, followed by Principal Antonio Santana who welcomed students and their families and congratulated them on their outstanding achievements.

“Nights like this are a great source of pride for me,” Santana said. “Anytime I get to celebrate the achievements of my students, I feel like I’m celebrating the achievements of my own children.”

Robert Donno, a board member of the Nassau County Youth Board, was the guest speaker at the ceremony. He told students that they had “absolutely great credentials” to make the difference in the world they want to make. He then asked, “How many of you want to go out and change the world?”

“There’s a mindset you need if you want to change the world — see the truth, ask a lot of questions and take time to think — most people don’t do that,” Donno said.     

The candlelighting ceremony featured NHS officers describing the pillars of scholarship, leadership, service and character, each of which is deemed necessary to be considered for induction. Inductees were each called to the auditorium stage and presented with a certificate of membership and a flower. Each student also took time to honor teachers they felt had made a positive impact on their life during the ceremony. Congratulations to all the new inductees!