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2017 Scholarship Awards

By   June 10, 2017

At the June 2017 general meeting, scholarships were awarded to 8 deserving students this year. After receiving their awards, each of the students gave a gracious speech to thank the sponsors and the civic, as well as to note their intended area of study.

Back row: Walter Grebe, Principal Raymond Williams, Ryan Wimbiscus, President Nicholas Sarandis
Front row: Shana Mathew, Fatemah Mukadum, Cecilia Funk, Nicole Titko, Jason Yang, Nolan Mingst, 
Assemblyman Michael Montesano

Recipients have the following plans for study upon graduation:

Name Plans Sponsor
Ryan Wimbiscus attending NCC for two years, then transferring, studying Business HGCA – John P Simonello
Shana Mathew attending Brooklyn Poly, studying Pre-Med HGCA
Walter Grebe attending SUNY Stony Brook, studying Computer Engineering Delco Plaza
Fatema Mukadum attending Northeastern University, studying Chemistry Foodtown
Nicole Titko attending Eastern Florida State, studying Crime Scene Technology Mary E. Dubon
Cecilia Funk attending LIU Brooklyn, studying Nursing Perfect Pharmacy
Jason Yang attending Vanderbilt University, studying Biology/Surgery Perfect Pharmacy
Nolan Mingst attending SUNY Buffalo, studying Mechanical/Aerospace Engineering Perillo Oil

We’d like to thank all of our sponsors for their generosity and their participation.  We’d also like to extend our thanks to Marie Dunker and the rest of the Scholarship Committee for their hard work in organizing this year’s scholarship program.

2017 Memorial Day Flags

By   June 1, 2017

Thanks to all for help this year in preparing the flags and distributing them to the community.

The Flag Distribution Committee would like to especially thank the volunteers who came out and distributed the 3000 flags.

Hicksville Junior Firefighters

Hicksville Robotics Team – The J Birds

HHS National Honors Society

Girl Scout Troop 3181

Daisy Troop 3361

Hicksville Teachers:

Alison LoGuidice, Jill Bove, Rob Casale, Andrea McAuley, Margaret Lehmann, Jennifer Stanzione, Kyrstin Stehle, Andrea Ferrara, Justina Ketyer

Blockbuster Toy Drive

By   December 18, 2016

The Community Service Committee would like to thank everyone for their generous donation to our Fourth Annual Toy Drive. It was a huge success.   We were able to bring cheer this holiday season into the homes of 4 families from Lee Avenue School.  A special thank you to the Simonello family for their generous donation to these families.

The principal and nurse at Lee Avenue School were taken aback by the amount of gifts that we brought. They couldn’t thank us enough.

Happy Holidays!!!!!

HGCA Adopts Three Families for the Holiday Season

By   November 20, 2016

The mission of Hicksville Gardens Civic Association (HGCA) aims to improve the quality of life for the Hicksville community by encouraging community awareness, participation, and civic pride.

Thanksgiving is a time when we remember those in our community who are not as fortunate as we are in celebrating a family meal together on Thanksgiving Day.  Through Lee Avenue School, we were able to help donate a Thanksgiving meal for three families and fill their cupboards for the Holiday Season.  The Community Service committee would like to thank our members for their enormous generosity to our Thanksgiving Food Drive.  It was a huge success, enabling us to donate to a third family this year.

A special thank you to Foodtown for donating gift certificates for the purchase of a turkey for each family and to T Mobile for donating 2 cases of cereal.  A thank you to Mrs. Stam and Mrs. Kravitz for making us part of this successful food drive.

From left to right is the Nicholas Mirro, Christina Mirro co-chair HGCA Community Service, Mrs. Stam, principal of Lee Avenue School, and Mrs. Kravitz, the school nurse.

From left to right is the Nicholas Mirro, Christina Mirro co-chair HGCA Community Service, Mrs. Stam, principal of Lee Avenue School, and Mrs. Kravitz, the school nurse.

2016 Scholarship Award Recipients

By   June 10, 2016

At the June 2016 general meeting, scholarships were awarded to 8 deserving students this year. After receiving their awards, each of the students gave a gracious speech to thank the sponsors and the civic, as well as to note their intended area of study.

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Recipients pictured left to right: Melissa Agnese, Pujan Patel, Abdullah Khalid, Adam Patel,
Jaineel Doshi, Matthew Cimino, Louis Valentino, Hosnia Samadi

Recipients have the following plans for study upon graduation:

Name Plans Sponsor
Melissa Agnese attending SUNY Plattsburg, studying Nursing Joe Dubon
Pujan Patel attending SUNY Stony Brook, studying Health Sciences Perillo Brothers
Abdullah Khalid attending Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education, accelerated Medical program Perfect Pharmacy
Adam Patel attending SUNY Stony Brook, Pre-Med program Perfect Pharmacy
Jainell Doshi attending Vassar College, Pre-Med program Foodtown
Matthew Cimino attending SUNY Stony Brook, studying Engineering Delco
Louis Valentino attending Stevens Institute of Technology, studying Engineering HGCA
Hosnia Samadi attending University of Notre Dame, Dental program HGCA

We’d like to thank all of our sponsors for their generosity and their participation.  We’d also like to extend our thanks to Marie Dunker and the rest of the Scholarship Committee for their hard work in organizing this year’s scholarship program.

Toy Drive Exceeds Expectations

By   December 20, 2015

The Community Service Committee would like to thank everyone for their generous donation to our Third Annual Toy Drive. It was a huge success. We were able to bring cheer this holiday season into the homes of 3 families from Lee Avenue School.

The principal and nurse at Lee Avenue School was taken aback by the amount of gifts that we brought. They couldn’t thank us enough.

Happy Holidays!!!!!

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Food Drive Helps 2 Families

By   November 19, 2015

The Community Service Committee would like to thank everyone for their generous donation to our Thanksgiving Food Drive.  It was a huge success. We were able to donate 8 boxes of food and Gift Certificates for a turkey to two needy families in our community. We had enough donations for a Thanksgiving meal and to fill their cupboards for several meals!

We also would like to thank our commercial supporters Ferreira Foodtown for their generous donation of four $25.00 gift certificates and Hicksville T-Mobile for donating 2 cases of cereal.