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.
At the June 2015 general meeting, John Rigert introduced and called up each recipient and their commercial sponsor to present the award. In total, 7 scholarships were awarded this year.
Recipients pictured left to right: Priya Mishra, Sebastian Niculescu, Charlene Abogado,
Kaitlyn Sullivan, Conor Larkin, Kathryn Anderson, Gabrielle Goubran
Recipients have the following plans for study upon graduation:
||attending Columbia University, studying Computer Science and Economics
||attending joint program between Brown University and Rhode Island School of Design, studying Mathematics and Sculpture
||attending Molloy College, studying Nursing
||attending Oneonta, studying Psychology
||attending John Jay, studying Forensic Psychology
||attending Siena College, studying Education and Accounting
||attending Hunter College, studying Theater and Economics
We’d like to thank all of our corporate sponsors for their generosity and their participation. We’d also like to thank Hicksville High School Principal Raymond Williams for joining us to speak about the students’ accomplishments and community service.
A Big Thank You to all our members who made this possible. We were able to bring cheer this holiday season into the homes of 3 families from Lee Ave. School. The Principal and Nurse were very thankful.
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 7 boxes of food and a Gift Certificate for a turkey to a needy family in our community. This is done through the Lee Ave. school administration and nurse’s office, which selected an appropriate needy family. We had enough donations for a Thanksgiving meal and to fill their cupboards for several meals.
We would also like to thank contributions: Foodtown for donating a gift certificate for the turkey and T-Mobile for a case of cereal.
Chairwoman Marie Dunker introduced and called up each recipient and their commercial sponsor. The following scholarships were awarded:
||attending Adelphi for Biology
||attending Northeastern School of Pharmacy
||attending St. Joseph’s double major Speech pathology and
|Perillo Bros Fuel
||attending SUNY Binghamton majoring in Math
||attending St. Bonaventure
||attending SUNY Plattsburg
Six (6) scholarships, $500 each, were awarded at the June 13th meeting. Ed Bossong, Scholarship Chair, announced that he was very proud to award the money and grateful as to how our Scholarship Program has grown over the past few years. Ed introduced the award recipient’s for this year:
- Caitlyn Garger – Received the HGCA Service Scholarship.
- Veronica Grebe – Received the HGCA Service Scholarship.
- Harneet Gulati – Received the HGCA/Delco Plaza-Alvin Rush Memorial Service Scholarship
- Christine Jao – Received the HGCA/Perillo Bros. Fuel Oil Co. Service Scholarship
- Kiran Sharma – Received the HGCA/Perfect Pharmacy Service Scholarship
- Pawandeep Singh – Received the HGCA/Met Foods Service Scholarship
The recipients of the 4th Annual HGCA Scholarship Awards were Erin Montera, Paige Gilbert and Kanika Sharma.
Erin Montera is a graduate of Hicksville High School and attended our local Lee Avenue Elementary School.
Erin has given back to her community through her work with the Girl Scouts and as an ambassador to a Brownie Troop. She has volunteered to help with the Lee Avenue PTA, was a music tutor to elementary students and has used her love of music to perform voluntarily at senior citizen events. Erin was selected for 7 honor societies and has been on the Principal’s list for her entire high school career.
Erin’s career goals are undecided but she will definitely continue her study of music.
Paige Gilbert is a graduate of Hicksville High School and attended our local Lee Avenue Elementary School.
Paige has given back to the community through her countless hours with the Girl Scouts. She is a Bronze Award recipient and is working on her Gold Award. She also has been an active volunteer at her church in a number of positions. Paige was selected for 5 honor societies and has been on the Principal’s list for her entire high school career.
Paige plans to pursue a career as a Physicians Assistant..
Kanika Sharma is a graduate of Hicksville High School.
Kanika has supported our community through her extensive volunteer work at Winthrop University Hospital, the Gregory Museum, the American Red Cross and the Sarah Grace Foundation. Kanika was selected for 4 honor societies and has been on the Principal’s list her entire high school career.
Kanika received the community service scholarship award sponsored by Delco Plaza (in memoriam of Alvin Rush) and will be pursuing a career in nursing..
The recipients of the 3rd Annual HGCA Scholarship Awards were Janice George, Joseph Marcus and Danielle Valentino.
Janice George is a graduate of Hicksville High School.
Janice has worked as an American Red Cross volunteer, a motivational leader at her church, and has supported many charitable organizations by volunteering at food drives, coat drives, and walks.
Janice will be pursuing a career in medicine and wants to be a physician so she can continue to provide needed services to all people.
Pictured left is Janice George receiving her award from HGCA President Henry Goessmann (left) and Scholarship Chairperson Ed Bossong..
Joseph Marcus is a graduate of Hicksville High School.
Joseph has spent over 2,000 hours with the Boy Scouts collecting food, working with the homeless and distributing flags on veteran’s graves. The culmination of his efforts was his Eagle Scout project where he beautified the “Welcome to Hicksville” sign at Old Country Road and Levittown Parkway.
Joseph will be pursuing a career in graphic design, marketing and advertising.
Pictured left is Joseph Marcus receiving his award from HGCA President Henry Goessmann (left) and Scholarship Chairperson Ed Bossong…
Danielle Valentino is a graduate of Hicksville High School.
Danielle has volunteered as a Special Olympics group leader, tutored middle and high school students, assisted with fund raising for the PTA and other community organizations, and participated in breast cancer walks, locks of love and a fundraiser for Leukemia.
Danielle received the community service scholarship sponsored by Perfect Pharmacy and will be pursuing a career in nursing.
Pictured left is Danielle Valentino receiving her award from HGCA President Henry Goessmann (left) and Scholarship Chairperson Ed Bossong…
The recipients of the 2nd Annual HGCA Scholarship Awards were Nicholas Jao and James Harvey.
Nicholas Jao is a graduate of Hicksville High School.
Nicholas has devoted hundreds of hours to our community through the Boy Scouts of America, Natural Helpers, and Helping Hands. You can even see Nicholas shoveling the walks for his elderly neighbors after a snowstorm! He also enjoys sports as a member of the varsity soccer, bowling and tennis clubs.
Nicholas plans to continue his education and become a veterinarian.
Pictured left is Nicholas Jao receiving his award from HGCA President Henry Goessmann (left) and Scholarship
Chairperson Ed Bossong.
James Harvey is a graduate of Hicksville High School.
Jame has volunteered extensively for the United Cerebral Palsy program, the Nassau Suffolk Autism Society of America, the Empowering Long Island’s Journey through Autism, and the Autism Speaks Walkathon. His passion and countless hours devoted to improving the lives of children with special needs and his academic success in high school make James a worthy recipient of our scholarship.
James plans on becoming a Special Education teacher.
Pictured left is James Harvey receiving his award from HGCA President Henry Goessmann (left) and Scholarship Chairperson Ed Bossong..
The recipient of the 1st Annual HGCA Scholarship Award was Joseph Fiore.
Joseph Fiore is a graduate of Kellenberg Memorial High School.
Some of Joe’s achievements include membership in the National Honor Society, Varsity Captain for football and wrestling teams, being a Eucharistic Minister, volunteering for the Big Brother/Big Sister Program, participating in Boy Scout food drives, collecting supplies for troops in Iraq and being a baseball umpire.
Joe has accomplished all of this while maintaining a place on the Honor Roll with a 3.7 GPA and is a truly deserving recipient of our scholarship award.
Pictured left is Joseph Fiore receiving his award from HGCA President Henry Goessmann (left) and Scholarship Awards Chairman Ed Bossong…