Schools: Football Food Drive; Artist Awards


Football teams from Huntington, Walt Whitman, Harborfields, Elwood and Northport collected food  Sunday afternoon for donation to local food pantries.

Whitman coach Robin Rosa, who showed up to oversee the Wildcat effort at the Dix Hills Stop& Shop, said he had 60 players scheduled to volunteer over the four hours.

The team to collect the most food will win $5,000 donated by the Ferro Foundation.


Closed for Rosh Hashanah

Most public schools are closed Monday and Tuesday in honor of the Jewish holiday of Rosh Hashanah.The holiday begins Sunday evening at sundown.

Artists Honored

Two Half Hollow students have been selected “best of the best” in the Long Island Art Alliance’s scholar-artist awards program.

 High School East senior Jacob Leshnower was selected for his excellence in music, and High School West senior Ashley Park was selected her excellence visual arts. They join 18 other students selected as scholar-artists and 20 students selected as Award of Merit recipients for their skills and talents in the areas of music, visual arts, dance, theater or media arts.

To receive this designation, students must be graduating seniors nominated by their school for representing the highest level of artistic excellence, submit a portfolio of their work for consideration by the selection committee, and demonstrate superior academic achievement with an unweighted grade point average of 90 or above.

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