Focus On Queens, April 17

Queens of Angels Church will host a blood drive in conjunction with Elmhurst Hospital 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 27 in the Parish Center, 43-18 Skillman Ave., Sunnyside. For information or to make an appointment, call (718) 937-3244.

The 110th Precinct Community Council will meet 7 p.m. April 21 at Flanders Field VFW Post No. 150, 51-11 108th St., Corona. The guest speaker will be U.S. Rep. Grace Meng.
Deputy Inspector Ronald Leyson, commanding officer of the 110th Precinct, will also be on hand to discuss crime and quality of life issues. Officers from the precinct will receive awards for achievements.

CALENDAR WINNER: This drawing by Maspeth High School student Thomas Farrell, a member of the Maspeth Green Club, was one of 15 winners in the Dept. of Education’s Energy Conservation Calendar Contest. The artwork will appear in June of next year’s sustainability calendar, printed for all schools within the Dept. of Education.

CALENDAR WINNER:
This drawing by Maspeth High School student Thomas Farrell, a member of the Maspeth Green Club, was one of 15 winners in the Dept. of Education’s Energy Conservation Calendar Contest. The artwork will appear in June of next year’s sustainability calendar, printed for all schools within the Dept. of Education.

The New York Army National Guard has announced the promotion of members in recognition of their capability for additional responsibility and leadership.
Cristian Penaduenas of Woodside, serving with the 107th Military Police Company, is promoted to private first class.
Jimmy Sua of Astoria, serving with the Company F (Forward Support Company Infantry), 427th Brigade Support Battalion, is promoted to private.
Andres Cortessuarez of Jackson Heights, serving with the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Combat Aviation Brigade, 42nd Infantry Division, is promoted to private.

Loucia Papsaseraphim of Astoria is one of five SUNY New Paltz students to receive the 2014 Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence.

Michelle Yuan of Woodside was named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2013 semester at Washington University in St. Louis, Mo.

Skye O’Reilly of Woodside participated in the Alternative Spring Break program through the University of Delaware.

The Forest Park Runners Club will present the Forest Park Classic 4-Mile Road and Trail Race, beginning 10 a.m. May 18 in Forest Park. Registration for the race is open now. Registration is available at www.forestparkrunners.org.
For information, call Frank Gallo at (718) 296-4015 or email fgallo813@verizon.net.

The New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators is now accepting applications for four $2,000 scholarships to be awarded at its annual Legislative Conference Day on June 9.
The scholarships will be handed out to four current or future college students from New York State.  Eligibility will be based upon the student’s grade point average, interest in pursuing a higher education, involvement in the local community as well as individual financial need.
To apply, interested students can contact State Sen. Tony Avella’s district office to request an application by calling (718) 357-3094 or emailing avella@nysenate.gov. Completed applications are due by May 2.