Focus on Queens, July 10

LEARNING NEW SKILLS:
State Sen. Toby Stavisky joined Local 1 for a quick lesson in brick laying on the Capitol concourse in Albany.

Renaissance Charter School in Jackson Heights will open one Pre-K class of 18 students in September 2014. Children must turn 4 years old by Dec. 31, 2014 to be eligible for the full-day program. Breakfast, lunch and a snack will be provided and served in the classroom.

To apply, call Francine Smith at (718) 803-0060, Ext. 106, email fsmith@renaissancecharter.org, or come to the school. Applications must be received by 3 p.m. on July 30 to be considered for the July 31 lottery.

Local students received degrees during spring 2014 commencement ceremonies at Berkeley College in Manhattan. They include:
Bayside: Stephanie Thomas.
Bellerose: Carmen Cano Rivera, Sukhwinder Johal.
College Point: Diana Cardona.
Flushing: Eric Espinal, Jenesha Gayle, Carolle Hamilton-Tulloch, Jimmy Hsiao, Mosammet Islam, Teming Kao, Maria Llaguno, Bernard Mondezie, Kelvin Ng, Julia Rosas, Noemi Saldivar-Torres, Jose Tabares.
Fresh Meadows: Monica Cordova, John Pak.
Oakland Gardens: Tiffany Chin, Ismael Darhan, Qin Liu, Jessica Rodriguez.
Queens Village: Christopher Cintron.
Whitestone: Cindy Nina.

Upcoming programs at the Howard Beach Senior Center include:
Mondays at 9:30 a.m.: Tai Chi with Elaine Fleischman.
Mondays at 10:45 a.m.: Chair Aerobics with Charlie Roemer.
Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m.: Learn to Tap Dance with Lois.
Tuesdays at 9:15 a.m.: Calypso-Cardio Class.
Wednesdays at 10:15 a.m.: Project Staywell Exercises with Irma Mains.
Thursdays at 9:15 a.m.: Calypso-Cardio Class.
Fridays at 10:30 a.m.: Yoga with Charlie Roemer.
Fridays at 1:15 p.m.: Stretching, Balancing and Aerobics with Elissa Garcia.
July 10 at 10:30 a.m.: How To Avoid Scams with Lori Woods.
The Howard Beach Senior Center is located at 155-55 Crossbay Blvd., Howard Beach. For information, call (718) 738-8100.

Local students have enrolled at St. Bonaventure University for the fall 2014 semester. They include:
Corona: Dominick Nicasio.
Maspeth: Michael O’Malley, Jessica Toro.
Middle Village: Eli Morales.

Local students received degrees during spring 2014 commencement ceremonies at Union College in Schenectedy. They include:
Long Island City: Ralph Cueva, Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering.
Ridgewood: Katarzyna Kasza, Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics.

Gabrielle Simpson of Woodside was named to the Dean’s List for the spring 2014 semester at the University of Hartford in Connecticut.

Lukasz Zawada of Ridgewood received a Bachelor of Science degree in interactive media during spring 2014 commencement ceremonies at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts.

Emily Massiello of Forest Hills was named to the President’s List for the spring 2014 semester at SUNY Oswego.

ADVANCEMENT CEREMONY: Pack 390 Woodside recently celebrated their advancements for the 2013-14 year. While the Scouts accepted their belt loops, activity pins and badges, their parents and caregivers looked on proudly as their joint achievements culminated to fruition. Pack 390 Woodside will resume Pack Meets starting Sept. 12 at 6 p.m. at St. Teresa’s Roman Catholic Church.

ADVANCEMENT CEREMONY:
Pack 390 Woodside recently celebrated their advancements for the 2013-14 year. While the Scouts accepted their belt loops, activity pins and badges, their parents and caregivers looked on proudly as their joint achievements culminated to fruition. Pack 390 Woodside will resume Pack Meets starting Sept. 12 at 6 p.m. at St. Teresa’s Roman Catholic Church.

Local students received degrees during spring 2014 commencement ceremonies at Colby College in Waterville, Maine. They include:
Juliette Chan of Forest Hills received a degree in global studies and East Asia studies.
Yana Mayayeva of Forest Hills received a degree in government.

Anja Gunderson of Forest Hills received a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing with a minor in French during spring 2014 commencement ceremonies at the University of Rhode Island.

Local students received degrees during spring 2014 commencement ceremonies at SUNY Potsdam. They include:
Corona: Krystal Quero, bachelor’s degree in dance, cum laude.
Ridgewood: Yara Ahmed, bachelor’s degree in politics.

Sergey Tkachenko of Jackson Heights was named to the Dean’s List for the spring 2014 semester at Westminster Choir College of Rider University in Princeton, NJ.

Ali Sprague of Bayside received a Bachelor of Science degree in economics with a minor in general business during spring 2014 commencement ceremonies at the University of Rhode Island.