Focus On Queens, June 12

Bindia George and Diane Lollo, both of Bellerose, received Student Awards for Academic Excellence from Farmingdale State College.

Local students who plan to enroll at SUNY Oneonta for the fall 2014 semester were recently awarded scholarships from the college.
Diana Reisert of Whitestone, who attends the Mary Louis Academy, won the college’s Presidential Scholarship and will receive $6,170 annually to pursue a bachelor’s degree in adolescence education.
Ellen Kim of Flushing, who attends Francis Lewis High School, won the college’s Presidential Diversity Scholarship and will receive $6,170 annually to pursue a bachelor’s degree in dietetics.
Nicole Scherer of Oakland Gardens, who attends The Mary Louis Academy, won the college’s Presidential Scholarship and will receive $6,170 annually to pursue a bachelor’s degree in professional accounting.

TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONS: The Bayside Little League 12U Tournament team went 4-0-1 in the 2014 Bethpage Eileen Murphy Spring Blast Tournament for the win on June 1. Pictured (back row, from left) are coaches Randy DeCastro, John Callahan and Galo Cabrera; (middle row) Kevin O’Connor, Savvas Papadopoulos, Sebastion Cabrerea, Regan Goger, Nick Perez and Justin Keszthelyi; (front row) John Callahan, Andy Maglaras, John deCastro, Aristo Pagioatakas, Ray Winter, Elia Andriopoulos and the team little man, Reno Pagiatakas.

TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONS:
The Bayside Little League 12U Tournament team went 4-0-1 in the 2014 Bethpage Eileen Murphy Spring Blast Tournament for the win on June 1. Pictured (back row, from left) are coaches Randy DeCastro, John Callahan and Galo Cabrera; (middle row) Kevin O’Connor, Savvas Papadopoulos, Sebastion Cabrerea, Regan Goger, Nick Perez and Justin Keszthelyi; (front row) John Callahan, Andy Maglaras, John deCastro, Aristo Pagioatakas, Ray Winter, Elia Andriopoulos and the team little man, Reno Pagiatakas.

Debbie Ali of Little Neck was named to the Dean’s List for the spring 2014 semester at St. Lawrence University in Canton.

Donna DeVito of Bayside, a student at Farmingdale State College, was recently recognized as a registered dental hygienist.

Local students received degrees during spring 2014 commencement ceremonies at the University of Vermont in Burlington, Vt. They include:
Douglaston: Samantha Mersten, Bachelor of Arts degree in gender, sexuality and women’s studies.
Fresh Meadows: Paige Kasick, Bachelor of Science degree in public communication.
Queens Village: Dana Taussig, Doctor of Physical Therapy degree.

Mia Consentino of Douglaston was named to the Dean’s List for the spring 2014 semester at the University of Vermont in Burlington, Vt.

Navy Ensign Joyce W. Kim, daughter of Yong M. and Ann Kim of Flushing, recently graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. and was commissioned to her current rank.

Local students received degrees during spring 2014 commencement ceremonies at Marist College. They include:
Bayside: Alyssa Manzi, Bachelor of Professional Studies degree in fashion merchandising; Francesca Rossi, Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice; Joseph Ruocco, Bachelor of Science degree in business administration; Eric Stimitz, Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice; Daniel Wagner, Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology/special education.
Douglaston: Ariana Anastos, Bachelor of Science degree in computer science.
Flushing: Madeline Lo, Bachelor of Science degree in business administration.
Queens Village: Stephanie Gualotuna, Bachelor of Science degree in information technology.
Whitestone: Megan Cifuni, Bachelor of Arts degree in communication.

ART SHOW: St. Andrew Avellino School and Parish in Flushing recently held its annual Art Exhibit. Artwork displayed included self-portraits, floral scene setters and elaborate renditions of scenes from legendary films.

ART SHOW:
St. Andrew Avellino School and Parish in Flushing recently held its annual Art Exhibit. Artwork displayed included self-portraits, floral scene setters and elaborate renditions of scenes from legendary films.

Local students received degrees during spring 2014 commencement ceremonies at Clark University in Worcester, Mass. They include:
Bayside: Alexandra Katechis, Bachelor of Arts degree in English.
Bellerose: Edison Geovanni Reyes, Master of Business Administration degree and a Master of Arts degree in community development and planning; Chloe Blaise, Master of Science degree in environmental science and policy.
Flushing: Anna Xu Wang, Bachelor of Arts in psychology.

Marine Corps 2nd Lt. David S. Piekut, son of Richard and Teresa Piekut of Oakland Gardens, recently graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. and was commissioned to his current rank.

Quintet of the Americas will present its “Musical Color in the Garden” concert, 2:30 p.m. June 15 at Queens Botanical Gardens, 43-50 Main St., Flushing. The concert is free with garden admission. For information, call (718) 886-3800 or visit www.queensbotanical.org.

Richard Dominici of Flushing received a Master of Business Administration degree during spring 2014 commencement ceremonies at the University of Scranton.

New York Hospital Queens has been honored by the American Heart Association for providing prompt, evidence-based care for heart attack patients. NYHQ has been selected to receive AHA’s Mission: Lifeline® Silver Receiving Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the AHA for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks.

Kate Tuchman

Kate Tuchman

Flushing House resident Kate Tuchman will celebrate her 100th birthday on June 14 with a private gathering of friends and family at the rooftop lounge of Flushing House. A second party, planned for her actual birthday on July 16 will be a celebration with the new friends and family she has found at Flushing House.
In April 1964, she was invited to the White House by Lady Bird Johnson to speak on the issues facing minority children in poor, urban neighborhoods. This year, the 50th anniversary of her speech, she was honored by President Barack Obama.