Focus On Queens, Mar. 20

Leslie Gil Morales of East Elmhurst, a fourth-year professional photographic illustration student at Rochester Institute of Technology, is studying abroad in Havana, Cuba during the spring 2014 semester.

Augustin Lianzo of Ridgewood was named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2014 semester at Siena College in Loudonville.

Diana Bernal of East Elmhurst was inducted into Phi Zeta Kappa junior honor society at Farleigh Dickinson University in Madison, NJ.

Local students at Berkeley College in Manhattan were recognized as scholar-athletes for the fall 2013 semester. They include:
Astoria: Jermund Ottermo, men’s cross country.
Corona: Lacey Garnett, women’s cross country.
East Elmhurst: Leslie Fernandez, women’s soccer.

Lauren Diaz of Corona and Victoria Santos of Glendale were named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2013 semester at Molloy College in Rockville Centre.

The New York Army National Guard has announced the promotion of members in recognition of their capability for additional responsibility and leadership.
Melisa Areizavasquez of Jackson Heights, serving with the 133rd Quartermaster Support Company, is promoted to specialist.
Andy Goris of Corona, serving with the 222nd Chemical Company, is promoted to private.
Ryan Martinez of Long Island City, serving with the 442nd Military Police Company, is promoted to private.
Julio Sosamontoya of East Elmhurst, serving with the Headquarters, 27th Finance Management Company, is promoted to private.
Melanie Rodriguez of Queens Village, serving with the 442nd Military Police Company, is promoted to private.
Steve Ramos of Flushing, serving with the 145th Maintenance Company, is promoted to sergeant.
Haoyi You of College Point, serving with the 222nd Chemical Company, is promoted to specialist.
Albert Chang of Flushing, serving with the Company A, 1-69th Infantry, is promoted to specialist.
Joseph Pineda of College Point, serving with the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1-69th Infantry, is promoted to private first class.

Maspeth Town Hall will offer Regents Review Classes during the month of June for the following courses: integrated algebra, geometry, global history & geography, living environment/biology, chemistry, earth science, U.S. history & government, algebra 2/trig, algebra 1 (common core) and physics. Each class has a maximum of 12 students. Fee is $80 per course. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. For information, call (718) 335-6049 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Holy Family Church, 175-20 74th Ave., Flushing, will present a defensive driving course sponsored by the National Safety Council from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. March 29. Cost is $45. For information, or to register, call (631) 360-9720.

The Queens Alliance and the Queens Kiwanis are taking registrations from baseball teams and players 12-years-old and older as well as for the men’s unlimited division. Most games are played throughout Queens, with some played in Brooklyn. For information, call (718) 821-4487 or (917) 868-5665.

With only weeks left before the federal deadline, Community Healthcare Network is holding two events in Queens to sign up New Yorkers.
The first event takes place 4-7 p.m. March 24 at Queens Health Center, 97-04 Sutphin Blvd., Jamaica. Call (718) 657-7088 for information.
The second event takes place 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. March 29 at Long Island City Health Center, 36-11 21st St., Long Island City. Call (718) 482-7772 for information.

Upcoming events at the Kew Gardens Community Center includes:
Poets & Writers with Mindy Lewis, 1:30 p.m. March 24. Be inspired to write stories or compose poetry.
Healthy Living with Dr. Herbert Gingold, 11 a.m. March 24.
The Kew Gardens Community Center is located at 80-02 Kew Gardens Road, Suite 202, Kew Gardens.

Nicole Stimitz of Bayside was named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2013 semester at Marist College in Poughkeepsie.

Brendan Mulligan of Bellerose, a junior at Hofstra University, is a pitcher for the 2014 Hofstra Baseball Team.

Cheyanne Armstead of Fresh Meadows, a first-year 3-D digital graphics student at Rochester Institute of Technology, is studying abroad in Paderborn, Germany, during the spring 2014 semester.

Local students were named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2013 semester at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pa. They include:
Bayside: Jeremy Shui.
Flushing: Alexa Calcagnini.
Oakland Gardens: Dan Bee Kim.