Howard Beach’s Jakob Hutter was listed among the 212 students recently named Susquehanna University scholars. The annual scholars program, which was held on Nov. 3, recognized the school’s most successful student scholars. To be named a scholar, students must obtain a cumulative grade point average of 3.75 in full-time study for the past two semesters or equivalent credit hours of part-time study.
A number of New York Army National Guard members from Queens were recently promoted in recognition of their capability for additional responsibility and leadership.
Members who were promoted include Woodhaven’s Nathanael Lowery (promoted to specialist with Company D, 1-69th Infantry); Richmond Hill’s Luis Castrobarreto (promoted to private with Company B, 1-69th Infantry) and Joel Reyescruceta (promoted to private first class with Company C, 101st Signal Battalion); Maspeth’s Jose Coba (promoted to rank of private with 133rd Quartermaster Support Command); College Point’s Kevin Huang (promoted to specialist with Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 1-258th Field Artillery); Queens Village’s Farley Joseph (promoted to specialist with the 145th Maintenance Company) and Joey Loiseau (promoted to private first class with Company F, Forward Support Company Infantry, 427th Brigade Support Battalion); Jamaica’s Jelani Constantine (promoted to specialist with 107th Military Police Company), Jowayne Meadows (promoted to second lieutenant with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1-69th Infantry) and Michelot Neptune (promoted to sergeant with Company B, 642nd Support Battalion); Rosedale’s Rachel Sharples (promoted to sergeant with Company C, 642nd Support Battalion); and Queens’ Sergio Castropozo (promoted to private with Battery B, 1-258th Field Artillery), Klever Pesantez (promoted to private with the 107th Military Police Company), Mario Rivera (promoted to private with the 187th Signal Company) and Lanell Gates (promoted to specialist with Company D, 1-69th Infantry).
State Sen. Joseph Addabbo will bring the MTA’s MetroCard Van to Forest Hills on Dec. 11 to help community members with MetroCards needs. The event will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. outside the Maspeth Federal Savings Bank, located at 101-09 Metropolitan Ave. It will assist individuals with purchasing Unlimited Ride MetroCards and Pay-Per-Ride MetroCards, adding money to existing MetroCards and applying for senior citizen discounts.