Queens Focus, July 24

Service Honors  During the July 9 Community Board 5 meeting, Gary Giordano (center) of Middle Village was honored for his 25 years of service to CB5 by Assemblyman Andrew Hevesi and Assemblywoman Margaret Markey.

Service Honors
During the July 9 Community Board 5 meeting, Gary Giordano (center) of Middle Village was honored for his 25 years of service to CB5 by Assemblyman Andrew Hevesi and Assemblywoman Margaret Markey.

Local students were named to the Dean’s List for the spring 2014 semester at Fairfield University in Connecticut. They include:
Bellerose: Kelly Mulligan.
Flushing: Barbara Goger.
Whitestone: Nicholas Ziangas, Samantha Viscovich

Assemblyman Ed Braunstein will sponsor a Bayside Community Blood Drive, in conjunction with the New York Blood Center from 4-8:30 p.m. Aug. 14 at the Bay Terrace Shopping Center on 212th Street and 26th Avenue. Each donor will receive a pair of tickets to a 2014 Mets game courtesy of the New York Blood Center.
To schedule an appointment, call Braunstein’s office at (718) 357-3588.

Local students graduated during spring 2014 commencement ceremonies at Farmingdale State College. They include:
Bayside: Donna Devito.
Bellerose: Lidia Bonilla, Bindia George, Richard Gross, Reet Kaur, Diane Lollo, Christian Scarborough.
Glen Oaks: Ming Lei.
Little Neck: George Konstantaras, Peter Manzello.
Queens Village: Antwan Jobity, Daniel Singer.
Whitestone: George Theofanis.

Local students received degrees during spring 2014 commencement ceremonies at SUNY Oneonta. They include:
College Point: Cynthia Restrepo.
Floral Park: Lisa Stein.
Flushing: Anjing Qu.
Fresh Meadows: Wing Yin Chan, Taylor Hogan.
Oakland Gardens: Jason Kreisler.

Jolijt Tamanaha and Mark Zwei Terng, both of Forest Hills, were named to the Dean’s List for the spring 2014 semester at Washington University in St. Louis, Mo.

Army Pvt. Yehuda Hahn has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier received training in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, core values and traditions.
Hahn is the son of John and Avira Hahn of Far Rockaway.

Local students were named to the Dean’s List for the spring 2014 semester at Loyola University Maryland in Baltimore. They include:
Breezy Point: Thomas Bellerriere.
Forest Hills: Mary Kate Steincke.
Nesponsit: Marie Mattes.
Rockaway Park: Chelsea Dawson, Jacqueline Gillen, Deirdre Quinlan.

Reading Leaders  Councilman Peter Koo and the New York Mets sponsored a program that challenged children in the third grade to read an age appropriate book in the month of May. One child from each school was selected as a winner for submitting the most creative and well-written report. Each winner received a $50 gift card, tickets to New York Mets game and a New York City Certificate of Recognition. Pictured (from left) are Kashuan Keller, Michael Zheng, Kush Raval, CM Koo, Amy Choe and Kelly Li. Not pictured are Amy Choe, Brayan Castillo and Angela Racine.

Reading Leaders
Councilman Peter Koo and the New York Mets sponsored a program that challenged children in the third grade to read an age appropriate book in the month of May. One child from each school was selected as a winner for submitting the most creative and well-written report. Each winner received a $50 gift card, tickets to New York Mets game and a New York City Certificate of Recognition. Pictured (from left) are Kashuan Keller, Michael Zheng, Kush Raval, CM Koo, Amy Choe and Kelly Li. Not pictured are Amy Choe, Brayan Castillo and Angela Racine.

Local students received degrees during Spring 2014 commencement ceremonies at Emory University in Atlanta, Ga. They include:
Sunnyside: Dorian Gittleman.
Woodside: Sahil Goswami, Rebekah Lim.

Shane Hitzler of Middle Village was named to the Dean’s List for the spring 2014 semester at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.

The New York Army National Guard recently announced the promotion of members.
Patryk Volkert of Maspeth was promoted to private.
Christopher Velez of Astoria was promoted to private.
Matthew Ackermann of Maspeth was promoted to private first class.
Mimmo Pirrone of Middle Village was promoted to specialist.
Xavier Feliciano of Glendale was promoted to specialist.
Christopher Ryan of Astoria was promoted to specialist.
Gerard Simon of Glendale was promoted to sergeant first class.
James Caggy of Astoria was promoted to major.
Amy Bonilla of Jackson Heights was promoted to captain.
Iris Vasquez of Long Island City was promoted to specialist.