A number of National Guard members from Queens have reenlisted for service—including Astoria’s Staff Sgt. Gregory Papadatos (369th Headquarters and Headquarters Company); Glendale’s Sgt. Alexis Bruno (Company C, 101st Signal Battalion); East Elmhurst’s Staff Sgt. Eli Solis (Company G, Forward Support Company Field Artillery, 427th Brigade Support Battalion); Maspeth’s Sgt. Mark Valli (Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1-69th Infantry); Elmhurst’s Spc. Brenten Leegranja (Company F, Forward Support Company Infantry, 427th Brigade Support Battalion); Woodhaven’s Spc. Jasmin Feliciano (442nd Military Police Company); Richmond Hill’s Spc. Alexander Pandazis (Company A, 101st Signal Battalion), Sgt. Damian Smith (107th Military Police Company) and Staff Sgt. Gobin Raghunath (Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 2-101 Cavalry, Reconnaissance, Surveillance and Target Acquisition); Fresh Meadows’ Sgt. Claudia Gomez (Headquarters, 106th Regiment, Regional Training Institute); Douglaston’s Spc. Jonathan Pietrantoni (10th Mountain Division, Mobile Command Post Operations Detachment); Bayside’s Sgt. Santiago Mejiasepulveda (Company B, 642nd Support Battalion), Spc. Willis Wong (Company B, 1-69th Infantry), Spc. Jae Yoon (Company A, Recruiting and Retention) and Spc. Dillon Ramdhan (Company A, 101st Signal Battalion); Far Rockaway’s Sgt. Andy John (Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 2-101st Cavalry, Reconnaissance, Surveillance and Target Acquisition); and Arverne’s Spc. Ryan Roberts (Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 101st Signal Battalion).
Four western Queens students—Corona’s Terrence Amankwah, Astoria’s Yusra Bourara and East Elmhurst’s Bregede Castillo and Susan Liu have enrolled at St. Lawrence University to become members of the class of 2021.
The Queens Tribune is hosting a cigar and rum night fundraiser for Puerto Rico from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Nov. 7 at Bourbon Street, located at 40-12 Bell Blvd. in Bayside. Admission is a $60 donation. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Glendale’s Sacred Heart Catholic Academy will hold a 2017 holiday supermarket sweeps fundraiser on Nov. 3. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $12 and include coffee, cake, Bingo cards and a chance at winning a door prize, such as an auction table and baskets. For tickets, call Kerri at (917) 502-3424.