People Of Southeast Queens: April 20-26, 2018

The New York Army National Guard has announced that several members from Queens have reenlisted, including St. Albans’ Private First Class Joseph Husbands (who will continue with Company B, 101st Signal Battalion), Richmond Hill’s Spc. Umar Inniss (who will continue with Battery B, 1-258th Field Artillery), Forest Hills’ Sgt. Taras Vintonyak (who will continue with the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1-69th Infantry), Woodhaven’s Spc. Fuad Yunus (who will continue with the Headquarters and Support Company, 42nd Infantry Division), Maspeth’s Spc. Yanil Barragan (who will continue with the 37th Finance Detachment), Woodside’s Sgt. Albert Chow (who will continue with the Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 1-258th Field Artillery), Ridgewood’s Spc. Marco Cuatlacuatl (who will continue with the 4th Finance Detachment) and Sgt. Yaanique Scott (who will continue with Company B, 3-142nd Aviation), East Elmhurst’s Sgt. Andres Diaz (who will continue with the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1-69th Infantry), Sunnyside’s Spc. Md Hossain (who will continue with Company B, 642nd Support Battalion), Flushing’s Spc. Alan Rinconvalencia (who will continue with the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1-69th Infantry) and Whitestone’s Sgt. First Class Jorge Lopez (who will continue with the 24th Civil Support Team).

Three Queens students—Rosedale’s Camisse King, who is a student at the New York City Museum School; Middle Village’s Sinead Girdusky, who is a student at Archbishop Molloy High School; and Rockaway Park’s Sinead Gallagher, who is a student at Mary Louis Academy—have earned merit scholarships to attend Alvernia University this fall.

Three Queens students—Cambria Heights’ Imade Omozore, Fresh Meadows’ Kellie Siu and Corona’s Latisha Eboigbe—have been selected at LL-C Community World Representatives for the University of Albany’s Living-Learning Community. The students will serve on an advisory board on student engagement throughout the academic year.

Several Queens students have been named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at Loyola University Maryland—including Rockaway Park’s Mary Woods, Belle Harbor’s Jessica Potter, Breezy Point’s Charles Fischer and Brian GaNun, Flushing’s Stavroula Zimaras, Middle Village’s Ryan Heenan and Queens’ Caroline Adrien and Christian Conlon. To make the list, students must obtain a 3.5 grade point average and complete at least 15 credits.

Rockaway Park’s Madison Montalbano has been inducted into the Psychology Honor Society at the University of Scranton. Qualifications for the induction into the honor society include a major or minor in psychology or ranking in the top 35 percent in general scholarship.

Bellerose’s Sophie Robinson, who is majoring in communication, has been named to the president’s list at Clemson University for the fall semester. To make the list, students must obtain a 4.0 grade point average.

Throwback Thursdays – Hall of Science’s Amateur Radio Club

Photo by Ira Schwarz

Photo by Ira Schwarz

Paul Mazer (right) and Bob Riley (left) discuss plans for the New York Hall of Science’s amateur radio club following the reopening of the hall of science in 1982 following renovations. The renovation included an exhibit with a fully equipped amateur radio station.

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