Several southeast Queens students have been inducted into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, including Laurelton’s Lauren Cover, Jamaica Estates’ Anil Chacko, Hollis’ Carol Grant and Tamar Brown and Jamaica’s Yoland Moriah and David Schwartzberg.
Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society. Membership is by invitation only and requires a nomination and approval by a chapter. Only the top 10 percent of seniors and 7.5 percent of juniors are eligible.
Several New York Army National Guard members from southeast Queens have reenlisted, including Queens Village’s Staff Sergeant Atasha Gurahoo (who will continue service with the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 369th Sustainment Brigade) and Sergeant First Class Jaime Betancur (who will continue with the Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 1-258th Field Artillery), Hollis’ Sergeant Marius Donadelle (who will continue with the 442nd Military Police Company) and Jamaica’s Specialist Roni Ahmed (who will continue with the 7th Finance Detachment) and Staff Sergeant Kara McNaughton (who will continue with the Headquarters, 106th Regiment, Regional Training Institute).
Queens students have won spring 2017 scholarships at Farmingdale State College, including Rosedale’s Asiya Golden (who won the Dr. Loretta Chiarenza Bioscience Memorial Scholarship), Far Rockaway’s Chana Feldstein (who won the Henry Schein Cares Foundation Dental Hygiene Scholarship) and Ozone Park’s Tiffany Regaldo (who won the Empire State Diversity Honors Scholarship).