People Of Southeast Queens: Dec. 8-14, 2017

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 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); 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); 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); Maspeth’s Jose Coba (promoted to rank of private with 133rd Quartermaster Support Command); Astoria’s Andres Diaz (promoted to sergeant with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1-69th Infantry) and Tenzin Paljor (promoted to private first class with Company B, 642nd Support Battalion); Woodside’s Brian Igirisa (promoted to private first class with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1-69th Infantry); Corona’s Elis Urena (promoted to second lieutenant with Company C, 101st Signal Battalion); Ridgewood’s Oscar Lopezcohetero (promoted to sergeant with Company F, Forward Support Company Infantry, 427th Brigade Support Battalion); Woodhaven’s Nathanael Lowery (promoted to specialist with Company D, 1-69th Infantry); and College Point’s Kevin Huang (promoted to specialist with Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 1-258th Field Artillery).

St. Albans’ Lavonia Duncan—a member of Union College’s class of 2020 who is majoring in bioengineering—completed the Civil Rights mini term and will travel throughout southern states over the holidays to discuss the transformative social movement.

Queens Village’s Navindra Tajeshwar, who is a student from the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine, attended the CONQUER Student Leadership Conference at Marywood University in November.

St. Albans’ Amarachukwu Ajoku has received a Transfer Achievement Scholarship as a new transfer student at SUNY Oswego. Ajoku is majoring in biochemistry.

Queens Village’s Naomi Williams has been named a world diplomat for the University at Albany’s Living Learning Communities. World diplomats are juniors who were first freshmen and then world ambassadors in the University of Albany.

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Photo courtesy of CARL BALLENAS, ARCHIVES OF THE AUINAS HONOR SOCIETY, IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CATHOLIC ACADEMY OF JAMAICA ESTATES

Throwback Thursdays – Clark Estate Mansion, Jamaica Estates

The community of Jamaica Hills encompasses an area of about 65 blocks. This photograph, which dates from 1925, shows the Clark Estate mansion, which was built in Jamaica Hills and sold in 1925. It was torn down and replaced by Jamaica High School, which opened in 1929 and was designed by William Gompert. Today, the school is a city landmark and can be found at 168th Street and Gothic Drive in Jamaica. 

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