Newly formed JetBlue Foundation gives $25K grants to two Queens schools


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

Photos Courtesy of JetBlue Airways

JetBlue Airways has given aviation students an extra push to fly above and beyond after announcing the launch of the JetBlue Foundation, created to encourage and advance aviation-related education by sparking interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) programs.

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16-year-old arrested after bringing BB gun to LIC school


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

A 16-year-old was arrested after he brought a BB gun to Aviation High School in Long Island City. According to the NYPD, the school, located at 45-30 36th Street, was on lockdown for 20 minutes on Wednesday after police were informed a student had displayed a gun to another student. The suspect allegedly had a […]

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Garden School wins Lego contest


By Queens Courier Staff

A group of students from the Garden School in Jackson Heights came away with the first place prize out of 36 teams in the First Lego League (FLL) competition. The competition, which included teams from throughout Queens and took place at Aviation High School in Long Island City on January 23, was the first step […]

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6 Queens schools win medals


By Queens Courier Staff

DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER Courtesy of the New York Daily News Six Queens schools, out of 18,000 nationwide, have made the grade in a tally of America’s best public high schools. Townsend Harris High School in Flushing achieved top honors – a gold medal for academic excellence – in a recent survey by U.S. News […]

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Klein awards ‘excellence’ funds to Queens schools


| csantucci@queenscourier.com

Youngsters at P.S. 46 in Bayside gearing up for a round of standardized testing recently got to practice their responses with the city school system’s head honcho during his visit to announce that the school had earned “excellence” bucks for high performance. On Thursday, January 3, Schools Chancellor Joel Klein stopped by The Alley Pond […]

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Aviation employees remember 9/11


| csantucci@queenscourier.com

Jet Blue flight attendant Suhadee Henriquez was flying cross-country on the morning of September 11, 2001 as four aircrafts were hijacked by terrorists. “I watched everything unfold,” Henriquez said. “I had to keep calm even though I didn’t know what was happening.” Like the hijacked planes, the 727 that Henriquez was working on was well […]

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New High School to Art School program


| jlyons@queenscourier.com

A new partnership between the Aviation Development Council (ADC) and Queens Council on the Arts (QCA) will benefit local high school students through work being done by the High School to Art School program. ADC was created as “a bridge organization between the regional aviation industry and the communities it serves.” “Aviation Development Council has […]

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Missed chances doom Aviation


| zbraziller@queenscourier.com

Some Aviation players sat, others stood, all motionless on the sideline at Alfred E. Smith High School Field in the Bronx. The coach, Mario Cotumaccio, started to address his team, looking for the right words to soothe them after the devastating 1-0 PSAL Class A quarterfinal defeat to Evander Childs in penalty kicks. Then he […]

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State flags 23 High Schools as deficient


By Queens Courier Staff

BY PETE DAVIS, CHRISTOPHER KING & CHRISTINA SANTUCCI More than half of the Queens public high schools still need improvement in either graduation rates, math or English test scores, according to a report released earlier this month by the New York State Department of Education. Twenty-three of the 40 Queens schools the State collected data […]

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Two science labs updated at Aviation H.S.


| csantucci@queenscourier.com

Two science laboratories in Aviation High School in Long Island City got their first renovation - in almost a half century - thanks to $1 million from the city’s capital and construction funds. The changes were long overdue because the labs were not equipped with running water, gas or chemicals that the students needed to […]

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Two science labs updated at Aviation H.S.


| tcimino@queenscourier.com

Two science laboratories in Aviation High School in Long Island City got their first renovation - in almost a half century - thanks to $1 million from the city’s capital and construction funds. The changes were long overdue because the labs were not equipped with running water, gas or chemicals that the students needed to […]

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High school academic flying high


By Queens Courier Staff

Imagine graduating from high school and instead of spending the summer folding sweaters at the Gap or super-sizing orders at McDonalds you interned at a famous airport acquiring marketable skills in aviation maintenance. Helena Hobbs, 17, is an awe-inspiring student at Aviation High School in Long Island City who plans to do just that - […]

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highschoolbasketballroundup


By Queens Courier Staff

Division is Wagner’s to win BY ZACHARY BRAZILLER Last Thursday, Robert Wagner took another step towards clinching the Queens B division, routing Queens Vocational Tech, 84-66, behind senior guard Carl Wardlaw’s 33 points. Junior Jamel Edwards added 25 points and 16 rebounds. The defending Queens B champion Panthers lead Aviation by one game in the […]

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