Francis Lewis High School JROTC needs to raise $70K for ‘once-in-a-lifetime opportunity’


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THE COURIER/Photo by Melissa Chan

A trailblazing junior battalion in Queens will make their mark in Normandy next year — if they can raise $70,000 in eight months. The cash-strapped Francis Lewis High School JROTC has until May 2014 to fully fund a trip to march in the 70th Anniversary D-Day Parade in France next June, The Courier has learned. […]

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Francis Lewis High School drill team wins nationals


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Photos courtesy of Patriot Pride

A Queens drill team left high and dry in September has taken back the national title. Francis Lewis High School’s unarmed team earned an almost perfect score May 6 at the 31st annual National High School Drill Team Championships in Daytona Beach, Florida. “It brings tears to my eyes thinking back to how hard they […]

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Sports Star: Robyn Francis, junior guard, Francis Lewis HS girls basketball team


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THE COURIER/Photo by Liam La Guerre

Robyn Francis, a junior on the Francis Lewis girls basketball and outdoor track teams, maintains a high scholastic average and dreams of being an accountant.

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Sports Star: Theodore Gallucci, forward, St. Francis Prep, hockey team


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THE COURIER/Photo by Liam La Guerre

Theodore Gallucci is a senior forward on the St. Francis Prep hockey team, a member of the school’s Model UN group and maintains a 92 average.

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Queens High School of Teaching stomps on Martin Van Buren in hoops score


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THE COURIER/Photo by Maggie Hayes

The Queens High School of Teaching (QHST) and Martin Van Buren High School boys’ varsity basketball teams entered the game with the same record, but Van Buren left with an upset. Despite the loss of powerhouse forward Sonny Okorie, the QHST Tigers (5-3) kicked off the first quarter with a 7-0 run. A series of quick turnovers on […]

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HS of Teaching schools Frank Sinatra in girls soccer championship


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THE COURIER/Photos by Liam La Guerre

Jasmine Bustos was determined not to leave the PSAL Division B girls soccer finals on Randall’s Island without a championship. The Queens High School of Teaching girls soccer senior forward has netted more than 70 goals in her high school career, and was third in the entire city with 40 goals this season, but the […]

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Queens PSAL high school football roundup


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HEATHER ZWILLENBERG Roundup as of October 31, 2013   -CITY CONFERENCE-   BULL-DOGS BARKING  The Campus Magnet Bull-dogs (4-5) dominated the Thomas Jefferson Orange Wave (0-8) to a tune of 33-0. The Bull-dogs had a total of 345 yards with 277 yards on the ground. The Orange Wave amassed just 127 offensive yards. Bull-dogs senior […]

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CB 11 Transportation Committee denies speed bump request, recommends major highway change


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Two speed bump proposals were struck down and a major highway change was recommended during a Community Board 11 Transportation Committee briefing this week. The committee denied a speed bump request on 36th Avenue between 218th and 219th Streets in an attempt to prevent pushing the traffic problem over to 38th Avenue. “We concluded that it would not do any good to put speed […]

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Bayside High School girls soccer team remains undefeated despite losing star player


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THE COURIER/Photo Liam La Guerre

Many were worried when Bayside High School girls soccer star forward Danielle “D.J.” Glazer graduated last year. Glazer, who finished with the most goals in the city last season, 40, and the season before, 51, led the team to win back-to-back Queen A-IV titles. She was the recipient of the PSAL’s Wingate Award in girls’ […]

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Hundreds show up to sign petition opposing Whitestone school site


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Photos courtesy of Devon O'Connor, president of Welcome To Whitestone Civic Association

CRISTABELLE TUMOLA AND ANGY ALTAMIRANO Hundreds came out to Whitestone Saturday afternoon to sign a petition asking the city’s School Construction Authority (SCA) to propose alternate sites for a high school. Residents, after hearing rumors of a school coming to an abandoned six-acre along 150th Street and 5th Avenue, said they were upset they weren’t […]

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Queens PSAL high school football roundup


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HEATHER ZWILLENBERG Roundup as of September 29, 2013   -CITY CONFERENCE- FLUSHING AWAY THE KNIGHTS The Flushing Red Devils improved to 3-1, after they beat the John F. Kennedy Knights (2-2) by a score of 21-18. The Red Devils were losing 18-7 going into the fourth quarter where they scored 14 unanswered points to win […]

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Francis Lewis can’t cramp Cardozo’s style


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THE COURIER/Photos by Liam La Guerre

Benjamin Cardozo senior Jason Elliott let out screams in pain and grabbed his leg as he wailed on the ground during the second half of boys soccer game versus Francis Lewis Patriots on September 25. Elliott’s leg had cramped up and the pain seemed unbearable as Cardozo coach Richard Parascos ran to his side to […]

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