Francis Lewis High School

Queens educators win for excellence in teaching science, math
Queens educators win for excellence in teaching science, math
Education & Kids Melissa Chan 12/04/2013 at 11:12AM

Seven of the city’s top science and math teachers, including three from Queens, know the formula for success in the classroom. They accepted Sloan Awards for Excellence in Teaching Science and Mathematics this week for using creative methods to inspire students to make the grade and pursue careers in their field. For Thomas Sangiorgi, a [...]

Furloughs cancel forum for future cadets
Furloughs cancel forum for future cadets
News Melissa Chan 10/16/2013 at 11:50AM

Queens high school students looking to serve their country will have to make do without a planned information forum that could have been critical to their military future. Recruiters from five of the nation’s top military academies were set to meet the borough’s prospective cadets until the government shutdown trickled down and caused its cancellation. [...]

Family, friends remember Flushing 20-year-old killed in motorcycle crash
Family, friends remember Flushing 20-year-old killed in motorcycle crash
Northeast Melissa Chan 6/20/2013 at 9:44AM

Hundreds gathered in spite of wind and rain to honor a 20-year-old Flushing man killed in a motorcycle crash last week. “This was one of my best friends,” said Niaz Aziz. “He was like a brother to me.” Kiyanoush Asif died June 12 when he crashed his 2005 Kawasaki motorcycle into an oncoming 2011 Honda [...]

Francis Lewis JROTC program sends two more students to West Point
Francis Lewis JROTC program sends two more students to West Point
Education & Kids Melissa Chan 5/20/2013 at 2:01PM

The country’s largest Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (JROTC) program will send two more cadets to West Point. Aaron Lin, 19, and Brian Nepogoda, 17, have been accepted to the U.S. Military Academy. The JROTC program at their high school, Francis Lewis, has sent more than 20 cadets to West Point since 2003. Five of [...]

Francis Lewis High School drill team wins nationals
Francis Lewis High School drill team wins nationals
Education & Kids Melissa Chan 5/18/2013 at 12:34PM

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 [...]

Middle Village wrestler William “Spartan” Ferrara hopes to slam the competition
Middle Village wrestler William “Spartan” Ferrara hopes to slam the competition
Southwest Liam La Guerre 6/01/2012 at 5:20PM

Wrestler William “Spartan” Ferrara never thought he would have a chance to slam down in a ring in his neighborhood. So the Middle Village resident immediately agreed to join former stars and entertain local fans on June 9, when independent wrestling organization Showcase Championship Wrestling (SCW) comes to St. Margaret’s Catholic School – in walking [...]