North High School Donates 1,600 Sandwiches to Help the Hungry

Approximately 140 Valley Stream North High School students gathered on the afternoon of Feb. 15 to make 1,600 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for patrons of the Mary Brennan Inn in Hempstead. They labeled each sandwich bag with a personal inspirational message.

This effort was a collaborative project that involved members of the National Honor Society and English as a New Language classes. The two groups worked together as part of the ENL Buddy Program, which serves as a mentoring opportunity and fosters friendships.

Students donated all of the food items and the Senior High School Student Council contributed other supplies. North has held similar activities in past years, and this one boasted the largest number of sandwich donations to date.

North HS Congratulates Coach of the Year

Valley Stream North High School’s head track coach, Michael Frazer, has been honored for his dedication and leadership. He was recently named the New York State Public High School Athletic Association’s Boys Track and Field Coach of the Year, and was additionally nominated and selected as Region One Coach of the Year by the National Federation of State High School Associations, which covers New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine.  

Mr. Frazer has been a science teacher in the district for 20 years, 18 of which he has also held coaching roles with the boys and girls winter track, spring track and field and cross country teams, along with co-head coach Tim Boyens.

Under Mr. Frazer’s guidance on the field, North has celebrated a national champion, five state champions, 27 team county champion titles and hundreds of individual county champions. He serves as the Nassau County Sports Coordinator for spring track and field.

Friday, March 24, 2017