Congratulations to Covert Avenue School for placing first in Teamup4Community’s Spring Community Service Challenge for raising funds for the American Heart Association.
The school was entered into the competition after raising $16,300 during its Hoops for Heart and Jump Rope for Heart fundraisers. They then went head-to-head with other local schools that also completed community service for the opportunity to win a scholarship or grant. After a week of voting, Covert Avenue School came out on top, earning the most votes and a grant for $3,000.
Principal Mary Natoli and Assistant Principal Wellinthon Garcia were presented with the grant from the organization during a dinner at Chateau Briand in Carle Place on May 23. Natoli indicated that the students have voted and the funds will be utilized to purchase new backboards for the school’s basketball hoops. She also expressed her gratitude to all students who participated in the fundraiser and to physical education teacher Tim Smith and Student Council adviser Jessica Baumgartner for their hard work in organizing the efforts.
Photo Caption: Pictured (back row, l-r): Covert Avenue Assistant Principal Wellinthon Garcia, Principal Mary Natoli, Assistant Principal Cynthia Qasim, Student Council adviser Jessica Baumgartner and physical education teacher Tim Smith. Front row (l-r): Covert Avenue’s top fundraising students Tivanie Singhroy, Caleb Ordonez, and brothers Connor and Brendan Doyle, all of whom raised $1,000 for the American Heart Association.
Photo courtesy of the Elmont School District