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Girls Volleyball, Boys Soccer Looking Strong for LWA

Girls Volleyball, Boys Soccer Looking Strong for LWA

By Raimundo Ortiz Lawrence Woodmere Academy Athletic Director Jeff Weiss has high hopes for the school’s fall sports program, and expects his teams to compete at a high level and represent LWA with equal prowess. Weiss touted LWA’s girls’ volleyball team as perhaps the school’s finest unit. “The girls’ volleyball team was very strong last [...]

Area PTAs Making Life Better for Students

Area PTAs Making Life Better for Students

By Raimundo Ortiz   Hebrew Academy of the Five Towns and Rockaway (HAFTR)   The HAFTR PTA calendar is still incomplete, but one project they have put together is allowing the parents of kindergarten through fifth grade students to order school supplies through the “School Tool Box.” The rates are fixed and relieves the stress [...]

Helaina Regen-Tuero, valedictorian, and David Kaufman, salutatorian. Photo courtesy of Hewlett-Woodmere School District.

Area High Schools Announce Their Valedictorians and Salutatorians

By Amanda Mayo Standard Staff Reporter   High school seniors in The Five Towns are gearing up for graduation and getting ready to open doors to the next big chapter in their lives. Area high schools have announced their valedictorians, an academic title awarded to the student who is at the top of his or [...]

2012 Marks a Year of Five Towns Celebrations and Centennials

2012 Marks a Year of Five Towns Celebrations and Centennials

By JONATHAN WALTER   The year of 1912 was a big one for The Five Towns, as the village of Woodsburgh, the Woodmere Academy (now Lawrence Woodmere Academy), and the Woodmere Club all came to be.  It was a time of development in The Five Towns, particularly Woodsburgh as the fledgling village was establishing its [...]

The Woodmere Docks are an amazing place to unwind or go fishing for the day.

Woodmere Boulevard, a Slice of The Five Towns

Text and Photos by Scott P. Moore Spanning three villages and over two miles long, Woodmere Boulevard is one of The Five Towns’ oldest roadways dating back to at least the mid-1800’s. The roadway stretches from northern Woodmere, past the main thoroughfares of Peninsula Boulevard, West Broadway, Central Avenue and Broadway, along the borders of [...]

February 24th Editorial: Speaking of Sports

There used to be a very popular weekend TV sports show called “ABC’s Wide World of Sports,” where the narrator intoned over inspiring background music about “the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat.” The aforementioned  “agony” was voiced over a shot of a skier wiping out off an alpine jump. It is a [...]

Lawrence Woodmere Academy Wins Championship with 28 Points from Parrish

Lawrence Woodmere Academy Wins Championship with 28 Points from Parrish

The Lawrence Woodmere Academy Tigers won the Private School Athletic Association Boys Basketball Championship 71-56 on Thursday afternoon, defeating the Evangel Christian Eagles handily.  Senior Trent Parrish earned Most Valuable Player honors, scoring 28 points as he electrified LWA supporters in attendance. “I worked hard all season,” Parrish said.  “It all paid off.  I got [...]

LWA Tigers in “Blessed” Victory, Now 12-1 on Season

LWA Tigers in “Blessed” Victory, Now 12-1 on Season

By JONATHAN WALTER Standard Staff Reporter       Lawrence Woodmere Academy boys basketball is dominating the private school leagues, coming up with one of their toughest victories yet in a 51-47 win over the Blessed Sacrament Cardinals from Manhattan on Wednesday afternoon.  The win moved the Tigers to 12-1 on the season. The Tigers [...]

LWA Tigers Maul Kew Forest Jaguars 64-50

LWA Tigers Maul Kew Forest Jaguars 64-50

By JONATHAN WALTER Standard Staff Reporter       From the second their opponents stepped into the gym with only six players it was an easy Wednesday afternoon for Lawrence Woodmere Academy Tigers Boys Basketball.   Fielding only six players, one of which was a girl, meant the Kew Forest Jaguars from Forest Hills could only [...]

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