Achievement and Service Take Center Stage in Glen Cove

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Members of the Board of Education and Superintendent Maria Rianna recognized the academic achievement of Glen Cove High School freshman Matthew Tran and the generosity of district employee Bernard Medina at the Dec. 14 Board meeting.

Tran is a high school freshman, who skipped sixth and seventh grade. He was recently named a Long Island Young Scholar of Mathematics by the Institute of Creative Problem Solving for Gifted and Talented Students at SUNY College at Old Westbury, and was accepted to pursue mathematics and mathematical science applications at the Institute. Tran competed against approximately 600 of the top-ranking students nominated from school districts on Long Island.

Medina is the night custodian at Finley Middle School. He held a garage sale prior to the Thanksgiving holiday, which netted him $1,200. He donated $800 to his church and used the other $400 to buy gift cards and food for local families in need. Medina has also purchased 16 hams, which he plans to donate.