City 2 City Welcomes Long Beach HS Students

Members and officers of the Glen Cove High School Student Senate and Class of 2013 who comprise the school’s City 2 City committee welcomed 15 students from Long Beach High School for breakfast and a tour of the GCHS facilities. The City 2 City committee was created in the wake of Superstorm Sandy to help students and other residents of Long Beach, which, as the only other incorporated city on Long Island, is Glen Cove’s sister city.

The GCHS Select Chorale also treated Long Beach students to a performance. Through various activities, City 2 City raised more than $2,000 in gift cards for stores that supply much-needed goods and services to aid those Long Beach students whose families suffered losses in the storm. They also collected much-needed school supplies and coats, conducted a toy drive, held a dinner-and-show fundraiser, a chain link sale and volleyball tournament involving neighboring Locust Valley and North Shore School Districts. City 2 City is currently organizing a prom dress drive for Long Beach, collecting gently used dresses which can be dropped off in Room 118 at GCHS between now and April 15.  

Other Glen Cove schools supported the effort, with Gribbin School raising an additional $200. Appreciative Long Beach students presented GCHS with a plaque and a remaining piece of the historic Long Beach boardwalk, which was destroyed in the storm. The piece was painted white and blue (LBHS colors) and signed by LBHS student leaders.

Paul Coelho is the City 2 City committee president.  Emily Anderson, Nicole Bedell, Allie Cappiello, Gabriella Ermmarino, Jenifer Ingegno, Kristen Ingegno, Brianna Leon, Caroline Suozzi, and Carina Zupa are City 2 City committee members.