Rising Stars Shine

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Rising Stars 7th grade continue to roll – going undefeated this past weekend. Nice Job Coach Cantwell and the girls.

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Shout out to Coach O’Neill, Coach Kane and the Rising Stars 6th grade on going undefeated in this weekends Lightening Challenge!

 

 

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Rising Stars 10th and 11th both take home the Zero Gravity championship at the House of Sports. Great job by Coach Nikko and all the boys.

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Coach Dan Gimpel, Brandon Williams and the 6th grade squad take home bragging rights from the  House of Sports!

Coach Dan Gimpel, Brandon Williams and the 6th grade squad take home bragging rights from the House of Sports!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RS Scholars Volunteer at the 7th Annual Long Island Lutheran HS Food Drive

On Monday night, April 3, 2017, while millions of people watched the FINAL FOUR, Rising Stars Scholars were volunteering at the seventh annual Long Island Lutheran High School Food Drive! Rising Stars student athletes spent the night in tribute to the sport they love by giving back to the community. They helped make over 300,000 food packets in order to feed 500 children both locally and globally every day for one year.

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Rising Stars Champions

Congratulations to Coach Gordon Thomas and the Rising Stars 6th grade squad on winning the Titans winter league championship

Congratulations to Coach Gordon Thomas and the Rising Stars 6th grade squad on winning the Titans winter league championship

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rising Stars continued their domination of the 6th Grade Division I Super League by downing a strong Prime Time team by the score of 65-34

Rising Stars continued their domination of the 6th Grade Division I Super League by downing a strong Prime Time team by the score of 65-34

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kane

Rising Stars Kane defeated Lightning Gaeckler 43-30 for the 7th grade crown!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Girls 2

In the 5th Grade Girls Select Division, it was an all Rising Stars final. The final score was Rising Stars Hughes coming out on top of Rising Stars Kenny by the score of 29-27.​ Both teams played well and fought to the end!

Chess and Basketball

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March 25, 2017

Basketball is a thinking and a strategy game, just like chess. In both games, in order to beat your defenders, you need to set up an offense and think ahead. On Saturday, March 25, 2017, the Rising Stars Bayshore team were entranced by a chess lesson from Mr. Rich Nelson.  This team meets weekly for 90 minutes before practice each week for tutoring sessions that include math, reading, homework help and special motivational lessons like the one Mr. Nelson taught this week. Rising Stars continues to expose our student-athletes to a wide variety of experiences that encourage their competitive nature to succeed on the courts, in the classrooms and in their lives.

Super Day for Rising Stars Athletes

February 5, 2017 was a SUPER day for Rising Stars Student Athletes who decided to spend their SUPER BOWL SUNDAY helping others. The kids participated in the Meals from the Heart Program at the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island, preparing a home-cooked dinner and making craft kits for the 80 people staying there. Families stay at Ronald McDonald House of Long Island so that they can be near their children who are receiving care at Cohen’s Children’s Hospital. On Monday morning, while most people were discussing football, here is what our Rising Stars players were talking about:

“I’m so glad I was able help by just making at least one meal with my friends. I hope the families were able to enjoy at least one meal that weekend. The experience makes me appreciate what I have. It also makes me feel good and makes me want to help more often.” ~Abby

“I was very happy that I had the opportunity to help and feed the families of the children who were unfortunately in the hospital. While I was in the Ronald McDonald house I figured out how blessed I am to be healthy and it made me want to volunteer more in the future.” ~Autumn

“My experience at the Ronald McDonald House was unforgettable. I felt so special to be helping out people who don’t have it as good as we do. I realized how lucky I am to have the life that I have. Also, being there with my teammates made the experience even more amazing. When we were all done cooking up the dinner and people were going to eat, it made me feel like I really helped someone that day. This day is an experience I will cherish forever.” ~Riley R.

“Before this event was arranged by Rising Stars, I didn’t know that Ronald McDonald House provided a temporary home for out-of-town and out-of-country families who have a child in need of special medical care for low or no cost. I didn’t know either that the House is designed in such a bright, positive clean and super fun way to make the children feel comfortable and distracted from their or their sibling’s medical problems. Nor did I know that Ronald McDonald House allowed parents to be just steps away from their children while they are having surgery or getting treatment. In fact, I had never even heard of Ronald McDonald House. But now I know so many more things than I did before I spent just a few hours there. I know that I appreciate how healthy my family and I are, am inspired to tell people about the amazing things that Ronald McDonald House and Rising Stars are doing, and want to do more volunteer work.“ ~Riley F.

Super Bowl

Rising Stars Honor Roll 2nd Quarter

The Rising Stars Honor Roll is assembled each semester to recognize our student athletes for their academic achievements. The following children made the honor roll within his or her respective school. Congratulations to all of these student athletes for their hard work in the classroom.

First Name Last Name Grade   First Name Last Name Grade
Megan Wagner 4 Marcuz Casella 8
Caitlin Leary 5 JonAnthony Catalanatto 8
Emma Lipner 5 Hailey Clancey 8
Peter Rosen 5 Hailey Clancey 8
Ava Bartoli 6 Alice Crandall 8
Chris Bergensen 6 Hunter Crawford 8
Grant Callahan 6 Thomas Decker 8
Amelia Carman 6 Riley Fanning-Hughes 8
Kylee Colbert 6 Matthew Feingold 8
Olivia DelTatto 6 Brandon Gilbert 8
Ryan Freund 6 Remi Haas 8
Matthew Garside 6 Rami Hahami 8
Alex Gatto 6 Brandon Harris 8
Luke Gottfried 6 Cristina Johnston 8
Ely Hahami 6 Uma Kaushik 8
Charlit Hartenstein 6 Jesse Korkos 8
Mano Idir 6 Niko Kosmidis 8
Billy Kind 6 Erin Leary 8
Jack Mcloughlin 6 Michael McIndoo 8
Robert Pericolisi 6 Nicole Paprocky 8
Malachi Polson 6 Zoey Quinn 8
Natalie Poon 6 Riley Rottkamp 8
Braden Sosnick 6 Christian Schwirzbin 8
Madeline Wallace 6 Brianna Werny 8
Riley Weiss 6 Cherish Atkinson 9
Costa Yarian 6 Kelly Bergensen 9
Briana Fassett 7 Becir Hot 9
Lindsay Hogan 7 Malachi Phillips 9
Shannon Hughes 7 AJ Piedra 9
Jadyn James 7 Andre Snoddy 9
Amanda Leary 7 Autumn Washington 9
Colleen McCullaugh 7 Hassan Diarra 10
Kyla Nembach 7 Jonathan Hahami 10
Luke Perry 7 Brian Kenyon 10
Chase Robinson 7 Elijah Perry 10
Emily Stam 7 Ryan Washington 10
Malcolm Wrisby-Jefferson 7 Costa Kosmidis 11
AJ Zuleta 7 Keanu Brewster 12
Hannah Peck 12
Jayden Sutton 12