Landing School students in Joanne Flower’s third-grade class were taught the basics of lacrosse during physical education class, thanks to Glen Cove High School athletes and Landing School physical education teacher Karen Serani.
During the visit, high school student-athletes Michelle Melfi, Lindsey Payton and Sean Morrisey offered tips on how to hold a lacrosse stick and how to cradle the ball. They also spoke to students about peer pressure, the importance of taking part in extracurricular activities and reminded the youngsters to always look out for their own best interests.
Many of Glen Cove High School’s student-lacrosse players visited each of the district’s elementary schools in an effort to promote the sport of lacrosse. The high school athletes also encouraged the elementary students to participate in the Glen Cove Jr. Lacrosse Club’s free clinics, which will take place at Finley Middle School on Wednesdays Dec. 2, Dec. 9, Dec. 16, Dec. 23 and Jan. 6, for boys in grades K-6; and on Fridays Dec. 4, Dec. 11, Dec. 18 and Jan. 8, for girls in grades K-8. All clinics will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
—Submitted by Glen Cove Schools