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The Suffolk County news. (Sayville, N.Y.) 1888-current, September 08, 1994, Image 5

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I • I ~ , \ \ ~ '· \ \ \ ~ ' l ··: '' - . DeRubeis Rllll-For-Fnn set for September 18 by Anthony J. Howard In his 31 years, Sayville native John DeRubeis' life was one marked by achievement, leadership, selflessness and inspiration. Organizers of the 3.1 mile J·olut DeRubeis Run-For-Fun, slated for the morning of September 18, want to honor DeRubeis' life and those attributes that defined him. The second annual John DeRubeis Run-For-Fun is a 3.1 mUe road tace ~ough ·the streets of 8ayville, starting and ending at the Gillette House. Money raised from entry fees wUl be used to fund the $1,000 John DeRubeis Me- morial S~holarsbip at Sayville High SChool. The 1979 Sayville graduate died in a ~~plane crash. • Johl\ was one-m-a-1~illlion~ I believe he was a person to emula~e;• close frieJtd and fellow Sayville ~um Peter Yozzo said. A three-time AU-American wrestler in college, now the race direc- tor, Yozzo recalled that DeRubeis used to tly to lehigh University just to watch a fellow Sayville grad compete. Yozzo was the N.C.A.A. national champion· in the 142~pound weight Class in 1987. A lifelong runner, DeRubeis competed in high school and college. and continued running for pleasure after school. His friends and family chose a toad race as the perfect wa_y to fund the scholarship in his memory. \This is Olle way to keep what he stood for alive,\ Yozzo said. Besides excelling in academics and business, DeQQbeis also found time to teach computer cl8sses to advanced high school stud·ents in the Bronx, coached Little League in Huntington and taught in the Gifted .and Talented pro- drAm • Q.,..,..;n .,.._ •• m ~,,u,ae, A true Renaissance man, DeRubeis was t.rainin8 With the lJ.S. Olympic bob- A,P~use, applauee came from. the audience and tftou ·~n stage who per· ·formed tb•:tune Sayville summer school students have submitted to TV's . NickelodeOn. • NOW IS THE TIME to TRY FOR ONLY $60 A unique Back-t~School nutritional SPEOAL: . program· For a limited time . offered by #Waist Watchers\ the Eat Right will be available at a Center at reduced rate of only Good Samaritan $60 for 10 sessions. HospitaL. Learn Call 376-4064, to s~ed pound~ Monday through .and Incnes, and Friday, 9 a.m. to get expert 5 p.ni.. to register, guidance from a or to learn more profe~sion~l . . about t~is successful, Hospital Dtettttan. senstble program. 'Waist Watchers\ Classes are held on Mondays at 4 p.m., 5:•5 v~m., and 7 p.m.; and on Wednesdays at ·10:30 .a.m. THE EAT BIGHT CENTER AT G00D SAMARITAN HOSPITAt MEDI\CAL CENTER WEST ISLIP, tONG ISLAND, NY I .. _; ·:-~·/· . . .'.' I ... .._ ........... _,.._ -·\\\\'-'...._,...• ---~ ..................... ~.- .. , ....................... ..., ............. - _.,_. .. __ ... ~ .... - ---- -- .... -- ........ - ................................ ·- ... - .... .. sled team in upstate Lake Placid when he died in a February 19, 1993 plane trash while flying to meet someone in Albany. DeRubeis was the type of student who even inspired his adult mentors. \John DeRubeis was probably the most com- munity-minded student I ever had,\ said Sayville teacher Kathy Bernstein, his senior class advisor. The senior class president and scholar- athlete found time to organize all class elections and the prom, build ftoats for homecoming and raise funds for the class, she said. \We oould not do half of what we did without John's efforts. He was motivated and dynamic and be just got the job done,\ she said. DeRubeis also helped found the Sayville Key Club, a nationally recognized student oonununity-service organization. Last year's race, the .first, was run in a hearty downpour that soaked runners and organizers, Bernstei·n recalled. • John must of had something to do with picking the weather, because .he wanted to make it a challenge. He never looked John. DeRubeis for the .easy way,\ :She said After graduatimg from Sayville, De- Rubeis attende«l the Massachusetts Institute of Teellnology, where he ·Please tum to page 8 Students submit song to Nickelodeon by Nancy Cozine The catchy tune that greeted parents as they entered the Sayville. Middle School lobby for the annual Elementary Summer School Open House is entitled, \We Can Make a. Difference.\ The music emitted from a video near the front door to encourage the public to view the three live per- fonnances being .offered in the audito- rium which highlighted th~ culmina- tion of Sayville's busiest summer school session; · According to Elementary summer scheol Principal Chuck Russo, a record 601 children attended cl~, approximately two-thirds for enrich- ment purposes; . .Among the options made available t() students was the new course Electronic Keyboarding, described by teacller Kevin Dunn as \The hip thing im tile music business today.~ Working with ~eond through sixth graders, he demonstrated how the l'leiiiJlttumtopsgoB 'lbis.Summer, kids 2-15 can travel for $~·each way on selected routes when they ride Am~ between June 17 and September 30, 1994. That's why there's never been a better time to discelv~r the magic! Some restrictions apply~ so <:all toda.:y. ~ ~if&day]i?a.vel 196 North Main Street, Sayville, New York U'782 Phone (516) ·663-344() • Fax (516) 5633442 Nassau Office: 24 VIllage Square, Glen Cove, N.Y. (til6),671-8558 olll's.-.. ... a ... nmiiUC. -ct OfrerYIIid for up to two (2) children accompanied by Ut.tult travt!linlloml\111, Mnlor, ooe- way « I'OlJl1CI.trlp ex(lUI'Sioo fares. 'l1llrd chikUravels at Nl tare, but Qllllllles two lllclltlond dllldrenfoi:the special fait!. . I . . \ \ 7

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