Williston Park woman earns distinction award

March 14, 2013 by  

Each year, the town of North Hempstead on Long Island recognizes notable women with the May W. Newburger Women of Distinction list, and this year’s event is just a week away.

This year, Christine Napolitano, who lives in Williston Park and serves as a Mineola Board of Education trustee, was named to the list. Napolitano has called Williston Park home since 1992 and works as a health and fitness professional. She has been a member of the board of education since 2009. In 2011-2012, she was the head of the school board.

Napolitano was surprised to receive the distinction. She claims that when she got the call about the award, she cut the call short, thinking that the caller was looking for the president of the board. Although she was surprise at the honor, she was also very happy to receive the award, as serving on the board of education is often a difficult job and one that does not come with much in the way of recognition.

The Women of Distinction awards will be handed out on March 21 as part of Women’s History Month celebrations. The ceremony will start at 8:00 am and will be held in Port Washington at the Clubhouse at Harbor Links. Williston Park stationery printers could be made use of to produce the award certificates and advertising materials for this year’s ceremony, the theme of which is ‘Trail Blazers’.

Napolitano is not the only woman being recognized in the ceremony. A total of 17 women will receive the award this year, including Napolitano’s fellow Williston Park resident Marie Callahan.