Forty-four Lengthy Island college students had been winners on this yr’s New York State Science & Engineering Truthful, which was held nearly due to the coronavirus outbreak.
The undertaking from Manhasset Excessive Faculty juniors Mir Zayid Alam and Taylor Fox titled “Relating Main Depressive Dysfunction to Circadian Signaling in Drosophila melanogaster” was one in every of 4 statewide to obtain greatest in honest (highest honors). They had been additionally named finalists for the Regeneron Worldwide Science and Engineering Truthful.
The honest’s excessive honors winners, who had been additionally named worldwide finalists, and their excessive faculties had been: Ethan Sontarp and Jordan Walsh, Commack; Marvia Pressoir, Elmont; Blake Lippman, George W. Hewlett; Tyler Bissoondial, John F. Kennedy; Riya Patel, Jericho; Mary Sotiryadis, North Shore; Kreena Totala, Plainview-Previous Bethpage JFK; Giselle Rasquinha, Syosset; and Manav Bansal, Wheatley.
The worldwide honest, nonetheless, was canceled due to the coronavirus. It was slated to be held in Anaheim on Might 10 to 15.
Lengthy Island’s different excessive honors winners and their excessive faculties had been: Candace Arneaud, Kimberly Liao, Izza Malik, and Rohan Surana, Commack; Damien Edele and Christopher Jannotta, Eastport-South Manor; Christopher Alexander and Hannah Meikle, Elmont; Shourav Saha, Nice Neck South; Sari Strizik, Half Hole Hills East; Benjamin Alexander and Miles Kim, Half Hole Hills West; William Hu, Richard Ren, Vyom Shah and Katherine Zhang, Jericho; Sanjna Kedia and Emily Ma, Manhasset; Kyra McCreery and Kate Weseley-Jones, North Shore; Danielle Levanti, Northport; Eshwin Varghese, Plainview-Previous Bethpage JFK; Maansi Shroff and Katherine Winter, Paul D. Schreiber; Foyez Alauddin, Noelle Chung and Justin Lu, Trinity Lutheran Faculty; Najalia Singh, Valley Stream Central; Enyo Okeoma, Ward Melville; Matthew Daleo and Evan Lockwood, Westhampton Seashore; and Karen Li, Wheatley.
‘World of seven Billion’
Mae Curiale, Luna Espinosa and Ava Varasno of North Shore Center Faculty positioned second within the Ninth Annual “World of seven Billion” video contest sponsored by the nonprofit Inhabitants Connection. They gained $250.
This yr’s contest, which attracted greater than 5,000 college students from 35 international locations, requested them to discover inhabitants development because it pertains to one in every of three challenges: bettering local weather resiliency, sustaining water programs and making certain financial alternatives.
Contributors additionally needed to embody no less than one thought for a sustainable answer.
Digital Spirit Week
Many colleges have been spreading positivity amid the coronavirus outbreak by digital spirit weeks.
In Herricks, the district hosted varied theme days for its elementary faculties: Denton Avenue’s days included a Music Monday through which pupils performed devices from residence, and Searingtown’s days included a Hats Off to Emergency Employees Day, through which youngsters wore their favourite headgear.
In Locust Valley, youngsters dressed in several outfits every day — akin to pajamas and sports activities jerseys — and engaged in such actions as breakfast with the household, studying in an uncommon spot, and doing family chores.
In Carle Place, Cherry Lane Elementary Faculty’s spirit week included a Exercise Wednesday and a Artful Friday.
Eighty-three Lengthy Island faculties had been amongst 582 statewide named 2019-20 Recognition Colleges by the New York State Schooling Division for his or her excessive achievement, scholar development and commencement price in the course of the 2018-19 faculty yr.
The Commack and Backyard Metropolis faculty districts had 4 faculties earn the designation, which was essentially the most on Lengthy Island, whereas the Bellmore-Merrick and Nice Neck districts had three designated faculties. The East Islip, East Meadow, Elwood, Half Hole Hills, Herricks, Hewlett-Woodmere, Island Bushes, Levittown, Roslyn, Sachem and Smithtown districts had two designated faculties, whereas 46 districts had one designated faculty.
The Academy Constitution Faculty in Hempstead was additionally amongst this yr’s designated faculties.
— MICHAEL R. EBERT
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