Volunteering for Earthwatch
A retired high school assistant principal and science department head as well as an assistant professor of biology at Queensborough Community College, Mr. Roggen was a well-seasoned traveler by the time Earthwatch caught his attention. He had already visited places such as Mongolia, Siberia, Korea, Madagascar, the Galapagos Islands, and Africa when he received an Earthwatch brochure. He was intrigued with this charitable organization's mission to ''promote sustainable conservation of our natural resources and cultural heritage by creating partnerships between scientists, educators, and the general public.''
Contamination Plume Location Confirmed
On July 15, the Record reported on the widening cleanup investigation on the soil and water contamination left by the former Unisys corporation in Lake Success. The Lockheed Martin Corporation, legally responsible for the cleanup no matter who purchases the 98 acre property, drilled nine new monitoring wells at that time. Six of the wells were drilled on school district property at the South Middle and South High complex and the remaining three were drilled at the Lake Success Jewish Center.
North Boys Indoor Track Recap
The boys indoor track team, under Coach Adam McKenzie, ended the season at the Nassau County Championships held at Farmingdale University on Feb. 6. North qualified one athlete. Sophomore Eddie Byrnes competed in the 3200 Meter Run. He placed seventh, just missing out on scoring by one second. He ran 10:53.5. JFK Bellmore was the County B Champs.
South Swimmers Find Success in County's and Divisions
The Great Neck South Boys Swim team under Coaches Andy Berlin and Tom Loughlin were very pleased with their 6th place at the Nassau County Swimming and Diving Championships held at the Aquatic Center. They scored 188 points. Long Beach was the winner with 533 points followed by Great Neck North's 473 points. Garden City was followed by Hewlett and Wantagh for the top five places. The 200 yard Medley Relay opened the meet. The quartet of seniors Tim Gurba, R. J. Cupelli, sophomore Paul Rodriguez, and freshman Lee Shaprut placed 10th in a time of 2:04.98. The top 20 places score points for a team. In the 2nd event, the 200 freestyle (crawl) freshman Matt Lehrman placed 12th in 2:09.
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