North High Boasts Two Intel Finalists
With the announcement of the Intel Science Talent Search finalists, Great Neck North's David Khalil and Nelson Moussazadeh became members of an esteemed group of junior scientists (five former winners have gone on to win Nobel Prizes). These two talented young men are among 40 finalists in the nation, 13 in New York State, and four on Long Island. The Intel competition, previously sponsored by Westinghouse, is one of the most prestigious and competitive advanced science research contests in the country. Candidates are judged on individual research reports, scientific originality, and creative thinking.
LIE Lane Logistics Lambasted
Prior to and during the expansion of the Long Island Expressway's bridges at Lakeville Road and Community Drive, representatives from the Village of Lake Success, the Great Neck School District and North Shore Hospital met with traffic engineers, contractors and designers from the New York State Department of Traffic (DOT) on a bi-weekly basis to minimize the impact of the construction to the community. Police Chief William Roberts of Lake Success is quick to give credit to the DOT for cooperating during that phase. "Considering the complexity of the project and the proximity of the schools and hospitals nearby, the DOT did a good job in working with us to keep the traffic moving," he said as he took the Record on a tour of the interchange, "but the new lane configuration has caused major confusion. So far there have been two accidents reported, several unreported and many near misses."
Champion Figure Skater Wins More Honors
If the name Sarah Hughes has not appeared in the Record lately, it is not because she has been idle in her conquest of figure skating titles. As reported inThe New York Times last week, she placed second after Michelle Kwan in the National Championship event in Boston.
Great Neck South Fencing Update
Great Neck South High School's men's varsity fencing team defeated Great Neck North High School in the last meet of the season. Great Neck South finished in 2nd place behind Garden City. They finished with a 10 and 2 record.
For the Park District and Kings Point ... Well Done!
From the Great Neck Library Staff Association