Thursday, 27 February 2014 10:46
Based on their strong performance at the Western Long Island Regional Competition on Feb. 8, the Hicksville Middle School Science Olympiad team will compete in the New York State competition in Rochester on April 4 and 5.
The team competed in 22 events at the regional competition, with topics ranging from anatomy to wheeled vehicle construction, and ranked fifth overall out of 41 teams. Farzeen Siddique and Srishti Tyagi earned first-place medals for their “Simple Machines” challenge.
The team members are Amith Anugu, Neeloy Bose, Sebica Katel, Manpreet Kaur, Michal Lewkowicz, Aaron Li, Navneet Lingola, Salaiha Mughal, Cara Noetzel, Farzeen Siddique, Jason Soe, Dirac Tien, Alexis Tuvilla, Srishti Tyagi and Pacy Yan. Alternates are Catherine Chen, Ryan Meyer and Ohm Patel.
— From the Hicksville School District
Friday, 07 March 2014 00:00
Linda Cafiero has been a yoga and tai chi instructor, as well as reiki master, for well over 10 years. Last week she brought her meditation expertise to the Hicksville Public Library. Cafiero hosted a meditation workshop at the library for an intimate group of individuals seeking to gain a few moments of peace and serenity in their hectic and fast-paced world.
Thursday, 06 March 2014 09:38
Residents in the Hicksville School District will have a few more dollars added to their taxes as a result of a new school tax exemption for veterans. Across New York State, school districts are being asked to provide this special exemption, which provides three tiers of tax breaks for vets based on whether or not they saw combat or suffered a disability.
While a similar exemption already exists at the county level, the state left individual school districts to decide if it would be in the best interest of the taxpaying community.
Thursday, 06 March 2014 09:40
Hicksville’s Matthew Sloan faced off against the best young soccer players in the world recently, as he traveled to Turkey with the Olympic Developmental Program.
The Hicksville High School freshman started playing soccer when he was three and advanced his game to a more competitive level at age 10, when he was chosen to play with the Long Island Rough Riders. Sloan plays other sports and is on the boys basketball team, but says that he loves soccer because of the fast pace, and because of the coaches who have had a great influence on him throughout his training.
Thursday, 06 March 2014 09:45
The Hicksville Middle School Kickline claimed victory again recently at the Scholastic Kickline Competition held at Nassau Community College. The team competed against top kickline teams and placed second in hip hop, third in pom and third in kick. County legislator Rose Walker, an honorary Hicksville Kickline team member, supported the girls at the competition. The middle school kickline team’s season began in September, and includes dancing at football and basketball games and competing in three tourneys. Their last competition of the season was March 2 at Nassau Community College. The girls are coached by Hicksville kickline alumni Katelyn Heuser, Victoria Shannon and Laura Bueche.