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Herricks Shines In History Day

This year Herricks High School presented projects that were judged for New York State History Day on Monday, April 28. The district took top prizes in many categories as well as earning special awards. Herricks High School had seven out of their 11 projects win awards and five of those projects will be competing at the National competition in College Park, Md. in June.   

 

•Justin Senzer won first place for his documentary “The Empty Promise of Bhopal: Evolution of a Disaster.” He also won the Bassett Health Care Award.

 

•Angel Ding, Ravina Jain and Sachit Singal won second place for their group documentary “Unveiling the Truth: Women Under Khomeini.”

 

•Vanessa Sun won third place for her individual performance titled: “Checkmate: The Bobby Fischer Story.”

 

•Sabreen Bhuiya  won first place for her individual performance titled “The Square Deal.”

 

•Neil Patel, Ashwin Viswanathan, Sahil Abbi won third place for their group performance “Euthanasia.”

 

•Dustin Liu won first place for his individual exhibit “Crude Waters.”

 

•Marielle Lenowitz, Ashley Skaria, Lauren Paik, Gina Yoo won second place for their group exhibit “Blood on the Bars” and they also won the New York State Historical Society Award. 

 

•Maisha Savani and Irene Yip won third place for their group website “The Scopes Monkey Trials.”

 

•Joshua Somrah won the National Maritime Historical Society Award for his exhibit “Hijacking the High Seas.”

 

There were a total of seven senior projects from the Long Island region that have projects moving to the national level, with Herricks High School winning five.

 

— From Herricks High School


News

James Sokol and Jake Leeds from Boy Scout Troop 298 recently completed their service projects.

 

Sokol and fellow Scouts replaced the backboards, rims and nets in the basketball court in Nuzzi Park. They also trimmed trees and repainted the court lines. 

The debate over New York State Common Core standards continues, with students from local school districts showing a mild resistance to the exams.

 

According to the New York State Allies for Public Education, 39 students in the Herricks School District opted out of the English exam, while 74 did not take the math test. For the New Hyde Park-Garden City Park School District, 17 students did not take the English test while 18 refused to take the math test.


Sports

The Sewanhaka Indians varsity football team hosted Elmont Spartans on Saturday, Oct. 18 in its final home game of the regular season. 

 

It certainly did not go as the Indians had hoped, falling 18-8, in a mistake filled game. Head coach George Kasimatis said the Indians had their chances, but kept digging themselves into a hole with mental mistakes on both sides of the ball. 

 

Playing from behind, senior running back Brenton Mighty was able to break free for a long touchdown run, to put the Indians on the board. 

Sewanhaka Indians Head football coach George Kasimatis told his team to expect a dogfight in this weeks game against the New Hyde Park Gladiators, and he was right after its 35-21 victory last week. 

 

“All the kids know each other really well, it’s always competitive when we play each other,” he said. 


Calendar

PTA Meeting - October 22

International Night - October 23

Halloween Dance - October 24


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