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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

Drivers—get ready to slow down. Nassau County is currently in the process of installing school zone speed cameras in an effort to enhance safety by encouraging drivers to travel with caution, as well as support law enforcement efforts to crack down on violators and prevent accidents caused by speeding.

Nassau County officials say Sewanhaka High School will receive a camera on Covert Avenue, which spans the eastern stretch of the property. Tulip Avenue runs in front of the high school and was also considered. Cameras could begin operation in September.

The Village of New Hyde Park finished its Operation Main Street project just in time, because the town’s eligibility for federal funds is shrinking, officials announced last week.

“The qualifications revolve around money,” trustee Donald Barbieri said. “Like how much income is being earned by people in the area. I guess as seniors move on, you can’t buy an [expensive home] and it changed the demographic, shrinking our eligible area.”


Sports

New York Mets pitcher Zack Wheeler and catcher Travis d’Arnaud brightened the day for some patients at Cohen Children’s Medical Center last week in New Hyde Park, posing for pictures and handing out gifts and autographs. The players hung out with the kids in the afternoon, playing video games and answering questions.

They also found the time to make the rounds, stopping by bedsides to spread some cheer. Mr. Met also joined the tour and was a big hit with the children, who peppered him with questions about everything from his four-fingered hand to the whereabouts of the missing Mrs. Met.

The Sewanhaka Indians football team has a season of change in store.

The Indians have moved up from Conference III to Conference II, due to an increase in enrollment, and are set to face teams that they have never seen before, according to head coach George Kasimatis.

“It is hard to gauge where we will be in this conference,” he said. “There is a lot of uncertainty as where we fit in.”


Calendar

Library Board Meeting

Thursday, Aug. 28

Welcome Reception

Wednesday, Sept. 3

Herricks School Meeting

Thursday, Sept. 4



Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
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