Thursday, 08 May 2014 00:00
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
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Local school districts are reaffirming student hygiene standards in the wake of the non-polio enterovirus (EV- D68) that’s been found in the United States. A strain of the enterovirus was found in Southampton’s middle and high schools, but officials say it was not the virus that has caused the national EV-D68 outbreak.
The disease disproportionately affects infants, children and adolescents who lack immunity, according to the Center for Disease Control. School districts have been notified to follow New York State Health Department guidelines to combat possible infections.
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New Hyde Park Village Mayor Robert Lofaro gave a local laundromat until Wednesday, Oct. 15 to appear in village court to address property issues, mainly appearance and a lack of signage, or face arrest.
A final letter was sent to the tenant, Lofaro said.
Thursday, 16 October 2014 00:00
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.
Thursday, 09 October 2014 00:00
The Sewanhaka Indians relied heavily on its offense in the first two victories and head coach George Kasimatis relies on one player to set the tone for his group; senior, running back Brenton Mighty.
Mighty is versatile as a running back, as he possesses the ability to run hard between the tackles, lower his shoulder and run into the defender, or run to the outside and break one deep. He also has good hands and is utilized by quarterback Elijah Tracey, as a receiver out of the backfield.
“He makes such a difference in the run game,” said Kasimatis. “Teams have to respect that and it opens up the pass and the possibility for a lot of play action passes.”